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kashmir FAQs

Is it safe to travel to Kashmir?

Yes, travelling to Kashmir is absolutely safe. However, don’t be shocked by the abundance of military checkpoints, tanks on the side of the road, military trucks and heavy-armed soldiers roaming down the streets.

Do I need special permission while travelling to Kashmir?

Travelling to some parts of Ladakh that lie close to the borders of China and Tibet do require a permit.

How far is Kashmir from Delhi?

The distance between Kashmir and Delhi is approximately 842 kilometres.  You can take a flight from New Delhi to Srinagar that will take around 1 hour and 25 minutes. While travelling via train will take you 7 hours and 25 minutes.

How many days are needed for a holiday to Kashmir?

Ideally, at least a week would be needed to explore Kashmir and its hidden gems.

How much would a Kashmir holiday cost?

Thomas Cook has packages starting from a budget of INR 12,999 to an extravagant INR 42,999. Check the Thomas Cook website to browse through our list of packages.

Has the internet been restored in Kashmir?

The internet ban has been lifted in Kashmir, but with certain terms and conditions. Internet services have resumed on postpaid mobiles across 12 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The ban on social media sites however remains intact.

Which is the best time of the year to travel to Kashmir?

The best time to visit Kashmir is in the summer season, between the months of April and June.

What are the must-visit places in Kashmir?

There are a plethora of must-visit places in Kashmir, some of them are below:

  • Srinagar -  Slice of heaven on Earth.
  • Sonamarg - Gold Land
  • Gulmarg – Ski Your Way
  • Kupwara — Kashmir's Pleasure
  • Kathua — A Little-Known Treasure

Kargil is a war-torn region that has seen many battles.

Do not miss out on these places when you are on your Kashmir tour.

When does it snow in Kashmir?

The weather of Kashmir in winter blankets the region with a thick sheet of snow. This is between the months of December to February.

How far is Jammu from the airport?

The Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar is approximately 6 hours and 33 minutes away from Jammu.

Are there hotels in Kashmir?

Yes, there are quite a few hotels in Kashmir. However, Thomas Cook will take care of all your accommodation booking hassles.

What are houseboats available in Kashmir?

Some Best popular recommended house-boats in Kashmir are Claremont Houseboats, Montreal Group of Houseboats, Queens Lap House Boat, New Alexandra Houseboats

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