A beautiful place indeed. I feel pity when people says ‘Yes they love to visit but are scared’. I would rather say go visit once and explore yourself and believe you will not regret. There is so much to feel and see by yourself rather I could collate in words, it is such an alluring place you will feel like to visit again and again this was my sixth time to this place and it is equally prepossessing as if you have visited first time. It is so much in reach, flight from Delhi takes fifty minutes to reach, ticket prices are very economical if planned and booked in advance. Variety of hotels / houseboats options available; would recommend New Jacqueline houseboat in Nageen Lake, it is very serene location and beautiful houseboats done with much care and love.
There are very good properties in Pahalgam and Gulmarg. Srinagar is full of beautiful Gardens Nishat, Shalimar, Chashm-e Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Dal Lake Nageen Lake and many more. There is a very nice Zoo in Srinagar, Dachigam where one can see the farming of fresh water Trout fishes. It is also home to Asia’s largest Tulips open thrown to visitors in April situated at banks of iconic Dal Lake. One can take day visit to offbeat places Yousmarg, Buttapathri and Dodhpattri breathtaking and more enchanting than the regular hops. On the way to Pahalgam explore Apple and Walnut Orchards (Sept & Oct) and visit Achal bal and Veeri Naag if wish to explore some offbeat visit Kokernaag.
Besides the local places like Betaab Valley and Baisaran there are few beautiful very nice treks in Pahalgam Aru Valley and Tulian Lake are breathtaking. Its all season place you would love to visit here in every season. Pahalgam Golf course is recent add-ons. One can have the pleasure to see Saffron cultivation in full bloom in November. It is the largest producer of Saffron in India. Sonmarg is glacier where snow is all round the year. Summers amused with Cherry and Strawberries orchards. Gulmarg is also boasts of highest Ski Lift in the world which covers two points and the height of highest peak is 13,800 ft named Afarwat. Every year Gulmarg attracts highest number of skiing lovers from all over the world. Utterly covered under the white sheet of snow this place looks spectacular. The first national bandit competition is scheduled for 2019 in Gulmarg. Winters are mesmerising here.