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Places to see around Srinagar

Posted by : Manya Singh on | Mar 14,2013

Srinagar is one of the most popular destinations in Jammu & Kashmir. Its beautiful locales, spiritual sites and that unforgettable Dal Lake makes this a gorgeous place to enjoy a summer vacation. However, Srinagar tourism packages also offer a lot of nearby locales for the travelers to have a more fulfilling experience. Here are some noteworthy places in the vicinity:

i.  Gulmarg: ‘Gulmarg’ literally translates into the ‘meadow of flowers’. It is a serene town which is filled with flowers of all kinds. So, Gulmarg has been depicted in many a Bollywood films over the years. It is at an easily accessible distance of 57 km from Srinagar and takes a couple of hours by car. Apart from gardens & meadows, Gulmarg has also got great restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Alpathar Lake: Alpathar Lake is a beautiful and tranquil lake and is a short distance away from Srinagar. It is situated only 13 km away and can be reached via trekking or through other means.

Awantipura: In case you love your history & ruins, then you must include Awantipura in your Srinagar Tourism packages. It is located just under 30 km from the city and boasts of a dilapidated temple and some other ruins. The city lures historians from all over the world. It also adds a new dimension to your trip. The Hindu temple also draws pilgrims and spiritual seekers. However, the place is best recommended for its lure of heritage.

Pahalgam: Pahalgam is thoroughly recommended for travelers who like open hills and would love to take a swig of some outdoor sports. The place is a big draw for its sporting activities like trekking, golfing, horse riding, etc.

Sonamarg: Sonamarg is another place which you can visit. It is around 76 km away from Srinagar and has some popular trekking sites.

Best time to visit Kashmir: Kashmir is open to tourists throughout the year. One can enjoy its cool climes on all seasons. Summer season helps city dwellers find a heavenly getaway, while winter is favored by those who are itching to fight with snowballs. Nevertheless, the best time to visit Kashmir will be in the summer months between May and August.

With travel deals and holiday packages available all over the world, it is easy to plan a trip as per your requirement and budget. So, pack your bags and get going. Srinagar and its neighbors surely wouldn’t disappoint you!

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