The journey from Jammu to Srinagar took all of 30 minutes, but flew us over gorgeous snowcapped mountains that had me gaping. That's the very moment I knew these 5 days in Kashmir were going to be unlike any other journey I had ever embarked on.
But truth be told, even THAT didn't prepare me for the stupendous, spectacular, stunning landscape that Kashmir was; the warm, welcoming, wonderful people who accept you like one of their own (I have a thing for partial alliterations, apparently, if that even is a thing). Nope. Not even close.
If you've been following along on my stories on my Instagram, you've probably seen a bunch of my photos from Kashmir. From the response to them, I think I can happily say I am THRILLED there are SO MANY of us who want to visit Kashmir, and I hope this piece helps you plan the trip of a lifetime.
Fly in to Srinagar Airport. Book in advance, though, as flights can get expensive.
So I would totally recommend hiring a guide to take you around. I had taken one. He was AMAZING - he managed EVERYTHING for us, right from accommodation (he got us good rates), to local tours, to permits, to transport.. And he is one of the friendliest people I have ever met. He even took me to his home and introduced me to his family, and they are WONDERFUL people.
You can reach out to him if you're planning your trip to Kashmir, and he will take care of everything you'd ever need.
Gulzar - +91 70062 49040
Tell him you got the contact from Preethi ????
Where to Stay
Asian Park Hotel in Srinagar. It was pretty good, with clean, comfortable rooms, hot water, helpful staff, and decent food.
Hotel Royal Park in Gulmarg. Same as above! ????
Grand Mumtaz is another hotel I've heard good things about, you could check it out.
What to Do