The northernmost Indian state is known for its unfiltered natural vistas. From the verdant meadows to alpine peaks, pristine lakes, and of course the majestic Himalayan zenith, Kashmir is an epitome of ethereal beauty. Known as the ‘paradise on earth’, Kashmir attracts thousands of tourists from far and wide. Since the state is overflowed with multifarious top attractions, tourists find it overwhelming to create a perfect itinerary. To ease up the hassle, it is better to book a Kashmir tour package from Mumbai.
Kashmir is a kaleidoscopic blend of breathtaking sublime vistas and its rich heritage has always been the talk of the town. The floating markets on Jhelum itself are enough to hypnotize anyone who pauses for some time to admire the tranquillity of nature. Not only the landscapes, but even the Kashmiri cuisine also make you fall in love with the city.
Kashmir is calm and romantic, which is why honeymooners get a Kashmir holiday package from Mumbai. Each year the valley welcomes a large number of honeymooners. But that doesn’t mean Kashmir is not for backpackers and adventure seekers. The state boasts some of the most thrilling gondola rides, paragliding, river-rafting, etc.
The destination is a tourist hot spot and during peak, season hotels sell out quickly. Iconic landmarks and top attractions are crowded and it becomes tough to visit each and every place you have once included in your itinerary. However, with a Kashmir trip package from Mumbai, you can be relaxed, as we take care of your itinerary just as you planned.
Whenever you arrive at this mind-blowing northern valley, you will observe it embellishing the Himalayan crown. During summer, tourists flock to Kashmir from Mumbai and other parts of India to escape the scorching heat. Even winter and spring are equally soothing. But you may want to avoid the monsoon season as most of its major towns get flooded.
Peak Season: The months between April and July and October and December are the most ideal months to discover the valley’s hidden gems. During spring, the state turns into a blooming garden and during the months of winter, it becomes a hotbed for snow sports and offers breathtaking snow-clad views.
Shoulder Season: Take in the spellbinding beauty of the valley as it transforms from being a winter wonderland to a valley of tulips and plans your excursion in January or March.
Off-season: The valley witnesses heavy downpours during the monsoon, which runs from August through September. Hence, you may not appreciate these months in the valley. Floods and landslides are common during monsoon.
If you are wondering how to go to Kashmir from Mumbai and which could be the most convenient mode of transport, then you are at the right place. Kashmir is well-connected with other states of India. You can take a flight or train to reach Kashmir from Mumbai. By road, it will take at least 36 hours, and it will be a frenetic journey for you. The fastest way to reach Kashmir from Mumbai is to take a flight or you can opt for a train journey.
A Kashmir package from Mumbai will be a cherry on the cake. The package will cover everything from transportation to accommodation, local sightseeing, meals, and adventure sports. It ensures you are not missing out on anything Kashmir has to offer. Kashmir’s top highlights incorporate its wildlife, snow-clad pinnacles, mosques and temples, pristine lakes, floating markets, Jhelum, Chinar, and wazwan.
Here is our little effort to give you a glimpse of Kashmir:
Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, nestled in a cave within Trukata mountain above Katra. The 12 km journey to the shrine is a trip of faith for the Hindus. As you hike the rugged and difficult terrain, you will be treated to breathtaking sights, which include towering peaks and verdant valleys. The journey itself is a lifetime experience. The shrine is dedicated to Mata Vaishno Devi and is one of the 108th Shakti Peethas.
Thajiwas Glacier is visited by adrenaline junkies who want to indulge in some thrilling ice skiing and ride an ice scooter. The valley’s breathtaking landscape is a sight to behold. As you enter Thajiwas valley, you will be treated to majestic snow-cover and scenic beauty. However, the scene is better appreciated during winter.
Dal Lake- the most iconic landmark of Kashmir is Srinagar’s most precious jewel. As the sun shines, the emerald lake water reflects the misty peaks of Pir Panjal Mountains, and the shikaras floating on the lake. The floating market is the most popular attraction of Dal Lake. take a shikara ride early in the morning with your significant other and fall in love all over again.
Visit the offbeat destination, which has been far from tourists’ radar for a long time. It's not just the bewitching landscapes and lofty hills you are going to enjoy, the Kishwar National Park is a natural habitat of various species of mammals and birds. It is a great place to discover Kashmir’s rich wildlife.
Shalimar Bagh is one of the most beautiful Mughal gardens of Srinagar. Built by Mughal Sultan Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, the garden is nestled on the bank of the iconic Dal Lake. The lush terraced lawns, fountains, pool, 400-year old chinar trees, and flower bed leading up to the pavilion with Mughal decoration. Visit Shalimar Bagh during spring, when varieties of fauna start blooming.
Instead of staying in a regular hotel, you can make a Kashmiri wooden houseboat your abode for the nights. Be it honeymooners, backpackers, or families, your Kashmir trip will be incomplete if you do not spend your night in a houseboat on Dal Lake. These houseboats not only make your stay comfortable but also treat you with delicious traditional Kashmiri cuisine.
Walkt hrough the old town of Srinagar to discover the rich heritage of the valley. The design of the 4-century old architecture was influenced by 3 different religions. Visit Jama Masjid which features 370 pillars which were made from the woods of maple trees. Buy some exotic Kashmiri spices and dry fruits at the Old Market.
There’s no dearth of treks and trails in Kashmir since the valley is surrounded by Himalayan ranges. Along with undaunted beauty, Kashmir offers some thrilling trails for trekkers. Narang Mahlish, on the foothills of the Harmukh Mountains, is one of the scenic Himalayan treks. As you reach the summit, you will be treated to twin mountain top lakes Gangabal and Nundkol.
Reconnect with nature as you plan for a rugged outdoor stay. Camping in Kashmir greets you with majestic views of lush meadows, mountain peaks, and emerald lakes. Sonmarg has some of the best camping sites that allow visitors to feel the ambience. Adventure enthusiasts can get a complete package of hiking, trekking, bike riding, river-rafting and paragliding, etc.
A two-phase gondola ride will start from Gulmarg resort to Kongdari Station and will end at Kongdoori Mountain. It is located in the world’s largest skiing area and offers visitors an opportunity to indulge in ski sport. But the ride itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As the gondola takes you to the top of Kongdoori Mountain, you can take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the valley.
This mountainous land is blessed with nature's best offerings. You can only imagine the valley’s staggeringly beautiful views until you get yourself a Kashmir tour package from Mumbai. This summer take a trip to Kashmir and embark on a journey to explore the heavenly beauty on earth.