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Kashmir Tour Packages
New Delhi - Sri Nagar Tour
Kashmir- this is truly a paradise on our planet, fabulously beautiful natural landscapes of which, fascinate at first sight. Crystal clear rivers, snow-capped mountain peaks and dotted lakes dotted with orchids annually attract tens of thousands of tourists from many countries. Here, in Kashmir, the Indian film company Bollywood has filmed hundreds of favorite movies all over the world, the plot of which unfolds against the backdrop of the fantastic landscapes of these places. Having chosen the tour "Mystical Kashmir", our company invites you to become a part of this fairy world, during which you can fully enjoy the virgin beauty of this part of the extreme north of the Indian subcontinent, get acquainted with its historical heritage, visit the world-famous monuments of architectural architecture, touch the mysteries of the mystical Islamic religious movements.
Places to cover : Delhi -Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam
Transfer from your hotel in Delhi to the airport for flight to Srinagar. Arrival in Srinagar you will meet our representative of Sushant Travels at the airport and take you to the Houseboat. Night in the Floating House.
In 1793, Srinagar was a summer holiday destination for British people living in India. Maharaja Kashmir allowed the English to come, but forbade buying property for foreigners. Therefore, the British began to build their own homes on the water - houseboats. Each building is a unique work of art, the best types of wood were used for their construction. Then they said that "each of them is a small piece of England floating on Lake Dal." Shikary-houses became an unspoken symbol of Srinagar (shikary - wooden boats).
Srinagar (Srinagar)- a city in the Kashmir Valley, the summer capital of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, located at an altitude of 1730 m above sea level. It is called "the precious stone in the Kashmiri crown". Srinagar was founded in the 3rd century BC. The name means "Blessed City". Under the emperor Ashoka Buddhism came to the Kashmir valley. The areas adjacent to the city became the center of the spread of Buddhism. Under the control of independent Hindu and Buddhist rulers, Srinagar was up until the 14th century, when the Kashmir valley was under the control of Muslim rulers, including the great Moguls. Here was the residence of the Mughal emperors. This place is a plexus of cultures and civilizations, the main parking spot on the way of silk caravans and the ancient center of trade. Srinagar is a city that today has managed to preserve its charm of ancient cultures.
Srinagar is surrounded by snow caps of mountains and magnificent lakes and is characterized by a very pleasant climate, and for this reason the city has remained a popular summer resort for centuries. Here come tourists from all over India, escaping from suffocating heat, and also foreign tourists. The city is located on the banks of the Jelam River, the tributary of the Indus, and is famous for its canal-streets, as well as for the nine ancient bridges that connect the two parts of the city on opposite banks. Srinagar is famous for its beautiful lakes, in particular, the lake Dal. There are many houseboats here. For local residents, this is a real highway. The city is called "Indian Venice" .
The history of Srinagar is closely connected with decorative applied art. There are many artisans selling different goods - wool, silk, wood and precious metals. Srinagar has long been famous for its wool.
In the morning tour of Srinagar. Lake Dal is the most popular attraction of Srinagar. It serves as a home for waterfowl, floating gardens, and graceful chic. In the early morning the lake revives the floating market .
Small boats with freshly harvested crops sail here. Here you can buy flowers, fresh vegetables, firewood, food, building materials. On the lake are 117 species of macrophytes - floating plants, and many fish, the main species is carp.
To the west of Lake Dal, reflected in its calm waters, on the hill rises a small fort - it is the shrine of Hazratbal, or the White Mosque . The uniqueness of this place is that here is stored hair from the beard of the Prophet Muhammad.
Next, you will visit the famous Mugol gardens , called Baghams . They settled around Dal and were created by Shalimar Baga, Chashm-e-Shah and Nishat Baga in the era of the Great Moguls. The territory of the gardens is luxurious, and from here you have a magnificent view of the Zabarvan mountain range. Natural sources, fountains, colorful flowers, waterfalls, pavilions, terraces make these gardens unforgettably beautiful. Shalimar Bagh Gardenswere founded in 1619 by the order of Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan and are considered the top of the Mughal landscape design. In translation, this is "the place where love lives." The arbor, made of marble and located on the territory of the garden, absorbed the history. The inscription engraved on it says that heaven on earth exists, and it is in this place. . Nishat Bagh , the "garden of delights", was founded in 1633 by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jahan. Chashma Shahi is another garden in which the palace of the Paris Mahal is located. One of the sacred places of Hinduism is the Shankaracharya Temple , also known as Dzhastetstvara, dedicated to the god Shiva. It stands on a hilltop 300 meters high. The great Indian philosopher Shankaracharya stayed in this temple for a debate and lecture on Vedanta. At the base of the temple is a 6-meter-high octagonal pedestal, in the church there is a forester, once covered with inscriptions. In the sanctuary there is a small pool with water, in which the Shiva-lingam is installed. Hari Parbat, or the Mughal fort stands on a hill and dominates Srinagar. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar Khan in 1590. In the fot there is a mosque, a Hindu temple and a Sikh sanctuary. According to legend, this hill - once was a rock, which the gods threw on the demons who lived in the valley
Full day excursion to Gulmarg is a city and ski resort with a difference of altitudes from 4000 to 2000 m, located on the slope of the Pir-Panjal ridge in the Himalayas. In the old days, this place was called Gaurimarg (Gaurimarg) in honor of the wife of the god Shiva. The name Gulmarg received in the 16th century from the sultan Yusuf Shah, who was fascinated by the beauty of the blossoming valley and called this place "Flower meadow". The resort was built by the British in 1921. Gulmarg is attractive for visiting in winter as a ski resort with great opportunities for off-piste skiing and in summer as a mountain resort for recreation, mountain biking and golfing. Has the world's highest golf course with 18 holes.
In the evening return to Srinagar. Night in the Floating House.
Full day excursion to Pahalgam , the valley of the shepherds. It is a resort town located on the Lidder River and offering wonderful Himalayan views, hiking in the surrounding area, trekking, rafting, mule riding and ski walks in the winter. Pahalgam is also the base for pilgrimage in Amarnath - the sacred place of the god Shiva and one of the most revered Hindu shrines.
On the way to Palahar you will see saffron fields and visit the village of Avanthiripa , which was once the capital of Kashmir. In the Avantir are the ruins of two very ancient Hindu temples of the 9th century AD. The temples were built by King Avantivarman (855-833), who founded his capital with the same name Avantipur in this place. This king founded the Utphl dynasty, which ruled Kashmir until the end of the 10th century.
The temple of Avantiswamy is dedicated to Vishnu, and the temple of Avantesvara is dedicated to Shiva.
On the way to Palahar you will also visit the city of Anantnag . Ancient myths say that the name Anant Nag is given to the place, because on his way to Amarnath Siva left his things on the road. In place of the city, he took off from himself and laid on the ground a lot of snakes that lived on Shiva (naked - snake). This is one of the oldest places in the region: the settlement here existed 5000 years BC. Anantang is famous for its sources - 2 sulfuric and many fresh. Anantnag is a famous place of pilgrimage, where there are many temples and sanctuaries, some of which are important historical monuments.
You will visit the Temple of the Sun Martand - the most important archaeological site of the region. Its impressive architecture shows the former power of Kashmir and its eternal glory. The temple was elevated by Maharaja Lalitaditya Muktapid in the 8th century AD. e. Martande - this is the little thing that has survived from the past of Kashmir. The temple is dedicated to the sun god Suria, Martand is another name for it. The temple was completely destroyed by order of the Muslim ruler Shikandar Butshikan in the beginning of the 15th century, it took a whole year to destroy it. The ruins of the temple are declared national treasure and are protected by the state. You will see the temple of Kherbawani , built of solid stone. Inside the temple is a sacred spring, beating from this place, the water in which magically changes its colors.
Not far from Anantnaga is Lake Sheshnag ("nag" - snake), surrounded by seven high mountains, the summits of which resemble the heads of divine serpents. According to legend, in time immemorial, the poor brahmana Visakha saved two beautiful daughters of the Naga from hunger. The grateful naga gave Vishakha to his wife one of his daughters. But the family was persecuted, and they created for themselves a lake of dazzling whiteness, reminiscent of a sea of ??milk, which to this day is known as Sheshanag. Nicholas Roerich painted it in his painting "Naga Lake". On the connection of the streams of the lakes Sheshnag and Astangmarg at an altitude of 2896 m in a picturesque valley lies Chandawari - a favorite place for trekking lovers and another stop of pilgrims in Armanath. You will pass through the picturesque valley of Aru, 12 km from Pahalar. The beauty of her landscapes is breathtaking. Near the valley are 20 lakes, mountain peaks and meadows. It is practiced by trekking, horse riding, and in winter skiing. Then you will also see Pahalam's golf course. In Pahalam you will visit the temple of Shiva Mamleshwar Mahadev of the 11th century. In the evening return to Srinagar. Night in the Floating House.