Crown Of India
At an average height of 1850 meters above sea level on the bank of Jhelum river "summer capital" of India "Srinagar" situated in valley of Kashmir. Beautiful mountainous landscape, eye catching gardens, lakes and houseboats make it one of the several places that have been called "Venice of the East". The beauty and gift of nature along with human creations Srinagar is indescribable in word. It was reported that 7.36 lakh tourists visited Kashmir including 23,000 foreigners every year.
"Heartland of winter sports in India" at 56 km from Srinagar Asia's seventh best ski destination. The most famous tourist destinations in India notified for several Winter sports like skiing, tobogganing, Snowboarding and heli-skiing. It is also house of world's highest cable cars "Gondola".
The urban and second largest lakes in Srinagar named as "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir". The coast line of the lake is covered by Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats, lotus flowers gardens and hotels. Scenic view of the lake can be seen from Mughal gardens and houseboats cruising along the lake in colorful shikaras.
Pahalgam "Valley of Shepherds" famous hill station at 95 km from Srinagar situated at height of 7200 ft in convergence of Lidder River and Sheshnag Lake. Breathtaking vistas of meadows, gently flowing Lidder River, thick wooded pine forest and snow-clad Himalayan Mountains, makes Pahalgam eye catching.
At an altitude of 2800 m, Sonamarg "the meadow of gold". A picturesque hill station snowy mountains against sapphire sky situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar. A popular tourist destination nestled within imposing Himalayan peaks. Trip of Thajiwas glacier by ponies is also major attractions in summers.