KASHMIR trip - paradise on earth.

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30th Sep 2018
Photo of KASHMIR trip - paradise on earth. by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 1

A good time comes with a special trip.
Yes true, that's the story of an unforgettable tour to "KASHMIR ".
So, let's gear our vehicle of reading and move forward :

1. How to reach Srinagar?
By Air - Take a flight to Delhi, from there connecting flight to Srinagar.
By Train : From Delhi you can take a train to jammu and from there can travel by bus to reach Srinagar.
I recommend Air travel for safe and short travel to save time.

2. After arrival :
On our arrival we (group of 6) were received by Let us Travel together company guide at airport.
It was a pleasant welcome to Srinagar and propagating I was shocked and scared little bit when I saw group of Indian army men surrounding every 100m away for security reasons.
This can be seen only in Kashmir region and its very rare in India.

3. SRINAGAR tour
I have booked houseboat near Gate no 11.
On reaching in it was a like a palace view inside surrounded by Famous Dal lake.
That Day we rested had delicious lunch and moved ahead for our tour :
👉 Afternoon go to the famous Mughal Gardens - Chashme Shahi(Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh(Garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love).
👉 Evening enjoy shikara river ride and relax with beautiful view. Then dinner & Overnight stay in houseboat.
Pay : 500 to 600 rs for shikara ride.
Be cautious during booking related to fares.

Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 2

Srinagar to Kargil (Distance: 201.7km)
It takes around 6 hours to reach via Drass Memorial.
👉Visit to Drass War Memorial, Kargil main street (dry fruits and good food).
I got goosebumps on reaching Drass. We need to take a ticket to view documentary video of Kargil war and martyred soldiers, and its cilmax brings tears really & is 100% worth to watch and later we can visit memorial.
👉 Kargil tour by walk , and night stay at kargil.

Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Kargil by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 3

Kargil - Sonamarg – Srinagar (123 km to sonamarg from kargil & 79 km to srinagar from sonamarg)
👉Early morning visit to see LOC view point.
👉 Enjoy the scenary of sonmarg and took a horse ride to beautiful mountains that taken 3-4 hours total time.
Per person: 800 to 1000 rs max (horse ride)  Return to Srinagar evening and stay at night.

Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Sonamarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 4

Srinagar to Gulmarg (51 km / 1hr 50 min drive)
👉Take Gondola cable car ride (takes upto 14000 feet high altitude)
Per head :1700 rs ticket
It's world highest cable car ride.
👉Visit Strawberry field
👉 Visit Alpather lake(13km from Gulmarg), Shrine of Baba Reshi
👉 Visit city by walk to njoy the nature.

Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Gulmarg by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 5

Gulmarg - Uri - Srinagar (85 km/ 3hr drive )
👉 Way to uri is showing via Baramulla in maps.
👉 URI : we visited India pak border where peace trading takes place.
Also visited NHPC plant.
👉 Return to srinagar and overnight stay at hotel.

Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Uri by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 6

Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar (140 km/ 3hr 30 min) &
( 92 km / 2hrs 30 min return)
👉Early morning way to Pahalgam.
👉visit the last scenic village of the Lidder Valley, Aru(15 km)
👉 visit sheshnag lake.
Back to srinagar and stay at hotel.

Photo of Pahalgam by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Pahalgam by Ratan Tatikonda
Day 7

This day we spended on shopping at Srinagar.
Enjoyed Dal lake ride again and had a great time in houseboat before we checkout to airport.
Return to airport evening and back to Mumbai via Delhi flight.

This was the itinerary and tour details.
Hope you have enjoyed reading and felt like being there 😊.

Best of luck for your travel if it's on our checklist now.

Note:

Best time to visit : October to March
Snow in (December to March)
Recommendation : Travel by self with booking hotels and cab with above itinerary.

URI (exceptional place) to visit. We have received invitation and permission from known army men and its not a tourist place.

Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
Photo of Srinagar by Ratan Tatikonda
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