With layers of alpine peaks, apple orchards, breathtaking meadows, majestic peaks, and emerald lakes, Kashmir is indeed a piece of heaven. Nestled in the northernmost part of India, Kashmir defines the kaleidoscopic blend of staggeringly beautiful nature and colourful Kashmiri culture. Being one of the top tourist attractions, Kashmir welcomes thousands of tourists each year. The tourist destination is packed with plenty of tourist spots. The choices are overwhelming and you might need a Kashmir tour package from Bangalore to ease up your trip.
While you are admiring the spellbinding beauty of the mighty Himalayas, don’t forget to visit the floating markets on shimmering Dal Lake. Apart from its verdant valleys, snow-clad peaks, and pristine lakes, Kashmir’s religious shrines, the culture, local textiles, amicable people, and scrumptious Kashmiri wazwan attracts more attractions.
No doubt, Bollywood has romanticized Kashmir, which is why honeymooners plan Kashmir trips from Bangalore. Kashmir witnesses thousands of footfalls from far and wide during the peak season, and it becomes tough to get hotels, and even if you somehow manage to book one, it may cost you a fortune. Hence, getting a pre-planned vacation package is better to avoid such expenditure. These packages not only make your trip comfortable but ensure you are not missing out on anything during the trip.
For those travelling to Kashmir, planning a trip is easy but executing the plan could be daunting. Things never go according to plan, and while planning a trip, one has to keep in mind a lot of things. With a Kashmir tour package from Bangalore, you do not have to worry about trivial issues, as we take care of everything on your behalf. From booking your transport from Bangalore to booking accommodation in the valley, local sightseeing itinerary, to making the entire package customizable, the sole purpose is to make your trip convenient and memorable.
There is no such thing as the best time to visit Kashmir. Whenever you come to this incredible northern valley, you will find it adorning the Himalayan crown-like always. Most tourists prefer the summer season to discover the hidden gems of Kashmir as Kashmir remains calm and cool even during the summer.
Peak Season: Kashmir is brimming with tourists from all over India between April to July and October to December. Those who want to escape the hot Indian summer, prefer April to July, when the tulip blooms, meadows flourish, and snows melt. For winter escapades, October to December is the perfect time to visit when the valley is covered by a blanket of snow. It is also an ideal time for adventure seekers, as many resorts offer snow sports during the winter.
Shoulder Season: To take in the beauty of the valley as it transforms from being a winter wonderland to a valley of lush meadows and tulips, plan your trip in January or March.
Off-Season: The monsoon in the valley starts in August and September. So, it may not be the best time to visit Kashmir. The heavy rainfall and landslides are a concern too and it is no fun to go outside during the downpour.
The distance between Kashmir and Bangalore is approx. 2,854 kilometres and there is no direct flight on this route. You can take a flight to Delhi and from Delhi, you will get direct flights to Srinagar, hire a taxi or hop on a bus. Most backpackers prefer to take a bike ride to Srinagar once they reach Delhi from Bangalore. If you feel more adventurous and want to take a bike ride, add your wishlist to the Kashmir holiday package from Bangalore and we will make all the arrangements before you even reach Delhi.
There’s no direct flight between Srinagar and Bangalore, hence, expect one or two layovers in Amritsar, Delhi, or Mumbai. The fastest way to reach Srinagar is to take a direct flight to New Delhi and then a flight to Srinagar, and it will take at least 8 hours to reach your destination.
Shri Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express connects Bangalore and Kashmir faster. The duration is 54 hours. You can book Rajdhani Express too for a more comfortable train journey.
Travel between Bangalore and Srinagar is not a popular option. Since travellers have to cover a distance of 2,854 kilometres, it is better to take a flight or a train. It is not only less hectic but less time-consuming too.
With perfect Jammu Kashmir packages from Bangalore, you can cover all the popular tourist attractions in Kashmir. From Pahalgam’s picturesque Lidder Valleys to Srinagar’s crowning jewel Dal Lake, we won’t let you miss anything during your Kashmir vacation. The top highlights of Kashmir include its verdant wilderness, snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, emerald lakes, the chinar trees, floating market, tulip gardens, and a lot more you can’t believe unless you see them for yourself.
The summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir is home to mesmerizingly placid Dal Lake, on which houseboats and shikaras float and offer an authentic Kashmiri vibe. Spreading across the Jhelum and surrounded by the Himalayas, Srinagar is a perfect getaway to escape the hot and humid summer. Known as ‘Venice of the East’, Srinagar boasts some of India’s alluring gardens, which include Shalimar Bagh, Naseem Bagh, and Chashma Bagh.
Visit Sonmarg in Spring, and you will encounter the freshly bloomed yellow crocuses. Known as the ‘meadow of gold’, Sonmarg is a popular tourist destination in the valley that accommodates its guests with some spectacular views. For adventure seekers, Sonmarg offers trekking to Thajiwas glacier, paragliding, and river rafting.
Gulmarg is an absolute delight for travellers. It is home to the world’s second-highest Gondola ride and third-largest ski resort. Visit Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and witness Kashmir’s wilderness closely. It is home to endangered musk deer, hangul, leopard, red fox, brown bear, and black bear.
Popularly known as shepherds valley, Pahalgam is one of the most scenic hill stations of Kashmir and is popular for the sacred Amarnath Yatra. If you are travelling to the Amarnath Cave, take Pahalgam to Chandanwati route to reach the destination. During the pilgrimage, Pahalgam becomes home to thousands of Hindu pilgrims.
While weaving through the hill stations, don’t forget to admire the magnificent beauty of the largest Himalayan valley, Kashmir Valley. This intermontane valley is surrounded by the Karakoram and Pir Panjal ranges. Visitors can admire the sublime vistas, snow-capped peaks, pine trees, and green meadows here.
You probably have ridden many gondolas, but the one you will experience in the world’s second-highest Gondola in Gulmarg is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is located in the world’s largest skiing area. The first phase of the ride will take you from Kungdoor to halfway to the mountain. The second phase will complete the journey once it takes you to Apharwat Peak.
For a tranquil and romantic getaway, go for a shikara ride on Jhelum. The urban hustle leaves behind as you weave through the mild waves of Jhelum on a shikara with your significant other. The only sound you will hear is the boatman’s oar. Feel the serenity, while praising the divine beauty of this majestic land.
Take a wildlife Tour
Kashmir is home to seven wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. These sanctuaries and national parks are protected reserves, where numerous endangered species, flora and fauna and avifauna. Your Kashmir trip will be incomplete if you do not add a wildlife tour Kashmir trip package from Bangalore.
The trip to Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden will surely remind you of Amitabh Bachan and Rekha’s 80’s hit Silsila. It is Asia’s largest tulip garden, which is also home to ranunculus, daffodils, and hyacinths. Visit in April to admire the blooming tulips, and when Srinagar hosts tulip festivals.
For adventure junkies, Gulmarg offers paragliding options. You can take in the spine-chilling view of the beautiful hamlets and hills of Gulmarg at an altitude of 2,730 meters. The green meadows beneath, and Himalayan peaks in front are definitely a sight to behold.
Kashmir is a paradise for all. The state has natural beauty, spirituality, adventure, and rich history. With a Kashmir tour package from Bangalore, you can plan for a Kashmir vacation this summer. While you pack your bags for the vacation, we will take care of your complete itinerary to make the trip memorable.