Srinagar is surrounded by beautiful lakes like Dal, Nagin and Anchar, whose glittering waters reflecting the rays of the sun
is a sight to behold. Its vividly vibrant & beautiful houseboats sailing
along the scenic Dal Lake against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan
snow clad mountains makes Srinagar a dream destination for every traveler.
Katra Tour Package, Tour Package Katra Katra serves as the base camp
for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi.
one should not miss the opportunity to walk through the main bazaar
(market) for buying (do not forget/hesitate to negotiate a bit) souvenirs,
dryfruits, woolen garments, hosiery, leather jackets, etc.
The holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is situated at a distance of fourteen
kilometers from Katra. From Katra, one has to trek uphill to reach the
destined shrine. Located a top Mount Trikuta, the Vaishno Devi temple is
considered to be one of the holiest places in India. There is also an
influx of foreign tourists, apart from the domestic pilgrims turning out
in hundreds, to get a darshan of the holy Mata. Zest for the unknown
attracts the adventurous foreigners, since there's a lot unexplained
phenomenon and myths that surround Vaishno Devi Temple. For instance the
natural rock formation or pindies, as they are popularly called, leaves
one dumbfounded. The rock forms of Laxmi, Kali, and Saraswati are the only
idols that one can find in the shrine
Gulmarg is also known as "The Meadow of Flowers" and in spring is just
like that. With pretty views and green undulating country, Gulmarg is
often called Switzerland of India. During winters it is famous for Skking
and often National level skiing competition takes place here. Gulmarg has
the fine 18 hole Green Golf course and is highest in the world (2680
meters) and is one of the India's prime winter ski resorts. The Cable car
"Gondola" has 60 cable cons that ferry the tourists right upto the height
of 3090 meters from 2690 meters at the base (Gulmarg). A circular road, 11
Km in length, runs right round the Gulmarg through pleasant pine forests
with excellent views over the Kashmir Valley. Nanga Parbat is visible to
the north and Haramukh and Sunset Peak to the south-east.
The meadow of flowers "Gulmarg" is in the shape of a bowl, it is 3.5 Km in
length and 1 Km wide. It comprises grassy slopes, with a small scattering
of houses. The bowl is encircled by firclad hills, and in the distance are
snow covered peaks.
Sonamarg is a quite valley carved by the Sindh river and circled by placid
lakes and awesome glaciers. Sonamarg is also known as "The Golden Meadow".
At an altitude of 2740 meters, 85 Kms northeast of Srinagar, the road that
leads to Sonamarg is almost like heading for an enchanted journey into
Wonderland of Nature.
The road that intially winds under the shadow of the mountain, crosses the
Sindh at Wayil, 27 Kms from Srinagar, where the Valley widens.
Pahalgam also known as "Valley of Shepherds" is located on the beautiful
river Lidder which flows right through the town. Pahalgam is surrounded by
soaring, hill slopes covered with groves of pine, with snow capped peaks
rising behind them, providing a scenic backdrop. Pahalgam is about 96 Kms.
east of Srinagar and at an altitude of 2130 meters, turned into the
popular holiday resort it is today, it was the preserve of nomadic
shepherds. The beauty of Pahalgam remains unspoilt. Pahalgam is famous
place for Indian Film Industry and it is famous for its beautiful
scenery, flora and fauna, springs and streams.
Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set
between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking.