By Sayantan Khamaru
The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Mother Nature and the Himalayas have carefully crafted and placed every
tree, stone, lake and river to enhance the magnificence of the whole area. In recent times due to a lot of Pakistani sponsored terrorism, a large part of the state stays
under constant threat, and a massive chunk of the state is still under Pakistan and China’s illegal occupation. These days, the whole terrorism business is mostly
uprooted and only limited to three districts of the state due to the efforts of Indian Forces. This has added a lot more exposure for the domestic and foreign tourists to explore and roam freely in the state.
There are more ways; you can make your trip more secure. If you are from Kolkata and planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir, you can choose the local travel agencies to explore the state safely and hassle-free.
In a general 7 Nights and 8 Days, the duration package has two phases. In the first phase, you will be taken to a luxury or deluxe hotel in Srinagar as per your package for 5 Nights and 6 Days to give you a complete overview of the beautiful Kashmir valley.
On the first trip, we will take you to the most beautiful and highly admired location, Dal Lake. Dal Lake is the crown jewel of Kashmir. You can see the local people living on and by the lake and even you can experience a day or two with them while living on a Houseboat. You can experience a completely new
shopping experience on Dal Lake as it has one of the best floating markets in Asia.
On the second day or the third day of the tour, we will take you to Gulmarg. It is just 51KM away from Srinagar. The word Gulmarg stands for Flowery Path. It is one of the most beautiful valleys of the Himalaya and the world. In recent times, apart from the natural beauty, the Gondola or Ropeway, Ski Resort, and Golf course are also pulling the tourists in. The Gondola provides you with a 360º view of the mountain and valley. After getting down from there, you should visit the Khilangarh and Nagin Valley for the beautiful flowers and camping trip.
On the third day or fourth day, we will take you to Sonmarg. It is a hill station located 80KM away from Srinagar. The main attraction of the area are Vishnasar Lake and Krishnasar Lake, it is an excellent place for camping. Later, we will take you to Zoji La Pass, a beautiful and deadly pass connecting Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. We will also take you to Thajiwas Glacier and Baltal Valley to give you exposure to another creativity of Mother Nature. You can also quench your thirst for adventure by taking a river rafting trip into the Shutkari River.
On the next day, we will take you to Pahelgaon or Pahalgam. It is one of the best attractions in Jammu and Kashmir. It is located around 92 KM away from Srinagar.
Here we will spend 2 nights to explore the best and rest of the Kashmir valley.
The Tullian Lake, Betaab Valley, and Aru Valley are some of the most beautiful places in the world. Chandanwari is also a must-visit the place where we can take you but, the true beauty of the place only be seen during winter.
Pahalgam holds one of the richest evidence of Indian history. You can see the Sun Temple, which was built by the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. You can also visit the Mamaleshwar temple, it is considered as one of the first temples of Kashmir, and it was built by King Jaysimha.
We have kept the best for the last. From Pahalgam, we will take you to Doodhpathari, people who ever visited there agreed that they had experienced a glimpse of heaven. I won’t say much as I want you to experience the beauty by yourself.