Twisting undulations, vibrant flower blooms, pine-fringed hillocks and the outstanding backdrop of Western Himalayas make Gulmarg a paradisiacal place to tread in. Rightly termed as the ‘Meadow of Flowers,' this erstwhile summer resort of British India is a place to experience the prodigious splendidness of nature. The spanking pulchritude of this extraordinary snowscape attracts visitors from all around the world, year-round. Besides harping on its scenic flair, Gulmarg also boasts the enthralling escapades. It offers an enthralling possibility of various adventure activities like snowboarding, skiing, and high-handed hiking, to the passionate adventure junkies. Traverse along the length and breadth of this bijou town to admire its fascinating splendor. Gulmarg marks upon a distinct and contrasting entity of historic colonial rule and independent modernism. This fragile ecosystem represents its ethnicity through the vivid festivities and culture fairs.
The quaint town of Pahalgam is a scenic paradise, located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, is adorned with a blanket of pine, cedar and conifer trees, surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, blessed with crystal-clear rivers Lidder and Seshnag, Pahalgam looks like a surreal portrait. Hundreds of miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Pahalgam serves as a delightful retreat for all, from adventure junkies to religious people. Enjoy a pony ride atop the steep hills or undertake a thrilling trek from Aru. Be mesmerized by the vastness of the snow-capped Kolahoi Glacier. You can also visit the nearby Amarnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracting thousands of devotees annually. Betaab Valley is also a must-visit place, and interestingly, the valley is named after a Bollywood movie which was shot there. Pahalgam also offers a host of adventure and sports activities, such as river rafting, skiing, and golf.
Srinagar is a proud part of the Kashmir Valley, which is aptly known as ‘Paradise on Earth.' Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, serene lakes, and splendid gardens, this picturesque paradise looks so stunning that you might mistake it for a painting. The thrilling shikhara rides take you to another world. This strikingly colorful city will amaze you with its unique culture and attractions. Despite the infamous communal tensions, strikes, and protests, the city continues to be one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. The Dal Lake is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Srinagar. The presence of numerous beautiful houseboats has made the city earn its moniker ‘Venice of the East.' The Mughal Gardens, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh and many such marvels, boast of stunning Persian architecture. The city also houses ancient religious places, such as Hazratbal Shrine, Jamia Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple and Kheer Bhawani Temple.