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Anantnag

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Nearest Airport: Srinagar Check Flights

Anantnag Tourism

Anantnag is one of the most beautiful cities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with gushing streams and sights and sounds that make Kashmir the heaven that it truly is. Located at a distance of 53 km from Srinagar, Anantnag is regarded as the commercial and financial capital of the Kashmir valley. 

It is a large business and trading centre of the valley. Near Anantnag exists the confluence of three streams, Arapath, Brengi and Sandran, and the resulting river is named Veth or Jhelum. There are several larger streams such as Brengi. Another stream Lidder joins the river a little downstream and from that point the river becomes navigable. In olden times river, Jhelum was the main source of transportation between Anantnag and other towns downstream.

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Stamping Ground of Adventure Activities

Anantnag is a hotbed for nature enthusiasts, and tourists with an athletic body can enjoy unending games and adventures in and around Anantnag. The tourists can indulge themselves and take pleasure in water sports, mountain sports, ice sports and similar adventurist activities. The various adventure sports activities include
Skiing: Pahalgam and Gulmarg near Anantnag convert into Jammu and Kashmir's main ski resort during the months of December to March. Skiing equipment is available on hire from the Ski-Shop. On average the cost of these snow activities, inclusive of equipment, gear, and trainer, varies between INR 500 and INR 1,000 per person per day.
Paragliding: Paragliding is a very popular sport in Anantnag and takes place at Pahalgam. The main season is from April - October. The aerial rides for up to 3.5 km cost up to INR 2700 - 3000.
Whitewater rafting: Pahalgam skirts Lidder river and torrential flow of water in Lidder river enriches the remarkable beauty of the Valley. White water rafting hence is one of the main attractions for adventure enthusiasts here in Lidder river.
Zorbing: Anantnag marks the stamping ground for top four destinations for Zorbing in India. Pahalgam- Situated 45 km away from Anantnag 7200 feet above the sea level is the solace for zorbing. Zorbing involves rolling downhill inside a giant inflatable ball. The arrangements can be made in Pahalgam costing INR 300-350 for a roll downhill.

About Anantnag

Anantnag is modern in every sense and can be quoted as one of the most important historical locations in the country. It showcases an eclectic and beautiful blend of old monuments and new age attractions.Popularly known as the "City of Springs", Anantnag offers an exotic arena of places to visit. Anantnag district has derived its name from the traditional folklore according to which Lord Shiva discarded all the valuables while on his way to the Amarnath Cave. The place where he dropped numerous snakes has been named as Anantnag

Restaurants and Local Food in Anantnag

Anantnag definitely caters to the needs of the foodie in you. There are food joints and restaurants at regular intervals in this town. Watch out for the Mughlai biryani on offer at the Mughal Darbar.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Anantnag early morning. Check into your hotel and freshen up. Later go for a jaunt from Anantnag to Verinag to see Mughal Garden. It is a 1-hour road journey from Anantnag. On your way back, cross Jawahar Tunnel, and enjoy the beauty of the Kashmir Valley from a viewpoint, called The Titanic Point. After this, you can head to Aishmuqam Shrine (Dargah), and paint yourself in the holy picture of spirituality and religion. Aishmuqam Shrine rests on a hillock, around 64 km away from Jawahar Tunnel. It is believed that whatever you ask for in the shrine comes true.

Day 2: Go for an early morning tour of Kherbawani Asthapan to relish the sight of the changing water colour of the spring. Head to the Botanical Garden Kokernag (home to over one lakh species of flora including trees, roses, shrubs and bushes) to have an ethereal experience, to feel close to nature in this picturesque environment.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Eclectically beautiful. Snows through most of December to February. Snow sports, Trekking, Paragliding and other adventure sports available around Anantnag. The privilege of witnessing scenic heritage, art and architecture.

What's Not So Great?

Can be crowded during peak seasons. Slightly inaccessible during heavy snowfall during winters. No direct flights or rail routes available.

For Whom?

Anantnag is ideal for people who are nature enthusiasts, adventure lovers. Perfect for couples and family trips. A person travelling to Anantnag can have their fill of history and heritage since the city is famous for scenic, pilgrim and historical visits. Ideal for people in North India, but Anantnag being a part of Kashmir, sees tourists from all over the country and around the world.

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How To Reach Anantnag

The nearest railway station is Anantnag Railway Station which is 5 km away and is well connected with Kashmir Railway that runs from Baramulla to Qazigund. Anantnag is connected to few important cities by frequent trains. The nearest airport is the Srinagar Airport, which is also 62 km away and is known as Sheikh Ul Alam Airport. Anantnag is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.

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Q. Is the Anantnag Valley still very disturbed and politically charged? What kind of a plan would be safe?

Kaveesh Nair 1 year ago
Anantnag is one of the most picturesque locales in India. Kashmir is disturbed politically from time to time but unless the area is on high alert, you shall be able to have a smooth trip.

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Pallavi Siddhanta 1 year ago
- Need not carry extra food supplies, as there is proper facility for food and dining.
- Carry extra woolen clothes because it gets considerably cold in the nights during summers and it snows during winters.
- If unaware of locations, hire a guide so that you can make your visit worth it and do not end up missing out on places.
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