Jammu and Kashmir is a state in northern India. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Jammu and Kashmir has an international border with China in the north and east, and the Line of Control separates it from the Pakistani-controlled territories of Azad Kashmir and GilgitÃ¢â‚¬â€œBaltistan in the west and northwest respectively. The state has special autonomy under Article 370 of the Indian constitution.
A part of the erstwhile Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu, the region is the subject of a territorial conflict among China, India and Pakistan. Pakistan, which claims the territory as disputed, refers to it alternatively as “Indian-occupied Kashmir” or “Indian-held Kashmir,” whereas some international agencies such as the United Nations call it “Indian-administered Kashmir.” The regions under the control of Pakistan are referred to as “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir” (PoK) within India, as “Azad (Free) Jammu and Kashmir” in Pakistan, and as “Pakistan-administered Kashmir” or “Pakistan-controlled Kashmir” generally.
Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. The Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, and Jammu’s numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as “Little Tibet”, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. It is the only state in India with a Muslim-majority population.Book Now Ask a Question
Morning departs towards PATNITOP and ANANTNAG. In the evening visit Pahelgaon. Overnight in Pahelgaon.
In the morning local s/s at PAHELGAON.N/S at PAHELGAON
Full day excursion trip to Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level) – it is one of the most beautiful hill station in this world and also called meadows of flower. It has world highest golf course (World Highest) and Gulmarg is also famous for winter sports skiing etc. Enjoy guided sightseeing of Gulmarg also enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg to Khilan. Overnight Gulmarg.
Srinagar- Local Sightseeing
After breakfast take the half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting Places around the Lake. Dinner & Overnight at Srinagar.
Srinagar-Sonmarg Ã¢â‚¬â€œSrinagar (84 Kms, 2 Ã‚Â½ hours ~ One Way)
Enjoy full day trip to Sonmarg (Meadow of Gold) also called Gateway to Laddakh. Sonmarg with altitude of 2690 Meters is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. One can ride on horse to visit to Thajewas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Retur back to Srinagar. Overnight Srinagar.
Local s/s and enjoy Marketing.N/H at Srinagar.
After breakfast, transfer to Srinagar airport/Jammu Tawi railway station for your onward flight back home with pleasant memories.