With temperatures rising, it’s time to plan a cool holiday. Kashmir is paradise in more ways than one with destinations like Gulmarg and Pahalgam offering breathtaking vistas. Srinagar, too, has its own charm. Check out best resorts and hotels in Kashmir that will make your holiday all the more special.
Grand Mumtaz Resorts, Gulmarg
The hill station of Gulmarg affords some of the most scenic views that include pine forests, snow-capped mountains and the highest golf course in the world! Amidst this beauty is Grand Mumtaz Resorts with 79 tastefully furnished rooms and suites. Depending on the time of year, all guest accommodation is made comfortable by central air conditioning and heating. A real treat at the resort comes by way of dining. Guests can enjoy an authentic Kashmiri wazwaan at the Lazeez Restaurant and enjoy some relaxation time at the Lounge.
Location: Near Gondola, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Tariff: INR 7499* onwards
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Nedou’s Hotel, Gulmarg
Dating back to over 130 years and spanning 100 acres, Nedou’s Hotel was first built as an aristocratic retreat for the British officers in the 1800s by Micheal Adam Nedou. His great-grandson continues to oversee the property even today. With its European charm and Indian flair, this luxury hotel has all the necessities for a memorable stay along with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The sizeable rooms, suites and cottages boast of cosy interiors with the choicest services and amenities including a private butler and fireplace. Guests can enjoy a drink at the stately Hunter’s Bar and meals at the Dining Room with an eclectic menu. Some signature experiences in Gulmarg organised by the hotel for guests include trekking, skiing, horse riding and more.
Location: Gulmarg, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Tariff: INR 6600* onwards
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Hotel Heevan, Pahalgam
Overlooking the picturesque Lidder River, Hotel Heevan is a hidden gem in Pahalgam. All the rooms, suites and cottages offer stunning views of the flowing river or gleaming snowy mountains in the horizon. The hotel offers a complete array of amenities to ensure the comfort of their guests. These include central heating, Wi-Fi connectivity and an in-room tea and coffee maker. Savour a cup of hot tea and snack alongside the Lidder at Abshaar, the hotel’s coffee shop and enjoy a traditional Kashmiri fare at Dilkusha, which also serves other Indian and international cuisines.
Location: Opposite Amusement Park, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir 192401
Tariff:INR 7,000 onwards*
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Batra Hotel, Srinagar
Centrally located near Srinagar’s majestic Dal Lake, Batra Hotel welcomes guests with warm Kashmiri hospitality. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, 44 rooms and suites ensure that all guest comforts and conveniences are catered to. Along with Wi-Fi connectivity, other features include central heating and a private butler service. In addition to a lounge where an array of beverages and snacks are served, the hotel has an exclusive multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant, Niramish that serves Indian, Asian and Continental dishes.
Location: Near Krishna Dhaba, Durganag, Dal Gate, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001
Tariff: INR 2500 onwards*
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Grand Mumtaz Resorts, Pahalgam
Enjoy a comfortable stay in Pahalgam while on a budget at Grand Mumtaz Resorts. With 122 centrally heated rooms and suites, guests can enjoy premium facilities like a minibar, Wi-Fi connectivity and 24-hour room service. Spa services are also available. Dining at the resort includes River View Restaurant, which serves a vegetarian and non-vegetarian multi-cuisine fare along with the Lidder View, Mezbaan Bukhara and Golf View Coffee Shop. The USP of the resort is that it adjoins the main Pahalgam Golf Course, so sign up to tee off!
Location: Adjoining Main Golf Course KP Road, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir 192126
Tariff: INR 3500 onwards*
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