Margan Top

Margan top

The Margan Top, situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft, has lately become a tourist attraction as one of the most beautiful mountain tops in southern Kashmir in the Himalayan region. This mountain pass, situated approximately 35 km from Kokernag, is the gateway to a secret valley called Warwan. The Margan Top has a 360-degree view of the Kashmir valley on one side and the Warwan valley on the other, surrounded by beautiful meadows all around.

Margan Top, called Choharnag or four lakes, is studded with four magnificent small lakes. These high-altitude lakes, situated 3 km from the main road, offer a soul-soothing environment at the top of the mountain. During the summers, when the wildflowers bloom in unison, the surrounding meadows of the Margan Top show a cascade of colors. The long, grassy expanses are home to thousands of sheep and goats brought here by the tribesmen of Gujjars and Bakerwal to graze here for some months.

Margan top

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar

Arrive at Srinagar airport at an alt. Of 1,515 meters transfer to Houseboat, check-in relaxes overnight stay at Houseboat. Afternoon explore the best of Srinagar

Srinagar (Lake City) – It is at once a collection of images: It tells the story of the love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise-like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom, and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes.

Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – The largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of the world-famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan’s brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake.

Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) – It was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Overnight stay at the hotel or houseboat

Day 02: Srinagar-Kokernag – 80 kms / 3 hours drive

Transfer to Kokernag. Situated at a height of 2000 mts from sea level in the Breng valley, en-route World famous Saffron (Kaisar) fields, Cricket bat factory, and medieval period capital of Kashmir known by Avantipuram. Leisure activities in Kokernag. Kokernag boasts of its collection of springs, sprawling gardens fragrant with the blooms of a large number and variety of flora, the largest freshwater spring, trout streams, and a large trout farm of Asia.

Day 03: Kokernag – Daksum -Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top is one such destination at a distance of around 48 kilometers from Kokernag and located at a height of 3748 meters, Sinthan-top is the highest point connection to the Valley of Kashmir with Jammu Division via Kishtwar District. Around 38 kilometers of a snaky and uphill drive from Daksum, it’s an adventurous journey. And round the year snow at the top makes it a varied choice for local tourists as well as outsiders. The journey to this place is thrilling and so is sliding down the snow-capped peaks. Apart from the normal tourism activity, Sinthan top has great potential for adventure tourism. The spot is best suited for mountaineering and skiing with the height at which it is located and the kind of mountain ranges it has and it has also 360-degree view on its top

Day 04: Kokernag – Lihinwan – Margan Valley – Kokernag

Margan Valley is one such destination that caught the tourist’s eye recently when the construction of Kokernag- Inshen Marwah road started. At a distance of around 45 kilometers from Kokernag and located at a height of almost 3550meters, Margan Valley connects All the three Divisions Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Margan Valley will become a tourist favorite because of its magnificent location and breathtaking beauty. Around 20 kilometers of the snaky and uphill drive from Matti Gawren it’s an adventurous journey. And round the year snow at its peaks makes it a varied choice for tourists. The journey to this place is thrilling and so is sliding down the snow-capped peaks. There is low tourist flow to Margan Valley started a couple of years ago but so far only the local tourists have been seen relishing the spot and that too very less in number. The simple reason behind is that this spot is yet to be unknown to tourist Apart from the normal tourism activity, Margan Valley has a great potential for adventure tourism. The spot is best suited for mountaineering and trekking with the height at which it is located and the kind of mountain ranges it has.

Day 05: Kokernag-Pahalgam

Transfer to Pahalgam at an alt. of 2,200 meters (68 Km drive one way) en-route Achbal (Mughal Garden). Sun Temple at Kehirbal reaches mid-noon full-day excursion. Does leisure activities visit BAISARAN known as Mini Switzerland and WATERFALL by the pony ride enjoy the beauty of Pahalgam check-in hotel relax overnight stay at Pahalgam.

Day 06: Pahalgam – Srinagar

Transfer to the Srinagar check-in hotel. Srinagar Local Sightseeing visit Mughal Gardens Nishat (Abode of Love), Shalimar (Abode of Pleasure), Cheshmashahi (Royal Springs) and Pari Mahal (Fairies Abode), and Shankar Acharya temple. Overnight stay Srinagar.

Day 07: Depart Srinagar

Return Home with happy memories. You will get transferred to the airport in time to board a flight for onward destination

One thought on “Margan Top

  1. Yes, Margan Top is very attractive tourist spot , It was once called the death valley when there was no road connectivity to this pass. Margan has changed its character from valley of death to the valley of attraction for tourist when a road has constructed through it ,which connects Marwah and Warwan to the rest of Kashmir. The only pass which give accessibility to the twin Valleys of Marwah And Warwan is Margan top.

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