For those who wish to experience the beauty of paradise on Earth, Kashmir is the ideal place to head to. Of the many beautiful places located here, Srinagar, which lies on the glistening banks of the river Jhelum, is quite renowned for its magnificence and beauty. Well-connected by air, roads, and railways, you can travel here with the mode of transport that suits you the most.

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If you are one of those who would like to explore this destination before everything turns to snow, the period from April to October is the best time to visit.

While you are here, there are some exotic places that you should surely visit. Here is the list:

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The beauty of Dal Lake is famed across the world and there is no doubt that you should begin your pleasant trip from here. Take a Shikara ride and soak in the mesmerising views of the Himalayas. And if you are a Club Mahindra member, availing accommodation at one of the elegant houseboats located amidst the lake is easy. With balconies facing the lake, experience the bliss of waking up to surreal views of nature every day. There is also a dining area where you can enjoy a choice of delicious meals.

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The site of sunrise or the sunset here will surely leave you mesmerised. In the backdrop of the Zabarwan Mountains, the Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh are the most prominent Mughal gardens in Srinagar for you to take a stroll. A visit to the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is a must if you wish to snap-shot the beauty of multi-coloured tulips. And to make your trip memorable, get ready to shop for  local handicrafts which include Kashmiri Kaftans, papier-mache, and saffron, locally known as ‘Zaffran’ to take back home as souvenirs. Srinagar is also a foodie’s delight. Sip on a cup of refreshing ‘Kashmiri Kahwa’ or feast over the signature ‘Rogan Josh’, ‘Gushtaba’, ‘Sheermal’ and lots more.

Spend your free time here by heading to the orchards and go for apple-plucking which is a rejuvenating experience in itself. The joy of exploring Kashmir is incomplete without interacting with the locals. Converse with the locals to know about their culture and experiences in their own words. And if you have enjoyed the stay at the Club Mahindra houseboats, then don’t forget to post a few Club Mahindra reviews. We are sure that you will have lots of stories to tell.

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