Kashmir is a shinning jewel in the crown of Indian tourism and travel. One of the most beautiful places in the world. Snow-clad mountain peaks, beautiful valleys, shimmering Dal Lake with colourful Shikaras and the houseboats make the scenic beauty of Kashmir an experience that signifies its epitomized splendour.
The Moghal Emperor-Jehangir said that Kashmir is a garden of eternal spring, a delightful flower bed, and heart expanding of heritage for dervishes. Its pleasant mead and enchanting cascades are beyond all description. So true indeed, the beauty of the place cannot be captured in words; one can only visit Kashmir and feel the aura and bliss in the air. This place is also ideal for those who are looking for an inspiration for art, music and poetry. The majestic Himalayas add a glimmer to the scenic beauty along with the crystal clear lakes and the lush vegetation. There are lots of places in Kashmir where one can just sit and let the magic of nature unfold in front of their eyes. Dawn to dusk, every second needs to be captured in the senses; the fresh air of the Himalayas rejuvenates you to the core and leave you feeling very fresh and delighted. Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir and home to the famous Dal Lake, this lake gets completely frozen in the winters when the temperature dips below 0 degrees. A Shikara ride on a sunny day in the Dal lake is like a dream come true, every view from the Shikara is just breath-taking. Char Minar and the Floating gardens are a part of this ride. The world famous Mughal gardens covering the Nishat Bagh and the Shalimar Bagh are also situated in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley is the most beautiful hill station of the country where one can enjoy royal sports as well. Gulmarg, which is almost 60kms from Srinagar, has the world’s highest golf course and is also famous for winter sports like Skiing, Ice Skating etc. Pahalgam is another place which worth a visit while on a tour to Kashmir. A visit to the Saffron fields and Anantnag Sulphur Springs; and a drive through the green pine forest in Pahalgam gives you another reason to make the trip memorable. The last destination on this trip to the valley of Kashmir is Sonmarg. Also called as the Gateway to Laddakh, Sonmarg offers lots of adventure sports like treks, sledging, angling, alpine skiing and white water rafting. One can also enjoy ride on horse to visit to Thajewas Glacier where snow remains round the year. The whole trip to Kashmir will give you lots of colourful memories and you will surely take some part of it along with you.