Located in the midst of Srinagar’s major tourist attractions, only 18 kms away from the airport, Aman Palace is about 35 minutes drive from the airport and about 15 minutes drive from the Tourist Reception Center. You can Rely on our expert staff to guide you to the best places to visit in Srinagar and Kashmir. Some of the major attractions of Srinagar are walking distance from Aman Palace, such places like Nishat Gardens, Royal Spring Golf Course, Shikara ride to Char-Chinar in the Dal Lake.
Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the Sheshnag and the lidder streams. Once a humble shepherd’s village, it is now Kashmir’s premier summer resort, cool even during the height of summer. The resort is surrounded by many places of interest, the best being the upland meadow of Baisaran. Hajan on the way to chandanwari, is an idyllic spot for picnic. And Mamal, one of the eight tiny villages of Pahagam, has a 5th century Shiva temple. Chandanwari 16 Kms from Pahalgam is the starting point for the annual Amarnathji Yatra held in Summer.the Amarnath cave, houses and ice stalagmite in the shape od a natural Shivling, which waxes and wanes with the Moon.
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.
The Dal Lake is Srinagar’s most distinctive landmark. It is divided by causeways into four parts, the Nagin Lake being one of them. Not merely a lifeless body of water, the Dal is unique for the communities that have made it their home, from fisherman to Houseboat owners. There are fields of Lotus blossoms in parts of the Lake, Vegetable patches, shops and even villagers. The best way of exploring the lake and the sites on its shores by Shakira boat.
Another distinctive feature of Srinagar is the Mughal Gardens with their terraced lawns, cascading fountains and bright flowerbeds, Nishat Garden, Shalimar Garden, and Cheshma Shahi, overlooking the panorama of the Dal Lake.
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.
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