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Tourist Destinations in Kashmir

KASHMIR -LADAKH-INDIA

The State of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its geographical and aesthetic beauty. Tours and travel to Kashmir involve a visit to some of the most interesting tourist attractions in India. Some of these are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Wullar Lake, Leh, Zanskar, Kargil, Patnitop, Sanasar, Kishtwar and Krimchi. Vaishno Devi The shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is situated at a height of 5, 300 feet; the site is located inside a cave in the Trikuta Mountains in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, 62 kilometers from Jammu and 14 kilometers from Katra. Once at the entrance to the cave, the path turns into a narrow tunnel with a cold stream running through it. This stream is called the Charan Ganga. There are rock cut idols of three deities inside the cave, viz. Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. Tourists who travel to this shrine need a pass to enter the shrine and this pass is available at Katra.

Srinagar

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Srinagar is located in the western part of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and is famous for its lakes and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. The Mughal Gardens are an important tourist attraction. The best time when tourists can seize an opportunity to travel to Srinagar is from June to early November to enjoy the extended summer and from December to February in winter. Tours to Srinagar involve trips to other interesting tourist attractions as well, some of these are the Hazratbal mosque and the Hari Parbat fort.

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is one of the most frequented hill resorts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and it lies at a distance of 56 kilometers from Srinagar. Prime tourist attractions in the region include skiing and Heliskiing, green golf courses, the gondola lift, the Gulmarg biosphere reserves and the Alpather Lake.

Pahalgam

The Pahalgam valley is situated at the confluence of the Seshnag Lake and the Lidder River. Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amaranth yatra. The region is extremely popular among tourists for its outdoor activities like fishing, horse riding, golf and trekking. Tours and travel to Pahalgam usually offer opportunities for outdoor activities.

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Kashmir’s Topography

Kashmir’s Topography

 Physical Features
The state can be divided into four major regions: the sub-mountain and semi-mountain plain known as kandi or dry belt; the Shivalik ranges, the high mountain zone constituting the Kashmir Valley; Pir Panchal range and its off-shoots including Doda, Poonch and Rajouri districts and part of Kathua and Udhampur districts; and the middle run of the Indus River comprising Leh and Kargil.Kashmir is a multi-dimensional variegated backdrop physical exuberance. Its sanctity and evergreen stature is varied from the chaste shimmering snow, with its virgin demeanor from top to toe, adorning the towering peaks of its mountainous periphery. Mellowing kisses of the sun endow these summits with a rosy blush lending perennial health to our warbling brooks, roaring waterfalls and sedate and solemn lakes. To crown all, this very nectarine glow has most meaningfully groomed our mental attitude to glean unity amidst seeming diversity.

Climate
Although a small state, the climate of this state varies from one region to another. The climate of Jammu region is tropical while it is semi-arctic in Ladakh and temperate in Srinagar region. Accordingly, rainfall also varies from region to region and while there is almost no rainfall in Ladakh, Jammu receives a rainfall of above 1,100 mm and Srinagar around 650 mm.

Flora and Fauna
The state is rich in flora and fauna. In Jammu, the flora ranges from the thorn bush type of the arid plain to the temperate and alpine flora of the higher altitudes. Of the broad-leaf trees, there are maple, horse chestnuts, silver fir, etc. At the higher altitudes, there are birch, rhododendron, and a large number of herbal plants. 

Kashmir is also resplendent with many hues of wood and game. The most magnificent of the Kashmir trees is the chinar which is found throughout the valley. Mountain ranges in the valley have dense deodar, pine and fir. Walnut, willow, almond and cider also add to the rich flora of Kashmir.

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In the hilly regions of Doda, Udhampur, Poonch and Rajouri, there is a large and varied fauna including leopard, cheetah and deer, wild sheep, bear, brown musk shrew, and muskrat. Varieties of snakes, bats, lizards and frogs are also found in the region.
The game birds in Jammu include chakor (Alectoris graeca), snow partridge, pheasants, and peacock. 

The dense forests of Kashmir are a delight to the sport lovers and adventurers for whom there are ibex, snow leopard, musk deer, wolf, red bear, black bear and leopard. The winged game includes ducks, goose, partridge, chakor, pheasant, wagtails, herons, water pigeons, warblers, and doves. In the otherwise arid desert of Ladakh, some 240 species of local and migratory birds have been identified including the black-necked crane.

The Ladakh fauna includes yak, Himalayan ibex, Tibetan antelope, snow leopard, wild ass, red bear and gazelle.

Traveling In Kashmir

Visit Valley of Kashmir

Kashmir Travels:-has three decades of experience in operating treks, tours and safaris in India for visitors from all around the world.
Small groups and individual itineraries are catered for, and we are able to arrange individual hotel reservations and travel arrangements for your trip in order to make your travel India as simple as possible.  We send over 500 trekkers into India in one season, and are proud of our well-earned reputation for providing safe treks, rafting expeditions and jungle safaris across India.
It is for this reason that we have keen adventurers returning to us year after year.
Dear Traveler:-

Kashmir Travels group is one of the Kashmir’s leading and largest hospitality enterprises founded in 1961. Since its inception, Kashmir Travels group is involved in providing tour and travel services in Kashmir valley. Kashmir Travels is affiliated with the multinational company, Goldenrose Group of Houseboats.

Our floating palaces offer easily affordable houseboat vacations and tailor made vacations in Kashmir. On this web tour you will find Luxury Houseboats , Deluxe Houseboats and Standard Houseboats with a wide array of additional information for you to choose and experience.

Imagine yourself about the fun when your planned tours are turned into exciting fishing trips, boating tours, leisure car safari’s, sightseeing and excursion trips across the valley. Our ultra modern houseboats provide you an opportunity to rediscover yourself and enjoy the royal treats that can make your visit to us a life time experience and turn them into memories that will be some of the cherished moments that you will ever remember. If you have longed for the delights of the houseboat holidays then step in and let us pamper you with our excellent services and comfort.

Our boats are categorized in the super deluxe category and each boat has an assorted number of three to four bedrooms with a private bath and wash room. The houseboats also have a fine dining area and sitting room. The houseboats come complete with a large front seated balcony, a sun deck and a small kitchenette. We have a 24 hour power back up and clean sterile water supply. Each of our houseboats has a cook and a care taker who work for you during your entire stay. We have houseboats situated in Dal lake and the River bank. All of our houseboats have an attached boat that is placed under your command. Small paddle boats can take you out into the open lake or take you across on your way for any sightseeing.

We definitely know that once you visit and experience us, you would always feel yourself back in your second home.