Colourful Indian Holidays is a popular tour operator offering Kashmir tour packages covering the magnificence of the Srinagar for a unique feel, comfort and load of excitement on holidays. Houseboats in Dal Lake, Gulmarg which is a popular destination for Sking also famous for Gondala Cable Car. Pahalgam also known as Mini Switzerland. Before booking our Kashmir tour itinerary, you should know about Kashmir better.
Location - Srinagar is located in the extreme northern most region of India and the capital of the state- Jammu & Kashmir
Top Tourist Attractions:Nagin Lake, Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Floating Gardens
Best Purchase -Kashmiri Handcraft and Tibetan handicraft accessories
Best Place For Hangout -The Dal Lake and the Mughal Gardens
Best Activity -Houseboat Ride on the Dal Lake
Best Time To Visit –April, May, June and Winters.
Up-Close Tourist Destinations -Leh, Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam
Srinagar has be an idyllic and epic symbol of the Kashmir turbulence. It was flourished under the greatest Mauryan Empire in the 3rd century BC. But in the 6th century, Srinagar was an immense part of the Kingdom of Vikramaditya - the ruler of Ujjain. But, the Mughals took it over in the medieval period and laid out the spectacularly landscaped gardens. After a few centuries, the British took it over and gave Gulab Singh – the prestigious royal family of Kashmir, the status of an independent ruler. Even after the independence, Srinagar became the target of Pakistan's takeover agenda; but the royal family intended to merge Kashmir with India. Though Jammu & Kashmir is a Muslim-majority state, Pakistan felt Kashmir was rightfully belonged to it, and also the Kashmiri people. This is why Pakistan allegedly started sponsoring a militant independent Kashmir movement, in turn give rise to bombings and killings ravaging the state for more than a decade now. There have been several wars fought, handful numbers of treaties signed and many cultural exchanges made between the two countries but the Kashmir thorn still remains.
Dal Lake is a must pick while choosing Kashmir tours on vacation. In fact, Dal Lake stands out as the pride of Srinagar and everyone’s dream paradise. The lake is not like any water body, but rather seems like a city in itself. However, the houseboat and shikara communities have their permanent homes on the lake, complementing with patches like floating vegetable sand lotus gardens.
Nagin Lake is a deep-blue lake encircled by spectacular variety of towering trees offering all the privacy and tranquility travelers seeking for. No wonder it's a heavenly paradise for honeymooners. While arriving there, you can hire boats from the camping site to travel around the lake or to hire a houseboat. However, the causeways are considered as the convenient route for walkers and bicyclists to get to their destination without worrying about traffic or shikaras.
Mughal Gardens and Palaces
The ever-lasting gift from the Mughal emperors to India is the awe-inspiring gardens. Blessed with stepped terraces, sound watercourses, stone pavilions, and neat shrubs and flowering plants, the Moghal gardens has the vision of the Garden of Heaven. The existence of brown five-lobed leaves and flowers on double stalks makes the tree a perfect symbol of Kashmiri culture.
Shalimar Bagh, also known as the Garden of Love is a unique tribute of love from the Mughal Emperor Jehangir to his beautiful wife Nur Jahan. Both the emperor and his queen enjoyed moments of solitude in this garden. The entire garden is comprised of four terraces and also water channels passing through them. Besides, a sound and light show is put on here every evening during the May to October tourist season.
The Nishat Bagh was built by Empress Nur Jahan's brother, Asaf Ali is blessed with a unique theme the 12 terraces of Nishat Bagh represent the 12 zodiac signs, descending gradually and almost merging into the Dal Lake. The presence of flowerbeds, trees, fountains, pavilions and gazebos make it the most lovely destination and also the most crowded amongst all the gardens.
Chasma Shahi is small and beautiful. With only three terraces, Chasma Shahi is well-known as the smallest Mughal garden in Srinagar. In addition to, there’s a presence of natural spring enclosed in a stone pavilion. However, the waters of the spring in Chasma Shahi are believed to have medicinal properties.
Gulmarg, An Ideal place to visit in Kashmir with the meadow of flowers. In Gulmarg Gondola Cable Car is Asia’s Highest Cable car . In Winter skiing can be enjoyed here.Gulmarg’s Biosphere Reserve is Paradise for wildlife photography and wildlife lovers.
Other palces to visit in Gulmarg are
Pahlagam is also known as mini Switzerland of India. One must visit Pahalgam while visiting Kashmir. It is one of most beautiful place of Kashmir.
Popular destinations of Pahalgam are as below.
Upon booking Kashmir tour packages, the only thing to bother about is the transportation. Please keep in mind that, Srinagar is accessible through all ways – by air, train and road.
Air –The Srinagar airport is just 14 km away from the city. Even, there’s a huge availability of daily direct flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu.
Train -The nearest rail railway station is Jammu, located around 300 km away from Srinagar. Trains connect Srinagar to major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari and Ahmedabad.
Road –Even, Srinagar is well connected by road to Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876 km), and Jammu (298 km).
All you need to do is to book Kashmir tour packages with Colourful India Holidays and let us show you the magnificence of Srinagar in a truly authentic way!