With the Indian rupee now hitting almost 70 per Swiss Franc, the dream destination of Switzerland appears but a mirage for most of us. But don’t lose hope yet. For our own Sonamarg in Kashmir is the perfect answer to any of the mountain resorts of Switzerland.
Comprising snow-capped mountains, pine forests and meadows, Sonamarg is a great trip from the Kashmiri capital of Srinagar. Once you’ve flown to Srinagar, hire a cab and drive to Sonamarg for a day’s outing. En route you’d witness stretches of pine forests and during spring, the mustard flowers in full bloom.
Once in Sonamarg, you can choose to indulge in skiing and sledging to get a complete Alpine feel. Don’t forget to sip piping hot kahwa tea to keep you warm on the snowbed. So pack your bags and head to India’s Alpine destination without any forex or visa worries.