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Explore the 'Paradise on Earth', Kashmir with Thrillophilia's well-planned, fully structured, and affordable Kashmir tour packages. From its snow-capped mountains and tranquil lakes to its vibrant local markets and historic shrines, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Kashmir. With Kashmir trip packages, you can immerse yourself in the region's stunning natural scenery and diverse cultural heritage, while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of a well-planned vacation. The packages are reasonably priced but don't worry they take you to all the popular places like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Kargil, Pulwama & Pahalgam.

Whether you're interested in adventure sports or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings, our Kashmir packages have something for everyone. With 24/7 genuine travel assistance available, you can rest assured that your Kashmir trip will be hassle-free and amusing from start to end.

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Why Visit Kashmir?

Kashmir is like a real-life painting, full of beauty. There are so many reasons why you should visit! First off, picture-perfect landscapes. Think of towering mountains blanketed in snow, lush green valleys, and serene lakes like Dal Lake, where you can take a peaceful boat ride. It's like stepping into a postcard!

But it's not just the scenery that makes Kashmir famous. The food is mouthwatering! You've got to try their aromatic biryanis and spicy rogan josh. And the culture! Kashmir is a melting pot of traditions, from vibrant festivals to beautiful handicrafts like intricate Pashmina shawls.

Now, let's talk adventure. Kashmir is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. You can go trekking amidst breathtaking scenery, skiing down snowy slopes, or even try your hand at paragliding for an adrenaline rush!

But what really sets Kashmir apart is its resilience. Despite its challenges, the people of Kashmir are warm and welcoming. Their spirit shines through in everything they do, making your visit not just about sightseeing but also about connecting with a rich culture and experiencing the strength of the human spirit.

In short, Kashmir is famous for its stunning beauty, delicious food, rich culture, and adventurous activities. A visit here is like stepping into a fairy tale come to life!

Popular Destinations To Visit On Kashmir Trip:

1. Srinagar: 

Known popularly for its lush forested mountains, verdant gardens, colorful flower beds, and picturesque lakes, with Srinagar tour packages explore a paradise on earth. A must-inclusion in all the Kashmir tour packages, this nature lover's delight introduces you to Kashmir's scenic beauty and colourful culture. The largest city of Kashmir, Srinagar, is famous for its postcard-perfect Dal Lake. You can rent a boathouse and float on the serene waters, spending a relaxing vacation. The Nishat Bagh and the Mughal Gardens propel couples with their breathtaking rows of flora and a tranquil atmosphere. Srinagar is also the place where you can relish a delightful Mutton Rogan Josh and shop for Pashmina shawls. So, you have another exciting place to include in your Jammu Kashmir tour packages.

2. Gulmarg

Gulmarg, which translates to 'Meadow of Flowers,' is a scenic wonder included within Kashmir holiday packages. Against the majestic snow-clad mountains, vibrant flowers carpet the landscape, creating a picturesque scene. Beyond its aesthetic charm, Gulmarg is an adventure haven with snow-covered peaks perfect for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The destination is renowned for its exhilarating gondola rides, boasting the title of the second-highest cable car globally. Explore the wonders of Gulmarg through specially curated Gulmarg tour packages.

3. Pahalgam

Elevated at 2,740 meters, Pahalgam beckons nature enthusiasts with lush forests, vibrant meadows, and serene lakes. A highlight in Kashmir tours, it's an idyllic retreat just 95 kilometers from Srinagar, offering solitude amid picturesque landscapes. Aru and Betab Valley enchant couples with their timeless natural allure. The mesmerizing Sheshnag Lake, surrounded by emerald waters, grasslands, and mountain vistas, is a must-visit. Pahalgam tour packages promise an immersive experience in this tranquil haven, where the beauty of nature unfolds at every turn, making it a dream destination for avid nature lovers.

4. Sonamarg: 

Known as the 'Meadow of Gold,' Sonamarg is a coveted inclusion in Kashmir tour package. This picturesque destination boasts undulating trekking trails, breathtaking flower beds, and stunning glaciers, making it a dream for travelers. A highlight is the enchanting Thajiwas Glacier, offering fantastic trekking and camping opportunities. Sonamarg is adorned with pristine lakes, such as Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake, Vishansar Lake, and Krishnasar Lake, adding to its allure. Adventure seekers are drawn to the exhilarating Zoji-La Pass. Embark on a journey of discovery with Sonamarg tour packages, designed to showcase the beauty and thrill of this golden meadow.

5. Kupwara

Kupwara is a dreamy land of majestic alpine markets, rolling meadows, and clear gushing water. Set in picturesque locales, Kupwara is the epitome of natural beauty in Kashmir. One of the major attractions in Kupwara is its enchanting valleys, including Lolab Valley, Seemab Valley, Bungus Valley, Kieran Valley, and Machil Valley. Kupwara also has religious sites, including the Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine and the Sheikh Baba Behram Point. Featuring dense forests and offering mountain biking and trekking opportunities, Chandigham in Kupwara is a delight and you must include this in your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages.

6. Kargil

Considered the second largest town in the Ladakh region, Kargil offers undaunted natural beauty. A witness to many historical wars, Kargil oozes out a lot of heart-warming memories and emotions. One of the must-visit places in Kargil is the war memorial, where you can pay your tribute to the brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives for saving our country. You can also experience mountaineering in the Nun Mountains and take a trekking tour to Suru Valley. Other places that you can explore in Kargil include Wakha Rgyal, Shergold, Mulbek Gompa, and Urgyen Dzong.

7. Pulwama

Lying at a distance of around 40 kilometres from Srinagar and nicknamed the "Rice Bowl Of Kashmir", Pulwama is a quaint village in Kashmir. Brimming with natural beauty, Pulwama is known popularly for its aromatic saffron fields, agreeable climate, rich culture, and kind-hearted locals. Offering excellent trekking and mountaineering opportunities in the summer season and snowboarding and skiing opportunities in the winters, Pulwama is often found in the Kashmir holiday packages of all adventure enthusiasts. Pulwama is packed with several excellent hotels for tourists to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Best Time to Go on Kashmir Trip:

Peak Season:

Kashmir’s peak season runs from March to May and October to November. March to May, lets you soak in the breathtaking Tulip Festival in Srinagar and explore the gorgeous Mughal Gardens. You can enjoy serene shikara rides on Dal Lake, indulge in thrilling skiing adventures in Gulmarg, and savour the lush beauty of Pahalgam. Kashmir’s autumn from October to November, welcomes picturesque landscapes adorned with golden Chinar trees. You can stroll through historic Shalimar Bagh, witness autumnal magic reflected in Dal Lake, and explore vibrant markets in Srinagar for a delightful experience.

Shoulder Season:

During the shoulder season from November to February, enjoy the snow-covered charm of Gulmarg, and embark on shikara rides in the tranquil Dal Lake. Explore historic sites like Shankaracharya Hill, and enjoy winter sports in Sonamarg including whitewater rafting, and zorbing. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Nigeen Lake and Nishat Bagh, and create unforgettable memories in the winter wonderland on your Kashmir tour.

Waning Season:

June to September in Kashmir is considered the waning season due to the Monsoon. During these months, witness the lush greenery of Shalimar Bagh and explore the vibrant markets of Srinagar. Take a peaceful stroll along Nigeen Lake, experience the mesmerising beauty of Betaab Valley, and indulge in the serenity of Sonamarg's meadows, creating unforgettable memories amidst nature's splendour.

How to reach Kashmir:

How To Reach Kashmir By Air: The Srinagar Airport in Kashmir is well-connected to the prime cities of the country, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Jammu, Goa, & Delhi by top airway services like Jet Airways, IndiGO, and Air India.

How To Reach Kashmir By Train: The nearest railhead to Kashmir is the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, which is located around 330 kilometers away. You can take a train from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Trivandrum to reach the Jammu Tawi Railway Station. From here, you can take a local taxi to reach Kashmir.

How To Reach Kashmir By Road: Kashmir can be reached by road from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu. The distance from Delhi to Srinagar is approximately 876 kilometers and takes around 16-18 hours. From Chandigarh, the distance is around 646 kilometers, taking around 10-12 hours. From Jammu, it is approximately 266 kilometers, taking around 5-6 hours. These routes offer scenic views and are well-connected via national highways, making road travel to Kashmir a memorable journey.

Facts About Jammu and Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir draws millions of tourists because of its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. While Jammu is renowned for its temples, Kashmir is famous for its breathtaking landscapes. Here are some interesting facts about Jammu and Kashmir that visitors must know:

1. Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir has a Shiva Lingam formed by the melting of ice from the cave's roof to the floor. It is believed to be more than 5000 years old.

2. The town of Dras is one of the coldest inhabited places in India. The lowest temperature here reaches - 45°C.

3. The historic Mughal garden, Chashme Shahi, features a natural spring. The water from the spring is famous for its medicinal properties.

4. The Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu welcomes more than 81 lakh pilgrims every year. It has been honored with the Cleanest Religious Place award.

5. Kashmir is India's primary saffron producer and ranks third globally in saffron production.

6. The library in Jammu’s Raghunath Temple is home to more than 6000 manuscripts in various Indian languages.

7. The first floating post office in India was built on a houseboat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar. 

8. The Chenani-Nashri Tunnel is the longest road tunnel which stretches about 9 kilometers. This tunnel is situated in Chenani, Jammu, and Kashmir.

9. The Gandola in Gulmarg is India's highest and largest ropeway. It covers a distance of 5 kilometers. 

10. Wazwan is a traditional 36-course meal and is one of the important dishes of Kashmir. 

11. The Chenab Bridge is built with a unique steel that can withstand temperatures as low as -20°C.

12. Betaab Valley’s name comes from a Bollywood movie filmed in the area. 

13. Kashmir has the largest tulip garden in Asia named Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. 

14. The Banihal railway tunnel is India's longest tunnel. The distance of this tunnel is 11,215 kilometres with a width of 8.4 metres and a height of 7.39 metres. 

15. The Floating Market is one of the most famous and popular places in Srinagar. It is the only one of its kind in India and the third in Asia.

Kashmir Tourism: Places to Visit in Kashmir

Here are some best places to visit in Kashmir:

1. Anantnag: Home to many beautiful age-old temples and known for their spiritual significance, Anantnag is commonly found in the Kashmir package of spiritual enthusiasts. Anantnag comes straight out of an artist's magical scenery, Packed with ever-charming freshwater springs and breathtaking lush gardens. Tourists visiting Anantnag spend much of their time enjoying temple visits. Some of the famous spiritual sites to visit here include the Martand Sun Temple, Amarnath Ji's cave, Kheer Bhawani Asthappan, Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki, Imambara Goom, and Ziarat Baba Hyder Reshi Shrine. One of the other prime places of interest in Anantnag is the Kishtwar National Park, home to Himalayan black and brown bear and musk deer.

2. Nishat Garden, Srinagar: Known popularly as the 'Garden of Bliss', Nishant Garden happens to be the second-largest Mughal Garden in the Kashmir Valley. Lying on the eastern side of the famous Dal Lake, Nishant Garden was established in 1633 AD under the command of Asaf Khan, the brother of Noor Jahan. Nishant Garden offers a treat to the eyes, with the majestic Zabarwan Mountains serving as a stunning backdrop. So, make sure you have enough time in the itinerary of your Kashmir tour packages to explore this beautiful garden. Nishat Bagh also offers an impressive Persian architectural design, featuring a serene water channel flowing amidst the garden and 12 terraces adorned with colourful flowers.

Location: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 191121

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM 

Price: INR 10 per head

3. Shalimar Garden, Srinagar: The Shalimar Garden is preached on the picturesque shores of Dal Lake and sprawled across a vast area of whopping 31 acres. This place happens to be the most prominent Mughal Garden in Kashmir Valley. The Shalimar Garden was established back in 1619 AD under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Flanked by tall Chinar trees and packed with colorful flowers, the ever-charming Shalimar Garden is a must-include in your Kashmir itinerary.

Location: Chinar chowk, Shalimar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121

Timings: 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM

Price: INR 10 per head for Indians, INR 200 per head for foreigners

4. Chashme Shahi, SrinagarEstablished back in 1632 AD under the commands of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chashme Shahi is the smallest of all the three gardens laid out by the Mughals. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of Dal Lake, Chashme Shahi is a great picnic site to include in your Kashmir tour. It is an awe-inspiring three-terraced garden, with a striking natural spring of water flowing through. Packed with well-manicured flowery patches, Chashme Shahi flaunts an Iranian-influenced architectural design.

Location: 7, Boulevard Rd, Chashma Shahi, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001

Timings: Monday to Saturday - 8 AM to 7.15 PM; Sunday - 2 AM to 9 PM

Price: INR 10 per head.

5. Jama Masjid, SrinagarConstructed by Sultan Sikandar in 1402, Jama Masjid is considered the biggest mosque in Kashmir Valley. This mosque has been damaged severely by fire three times. Still, it has fortunately been well-restored and one of the top places to include in your Kashmir holiday packages. The existing building of Jama Masjid was constructed in 1672 under the commands of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. Jama Masjid flaunts a spellbinding Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Featuring a massive courtyard with a total of 370 wooden pillars, Jama Masjid can accommodate 33,333 devotees at a single time.

Location: Nowhatta Kathi Darwaza Road, Nowhatta, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003

Timings: 3 PM to 7 PM

6. Aru Valley, Srinagar: Juxtaposed against the snowy Himalayan peaks, the enchanting Aru Valley is often found in the Kashmir packages for honeymooners. This breathtaking valley is adorned to perfection by the picturesque Aru River, a tributary of the Lidder River. The Aru Valley Serves as a base camp for several treks. By offering some exhilarating activities like hiking and horse riding, this valley is becoming a must-include in the Kashmir trip packages of adrenaline seekers. This place is a gateway to the famous Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. If you are an adventure buff you must include this place in your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages.

7. Amarnath, SrinagarDedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, Amarnath is one of the top places to include in the Kashmir itinerary for all devotees and religious seekers. The major attraction of this place is the Amarnath Cave, which is home to the Shiva Linga made entirely of ice. This unique Shivalinga is an accumulation of water droplets that freeze once they fall on the cave floor. According to popular mythological beliefs, the Amarnath Cave is the same site where Lord Shiva shared his life's secrets with his consort Goddess Parvati. Amarnath receives the highest influx of devotees during the Amarnath Yatra, held here every year between July and August.

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8. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve: The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is one of the greatest locations in Gulmarg for wildlife enthusiasts. It offers several opportunities to witness biodiversity in its purest form, including rare species of flora, fauna, and avifauna. Take pictures of the animals in this reserve, which is situated between 2,400 and 4,300 metres above sea level.

Things to Do in Kashmir:

Here are some best things to do in Kashmir:

1. Take a Shikara Ride in Dal Lake: It would be a sin to visit Kashmir and not take a Shikara ride in the famous Dal Lake. You will rarely find Kashmir packages that do not consist of this activity. Hop into the colorfully adorned, traditional wooden Shikara and lay back soaking in the astounding panoramic views of the distant snow-capped mountains, as the boatman takes you across the picturesque lake. The enchanting sound of the boatman’s oar against the water's surface, the cool breeze, and the mesmerizing nature views will offer you a true detox from your mundane life.

Location: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM

Price: INR 150 to INR 250 per head

2. Enjoy a Gondola Ride in GulmargNo matter your age, riding the Gondola will always interest you and offer you a super fun experience. This is one of the basic adventures that all kinds of travelers can have in their cheapest tour packages for Kashmir. The first phase of the Gondola ride will take you from Gulmarg to Kungdoor. The second phase will take you from Kongdori to Apharwat Peak. From Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder it will be a chair lift, hence making this activity an important part of the adventurous Kashmir package. 

Location: District Baramulla, Alambal Road, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403

Timings: Ticket Sale - 9 AM to 3 PM; Ride - 10 AM to 5 PM

Price: INR 600 per head for Phase I, INR 800 per head for Phase II, INR 300 per head for Chair Lift

3. Try Your Hands at Golf at Gulmarg Golf Club: If you have a thing for golf, make sure you try your hands at the sport at the Gulmarg Golf Club during your Kashmir tour, which makes for one of the world’s highest and largest 18-hole golf courses. With the Himalayan peaks serving as an excellent backdrop and lush green expanses encompassing the golf club, the splendors of nature will motivate you to play a great shot. 

Location: Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Price: INR 800 per head for Indians, INR 1200 per head for foreigners

4. Relish Delicious Authentic Kashmiri Cuisine: When looking for the cheapest tour packages for Kashmir, make sure that it takes you to the best places here to enjoy authentic Kashmiri delicacies. Start your food tour of Kashmir with the authentic tea of Kashmir, the delicious Kashmiri Kahwa which will make your Kashmir Holiday packages worth it. Go on to treat your tastebuds with the delicious Mutton Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Wazwan, Yakhni, Gushtaba, and Matschgand. No worries if you are a vegetarian; Kashmir will serve you passionately. Try Paneer Chaman and Dum Aloo and you will always return to these delicacies whenever you visit Kashmir the next time.

Location: Nedous Dining Room, Stream Restaurant, Alchi Kitchen, Ahdoos

5. Take a Heritage Walk of Old Srinagar: You can explore Srinagar best by taking a walking tour through this lively city. So, make sure you have enough time in the itinerary of your Kashmir package so that you can take a fulfilling walk of Old Srinagar and explore its cultural and historical riches. On this heritage walk, you can spot a number of Mughal style architectural marvels. You can also witness the popular Jamia Masjid, which features a total of 370 maple wood pillars. You can also visit the old markets of Srinagar and shop for local produce like dry fruits, threads, and spices.

Location: Old Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

6. Pay a Visit to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip GardenNo matter if you are a couple or a family, you will love to have a visit to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden included in your Kashmir packages. On your visit to the largest tulip garden in Asia, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, you can spend time spotting a wide variety of colorful flora, including tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, and hyacinths. If you are on a Kashmir tour during April, do not forget to attend the tulip festival held in this garden every year.

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, Cheshma Shahi Road, Rainawari, Srinagar

Timings: 7 AM to 7.30 PM

Price: INR 50 per head for adults and INR 25 per head for children

7. Shop for Organic Dry Fruits: If you are a shopaholic by heart, make sure you have a dedicated shopping day in the itinerary of your Kashmir tour packages. One of the best things to buy in Kashmir is dry fruits, which is one of the prime local produce of this place. One of the best places to find good quality, organic dry fruits is Royal Kashmir. If you are a shopaholic you must include this in your Jammu Kashmir tour package. You can buy all kinds of home-grown dry fruits here including cashews, apricot, pistachios, almonds, dates, and raisins. You can also get umpteen varieties of fresh fruits here including Kashmiri apples, plums, and pomegranates.

Location: Abi Kara Pora Rainawari, Dal Lake Meena Bazar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003

8. Seek Blessings at the Kheer Bhawani Temple: Pay a visit to the famous Kheer Bhawani Temple on your Kashmir trip package and pay homage to Goddess Ragnya Devi, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. On your visit to this temple, you will get to see that the main offering made to the goddess here is the Indian delicacy ‘kheer’, from which the name of the shrine is inspired. You can also see the beautiful water spring over which the Kheer Bhawani Temple is located.

Location: Tulmulla – Dangerpora Link Rd, Tulmulla, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

9. Shop Your Heart Out at Ahmad Complex: It is recommended for all shopaholics to have some time in the itinerary of their Kashmir tour packages for shopping at the famous Ahmad Complex. Tourists can shop for clothing, traditional Kashmiri jewelry, and amazing Kashmiri souvenirs at good rates from this place. You can also find many bakeries and cafes here to sample some fresh local snacks.

Location: Hussaini colony, Chattergam, Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir Budgam Jammu and Kashmir, 191113

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

10. Take a Wildlife Safari at the Dachigam National Park: If you are a wildlife enthusiast, choose from Kashmir tour packages that offer you a thrilling wildlife safari in the world-famous Dachigam National Park. On your safari through this breathtaking national park, you can spot several amazing animal species including the hill fox, long-tailed marmot, musk deer, leopard, Himalayan black bear, jackal, and Himalayan weasel. You can also engage in bird watching, trying your luck at spotting a variety of beautiful birds like the cinnamon sparrow and black bulbul.

Location: Near Harwan Mughal Garden, Dachigam Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191202

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Price: INR 25 per head

Shopping In Kashmir: What to Shop?

1. Pashmina Shawls: Renowned globally, these fine, handwoven shawls are made from the wool of Himalayan goats. The shawls provide warmth and elegance.

2. Kashmiri Carpets: Shop for Kashmiri Carpets while exploring Kashmir. Intricately designed hand-knotted carpets showcase the region's artistic heritage. The carpets can be purchased in vibrant colors and exquisite patterns.

3. Saffron: Jammu and Kashmir produce high-quality saffron. During the Jammu Kashmir trip, visitors can buy saffron with rich flavor and aroma which makes it a sought-after spice.

4. Kashmiri Papier-Mâché: Crafted by skilled artisans, shop for these delicate hand-painted items. Ranging from decorative boxes to ornaments, these items reflect Kashmir's artistry.

5. Kashmiri Embroidery: During your Kashmir trip, purchase authentic Kashmiri clothing adorned with intricate embroidery, such as the Phiran. The Kashmiri embroidery has a beautiful blend of tradition and style.

6. Walnut Wood Items: Artisans carve exquisite items from walnut wood, including furniture, bowls, and decorative pieces. These items showcase the region's woodworking expertise.

7. Kangris (Wicker Firepots): A traditional handwoven Kashmiri portable heater, often used in winter, adds a unique cultural touch to your shopping list.

8. Namda Rugs: Shop for hand-felted wool rugs, featuring vibrant colors and traditional patterns. These rugs showcase the craftsmanship of the region.

9. Kashmiri Spices: During the Kashmir tour, take home a taste of Kashmir with a variety of aromatic spices like saffron, cardamom, and cinnamon. The spices add a touch of the region to your culinary adventures.

10. Kesar (Saffron) Tea: A popular beverage in the region, Kashmiri saffron tea combines the finest saffron strands with tea leaves. 

Kashmir Restaurants: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants:

1. Shamyana Restaurant, Srinagar: On your Jammu Kashmir trip, have a memorable dining experience at Shamyana, offering panoramic views of Dal Lake. Known for its authentic Kashmiri cuisine, the restaurant provides a serene atmosphere.

2. Ahdoos, Srinagar: This is a culinary landmark in the heart of Srinagar. Ahdoos is renowned for its traditional Wazwan feast and local delicacies. The historic ambiance of the restaurant adds to the overall dining charm.

3. Pahalwan Di Hatti, Jammu: With your Jammu Kashmir tour package, enjoy the taste of Jammu's street food at Pahalwan Di Hatti, famous for its delicious Dogra cuisine. The popular Chole Bhature and Rajma Chawal are must-try specialties.

4. Gulshan Da Dhaba, Jammu: This iconic dhaba is a favorite among locals and visitors. Known for its rustic charm and delectable Punjabi fare, Gulshan Da Dhaba offers a memorable dining experience.

5. Stream Restaurant, Gulmarg: Enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains while savoring diverse cuisines at Stream Restaurant in Gulmarg. The cozy ambiance and delightful menu make it a must-visit spot for tourists.

Kashmir Famous Foods To Try On Your Jammu Kashmir Trip:

Jammu and Kashmir offer a delectable culinary experience with a variety of dishes that showcase the region's rich cultural influences. Book Kashmir tour packages and enjoy dishes that represent the unique blend of Kashmiri flavors. The region is a paradise for food enthusiasts.

1. Rogan Josh: Enjoy this delicious dish which is a slow-cooked lamb curry infused with aromatic spices.

2. Yakhni: This dish includes mutton or chicken broth based on yogurt, offering a distinctive taste.

3. Dum Aloo: This is spiced potato curry, showcasing the diverse flavors of the region.

4. Kashmiri Naan: Treat your taste buds with sweet and crispy flatbread, perfect for accompanying local dishes.

5. Wazwan: This is a grand feast featuring various courses, including Rista (meatballs) and Gustaba (spiced meatballs in yogurt).

6. Seekh Kebabs: With Kashmir packages, enjoy minced meat skewers, which is a popular street food with rich, spiced flavors.

7. Kahwa: Take a sip of traditional Kashmiri green tea infused with spices and saffron. Conclude the culinary experience on a delightful note with this refreshing drink.

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How much will a Kashmir trip cost?

The cost of Kashmir package typically ranges between INR 17,000 to INR 40,000 per person for a 5-day trip. This cost varies according to the accommodation type, transportation, season, and included activities. Expenses generally include local travel, hotel stays, meals, entry fees for attractions, and extra activities like shikara rides. Peak seasons may see higher prices. Furthermore, additional expenses for shopping and insurance should also be considered, with the total cost dependent on personal choices and travel style.

How can I go to Kashmir on a low budget?

To visit Kashmir on a low budget, choose a Jammu Kashmir holiday package from Thrillophilia, known for affordable yet enriching travel experiences. The packages often include budget-friendly accommodations, cost-effective transportation options, and well-planned itineraries that cover major attractions efficiently. The approach ensures a memorable trip and keeps expenses in check, offering an excellent value-for-money experience in the stunning landscapes of Kashmir.

What are some best Kashmir tour packages?

The best Jammu Kashmir tour package varies based on individual preferences. However, Thrillophilia offers a diverse range of Kashmir trip packages, from family-oriented packages to adventure-centric tours and romantic honeymoon options. Each package is uniquely tailored to suit your preferences. This ensures that a perfect option is available if you seek tranquil family time, thrilling outdoor activities, or intimate moments.

How safe is Kashmir for tourists?

Kashmir tour is considered safe for tourists, thanks to the dedicated efforts of local authorities that ensure a secure environment. Enhanced security measures, friendly locals, and well-organized tourism infrastructure contribute to a positive travel experience. The region's serene beauty and rich cultural heritage are accessible without major safety concerns, allowing you to enjoy Kashmir's charm worry-free.

Is Kashmir costly or not?

No, Kashmir is not costly, particularly with the availability of the cheapest tour packages for Kashmir offered by Thrillophilia. These packages offer value for money, encompassing affordable accommodations, local dining experiences, and budget-friendly transportation. This ensures a cost-effective yet memorable journey. Additionally, Kashmir's natural beauty and cultural richness are accessible without overspending. Seasonal discounts and well-planned itineraries further enhance affordability, making Kashmir a budget-friendly destination for all travellers.

Can we go to Kashmir by flight?

Yes, you can go to Kashmir by flight, with regular services to Srinagar Airport from major Indian cities. This ease of accessibility is often a feature of the Kashmir holiday package, ensuring a smooth and efficient journey for you. Opting for a flight significantly reduces travel time compared to road or rail, allowing more time to explore Kashmir's beautiful valleys and cultural landmarks. Additionally, the aerial view of the snow-capped Himalayas and serene landscapes is a breathtaking experience that starts your trip on an inspiring note.

Are there ATM facilities in Kashmir?

Yes, you can find well-equipped ATMs facilities in Kashmir. Prime cities of Kashmir like Srinagar and Gulmarg have several operating ATMs.

What should I pack for Kashmir tour?

Clothing:

  • During Summers: Half sleeves cotton t-shirts/ tops, Cotton trousers/ jeggings, Cotton track pants, Full sleeves t-shirts/ tops for the evening, Light woolen garments for the night
  • During Monsoons: A raincoat / waterproof jacket, cotton t-shirts/ tops, Cotton trousers/ jeggings, Cotton track pants, A light jacket/ hoodie/ pullover
  • During Winters: Full sleeves t-shirts/ tops, Warm trousers, Full sleeves sweaters/ overcoats/ pullovers, Warm woolen socks, Woolen caps/ mufflers, Warm woolen gloves, Snow boots, Thermals

Documents: ID proof like Aadhar Card/ Passport/Voters' ID, Hotel booking proof, Kashmir trip package voucher

Cash: Carry enough cash as most of the local hotels and restaurants accept only cash. ATMs are available only in selected locations of Kashmir.

Electronics: Cell phone, Camera, Universal adapter, Charger, Torch

First-Aid Kit: Pain killers, Metacin saridon, Paracetamol, Antiseptic lotion

Toiletry Kit: Toothbrush and paste, Bodywash, handwash, hair wash, and face wash, Sanitizer, Sanitary pads/ tampons, Cold cream, Moisturizer, Lip balm

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Why is Kashmir so famous?

Kashmir is famous for its picturesque lakes, striking landscapes, deep valleys, revered holy places, excellent climate, impressive art & heritage, beautiful handicrafts, colourful traditional houseboats, thrilling trekking sites and flavourful Kashmiri cuisine.

When does it snow in Kashmir?

It generally snows in Kashmir during the winter season, between December and March. During these months, the snowfall is weighty, suitable for enjoying fun snow activities like snowboarding and skiing.

What are the top winter destinations to explore in Kashmir?

Here are some must-include destinations in your Jammu Kashmir tour plan:

  • Gulmarg: Explore the winter wonderland of Gulmarg with our Jammu and Kashmir packages. Enjoy thrilling skiing and snowboarding on the pristine slopes surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Take a gondola ride to the highest ski resort in the world and witness panoramic views that will leave you mesmerized.
  • Pahalgam: Visit the picturesque town of Pahalgam in Kashmir, known for its serene beauty. Witness the frozen Lidder River and enjoy exciting winter activities like snowshoeing and sledding. Take leisurely walks through the charming pine forests and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this valley. Pahalgam is the perfect winter getaway, whether you're seeking peaceful moments in nature or thrilling adventures in the snow.
  • Sonamarg: Witness the enchanting Thajiwas Glacier in Sonamarg, a must-visit destination included in our Kashmir trip packages. Marvel at the glistening ice formations and engage in thrilling activities like snowboarding. Enjoy a peaceful horse ride amidst the picturesque snow-covered landscape, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Sonamarg.
  • Srinagar: Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Srinagar, a captivating destination in Kashmir. Take a memorable shikara ride on the frozen Dal Lake, where you can witness the beauty of floating ice sheets. Explore the iconic Mughal Gardens, such as Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, adorned with a blanket of snow, and be enchanted by their serene beauty. Srinagar offers a delightful blend of natural and cultural wonders that will leave you mesmerized.
  • Patnitop: Explore the scenic hill station of Patnitop, known for its breathtaking beauty. Enjoy panoramic views of the snow-clad mountains and indulge in thrilling sledging adventures. Take a leisurely stroll amidst the snow-covered pine trees and savor the breathtaking vistas of the Chenab Basin. Patnitop offers a tranquil retreat amidst nature's splendor, where you can unwind and rejuvenate. With our exclusive Kashmir packages, immerse yourself in the beauty of Patnitop and create unforgettable memories of your trip.

What are some popular houseboat stays to include in Kashmir itinerary?

1. Naaz Kashmir: Perched on the serene Nagin Lake, Naaz Kashmir is one of the most luxurious houseboats in Kashmir. This ever-charming houseboat should be a must-include for your Jammu Kashmir trip. It features artsy interiors and modern facilities that include a separate library. They also offer rental bicycles, shikara rides, BBQ facilities, and water-skiing facilities on demand.

2. De-Laila Group Of Houseboats: Lying close to the city centre and nestled in the Jhelum River, De-Laila Group Of Houseboats flaunts a traditional Kashmiri decor. This houseboat is known famously for its excellent hospitality, super delicious food, and intricately designed impressive interior and must be included in your Kashmir travel packages.

3. Royal Dandoo Palace Group of Houseboats: This is one of the most popular houseboats that tourists love to include in their Kashmir holiday packages. This houseboat offers beautiful wood-panelled houses and a cozy fireplace. They can also arrange picnic and bird watching tours on particular demand.

4. Butt's Clermont Houseboats: Nestled on the picturesque western banks of Dal Lake, Butt's Clermont Houseboats beckons couples seeking an enchanting escape with its exclusive Kashmir trip package. Set against the backdrop of the 400-year-old Mughal Garden, Naseem Bagh, this houseboat offers an idyllic retreat. Immerse yourself in the charm of this unique experience, as the comfortable and intimate suites provide a haven to awaken to the breathtaking vistas of the azure lake and the verdant chinar trees. 

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Which are the famous lakes to visit in Kashmir?

Kashmir is known for its mesmerizing mountains and breathtaking valleys. Still, it is also famous for its world-famous lakes, so make sure you include them in your preferred Kashmir packages.

1. Dal Lake: Located in Srinagar and commonly found in all Kashmir holiday packages, Dal Lake is the most popular water body in Kashmir. Spread across an area of around ten sq.km. This picturesque lake is adorned to perfection with colourful houseboats & Shikaras and floating markets. The Dal Lake is a must-visit attraction for everyone, so add this to your Kashmir packages.

2. Wular Lake: Sprawled across more than 130 sq. km, Wular Lake is home to aquatic vegetation and fish. Considered to be the largest freshwater in Asia, the Wular Lake offers boating and water skiing opportunities. One can also visit the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, which is a part of this lake & it is a must include in Kashmir trip package.

3. Nagin Lake: Flanked by lush green expanses and majestic hills, Nagin Lake offers a peaceful atmosphere. This romantic lake lets you enjoy serene shikara rides and shop for local produce from the lively floating markets. You can also enjoy swimming, and a cozy houseboat stays in Nagin Lake.

4. Manasbal Lake: Home to a host of colourful aquatic birds, Manasbal Lake is a paradise for avid birdwatchers. The clean waters of this lake are home to beautiful lotus and water lilies. The banks of this lake are adorned by breathtaking gardens and make for an excellent camping ground; it is a must-include in the Jammu Kashmir tour.

What are the best adventure activities to do during the Kashmir tour?

Here are some adventure things to do while you are in Kashmir. Make sure you add them to your Kashmir tour:

1. Go Skiing in Gulmarg: The best way to enjoy snow in Kashmir is to go skiing in the snow-clad mountain slopes of Gulmarg. You can get all the ski gear, including skis, goggles, gloves, sticks, and boots, at the local ski shops of Gulmarg. Keep in mind that the ideal time for skiing here is from December to mid-April, and this should be a part of your Kashmir tour package that spells magic.

2. Enjoy River Rafting in Pahalgam: Head to the roaring Lidder river in Pahalgam and enjoy a thrilling river rafting trip. Raft through this picturesque river, facing several exhilarating whirlpools. As you raft here, soak in the mesmerizing views of snow-clad cliffs and deep green valleys. River Rafting is an ideal experience for everyone to add to their Kashmir holiday package. They can make their Kashmir trip even more special.

3. Experience a Wildlife Safari in Dachigam National Park: Go for a wildlife safari at Dachigam National Park and explore the exotic fauna and flora of the state. Try your luck at spotting the Kashmiri stag, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, bharal, markhor, and red fox. Make the best of your Kashmir holiday by adding this experience to your Kashmir tour packages.

4. Enjoy Paragliding at Astanmarg: As you fly across the skyline, soak in breathtaking panoramic views of the Shalimar Garden, Nishant Bagh, and Dal Lake. Catch mesmerizing glimpses of the verdant Kashmir valley and high-rising mountain peaks. For all adventure seekers, this is a must activity to add to your Kashmir trip package.

Which are the famous resorts to stay on Kashmir Trip?

1. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa: Stay at this 5-star resort to make your Kashmir trip an extraordinary one. This Gulmarg resort pampers you with the best luxuries and services. It offers an indoor pool, mini theatre, children's club, and a host of activities, it is indeed a good option to stay while on a Kashmir holiday trip.

2. The Chinar Resort: Another top-rated property, it impresses with its modern design and architecture, traditional hospitality, and mouth-watering food. Located in Pahalgam, this resort features impeccable customer service and a breathtaking setting, so you must include this in your Kashmir travel packages.

3. Ahsan Mount Resort: One of the best glamping resorts offered by the Kashmir sightseeing tours offers a beautiful amalgam of contemporary lodging facilities amidst an eco-friendly environment. Located in Sonamarg, it is perfect for experiential travellers who like to spend a night right under the stars.

4. Grand Mumtaz Resort: This resort offers well-furnished accommodation along with modern facilities and world-class services. This Gulmarg resort tries to make its guests feel at home with its warm hospitality. If you want a luxury stay you can include this stay in your Kashmir holiday package.

Which are famous National Parks to visit on Kashmir trip?

1. Dachigam National Park: Located only 22 km from Srinagar, Dachigam is home to leopard, long-tailed marmot, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, jackal, Himalayan weasel, fox, Hangul, and beautiful birds, like black bulbul and cinnamon sparrow, and this is one of the best places to visit with your Jammu Kashmir packages.

2. Kaziranga National Park: Specially built near Uri to protect the Markhor wild goat, it houses many animal and bird species, including the musk deer, Himalayan marmot, brown bear, snow leopard, Kashmir flying squirrel, and butterflies.

3. Hemis National Park:  A must-visit national park on a Kashmir trip package, The largest national park in India, this paradise is famous for its snow leopards along with other wildlife, Hemis Monastery, and various beautiful Gompas.  

4. Salim Ali National Park: A famous home of over 100 species of birds and animals, this park is amongst the most famous destinations for adventure, family outings, and recreation.

5. Kishtwar National Park: Popular for snow leopards and various other wild animals and birds, this park offers natural landscapes of forests, waterfalls, valleys, Rinnay River, and much more, making it a must-visit attraction during Kashmir holiday packages.

Which are the best places for shopping in Kashmir?

1. Carnal Payeen Anantnag Kashmir: A must-visit shopping destination on a Kashmir tour, this shop offers a range of brass and copper items. From miniature brass models, pooja items, small utensils, vessels, and vintage stuff to showpieces, you can find many things here.

2. Ahmad Complex: Housing many stores selling items like traditional clothes, Kashmiri jewelry, and handicrafts, this complex is a one-stop destination for all your shopping fancies on a Jammu Kashmir tour.

3. Royal Kashmir: Royal Kashmir is an amazing shopping place that can be included in Kashmir tour packages. It offers 100% organic and authentic dry fruits. The shop is famous for selling dried fruits without preservatives and packed in go-green materials. 

4. Pick N Choose: Visit this fantastic department store while on your Kashmir sightseeing tour to buy some original Kashmir Tea products, Kashmiri sweets, and chocolates. Here, you can also buy packed foods, dried fruits, cosmetics, and travel accessories. You must include this place in your Jammu Kashmir tour package if you are a shopping lover.

Which are the best things to do in Kashmir in summer?

  • Experience River Rafting: With the Kashmir tour package, indulge in the thrill of river rafting in the gushing waters of the Lidder River in Pahalgam. Navigate through the rapids and enjoy the adrenaline rush as you conquer the challenging twists and turns.
  • Enjoy Paragliding in the Valley: Soar high above the picturesque Kashmir Valley and witness the breathtaking landscapes during a thrilling paragliding adventure. Feel the rush of wind as you glide through the skies and take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, so make sure you include this in your Kashmir travel packages
  • Trekking in the Himalayas: Embark on a trekking expedition in the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges of Kashmir. With Kashmir packages, explore the trails that lead you to pristine alpine lakes, enchanting meadows, and snow-capped peaks. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature and witness the stunning vistas along the way.
  • Go Camping in the Meadows: Set up camp in the lush meadows and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the surroundings with the Jammu Kashmir tour package. Spend a night under the starry sky, enjoying bonfires and storytelling sessions. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the aroma of fresh mountain air.
  • Enjoy a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake: Experience the enchanting beauty of Kashmir with our exclusive Kashmir Holiday Packages. Embark on a leisurely shikara ride on the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar. Cruise through the tranquil waters, passing by floating gardens and colorful houseboats. Admire the stunning reflections of the surrounding mountains and indulge in the serenity of the lake.

Which are some best treks in Kashmir?

  • Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: This trek is a popular choice among trekkers, offering breathtaking views of pristine alpine lakes surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The trek takes you through meadows, pine forests, and high-altitude passes, providing a unique experience of Kashmir's natural beauty.
  • Tarsar Marsar Trek: The Tarsar Marsar Trek, included in our exclusive Kashmir trip package, showcases scenic landscapes and picturesque twin lakes. This moderate-level trek guides you through lush meadows, dense forests, and rocky terrains. The highlight of this adventure is the opportunity to camp beside the stunning Tarsar and Marsar lakes, providing an unforgettable experience of a serene and tranquil environment.
  • Kolahoi Glacier Trek: This challenging trek is ideal for experienced trekkers seeking an adventurous journey in Kashmir. The trail leads you to the majestic Kolahoi Glacier, which sits at the base of Mount Kolahoi, the highest peak in the region. The trek offers panoramic views of snow-covered peaks, dense forests, and gushing rivers.
  • Gangabal Trek: The Gangabal Trek takes you to the serene Gangabal and Nundkol lakes, situated at the foothills of Mount Haramukh, the highest mountain in the Pir Panjal range. The trek, included in our exclusive Kashmir holiday packages, offers stunning vistas of alpine meadows, colorful wildflowers, and cascading waterfalls. It also provides an opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the nearby villages.

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