Travel Guide


So, you are planning to visit the beautiful valley of Kashmir, the "Paradise on Earth". If you want to make your trip to Kashmir really memorable as well as hassle free, make sure to read some travel tips beforehand. Kashmir travel tips will provide you with all the relevant information that will go a long way in ensuring that your stay is comfortable as well as enjoyable. In this section, we are providing you with the following travel information related to the Kashmir valley.

Location

The valley of Kashmir occupies the topmost position in the map of India. Kashmir, along with the region of Jammu, Ladakh and Gilgit forms the State of Jammu and Kashmir. From the numerous valleys situated in the state, Kashmir Valley is the biggest one, spread over an area of 105 sq km. Located approximately 1730 m above the sea level; it has Tibet in its east and Pakistan China and CIS in its west. The south of Kashmir is bordered by Punjab, while on the southwest is Himachal Pradesh.
Jammu and Kashmir location is between 32.17" and 36.58" North altitude and East to West, the State lies between 73.26" and 80.30" longitude. In case of latitude, Jammu and Kashmir matches up with South Carolina (North America), Fez (Morracco), Damascus, Baghdad and Peshawar (Pakistan). The standard time in Kashmir is 5.30 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and has a difference of half an hour with the local time.
The geographical location of Kashmir is such that it is surrounded by a number of foreign countries. This makes the Kashmir valley very important from strategic angle. As far as the geography of Kashmir is concerned, the valley has River Jhelum flowing through it, along with its tributaries.

Accommodation in Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India. Every year, the Kashmir valley sees a large influx of tourists, domestic as well as foreign. As Kashmir has been a popular destination on the tourist map of India for a long time, finding accommodations is no big problem at any popular destination. You will get all types of accommodation facilities almost at every location. A number of hotels as well as houseboats count amongst the main places to stay in Kashmir. Other than that, there are also a number of guesthouses in the valley that provide cheap accommodation. Have look on our Hotels in Kashmir Page. What to Wear in Kashmir

The answer of "what to wear while traveling in Kashmir" depends upon the season in which you are visiting the valley. If you are visiting the Kashmir valley in summers, then it is better to wear cotton clothes. Although, like other places in India, Kashmir is not very hot in summers, still, the weather is a little bit warm. For spring season and autumn season, light woolens are the perfect clothes to wear in Kashmir. This is because in spring as well as autumn, cool breeze blows in the valley. The winters in Kashmir are cold and chilly. So, in this season heavy woolens are the answer to the question of "how to dress up" in Kashmir, India. Kashmir Facts
The beautiful Kashmir valley looks like a paradise on earth. The valley is so beautiful that you will fall in love with it at the first sight itself. Infact, the charm and magnificence of Kashmir are beyond the scope of mere words. In the following lines, we have provided some quick information on Kashmir, India. Read on to know fast facts about Kashmir.

Area:                                             105 sq km
Altitude: 1,730 m
Climate: Summers - 29.5 deg C to 10.6 deg C
Winters - 7.3 deg C to1.9 deg C
Rainfall: 52.9 cm
Population: 930,136 (2001 Census)
Best Time to Visit: March to October
Airports: Srinagar, Jammu and Leh
Clothing: Spring and autumn - Light woolens 
Summer - Cotton 
Winter - Heavy woolens
Languages: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi and English
Religions: Islam and Hinduism
Currency: Rupees
Major Festivals: Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Zoha, Lohri, Baisakhi and Navratri
Major Fairs: Jhiri Mela, Bahu Mela, Mansar Food and Craft Mela, Pumandal Mela and Chaitre Chaudash
Tourist Attractions: Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Houseboats, Mughal Gardens, Dachigam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, Charar-I-Sharif, Shankracharya, Hazratbal, etc.