The conditions have improved remarkably in Kashmir, and it is the best tourist destination. In the last five years the tourist fall to Kashmir has increased phenomenally. Security is also tight and strong vigil is kept. Tourists would love to enjoy their trip.
The most perfect time of visiting Kashmir begins from 1st April until August and winters (from October to February)are quite cold and not perfect for traveling.
There are several hotels in Srinagar, and the most popular hotels. Hotel VivantabyTaj is the only Five Star Hotel in Srinagar, Khyber Resorts is the only operating 5 Star Resort in Gulmarg area.
Regular cleaning is underway, and therefore, you are going to enjoy its freshness all the times, especially during the boating.
Kashmiri Wazwanis the popular and most wanted cuisine made from Beef and Mutton, and is served during the times of marriages and functions. There are also various delicious cuisines served in the hotels and restaurants in Srinagar.
The traveling distance from Srinagar to Gulmarg is around 52kms and total time of traveling is 1hr 30 minutes.
The traveling distance from Srinagar to Pahalgam is 87kms, and it would take around 2hrs to reach to there.
The traveling distance from Srinagar to Sonamargis 84kms, and would take around 1hr 32mins.
Pork and beef is not served in the hotels and houseboats.
Here is the classification of entre fee for Tulip Garden:Adults: 50 and Children: 25 Foreigners: 50
The garden is open on all days except Fridays, and the entry fee is Rs. 10 for the Adults and Rs. 5 for children.
The fee of Gondola Ride per person is Rs 6oo from Gulmarg to Kungdoor. There is absolutely no fee for children with less than 3 years are free. The fee from Kungdoor to Apharwat is Rs. 800 per adult person. No fee for children below 3 years.
There are superb and comfortable luxurious hotels available in and around the Srinagar, but living in a Houseboat is totally a unique experience, which is worth knowing and enjoying too. It would be truly unforgettable moments that you are going to feel while living in the Houseboat in Kashmir. Make sure that you avail the best of this experience.
Shikarar Ride is basically the traditional boat that has been designed in an artistic way and such types of boats sail on daily basis on Dal Lake in Srinagar. The price for Shikara ride isRs 600 for four persons, and it would provide you with a ride for as long as2 hrs around Lake.
In Gulmarg, the normal fee for Pony ride is Rs 200, and in Pahalgam it is 400. However, you can go out for the bargain too. There is no fixed price.
In the month of September the apples are ripe, and you will find red apples enroute Gulmarg. There are beautiful apple orchards at nearby Tangmarg.
Lal Chowk is the biggest market in Srinagar city packed with all kinds of products.
Buy Pashimina shawls and other handmade products at market places such asLalchowk, Boluevard Road, Rajbagh and Polo View. You can always look for the bargains at these places.
There is a shop near Army Cantonment area called Batwara near Children’s Hospital where you can buy Wine of your choice.
For domestic tourists, the price is 200 and 300 at one time, for single day it is 600 to 1000
For foreign tourists, it is 200 to 300 at one time, for one day it is Rs 1000 to 1600
The mobile networks operating in Kashmir are BSNL, Airtel, Aircel, Idea, and Reliance. However, it is essential to note that only postpaid connections work here, and therefore, you need to come with postpaid SIM cards.
Yes, there is Dachigam wild Life Sanctuary, at the distance of 22kms from Srinagar City.
There is one attractive tourist destination known asDoodhPathri, which is being developed by JK tourism and quite fascinatingly, this is really a pristine natural attraction.
Yes, you can easily carry wine right inside the hotel, however, you are not allowed to drink it outside the hotel room.
To be precise, the Srinagar Airport is approximately 11kms from Srinagar City.
Tourist destinations like Verinag, Kokernag, Sinthon Top, Aarbal waterfall, DoodPathri, Baba Rishi, and Watlab are mostly not covered by tourists.
The total covered distance between Yusmarg and Srinagar is just 47kms, and there are no private hotels around in Yusmarg. However, you can think of staying in JKTDC Huts for overnight.
The most popular tourist attractions to visit are Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens, Hari Parbat Fort, PariMahal, and Tulip Garden.
The total traveling road distance from Srinagar to Jammu is 304 kms approximately, and it will take a minimum of 8hrs and maximum of 12hrs for reaching Jammu.