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
Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR) is the city's only airport which lies 12 kilometre out of the city. Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport also known as Srinagar airport is owned by Indian Air Force and Airport Authority of India. Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport is well-connected to all major Indian destinations. Many airlines such as Air Asia India, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo and many more operate here for different destinations.
Srinagar railway station also known as Nowgam railway station lies 14 kilometre away from the city centre. Nowgam railway station is connected to Jammu twai railway station and other Indian railheads.
Srinagar has a well connected road network. National Highway 44 connects Srinagar to Jammu and Kashmir and other major cities of Jammu state. You can take cab from any major North Indian city to your destinations. Many nearny states offer their bus services for Srinagar.
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