Kashmir: The paradise on Earth
The land of Kashmir, abundantly offers you the ultimate happiness, comfort, and, a rejuvenating experience of being in the lap of alluring nature. This land is a home to mighty Chinar trees, fascinating snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, tempting apple orchards, violet fields of saffron, pretty shikaras and Houseboats, and dazzling Tulips in spring that keeps you intrigued throughout your visit to this mesmerizing land. Behold the captivating snow- the White Mountains turning golden at the dawn while indulging the warm cup of Kashmiri kahwah Tea. For the ones who adore natural beauty, the enchanting land of Kashmir is, truly, a feast for the eyes. Experience and cherish the heavenly beauty of Kashmir with GoParyatak’s tailor-made packages. GoParyatak’s packages have carefully planned itineraries that will let you relax and cherish the surroundings.
8 Nights – 9 Days
March to August.
If you want to visit the annual Tulip Festival, the ideal duration is from March to early April
Srinagar domestic Airport (Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport)
Capital of the state
Srinagar and Jammu
The state borders the Indian union territory of Ladakh to the east, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, Pakistan to the southwest, and the Pakistani-administered portion of Kashmir to the northwest.
- Serene lakes
- Snow-clad mountains
- Lush Green Forests
- Apple Orchards
- Tulip Gardens
- Saffron fields
- Shikara rides
- Gondola(cable car) ride
What to buy
- Pashmina Shawls, Woollens, and Blankets
- Rugs and Kashmiri Carpets
- Paper Mache Products
- Traditional Jewellery
- Kashmir Willow Bats
- Dry fruits
- Hot-Air ballooning
- Camping by the lakes and valleys
What to carry while traveling
- Medical kit (Including the Band-Aids, Medicines for a headache, fever, stomach ache, cold and cough syrup, vomiting/dizziness, enough supply of any special medicine that you require.)
- Sunscreen lotion
- Torch with extra cells,
- Insect repellent
- Warm jackets
- Thermal wear/Sweaters
- Woollen socks
- Water Bottle
- Phone Charger
- Power Bank
- Spacious bags
- Enough Cash
- Tissue papers
- Mouth Fresheners
- Flight tickets
- Detailed Itinerary.
Famous Places to visit
- Kashmir has long been synonymous with vibrant nature, crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and gleaming rivers, warm and friendly locals. There is plenty you can see and enjoy that ensures you fly home with a basketful of sweet memories. Here is a list of “Top places to visit in Kashmir”.
- Srinagar: Srinagar is the capital city of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and one of the most gorgeous capital cities of India. Take a Shikara ride on the peaceful Dal Lake, stay in the cozy houseboats, and enjoy the enchanting landscapes surrounding it. Explore and shop Pashmina Shawls, Woollens, Rugs, Kashmiri Carpets, and saffron and take back home precious memories of your trip to Kashmir. Visit the Shalimar Gardens and experience the pristine beauty of nature.
- Sonmarg: Sonmarg, truly known as ‘the meadow of gold is one of the most spectacular places in Kashmir. Taking a pony ride to Sonmarg is a great way to enjoy the real beauty of Kashmir. Nestled between snow-clad mountains, Sonmarg is surrounded by serene lakes and green grasslands. If you love camping and trekking, and adventure sports it’s an ideal destination.
- Gulmarg: Translated as ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is, undoubtedly, the snow paradise of Kashmir. Gulmarg is a beautiful town located, in a district called Baramulla in Kashmir. Gulmarg is popular for a ski resort, the Gulmarg Gondola -Asia’s second longest cable car ride and the highest golf course in the world. This is the most popular destination for adventure seekers which offers various adventurous activities and sports options such as skiing, snowboarding, horse riding, heli-skiing, snow scooter, etc.
- Pahalgam: The picturesque town, Pahalgam, is blessed with nature’s finest landscapes, dazzling meadows, and pristine water rivers that make Pahalgam, a must-visit destination in Kashmir. Visit Mini Switzerland to witness the epitome of natural beauty. Visit Aru Valley, Lidder Lake, and Betaab valley, to experience clear water rivers and enchanting deep valleys.
Things to keep in mind while travelling
- If you’re flying out of Srinagar airport, do reach the airport with plenty of time to spare (at least three hours before departure), as there are time-consuming and multiple security checks before you receive your boarding pass. There aren’t any restrictions on cabin luggage when flying into the airport. However, airlines often won’t allow cabin luggage when departing except for laptops, cameras, and ladies’ handbags.
- Only post-paid mobile connections work in the area of Kashmir. For temporary use, one can buy a new post-paid sim card from a local market.
- The entry tickets and activity charges at sightseeing places will have to be avail by a guest on his/her arrangement and expenses.
- The meals included in the package will start from the dinner on Day One which will be served at the restaurants of the hotel of stay. The enroute meals have to be avail by a guest on his/her arrangement and expenses.
- Alcohol is not served in restaurants.
- Most businesses shut for prayer at lunchtime on Friday in Srinagar.
- There are many hotels along the way, most of which cater well to vegetarian travelers.
- Due to a shortage of power or power cuts, the guest might have to bear with candlelight.
- Once the package is booked & confirmed no refund will be entertained.
- The guests are advised to maintain the schedule given for the sightseeing/ transfers.
- We reserve the right to make changes or omit any place of a visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road conditions, etc.
- Kindly inform us if the guests are senior citizens or have health-related issues (like arthritis, heart problems, etc.) or any such matter which might need special arrangements. Some itineraries will not be suitable for them.
- The security concerns, driver’s working hours, etc. will be kept in mind while planning the tour and sightseeing.
- We try to ensure that the sightseeing points do not fall on a closing day. In case due to an inevitable situation, if the sightseeing falls on a closing day, it will have to be left out. Conducting that particular tour or sightseeing point the next day will be subject to time availability.
- The mesmerizing Nature and eco-friendly atmosphere are the region’s prime tourist interests. The facilities available here cannot be matched with other developed destinations.
Things to avoid while traveling to Sikkim
- Do not carry unwanted baggage.
- Avoid Smoking and drinking.
- Do not swim in rivers, lakes, or glaciers.
- Avoid the use of slang and touching the locals while talking and maintain a healthy distance when in and around the city.
- Do not point at people.
- Avoid wandering alone at night.
- Stay away from drugs.
- Avoid insisting your cab driver take you to the restricted areas. Follow the safety rules and protocols.
- Avoid venturing into the old city by yourself. Find a guide who can take you to the places you want to explore.
ID Documents to carry
- Indians: Four passport size photos and Original Photo ID proof with photocopy like passport, voter’s ID card, driving license, etc.
- Foreigners: Passport, valid visa, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
Public Holidays (Regional) Tentative*
The Sightseeing point remains closed on
- Central Government & Bank National Holidays.
- Jumat-ul-Vida (7th May)
- Shab-i-Qadr (9th May)
- Mela khir Bhawani (18th June)
- Urs Shah-I-Hamdan sahib (16th July)
- Eid-ul-Azha (20th and 21st July)
- Ashoora (19th August)
- Urs Sheikh Noor-ud-din-Sahib (4th October)
- Eid-i-Milad-ul- Nabi (19th and 22nd October)
- Shab-i-Miraj(1st march and 4th march)