Kashmir & The Himalayas

Redefine Travels offer many tours to the Indian Himalayas, some with short treks and some without, and we also organize tailor-made holidays to suit your particular needs.

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In A Nutshell

placid lakes, Himalayan peaks and inspiring Mughal Garden

What makes holidays in Kashmir so special you ask? From the placid lakes in the valleys to the turquoise & emerald ones at high altitudes in Ladakh surrounded by lofty Himalayan peaks and from the awe inspiring Mughal Garden that were meant to be representation of the Charbagh in Jannat (heaven) to the picturesque valleys in Pahalgam, tour packages in Kashmir is your ticket to paradise indeed!

Kashmir, that long-forgotten tourist idyll – first enjoyed by Emperor Akbar in the 17th Century – with its clean, clear air, beautiful mountains and exotic houseboats is open for business once more, with Redefine Travels leading the way. The mountain deserts of Ladakh offer fabulous trekking as well as fascinating Buddhish culture, exemplified by the Ladakh Festival in September, and now with Shakti opening its Ladakh Village Walk Experience there is even a luxurious way to experience this amazing mountain region.

For adventure enthusiasts, there is skiing, golf, trekking and gondola ride in Gulmarg. For those looking for tranquility and seclusion, there’s Betaab Valley and Aru Village in Pahalgam as well as more than 20 lakes and magnificent views of Himalayas plus opportunities for angling and fishing in Lidder River. The golden triangle of Kashmir holiday package comprises of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar but the icing on the cake is provided by spending a day or two in Sonamarg. With its lush meadows, alpine forest, gurgling water streams and inimitable charm and tranquility, Sonamarg is a hot favorite among those looking for honeymoon in Kashmir.

Hotels

luxurious Hotels to hotels in himalayas

Vivanta by Taj Dal View, Srinagar

Situated two hundred metres above the valley with, as the names suggests, wonderful views of Dal Lake and the shikaras gliding silently by, this hotel adds a much needed luxury twist to the town. The 85 rooms are spacious and well designed with balconies and desks; the bathrooms are slick and stylish with useable double baths. There is a lovely terrace and infinity pool, two restaurants, a bar and coffee shop. The whole design is very hip. The spa is now complete as are three suites. All in all a great place for a couple of nights of luxury before getting stuck.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is worlds apart from the basic wooden huts usually found in the Himalayas. Seven-acre Khyber is all-out luxury, with three restaurants serving everything from meaty Kashmiri curries to mezze and dim sum, a decadent cigar lounge, an Ayurvedic spa, gym and a heated swimming pool. Rooms have walnut furniture and teakwood flooring that set off rich maroons and gold picked up in heavily embroidered fabrics and locally spun silk carpets almost as beautiful as the views.

Stok Palace, Leh

For an ultimate dose of the royal treatment, look no further than Stok Palace. With six of the extravagant palace rooms now open to guests, you can live like Kings & Queens in this real life palace in the North Indian province of Ladakh. Each of the six guest rooms at Stok Palace preserves the traditional royal decor of the palace but have also been carefully designed to maximize guest comfort. Sitting at the foot of Stok Kangri Peak, surrounded by stunning landscapes, it won’t just be the intricate palace decor that takes your breath away.

The Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh

The Grand Dragon is the best hotel in Leh. The hotel has been constructed using local methods and materials and focuses on eco-friendly hotel generating its own electricity through solar panels on the roof of the building. There are 59 rooms and suites at the hotel, each with en-suite bathroom with the luxury of under floor heating. The rooms either have north facing views to the snow covered Stok range or south facing views to the Leh Palace and Khardongla Pass. The hotel has a lovely restaurant serving International and regional cuisine and also a coffee shop with views out to the gardens.

The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar

The LaLit Grand Palace was originally built in 1910 for the royal family. It now provides luxurious rooms with views of Dal Lake and the beautiful gardens. An indoor pool, tennis courts and pampering spa treatments are also available. The tastefully designed rooms are modern with a touch of traditional charm. All have a satellite TV, minibar and free tea/coffee making facilities. En suite bathrooms have either a bathtub or shower facilities. The LaLit Grand Palace is centrally located in Srinagar. It is 18 km from Srinagar Airport and 4 km from Lal Chowk city centre.

Kashmir & The Himalayas

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