Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar
October to March – Possible Year Round
Explore the enigma of Kashmir: its people, their culture and contemporary life, the stunning scenery that has shaped life here for centuries.
Bollywood and western stars have added to the mystique of staying here. George Harrison took sitar lessons on a house boat with musical genius Ravi Shankar.
Kashmir has long been a center of historical, cultural and social significance and even tumult. The modern state has existed since the 1846 treaty between Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu and the British East India Company. Anything this good is worth fighting for it would seem.
The afternoon includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens, Nishat, Shalimar and Chesmashahi.
We move on to Kulan where we stay in a hotel for the night. There is time for a guided village walking tour. You’ll see villagers tending their corn fields and walk through the little bazaar, perhaps enjoying talking to the playful village children.