Â Gurez Valley
Paradise lost: Yes. Those two words are the first that come to one’s mind. On entering Gurez Valley. It is part of Kashmir, called the heaven on earth. But then it is Gurez which is the true heaven. Swiss Alps, verdant green mountains, snow all around and conifer trees, all these phrases together are only an attempt to describe the beauty of Gurez. June to September is the best time to visit this place, 125 away from Srinagar.
Nearest cities: Bandipora, district headquarter, 86 km away. Srinagar 125 km.
How to reach Gurez: From Srinagar, it can take 5 hours to reach Gurez. Half the fun is travelling to the town itself as dense greenery, snow greet you all along the way, after you leave Bandipora.
By air: Srinagar airport, 125 km and then a taxi ride.
Places to stay: Accommodation is available in private houses also. Besides log houses. Rest house, hotels etc. If you are tired of usual tourist places, this one is definitely for you.
PS: Undoubtedly, one of the best locations, the most beautiful, that has remained away from public eye.