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Things To Do In Gulmarg

If you are visiting Kashmir for the first time, then definitely Gulmarg is one of the must-see attractions in the valley. It is one of the major getaways in Kashmir which is also famous for the highest golf courses and gondola services. It is over 50km from Srinagar and is almost two hours away from the main city. Here are some of the major attractions that you ‘must-must’ see in Gulmarg-

Gulmarg Gondola – If you aren’t afraid of heights, this is what you need to do at first as soon as you reach the beautiful town of Gulmarg. For those who don’t know, remember here you will be enjoying the second highest operational cable car services in the world. Tickets can be booked online to avoid queues. If you are a shutterbug addict, make sure you go to the second level which might remain close during extreme snowfall.

Khilanmarg- If you are a skiing-freak, Khilanmarg is the place for you. Slide, ski or slip on the fine slopes of Khilanmarg, you are just going to enjoy the most of it. The valleys are as beautiful it can be and you are going to get the best pictures of your life. Just a 6km walk from the car park and you will be at Khilanmarg.

Alpather Lake- Alpather Lake carries water from melted snow which is more freezing than you can ever imagine. Walking up till here is an option as it lieson the way to Khilanmarg. If you will be visiting the place in peak winters, chances are high you will find it frozen.

Outer Circle Walk- If you are in love with walking, then Outer Circle Walk trek is for you. It is almost 11km long during which you will pass through beautiful verdant snowy mountain trails that you aren’t going to forget anytime soon in life.

Ningle Nallah- Ningle Nallah is around 10km from Gulmarg and is a narrow stream which receives water from Alpather peak and lake. But th

Chashma Shahi

Things To Do In Srinagar

Srinagar is usually the starting point of your Kashmir trip and also your halt point where you will be coming back going for a day-out to nearby sightseeing places. There are many places to visit in Srinagar itself. Here is a brief information on the same-

Dal lake– Enjoy the Shikara ride which will take you to Meena Bazaar where you can shop authentic Kashmiri stuff and enjoy beautiful sunset just floating over the water. You can also stay in house boats if you like but make sure you are done with the bookings, if you are going during peak season.

Shankracharya TempleShankracharya Temple is situated just in the middle of the city at the highest point. One can have a view of entire Dal lake from this temple. You can’t carry your camera, mobile phone, shoes and any other leather stuff here. Not even wallets are allowed here. There is an army

Chashma Shahi– Chasma Shahi is also known as royal springs where you can enjoy scenic site where mountains all around will take your heart away. The most amazing thing you will find here is ‘magical water’. You need to visit this place to know more about it. Lips tightly closed !

Nishat Garden– Nishat Garden is one of the Mughal Gardens built on the eastern side of Dal lake. It is one of the largest Mughal Garden in the valley. Usually the Persian gardens have fixed geography but because of different kind of geography and available water source, the garden was notified.

Shalimar Bagh– Shalimar Bagh is towards the north-east of Dal lake and is in close vicinity to Nishat Bagh.  The garden has rich flora which attracts nature lovers from around the world.

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