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
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.
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 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 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
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