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General Information About Kashmir

Kashmir has been famous for its natural beauty since time immemorial and has been aptly described as "heaven on earth". The state has some of the best tourist spots in the entire country.

Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir geographically denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Today Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (which consists of the divisions: the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh), the Pakistani-administered Gilgit–Baltistan and the Azad Kashmir provinces, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract. In the first half of the first millennium, the Kashmir region became an important center of Hinduism and later of Buddhism; later still, in the ninth century, Kashmir Shaivism arose. In 1349, Shah Mir became the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir and inaugurated the Salatin-i-Kashmir or Swati dynasty. For the next five centuries, Muslim monarchs ruled Kashmir, including the Mughals, who ruled from 1526 until 1751, then the Afghan Durrani Empire that ruled from 1747 until 1820. That year, the Sikhs, under Ranjit Singh, annexed Kashmir. In 1846, upon the purchase of the region from the British under the Treaty of Amritsar, the Dogras—under Gulab Singh—became the new rulers. Dogra Rule, under the paramountcy (or tutelage) of the British Crown, lasted until 1947, when the former princely state became a disputed territory, now administered by three countries: India, Pakistan, and the People's Republic of China.


Kashmir Culture


The culture of the Kashmiris is based totally on dance, song, gala's, food behavior and literature which predominantly impacts the way of life of the human beings. The way of life of the Kashmiris is quite numerous and rich. The Kashmiris, citizens of the snow clad vicinity have an exciting and unique sample of life for the fact that they have a unique and various subculture. The Kashmiris having uncovered to team spirit during independence have set in a brand new culture of literature and getting to know. For a long term in history the valley of Kashmir and the Kashmiris are considered to be indifferent from the us of a and additionally its geographical place paved way for it, for the country is encompassed with alluvial soil, glacial mountains and loft peaks, crystal clear streams, torrents, lofty crags, very extensive lakes, pine forest and Chinar groves. But however these days the valley of Kashmir is stated to be the house of humans belonging to numerous sects and races. The variety of the state stands regular and highlighted via elements like dance, tune, cuisine and fairs. Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh have a multifaceted, multi non secular and multi-ethnic tradition wonderful to the 3 regions of the state.



Pahalgam is a city and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It's a widespread traveler destination and hill station. It's located forty five kilometres (28 mi) from Anantnag on the banks of Lidder River at an altitude of seven,200 toes (2,200 m). Pahalgam is the headquarters of one of the most 5 tehsils of Anantnag district. Pahalgam is related to the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, located sixteen kilometres (9.9 mi) from Pahalgam is the opening point of the yatra that takes position every 12 months in the months of July-August.


Dal Lake

The Dal Lake is distinctive for its beauty that lies in its pulsating surroundings, seeing that it sustains a life on waters not determined anyplace else in the world. Dal Lake is based in the hub of the latest metropolis of Srinagar, the summer capital of the State. The city lake which is the 2nd greatest in the state is essential to tourism and exercise in Kashmir and is nick named as Srinagar’s Jewel. Historical history records point out that a village named Isabar to the east of Dal Lake was the house of Goddess Durga.



Gulmarg lies in a cup shaped valley within the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of two,730 m (8,957 toes), 56 km from Srinagar. The soil in Gulmarg comprises glacial deposits, lacustrine deposits and moraines of pleistocene generation overlaying shales, limestones, sandstones, schists and different types of rocks. The usual meadows of Gulmarg, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the progress of untamed vegetation corresponding to daisies, omit-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer season.

Kashmir Weather

Kashmir has four distinct Seasons, each with its own peculiar character and distinctive charm. These are spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring in Kashmir. Spring in Kashmir. Spring, which extends roughly from March to early May, is when a million blossoms carpet the ground. The weather during this time can be gloriously pleasant at 23OC or chilly and windy at 6OC. This is the season when Srinagar experiences rains, but the showers are brief. Summer extends from May until the end of August. Light woollens may be required to wear out of Srinagar.
In higher altitudes night temperatures drop slightly. Srinagar at this time experiences day temperatures of between 25OC and 35OC. At this time, the whole valley is a mosaic of varying shades of green - rice fields, meadows, trees, etc. and Srinagar with its lakes and waterways is a heaven after the scorching heat of the Indian plains. The onset of Autumn, perhaps Kashmir's loveliest season, is towards September, when green turns to gold and then to russet and red. The highest day temperatures in September are around 23OC and night temperatures dip to 10OC by October, and further drop by November, when heavy woollens are essential.
Through December, to the beginning of March is Winter time, which presents Srinagar in yet another mood. Bare, snow-covered landscapes being watched from beside the warmth of a fire is a joy that cannot be described to anyone who has not experienced it. Some houseboats and hotels remain open in winter-these are either centrally heated or heated with ‘bukharis’, a typically Kashmiri stove kept alight with embers of wood, quite effective in the winter.

  • erala

    Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.

  • imachal

    Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, and heli-skiing are popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, the state capital, is very popular among tourists. The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a Mountain railway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shimla is also a famous skiing attraction in India. Other popular hill stations include Manali and Kasauli. Dharamshala, home of the Dalai Lama, is known for its Tibetan monasteries and Buddhist temples. Many trekking expeditions also begin here. The Ridge in is a large road in Shimla which is centre for most of cultural activities of Shimla.

  • adakh

    Ladakh Tourism is one of the most leading, hospitality e-travel service company in whole Jammu and Kashmir working from the past many years, aiming at the development of the travel and tourism industry by constantly improving the standard of service and professionalism in the industry so as to cater to the needs of the travelers and tourists from within India and oversea.

  • ashmir

    Kashmir is World famous for its beauty from ages old and one of the Great Mughal Princes has praised its beauty by calling it a " Paradise on earth ! ".The Valley of Kashmir is full of the mighty mountains, Lush Greenery , blossoms of pinks , whites, yellows and flowers of all the rarest varieties. Rainbows spread across the blue skies. Meadows are spangled with daisies , flower beds with pansies, primroses, hyacinths and daffodils grow all over. Almond, cherry, apples strawberries are in abundance. Rivers, Lakes, snow-caped mountains, dense forests, Hill stations you can't think of any heavenly beauty which is missing in this piece of heaven !

  • gra

    Besides the TajMahal amongst the other famous monuments of Agra, India is the Agra Fort. Agra fort was built by Emperor Akbar. He was undoubtedly the Greatest Mughal emperor of India. The construction of Agra fort commenced in the 1565 and completed in 1571. Built with red sandstone Agra Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Agra Tourism would be incomplete without this monument. Most of the Agra packages offered by us take you to the Agra Fort. Agra to Jaipur is the usual choice in pacakges.