Srinagar: Side Trip to Part of Heaven on Earth
Are you planning a trip to Srinagar, one of India’s apex domestic visitor attractions? If so, then it wouldn’t be complete without making a visit into the glorious Kashmiri countryside with leading travel agents like Rao Travels. Known as the Switzerland of India, Srinagar is packed with flowers in spring and snow in winter. Your trip to Srinagar would remain incomplete if you miss taking few side trips out into the magnificent Kashmiri landscape.
Popularly acknowledged as Meadow of Gold, Sonamarg has witnessed the shooting of many Bollywood movies owing to its glorified beauty. Famous for its Thajiwas Glacier, this place is located on the Srinagar-Ladakh Highway.
Situated less than two hours, by road, to east of Srinagar, Gulmarg is famous as India’s version of ski resort. This place sees a huge tourist footfall from mid-December to mid-March. It is the best place for skiing lovers and for the ones who can’t ski; the Mount Apharwat unfolds outstanding views.
This place falls near the departure point for pilgrims going on the Amarnath Yatra. Although it is suggested to visitors avoid visiting this place during the month of July. Known as Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam is approximately three hours’ drive from Srinagar. The tourists usually stopover Pahalgam’s Betaab Valley (as the Bollywood film “Betaab” was shot here), featuring fresh flowing Lidder River and adjoining snow-capped hills.
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