Kashmir is rightly called the Paradise on Earth. God has been most generous while bestowing this Valley with natural beauty. The Valley is host to beautiful mountains and lakes, springs and rivers, conifers on snow capped mountains and Chinars on plans while the aroma of the flowers in different gardens makes the visits to this place memorable. Besides natural beauty, the rich art and craft, heritages and monuments besides its most hospitable people offer visitors a complete package of a beautiful world.
South Kashmir which is the most beautiful part of the Valley has the highest number of picnic spots. Anantnag is a host to countless springs and boasts of Mughals Gardens and the most popular tourist places like Pahalgam, Achabal, Kokernag, Deksum, Sinthan Pass and Verinag.
The tourism department is promoting Achabal, Kokernag, Deksum and Sinthan Pass as one of the tourism circuits in South Kashmir for a two day one night package.
Move to Sinthan Top for a refreshing drive (32 km from Deksum)
Sinthan Pass (at 12,450 feet above the sea level) is one of the highest passes of the Himalayan region which connects Kashmir with Kishtwar. The drive to Sinthan Top is refreshing. When the plains are simmering with heat, the cold waves and refreshing air while driving in loops and curves to the top of the mountain overlooking enchanting beauty of the Valley and Pir Panjal ranges makes one speechless. The pass is open from April to September. At Sinthan Top one can enjoy packed lunch if taken along. A couple of Dhabas also offer soft drinks and snacks. The pass also entices one for mountain biking.
Move back to Srinagar in the evening.