OVERVIEW

Kashmir, one portion of the northernmost state of India – Jammu and Kashmir has been beleaguered for long and as things return to normalcy, many travellers are making a beeline to visit this extraordinarily beautiful part of the world which has a lot to offer, not the least being spectacular golf courses.

Capped off by the breathtaking Himalayas and dotted with beautiful lakes and vegetation, there is hardly any traveller who has not been besotted by the extreme beauty of this alpine region. Srinagar the capital is well connected as an airport and serves as the ideal gateway to places such as Gulmarg which is as good a ski resort as one’d find anywhere in the world. Pahalgam within 3 hours drive from Srinagar is another superb spot by the Lidder River and for those interested in treks, is a good base for trails leading to the spectacular Kolhoi glacier.

Each of Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam has a spectacular golf course, which make Kashmir a great all round destination and given the climate, this is a great part to get away to, when the rest of India seethes in the summer heat.

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THINGS TO DO

Capped off by the breathtaking Himalayas and dotted with beautiful lakes and vegetation, there is hardly any traveller who has not been besotted by the extreme beauty of this alpine region. Srinagar the capital is well connected as an airport and serves as the ideal gateway to places such as Gulmarg which is as good a ski resort as one’d find anywhere in the world. Pahalgam within 3 hours drive from Srinagar is another superb spot by the Lidder River and for those interested in treks, is a good base for trails leading to the spectacular Kolhoi glacier.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: Srinagar has a domestic airport and the best way to fly to Srinagar is from Delhi.

Travelling within India by Road & Rail: India is a large country and it is not recommended to do very long journeys by road within the country. National highways are generally in good condition. Self drive is not recommended as the road rules are not necessarily followed and can seem chaotic for foreigners used to more stringent road rules. Chauffeured transfers are recommended.

The railway network is government owned and is a good way to see the country by taking overnight trains. However, train tickets are in high demand and many times if you don’t book way in advance, you will not be able to get a confirmed booking. 

CURRENCY: Indian Rupee (INR) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 67 INR (Currency Converter)

VISA: Most nationalities require a visa in advance to enter India. Foreign Nationals coming to India are required to possess a genuine and valid national passport or any other internationally recognized travel document establishing his/her nationality and identity and bearing photograph of the foreigner. Nepal and Bhutan nationals if entering India by land or air from the Nepal or Bhutan border respectively do not require a passport for entering into India. However, they are required to possess, authorized identity proof. Further if they are entering India from a place other than their own country then possession of their national passport is a must. http://www.boi.gov.in/

Recently, the Govt of India has introduced Tourist Visa-on-Arrival which will be valid for entry and stay into India within the period of its validity subject to conditions specified. The Immigration officer may grant single entry Tourist Visa-on-Arrival up to 30 days to nationals of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Singapore , Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar and Indonesia.The Tourist Visa on arrival with a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility will be provided by the Immigration officer at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum and Goa Airports and NOT in any other Immigration Check Posts (ICPs).