Gulmarg is one of Kashmir’s premier hill resorts. Historically a favorite haunt of Emperor Jahangir, Gulmarg Today is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty – it also turns into India’s premier ski resort in winter. The famous shrine of Baba Rishi a highly revered Kashmiri Sufi saint, is another attraction of Gulmarg and is thronged by thousands of devotees all year around. The Gondola Cable car offers rides to the upland meadow of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft. for viewing the Himalayas peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter.
Sonamarg lies at the head of the Sindh Valley. The Drive through this valley presents a spectacular fact of the Kashmir countryside. Sonamarg is surrounded by colorful mountains and thick pine forest. There are many attractive walks, the best being a trek or pony ride to the Thajiwas glacier. Sonamarg also serves as a base for the amaranth yatra from the baltal route.
Srinagar City and Shrines
The sacred temple of Shankar Acharya occupies the top of the hill known as Takht-I-Sulaiman in the south-east of Srinagar. The site dates back to 250BC. The Jama Masjid at Nowhatta, in the heart of the old city, is the other important mosque in Srinagar at which thousands of people congregate for the Friday prayers. Of imposing proportions, the mosque is built around a courtyard and is supported by 370 wooden pillars. Khanqah of Shah Hamadan: Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum, between the third and fourth bridge, it is the first mosque ever built in Srinagar. The original one was built in 1395. Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara in Rainawari, Srinagar