Srinagar

    Shalimar garden

One of the most famous garden in Kashmir valley, Shalimar garden is situated on the shores of serene Dal Lake. The word ‘Shalimar’ itself defines the reason of its construction which indicates ‘abode of love’. Therefore, the ‘house of Love’ was built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, around 400 years back. The lush green and well-maintained Garden of Srinagar designed with terrace lawns, fountain pools and flower beds combined with mighty chinar trees and pavilions. The interior of Shalimar Bagh contain four terraces in which the top most terraces was originally reserved for the royal ladies and is considered to be the most beautiful section.

    Mughal gardens

There is so much to see here: the historical old city and its mosques, the17th century Mughal gardens, the British-era museum and the Shiva temple, which is rumored to be from the time of the 9th century BC Pandavas. Although the Mughal gardens were on the top of my list, we decided to start with the old city as it was drizzling outside; not the perfect weather to be in gardens.

    Tulip Garden

Close to 50,000 tourists have visited Srinagar s iconic Tulip Garden the largest in Asia since it was opened to the public on March 27. With the tulips expected to remain in bloom for at least another fortnight, authorities expect the garden to attract over 1,00,000 tourists by the end of the month. Once known as Siraj Bagh, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened in 2008 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and is spread over 15 hectares at the foothills of the Zabarwan range. It has emerged as a must visit destination for tourists arriving in the Jammu


    Dal Lake

The Amar Mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, which has now been converted into a Museum. It was built in the nineteenth century for Raja Amar Singh, a Dogra king by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau. The palace was donated to the Hari-Tara charitable trust by Dr. Karan Singh for use as a museum.It has many exhibits including a golden throne weighing 120 kg, Pahari miniature and Kangra miniature paintings, a library of 25,000 antique books and many rare art collections.







    Gulmarg

Gulmarg Hindi translation: “Meadow of Flowers” is a hill station and a notified area committee in district Baramula of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at an average.height of 2690 meters. Gulmarg is known for having one of the worlds highest Gondola (cable car). Journey to gulmarg takes 2.5-3 hours. Getting around Gulmarg is done mostly by foot. There is only one road which loops around the whole hill station. With so many fun-filled activities to offer, the picturesque town of Gulmarg has attracted many tourists in recent years. Gulmarg is located about 40 km from Srinagar and regular buses and tourist vehicles are available from Srinagar to Gulmarg. There are many luxury and budget accommodation for tourists to choose in and around Srinagar and Gulmarg.







    Sonmarg

Beautifully sited on the banks of the Nallah Sindh, this graceful alpine valley is cossetted by the some of the fascinating peaks of the Himalayan Range. Located at an astounding height of 2,800m and around 84km from Srinagar, the meadow of gold got its name from its snow-clad mountains that reflects the magical views of the cerulean sky. Adding more to this enticing phenomenon, as the sun rises over the horizon, the entire Sonamarg valley creates a captivating spell on its visitors.







    Pahalgam

Pahalgam is situated at the junction of the Aru and Sheshnag Rivers and surrounded by soaring, fir-covered mountains with bare, snow-capped peaks rising behind them. The Aru flows down from the Kolahoi glacier beyond Lidderwat while the Sheshnag from glaciers along the great Himalayan. There are many short walks available from Pahalgam and in addition it is an excellent base for longer treks such as those to the Kolahoi glacier or to the Amarnath cave. Pahalgam can also be used as a starting point for treks out of the region. Pahalgam is particularly famed for its many shepherds and they're a common sight, driving their flocks of sheep along the paths all around the town.