Like a fish to water, amateur skiers find their rhythm on the baby slopes of Gulmarg. The slopes have runs of varying difficulty and offer up some of the best views in the world. Who wouldn’t want to zip down snowy gradients amidst the clouds. The lush greenery visible from this height adds a totally new dimension to the adventure.
The Wazwan is not a meal, but a ceremony. Traditionally served on a Trammi Platter, this shared meal is an introduction into an age old ritual meant to bring families closer. Mouthwatering dishes of minced lamb and chicken are just two dishes of a 36 meal course! Is your tummy rumbling yet?
The troughs of the undulating landscape are powerhouses of some of the best crafts in the country. Shrouded in their animal skins and under their thatched roofs, the last place you’d think to find artisans is a glorious revelation of generations of skills passed down from parent to offspring. A guided tour through the valleys will have you wishing you could build yourself a home here and peddle vibrant crafts.
Like a scene from a Dutch postcard, the Tulip Garden on the banks of Dal Lake unfurls a carpet of colorful flowers. Asia’s largest tulip field beckons the intrepid wanderer with lush fields set against a backdrop of lofty, snowcapped mountains. Trust us when we say, it will take your breath away.
Hawking and gawking is an essential pastime at the floating vegetable and flower market on the Dal Lake. Help your boat along by nudging aside shikaras as you make your way through the bustling market in the wee hours of the morning. With a friendly word for all, and scrumptious snacks, vivid flowers and local produce, you’ll leave with more than a cabbage and a pretty picture.
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Like all villages in Kashmir, this one is small but stands out in the middle of beautiful alpine meadow!
Best known as India’s only ski destination, this tiny region has a cable car that takes you up for an amazing vista!
Placid Dal Lake is the anti-thesis to loud, boisterous, neighbouring Srinagar. Rich in frigid winds but warm summers, it leaves you a little confused about your feelings for it.
With lakes and vista points hidden behind lines of conifers, this bustling resort town is a great place to set off on an old-school adventure.
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