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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’S

What is the best time or season to visit Kashmir?

Kashmir is a place to visit all the year round. It wears unique looks in all four seasons of the year, namely spring, summer, autumn and winter. In spring season, the valley looks multihued with flowers of vivid colors and varieties. Summer days are refreshing with lush green meadows while autumn season is characterized by fruit laden trees. Winter season is the best time to indulge in snow sports over snow clad valley. So, it would be better if you could visit Kashmir in all the four season to witness four different views of the valley which looks like a picture straight out of a fairytale. Otherwise, choose your favorite season to visit the valley at your convenience.

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What are the adventure sports or activities offered in Kashmir?

A wide ranges of adventure activities such as Paragliding, Water Sports , River Rafting , cycling , Fishing , Mountaineering , Golfing , Ice-Skating , Heli Skiing , Trekking , Gondola Ride , Camping, Pony ride, etc are available in Kashmir.

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What are the road distances between the important destinations of Kashmir?

Road distances between the important destinations are given below:
Srinagar to Gulmarg : 54 km /34 miles
Gulmarg to Pahalgam : 147 Km/ 91 Miles.
Pahalgam to Jammu : 284 Km/ 176 Miles.
Jammu to Srinagar : 293 Km / 182 Miles.
Srinagar to Sonmarg : 79 Km/ 49 Miles.
Sonmarg to Gulmarg : 133 Km/ 83 Miles.
Pahalgam to Sonmarg : 171 Km/ 106 Miles.
Pahalgam to Gulmarg : 149 Km/ 92 Miles.

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How safe it is to travel to Kashmir?

Tourism official has globally declared that Kashmir is now as safe as any part of the world. It has become a safe zone. Tourists are back in Kashmir with a recorded number of 2 million in 2011 including foreign tourists. Many countries have even changed their travel advisories against Kashmir. From past four years, Kashmiri people are enjoying the peace and prosperity of the region with the growth of tourism.

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What are the best places to visit in Kashmir?

There are some good numbers of tourist destinations in Kashmir including popular and undiscovered places. Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam are the most popular places to visit in Kashmir. However, there are also some beautiful yet unexplored places such as Krishnasar Lake, Aru Village, Kokernag, Verinag, Lolab valley and the list is goes on.

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How many lakes are there in Kashmir?

Kashmir is widely known for good numbers of beautiful fresh water and high altitude lakes. Popular lakes located in the valley are Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wular Lake, Manasbal Lake, Krishnasar Lake Mansar Lake, Sruinsar Lake, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, Tso Kar Lake, Gangabal Lake, etc.

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What time does it start to snow in Kashmir and where can we see the snow?

Snowfall generally starts at the end of November and continues till the month of March. Tourist can see the snow in Sonmarg even in summer, where snow remains throughout the year.

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In which month we can enjoy snow game/activities?

At end of January month when thick mantle of snow covered the entire valley. Tourists can enjoy snow sports like snow skiing/ snow scooter/snow cycle/sledge etc.

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What is the best time to visit Tulip Garden?

The month of April (spring season) is the best time to visit tulip garden when flowers are in full bloom.

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What is the cost of pony ride and /skiing set?

Generally, cost of pony ride and skiing set starts from a few of hundreds to 2 – 3 thousands. Cost may vary according to time and type of the set and off course on your bargain capacity.

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Where can we hire Skii wears?

Heavy woolens, snow boots and all necessary accessories are available on rent in the nearby shops of the skiing resorts.

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Is there any train plying between Jammu and Srinagar?

In the present scenario, there are no trains that move between the Jammu and Srinagar. However, Indian Railways is working on the plans and soon the service would become available, until then it is all the way road journey.

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What is the exact route of reaching Srinagar from Jammu Tawi railway station?

There two major options existing. The first option is that you can hire a sharing car from Jammu Station, and the cost would be approx.,Rs 700 to 800 per person. The second major option would be to hire private taxi or car, and the rental per person would be approx.., Rs 3500 to 5500.

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How much is the road distance between Jammu Tawi and Srinagar?

The calculated journey by road between Jammu Tawi and Srinagar is 300 kms, and you would love exploring the amazing locales during this journey.

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How would you describe the road journey from Jammu to Srinagar?

The road journey from Jammu to Srinagar is no less than filled with scenic views and amazing pleasures of life. The roads are well kempt and maintained in comparison to Chandigarh-Shimla and all the more quite wider. The time taken to complete the journey under normal set of conditions is around 8 Hrs. There is short halt at Peerah for Lunch. (Popular Lunch served is Rajma and Rice.)

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What are the famous sightseeing destinations available to tourists from Jammu to Srinagar?

There are 3 to 4 sightseeing destinations available, but Patnitop is more attractive and well known among the local as well as foreign tourists. It is just pleasurable moment to be around.

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Are there any extra expensed involved when traveling from Jammu to Srinagar?

There are no extra expenses involved, but you need to pay toll tax near Lower Munda, which is going to cost only Rs 70 /- for small cars.

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What are the timings of plying of local buses?

Local buses ply regularly earlyin the morning from 5 AM to 6 AM.Only Volvo buses are running during late night.

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What is Jawahar Tunnel?

Jawahar Tunnel is two tunnels with the length of first tunnel approximately 2.85 km &length of second tunnel is 2.50 Kms. The Tunnel is in operation from 22 December 1956. It is situated between Banihal and Qazigund area.

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Is it safe to travel in the night in Srinagar?

There is high risk of landslides during the night. However, during the day time, traveling is far easy. The visibility is also very high during the day time and therefore traveling becomes easy.

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Does the local train ply in Kashmir?What is the precise route?

There is a local train operational in Kashmir, which advances from Banihal (located at the distance of 188kms from Jammu) and arrives at Baramulla Train Station (lying 166kms from Banihal).There is also the station in Srinagar as well.

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How much time does the train takes to cover the distance between Banihaland Srinagar?

The approximate time taken by the train to travel from Banihal to Srinagar is1hr and 52mins. It is quite a comfortable journey all the way.

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How is Kashmir Valley connected through airways?

The Airport of Kashmir valley is strategically located in Srinagar (SXR), and about 12 Kms from the center of the city. The airport of Jammu (IXJ) is approximately 8 Kms from city center. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways are operating scheduled flights on daily basis from Jammu to Delhi to Jammu. Many private airline operators in Deccan Airlines and Spice Jet are operating on the same route on far lowest costs. You need to check with the respective airlines for scheduled times.

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What are the trains and theirtimings?

Nearest railway station for Kashmir is Jammu Tawi.There are many trains which operates for various parts of India to Jammu.
The main trains operating from Jammu to Delhi are:
12475 Hapa Jat Expres
H Nizamuddin (04:10)Jammu Tawi (14:45)
12477 Jam Jat Express
H Nizamuddin (04:10)Jammu Tawi (14:45)
12473 Sarvodaya Exp
H Nizamuddin (04:10)Jammu Tawi (14:45)
12471 Swaraj Express
H Nizamuddin (04:10)Jammu Tawi (14:45)
12919 Malwa Express
H Nizamuddin (04:37)Jammu Tawi (16:05)
12549 Durg Jat Sf Exp
Delhi Safdarjng (09:30)Jammu Tawi (21:10)
09021 Jammu Tawi Spl
Tuglakabad (13:30)Jammu Tawi (00:50)
14645 Shalimar Exp
Delhi (15:50)Jammu Tawi (05:15)
04033 Ndls Uhp Ac Spl
New Delhi (17:30)Jammu Tawi (03:20)
04035 Dee Uhp Spl
Delhi S Rohilla (17:30)Jammu Tawi (03:20)
14033 Jammu Mail
Delhi (20:10)Jammu Tawi (09:15)
11077 Jhelum Express
H Nizamuddin (20:18)Jammu Tawi (10:00)
12425 Jammu Rajdhani
New Delhi (20:40)Jammu Tawi (05:40)
12445 Uttar S Kranti
New Delhi (20:50)Jammu Tawi (06:35)
16317 Himsagar Exp
H Nizamuddin (21:10)Jammu Tawi (13:10)
16787 Ten Jammu Exp
H Nizamuddin (21:10)Jammu Tawi (13:10)
16687 Navyug Exp
H Nizamuddin (21:10)Jammu Tawi (13:10)
06317 Ten Jammu Exp
H Nizamuddin (21:10)Jammu Tawi (13:45)
06687 Ten Jammu Exp
H Nizamuddin (21:10)Jammu Tawi (13:45)
12413 Aii Jat Express
Delhi Cantt (21:15)Jammu Tawi (08:10)
11449 Jammutawi Exp
Tuglakabad (21:55)Jammu Tawi (13:10)
16031 Andaman Express
Tuglakabad (21:55)Jammu Tawi (13:10)
18109 Rou Muri Jat Ex
Delhi (22:00)Jammu Tawi (14:10)
18101 Tata Jat Exp
Delhi (22:00)Jammu Tawi (14:10)
18601 Hte Jat Exp
Delhi (22:00)Jammu Tawi (13:40)
12265 Dee Jat Duronto
Delhi S Rohilla (22:15)Jammu Tawi (07:15)
04053 Anvt Jat Spl
ANAND VIHAR TRM (23:15) Jammu Tawi (11:50)
04051 Anvt Jat Spl
ANAND VIHAR TRM (23:45) Jammu Tawi (11:50)

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Which is the best way to reach Ladakh?

Ladakh is well connected to Srinagar and Delhi. There are three important modes through which you can reach Ladakh. These include:
1) Indian Airlines/Jet Airways from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines or Jet Airways.
2) Road trip from Manali to Leh usually takes 2 days journey (474 kilometers) passing throughKeylong with a night halt in Sarchu.
3) Road trip from Srinagar to Leh will take approx. 2 days journey (434 kilometers) with a night halt at Kargil. The entire road stretch to Leh belt remains open from May to October.

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What time is considered as the best for visiting Ladakh?

June through October is considered the best seasons to plan a trip to Ladakh. The temperatures during this time of the day vary about 20-30 degree Celsius with warm and sunny weather.

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Is it preferable to carry oxygen cylinder when travelling to Ladakh?

Ladakh is situated at the height of 10,000 meters above the sea level, where oxygen level is extremely low. You might fall prey to altitude sickness. It is therefore recommended that you make arrangements for the oxygen.

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What type of accommodation exists in Ladakh?

Ladakh is a popular tourist destination and you are going to find some appealing, well-furnished hotels around. The hotels have been classified in four types – A, B, C and D. The hotels falling in category of A Class are 3 Star. In general, every hotel in Ladakh has unique design sense, where exorbitant traditional architecture of Ladakhi and Tibetan style has been used. Each hotel has over-sized rooms, packed with ultra-modern amenities.

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Could you suggest me some of the MUST VISIT tourist destination spots in Ladakh? I am interested to know about them.

There are several important tourist destinations that you can think of visiting when in Ladakh. These include: Pangong Lake, Drass War Memorial (Kargil), Hall of Fame (Leh), TsoMoriri Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass, Thiksey Monastery (Leh), Stakna Monastery (Leh), GurdwaraPathar Sahib (Leh), AlchiChoskor Monastery (Leh), Zanskar Valley, Lamayuru Monastery (YuruGompa) (Kargil), Changla Pass, Shanti Stupa, Spituk Monastery (Leh), Prayer Wheel (Leh), Likir Monastery (Leh), ChemreGompa Monastery (Leh), Suru Valley , Zanskar the Virgin Valley, Matho Monastery, Sand Dunes Leisure Park SumoorNubra, NamgyalTsemo Monastery etc.

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Do I need any official permit to visit Ladakh?

You need to have a valid Inner Line Permits, if you are interested in undertaking a tour, especially to the restricted areas such asNubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Tsmoriri Lake. These permits are issued by Deputy Commissioner Office in Leh. These permits hold the validity for 1 week.

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Is it worth to go out for the road journey to Ladakh?

Ladakh offers superb biking adventure for tourists. You are going to love the Himalayan drive, and it would be an amazing, memorable journey that is worth for everything.

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What is the minimum time period you need to explore Ladakh?

The first two – three days are for acclimatization. You need minimum 15 days to explore the area, which comprises villages and monasteries scattered far away. It would be a great experience if you try hands in mountain trek, however, this would need more time.

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How many days would it take for acclimatization in Ladakh?

Tourists traveling to the height of 3500meters need acclimatization. The level of this acclimatization is going to vary from person to person. Usually, an average person would like to go for a complete rest for the first day, even if he or she is fine and healthy. Keep in your mind that you do not consume alcohol. Try increasing the intake of water, juice and tea.

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What clothes do you suggest me to wear?

During the day time, it would be perfectly alright to wearT-shirts and shorts, but during the evening time, temperature falls rapidly and it becomes really cold. You need jacket and pullover. In case you become interested to trek above 4000 meters above sea level, you require warm woolen clothes. Rain and snowfall happens in the months of June and July, and this is when one requires wind cheaters and raincoats. If you want to trek, make sure to carry pair of waterproof shoes.

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What type of tourist vehicles one would often come across?

Leh has huge fleet of well-maintained tourist vehicles such as Toyota Qualis, Innova and Mahindra Scorpio vehicles. There are no auto rickshaws here.

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What kind of precautions or medication is needed during trek or sight-seeing trips in Ladakh?

If you are keen on trekking in Ladakh, it would be better to get ready for some protective clothes (and these include rain coats, pullover, and jackets), superior walking shoes, durable boots, besides an effective sleeping bag and bed rolls. It would still be of immense benefit, if you maintain the first aid kit during the traveling. In addition, go for Vitamin C and Aspirin tablets and other basic medication just to be in safe. The area in and around the Ladakh is prone to severe sun burns. It is recommended that you carry along with you superb quality Sunscreen, Sun tan lotion, lip balm, moisturizer, Sun Glasses and Wide brimmed sun hat.

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Which are popular peaks in Ladakh that can be visited?

The popular mountaineering peaks in Ladakh includeSasserKangri 7627mts in Karakuram range; Nun 7135mts; Kun 7085mts;Zanskar range; Kang-yatse 6400mts; andStokKangri 6150mts in ladakh range.

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What are the approximate temperature variations in Leh- Ladakh? What kind of clothing you suggest to wear while in Leh, Ladakh?

Temperature – It is significant to note here that during the peak season July and August, the temperature varies between 15 degrees Celsius and surges up to as high as 35 degrees Celsius. However, during the cloudy conditions, the temperature can fairly dropanywhere between 8 degrees Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius respectively.
Clothing– During the July/August (which are the staunch summers), light cotton long sleeved tops, sun hat, plenty of sunscreen will make a perfect fit. When the days are cloudy, it is very essential to wear a warm fleece like jacket to keep your body warm.

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What type of mobile phone networks work in Ladakh region?

The government BSNL connection is considered to be the best network working in Leh and Nubra, whereas, Airtel, Aircel, and Vodafone have strong networks in Leh and surrounding regions.

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Is Leh, Ladakh provided with good facilities?

The fully operation SonamNorbu Government Hospital is there to handle emergencies. There is also an army hospital to look into the trauma cases, provided if they are referred by the government hospital. In addition, there are at least three flights each day to Delhi from Leh resolving the emergency medical evacuations.

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Can you provide me the list of best eatery places in Leh?

There are several fabulous eatery places in Leh where you are going to relish the local food such as Thukpa, a thick broth with vegetables or meat. Momos, or steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat are also the favorite. Give a try to The Ladakhi bread, khambir. You are going to love it, especially if you have it with local apricot jam.

Leh has several foreign tourists each year. You will find restaurants offering international cuisines like the Continental, Italian, Chinese, and the Israeli. The best eatery places that you should try in Leh are Tenzin Dickey Tibetan and Tibetan Kitchen for local delicacies, Rhinchen Cafeteria at Khardungla Top, World Garden Café at Changspa Road, Chopsticks restaurant near Lamayuru for Chinese and Pan-Asian and Lamayuru and Gesmorestaurant are amazing for sour soup and yogurt with honey, besides exotic pizzas. The Pumpernickel German Bakery is an amazing storehouse for homemade cakes, tarts and whole-hearted breakfast menu.

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What types of accommodation areavailable in Leh?

Leh is the hub for guest houses and superior class hotels. Most of the hotels you come across are the standard “A” Class hotels having attached bathrooms, and costing around Rs.2500/- to Rs.3500/- for a double room. Breakfast facility is included in it. Guest houses can also be booked from Rs.800/- to Rs. 1800/- for a room, along with breakfast. Deluxe hotels offer a more expansive accommodation at prices falling in range ofRs. 4000/- to Rs.6500/- for a room along with breakfast.

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Is it easy to use credit cards in Ladakh? How about the money exchange facility?

Credit cards can be used in a very few selective tourist shops and hotels with 2% service tax. There are several government authorized money exchange facilities available at banks. You need to check out for yourself.

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Will I find any ATM’s in Leh?

Yes, there are four ATMs, fully operational in Leh, and owned by Axis Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India respectively.

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Is there any Internet facility is available in Leh and several other regions of Ladakh?

You will find good internet connectivity in the Leh region only and not anywhere else.

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What is reason behind the popularity of Magnetic Hill in Ladakh?

“Magnet Hill”or the “Gravity Hill” is strategically located near Leh in Ladakh, India; on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, with an approximate distance of 30 km from Leh, at an impressive altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level. The south of “Magnet Hill”has the river Indus, which originates in Tibet and flows to Pakistan? The “Magnet Hill”has become a prevalent stop for domestic tourists, who are on the road journey in their vehicles. The placement of the road with background presents the illusionary effect that vehicles are drifting upwards.

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What is Hemis Festival and why is it popular?

Hemis Festival is a popular two day festival, organized annually in the month of June/July at the most flushest monastery in the region, Hemis. The festival isnotablefor veneration of the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, who is thought to have protected local people from the fury of demons.

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What is the precise time of Ladakh festival?

Each year, the Ladakh festival is held in the month of September 1-15 in Ladakh and its neighboring areas. This is 15 days festival, distinguished as performance of folk song, dancing, besides sport activities like native, polo, archery etc.

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Does Ladakh have lakes?

Ladakh, also known as the Cold Desert of Kashmir has 3 lovely lakes – PangongTso Lake, Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar Lake. These lakes are immensely beautiful and inspire the imagination of humans into the fairy world. The popular fresh water lake- PangongTsotransforms its colors each hour and turns from emerald green to hues of sky and velvet blue. Good time to visit these lakes would be summers (May to July). During the time of winters, these lakes are frozen and become rock solid, only to be used as the roads.

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I have heard that Ladakh is famous for passes. Can you give me quick information on these passes?

You are very right. Ladakh got its name from combination of two words: “La” means Passes and “Dhak” means Many.Therefore, Ladakh is come to be known as the land of the Passes. Few if the passes that you can explore on your trip to Ladakh are:

Khardung La

Khardungla pass is known to be the highest motorable pass of the Leh Ladakh region.. This pass is located at an elevation of 17,582 feet, to the north of Leh district, and directly leads to the Shyok and Nubra valley. The pass was constructed in the year 1976 and serves as direct connection to the Siachin Glacier. Strategically, the is quite crucial pass, as it is the right means for transportation of goods in and from the Siachin area.

Chang La

Chang La is an undisputed land of beauty and tourist would love to be here to explore the natural beauty and immense richness. In the womb of Chang La pass lays the popular and pristine Pangong Lake, which has always remained the tourist delight. The pass provides strategic connection between Leh Town and Pangong. This pass is popular as column of the sky passes, and located at an elevation of 5, 425 meters. An army canteen operates here, and it offers the best place for refreshment to the visitors. Chang La also offers amazing Yak rides, which is adventurous.

Zoji La

Zojila pass has strategic location, situated on National Highway 1, and is the pathway toSonmarg in Kashmir. This pass is positioned on the elevation of 11,575 feet. The moment you drive away from this pass, tourists are very likely to view tremendous change in the surrounding scenic conditions. The moment you leave the green hills of the Kashmir, there is cascade of vast dry mountains in Drass area. Zojila pass is open to tourists only during the times of the summers, as during the winter this pass is closed as the result of heavy snow fall.

Baralacha La

Baralachala pass located within theZanskar range, offers an exciting and adventurous pathway to Lahul district of Himachal Pradesh as well as the Ladakh, connecting directly to Jammu and Kashmir. Baralachala pass has the location at 16,040 feet. The pass offers amazing and scintillating view of the Himalayas and immensely great enjoyment for your entire life.

Fotu La

Fotula pass located in the womb ofZanskar range, and it connects Srinagar-Leh highway. The pass has an elevation of 13,478 feet. Close to theFotula pass, the Lamayuru monastery is located, which serves as idyllic refuge to tourists, amid cold and frigid conditions.

Lachulung La

Lachulung La pass has strategic location, as it connects the Leh Manali highway, and is located close toSarchu and PangongLake. This pass is in elevation of 16,600 feet, making it difficult for the trekkers and hikers to experience short breathlessness during the climbs and/or descents.

Namika La

Namikala pass situates within the Zanskar range, is the crucial pass as it connects Srinagar-Leh highway. This pass is popular as “The Pillar of The Sky Passes,” and is located on height of 12,139 feet. Namikala pass is also the route to Mulbek valley, which is popular among the tourists as well as the locals forMaitreya Buddha’s rock craving and a Gompa.

Tanglangla pass

Taglangla pass is positionedwithin the popularZanskar range along the Leh-Manali highway, at an elevation of roughly 17,582 feet. This pass is the resting point for the herdsmen who travel in and around in search of fodderfor the livestock. Besides, Tanglang La pass is also considered as world’s second highest motorable road.

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What are the best places to buy souvenirs or art and craft of Ladakh?

You shop in the local market, bargaining is of common occurrence. The price of the product that you buy would ultimately depend on your bargaining skills. However, in government-run crafts emporia and huge stores there are no bargains. Major shipping areas in Leh are Tibetan Market, located off Old Leh Road for clothes and Moti Market near the Leh bus stand. Ladakh offers some fascinating shopping menus like:
• Ladakh Art Palace on the Main Bazaar Road, Leh
• Tibetan Handicraft Emporium on the Main Bazaar Road, ?Leh
• Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom in Choglamsar
• Cottage Industries Exposition & Women’s Alliance in Changspa

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Can you give me any idea on the total number monasteries within Ladakh region?

The principal tourist attraction in Leh and Ladakh are the monasteries. Majority of tourists coming to Leh and Ladakh want to experience either hill adventure, or get mesmerized in the scenic landscapes or visit monasteries. There various monasteries referring to the Mahayana and Hinayana sects of Buddhism. These monasteries are dotted amidst the attractivebackdrops of mountain, meandering valleys and meadows. The popular monasteries to visit in Ladakh include:
• Shanti Stupa
• Spituk Monastery
• Hemis Monastery
• Thiksey Monastery
• Lamayuru Monastery
• Shey Monastery
• Stok Palace
• Phyang Monastery
• SankarGompa
• Alchi Monastery
• NamgyalTsemoGompa
• LikirGompa
• Leh Palace
• Stongde Monastery
• Diskit&HundurGompa
• MathoGompa
• Soma Gompa
• Takthok Monastery
• Sumda Chun Monastery

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Is it safe to travel to Kashmir?

The conditions have improved remarkably in Kashmir, and it is the best tourist destination. In the last five years the tourist fall to Kashmir has increased phenomenally. Security is also tight and strong vigil is kept. Tourists would love to enjoy their trip.

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When is the Best time of visiting to Kashmir?

The most perfect time of visiting Kashmir begins from 1st April until August and winters (from October to February)are quite cold and not perfect for traveling.

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Which are the popular five star Hotels in Srinagar?

There are several hotels in Srinagar, and the most popular hotels. Hotel VivantabyTaj is the only Five Star Hotel in Srinagar, Khyber Resorts is the only operating 5 Star Resort in Gulmarg area.

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Is Dal Lake Clean?

Regular cleaning is underway, and therefore, you are going to enjoy its freshness all the times, especially during the boating.

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What are the best known cuisines of Kashmir?

Kashmiri Wazwanis the popular and most wanted cuisine made from Beef and Mutton, and is served during the times of marriages and functions. There are also various delicious cuisines served in the hotels and restaurants in Srinagar.

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How much is the road traveling distance from Srinagar to Gulmarg?

The traveling distance from Srinagar to Gulmarg is around 52kms and total time of traveling is 1hr 30 minutes.

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How much is the road travelingdistance from Srinagar to Pahalgam?

The traveling distance from Srinagar to Pahalgam is 87kms, and it would take around 2hrs to reach to there.

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How much is the road traveling distance from Srinagar to Sonamarg?

The traveling distance from Srinagar to Sonamargis 84kms, and would take around 1hr 32mins.

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Is there pork or beef served in hotels or houseboats?

Pork and beef is not served in the hotels and houseboats.

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How much is the entry fee for Tulip garden in Srinagar?

Here is the classification of entre fee for Tulip Garden:Adults: 50 and Children: 25 Foreigners: 50

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How much is the entry fee for Shalimar Garden?

The garden is open on all days except Fridays, and the entry fee is Rs. 10 for the Adults and Rs. 5 for children.

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How much does the Gondola Ride in Gulmarg will cost?

The fee of Gondola Ride per person is Rs 6oo from Gulmarg to Kungdoor. There is absolutely no fee for children with less than 3 years are free. The fee from Kungdoor to Apharwat is Rs. 800 per adult person. No fee for children below 3 years.

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Is Hotel or the Houseboat a better option to live in Srinagar?

There are superb and comfortable luxurious hotels available in and around the Srinagar, but living in a Houseboat is totally a unique experience, which is worth knowing and enjoying too. It would be truly unforgettable moments that you are going to feel while living in the Houseboat in Kashmir. Make sure that you avail the best of this experience.

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Shikara Ride is famous. What is it?

Shikarar Ride is basically the traditional boat that has been designed in an artistic way and such types of boats sail on daily basis on Dal Lake in Srinagar. The price for Shikara ride isRs 600 for four persons, and it would provide you with a ride for as long as2 hrs around Lake.

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What is the fee charged for Pony Ride in Gulmarg and Pahalgam?

In Gulmarg, the normal fee for Pony ride is Rs 200, and in Pahalgam it is 400. However, you can go out for the bargain too. There is no fixed price.

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When is the best time to shop for the Kashmiri Apples?

In the month of September the apples are ripe, and you will find red apples enroute Gulmarg. There are beautiful apple orchards at nearby Tangmarg.

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Which is the most well-known market place in Srinagar?

Lal Chowk is the biggest market in Srinagar city packed with all kinds of products.

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Where to buy best Pashmina Shawls in Srinagar?

Buy Pashimina shawls and other handmade products at market places such asLalchowk, Boluevard Road, Rajbagh and Polo View. You can always look for the bargains at these places.

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Which is the good place to purchase wine in Srinagar?

There is a shop near Army Cantonment area called Batwara near Children’s Hospital where you can buy Wine of your choice.

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What is the ski pass price in Gulmarg?

 For domestic tourists, the price is 200 and 300 at one time, for single day it is 600 to 1000
 For foreign tourists, it is 200 to 300 at one time, for one day it is Rs 1000 to 1600

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Which mobile networks function in Kashmir?

The mobile networks operating in Kashmir are BSNL, Airtel, Aircel, Idea, and Reliance. However, it is essential to note that only postpaid connections work here, and therefore, you need to come with postpaid SIM cards.

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Is there any wild life sanctuary in Srinagar?

Yes, there is Dachigam wild Life Sanctuary, at the distance of 22kms from Srinagar City.

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Is there any new tourist destination that is coming up in Kashmir?

There is one attractive tourist destination known asDoodhPathri, which is being developed by JK tourism and quite fascinatingly, this is really a pristine natural attraction.

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Can we take wine inside hotels?

Yes, you can easily carry wine right inside the hotel, however, you are not allowed to drink it outside the hotel room.

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