Srinagar, Kashmir

Situated in Kashmir Valley, and forming part of Northwest India’s administrative state of Kashmir and Jammu, Srinagar is set around Dal Lake. Explore Paradise Valley’s stunning landscapes filled with lush pine forests, historic treasures, Himalayan wildlife, wondrous nature, mountain culture, tantalising Kashmiri cuisine, and warm hospitable people starting in Srinagar. Nicknamed the Lake City and the state’s summer capital, Srinagar is an ancient town steeped in legend and history. Discover its sights and sounds at the city’s most prominent landmark Dal Lake laden with local villages, floating vegetable gardens and lotus blossom fields. Endowed with ancient shrines and mosques, the quaint medieval Old City offers insight into this land’s rich historic past. The Mughal Gardens are also wondrous.

Ski on India’s best slopes in the hill resort Gulmarg, or play a round of golf on one of the world’s highest courses. Other activities there include: nature walks, horseback riding and a gondola cable car. Embark on a jungle safari through Dachigam National Park. Wander along the pony trails amidst magnificent mountains in the Valley of Shepherds at Pahalgam, or marvel at Pampore’s saffron fields and Awantipura ruins. The hub and heart of Kashmir—Srinagar.