The lush green meadows, snow-capped mountain peaks, fresh cool air and flavoursome cuisine, make Kashmir one of the most enticing holiday destinations for travellers from coastal countries like Malaysia and Singapore, who are always looking for some respite from the hot and humid weather. Additionally, the close geographic proximity of Kashmir makes it relatively easier for tourists to plan their travel to Kashmir from Malaysia and Singapore.
How to Get to Kashmir from Malaysia
The fastest way to travel to Kashmir from Malaysia is by air. There are direct flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi and airlines that offer good promotional fares as well. These flights usually reach Delhi airport at night, thereby giving you the option of either staying at the airport itself or checking into a hotel at Delhi. The next morning, you can take a flight from Delhi to Kashmir. There are plenty of domestic flights to choose from depending on your travel budget. You can also travel to Kashmir from Delhi by road or train. An overnight train from Delhi can take you to Jammu, from where you can head to Kashmir by cab. However, keep in mind that the travel time between Jammu and Kashmir, would be approximately 7-8 hours, thereby making reservations a must, as this route is usually fully booked all year round. It is therefore rather easy to plan your Kashmir trip from Malaysia if you keep these points in mind.
How to Go to Kashmir from Singapore
The best way to start your Kashmir tour from Singapore would be to take a direct flight from Singapore’s Changi airport to Indira Gandhi International airport at New Delhi. After an overnight stay in Delhi, you can take a morning flight out from Delhi to Srinagar, which takes approximately 1-2 hours. There is also the option of road and train travel from Delhi to Srinagar if you have more time on hand, as this would require at least 10-15 hours in totality.
Tourists from countries like Malaysia and Singapore flock to Kashmir especially to see snowfall. Therefore, the best time to plan a Kashmir trip from Malaysia or Singapore would be between November and March, when there is plenty of snowfall. It is also a great time to enjoy adventure sports like snowboarding and skiing in places like Gulmarg. Kashmir is also a great place for shopping, something that Malaysians and Singaporeans love to indulge in. Beautiful Pashmina shawls, leather jackets, embroidered Kashmiri sarees, jewellery, pure Saffron, wooden handicrafts and paper mache souvenirs are some of the most popular shopping items among tourists. So, are you ready to leave the heat behind and come chill in Kashmir?