Srinagar Tour Ideas
On visiting, Jehangir, one of the Mughal emperors, is said to have exclaimed: "If there is paradise anywhere on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here."
<br /> Soak in the magical beauty of Kashmir, with a tour to its famous places, Srinagar,Pahalgam and Gulmarg. Experience the magic of nature with a shikara ride on Dal Lake and stroll in the royal Mughal gardens. Embrace nature's beauty during a ride in the Gulmarg Gondola and then, explore the 110-year old St. Mary's Church.
Originally called 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.<br />While Gulmarg is an all-weather resort with refreshing summer meadows and pastoral scenes to keep the camera busy, the main reason to come here, at least in winter, is the off-piste, deep-powder, long-run skiing and snowboarding. The Himalayan resort of Gulmarg is one of the newest and increasingly popular ski destinations. Head here for the world's highest gondola ski lift and eye-popping views.
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