Kashmir Traveling places

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The capital of J&K, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. Take a shikara ride on the peaceful Dal Lake, view the city from the top of Shankaracharya Temple and stay in the iconic house boats on your next trip. You'll definitely fall in love with Kashmir! Srinagar is home to the Shalimar Gardens that are on the back of the Rs. 10 Indian Currency Note.


How to reach: To reach Srinagar by train, one could take a train to either Jammu Tavi or Udhampur Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi or a bus to this beautiful place. 


Must Do: Stay in a Houseboat


Best time to visit: February to July


Where to stay: Batra Hotel, Regenta Central Point Srinagar, Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar


2. Pahalgam

Surrounded by Lidder Lake and Betaab Valley, Pahalgam is the place you visit to experience clear water rivers and exhilarating deep valleys. This place is famous for river rafting at Lidder Lake, golfing and shopping for traditional Kashmiri items.


How to reach: You can take a train to Jammu which is about 255 kilometers from Pahalgam. You can then rent a taxi to Pahalgam. You can reach there by air by boarding a flight to Srinagar which is at a distance of 95 kilometers from Pahalgam


Must Do: Visit Mini Switzerland on ponies


Best time to visit: February to June


Places to stay: Volga Hotel, WoodStock Hotel


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3. Gulmarg


Gulmarg is the snow paradise of Kashmir. This skier’s paradise is popular for having one of world's highest and largest ropeways with an aerial distance of approx. 5kms. The view from top of the mountains at 3979 metres above sea level is bewildering. Snow falls are regular even during summer, giving every tourist a fair chance to enjoy the fall!


How to reach: By air - The nearest airport is Srinagar which is 56 kilometers away.


By bus - Gulmarg is well connected by bus from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other neighbouring towns in Kashmir


By train : Jammu is nearest Railway Station at a distance of 290 kilometers


Must Do: Ski with the help of professionals at 14000 feet above the sea level.


Best time to visit: March to June


Places to stay: The Vintage Gulmarg, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

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