Tour Packages For Kashmir
The state of Jammu & Kashmir is renowned for its extravagant natural beauty, and here at Holiday Birds we offer various Kashmir tour packages to this area that used to form a major part of the once fabled Silk Route in ancient times.
What to Expect in Kashmir Holidays
The state of Jammu & Kashmir is very concerned about the protection of nature and the biodiversity and to this end National Parks, Sanctuaries, Game Reserves and Wetlands have been established to protect the wonderful and diverse fauna and flora.
This is a land of lakes, wetlands, beautiful gardens, snow-capped mountains, houseboats, magnificent hand-crafted souvenirs, and rare fauna and flora, including the critically endangered Kashmiri Stag.
The people of Jammu & Kashmir number around seven million and legend has it that they are descendents of the Lost Tribes of Israel. There are many places and individuals with Israeli names due to this belief, which is borne out by both scholars and the people of Kashmir.
Most Kashmiri people are Muslims, yet are sympathetic towards Israel and Jews in general. There are various tribes in Kashmir, and many of them have sidelocks and beards, use the emblem of the Star of David and light a candle for the Sabbath.
Apart from the above tribes, the population is largely Hindu and Muslim, and the official language is Urdu although the locals speak Kashmiri.
The people of Kashmir are simple people and are renowned for their hospitality and warmth, and inviting a perfect stranger home for tea or to a village wedding is quite the norm.
The cultural blend in Jammu & Kashmir is unique in that it is multifaceted and multicolored. It has a diversity of religions and languages, as well as varied social and ethical entities, cultural forms and heritage. Through all of this, though, runs a tranquil harmony that blends perfectly with the beauty and peacefulness of the region.
The richness and heterogeneity of the architecture, the art, festivals, fairs, the rites and rituals, the valleys and mountains is virtually dazzling, and many of these wonderful destinations are included in our Kashmir holiday packages.
Various communities have left their cultural imprint on Kashmir, and these have become inextricably woven into the fabric of everyday life in this region. One symbol that is closely associated with Kashmir is the Shakara, a graceful, elegant and romantic gondola-like boat. The Kangri, a clay pot inside a willow basket with a handle is filled with glowing embers of charcoal in the winter months and carried under the woolen cloak-like pheran that is worn.
Kashmiri cuisine consists mostly of non-vegetarian dishes; rice is the staple food and chicken, lamb, and goat’s meat feature in all of the dishes the area is famous for. Kashmiri dishes are tasty and aromatic with spices and condiments being liberally used, and anise, cloves, garlic, asafetida, and cinnamon are often added for additional flavor.
Wazwan is a traditional banquet that considerable time and effort is spent on preparing and generally consists of 36 courses, although there can be fewer.
We have daily departures to Kashmir (India) from several international places (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saudi Arabia, England, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA), Australia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Qatar, Philippines, Ireland.
Please contact Holidaybirds so that we can discuss which of our wonderful Kashmir packages will be best for you.