Srinagar (1,768 meters) is at north of Delhi via Pathankot, and Jammu. It is on both the sides of River Jhelum and is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, which includes Jammu. Vale of Kashmir, Kishtwar, Ladakh & Zanskar ranges. The God has graced this city with such a beauty, which is often compared to Venice. Walk down Sonwar or Residency Road and you’ll see half-timbered houses and brick churches surrounded by magnolia trees in the garden. Enter a houseboat and you are instantly transported to another world.
Places of Interest: Nagin Lake, Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens: Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Nehru Garden, Char Chinar, Floating Gardens, Cheshma Sahai, Shankaracharya Temple.
By Air: Srinagar is well connected from Delhi, Jammu and Leh.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Jammu-305 kms.
By Road: Delhi -900 kms, Jammu- 305 kms.
At an altitude of 2740 meters, Sonmarg is at Srinagar – Leh Highway. The town lies in the heart of a beautiful valley carved by the river Sindh, the meadow of gold strewn with the loveliest of alpine flowers and surrounded by towering mountains. Here at Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh.
Places of Interest: Thajiwas Glacier, Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake.
Srinagar 84 kms by road. Pahalgam
Pahalgam (2240 meters) is heralded by gushing, silvery streams of ice – water and by densely wooded mountains. As the road winds along, Pahalgam appears round the corner against a background of mountains and glistering glaciers with streams rushing past. Pahalgam is the starting point for many trekking trails, such as to the Kolohoi Glacier, Amarnath, Zanskar and Kargil.
Places of Interest: Awantipura-Mattan -Eshumukam Cave, Golf Course, Lidder River, Baisaran.
Srinagar 96 kms by road. Gulmarg
The large meadow of Gulmarg is on southwest of Srinagar at 2730 meters. The name means meadow of flowers and in spring it is just that. Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful summer resorts in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course, which is highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. This is also an excellent trekking base. In winter, it is used to be India’s premier skiing resort.
Places of Interest: Gondola ride to Apharwat (cable car), Khilanmarg, skiing, horse riding. Splendor of nature and Snowy Mountains.
Srinagar-52 kms by road.