Things to do
Gulmarg day visit-The' skiing destination every winter, Gulmarg is the 'valley of flowers' in summer. A delightful hour and a half's drive from Srinagar, breathtaking views lead you to this quaint valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Rolling meadows with streams bubbling past scores of wildflowers andpine,past fir trees silhouetted against the sky, make Gulmarg Kashmir's best-known secret.
Pahalgam and Bataab valley day visit-A perfect little town in the midst of superb coniferous forests, Pahalgam is clearly the last word in tranquillity. An approximately 96-kilometre drive from Srinagar, past saffron fields, apple orchards and sulphur springs, the approach to Pahalgam is a vision to behold.
Sonmarg day visit-Here besides the Nallah Sindh, set against snow capped mountains and clear blue skies, the 'meadow of gold' comes to life.A mere three-hour drive from Srinagar,lies a reminder of times gone by - before you had wi-fi at every coffee shop and crossing a road in town was never an issue with mortality.
Best time to visit March to October
Freezing winters warm up mid-March and give way to lovely gardens of flowers and undulating green meadows. This pleasant season stays on through early September for fruit harvest season. Mid-September turns everything a lovely golden-green as leaves start falling before the first snowfall in late November. Winter valleys remain white with regular intervals of snow till late February.
How to reach
Srinagar International Airport also known as Jammu Airport is just seven kilometre from Jammu city. You will find regular flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Srinagar and Leh connecting Jammu to these destinations.
The closest railhead is Udhampur Railway Station which is 200 kilometre away from Srinagar. Jammu-Tawi Railway Station is also another railway station located 294 kilometre from Srinagar.Locally train services are available from Srinagar to Baramulla and Banihal. The Kashmir Railways Project, once completed, will connect the valley to the rest of India by rail.
Jammu has a good network of roads which connects it with major cities of north India. There various states offering bus services to serve the visitors going to Jammu. Jammu is well-connected to different North Indian states via road, infact road are the best option to reach Jammu and Kashmir.
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