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Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top is located at a height of 3785 m on the National highway that connects Batote-Kishtwar via Anantnag. Away from the crowded jungle of the connecting cities of Srinagar and Anantnag, its unique splendor touches one so deeply that one can immediately feel the presence of peace in the air. With around 40 kilometers of a gruesome and tiring-yet-forceful journey from Daksum, it’s totally worth the while and with the constant snowfall throughout the year, mostly at the peak, it makes for a perfect option for local tourists as well as visitors. The trip to this place is exciting to say the least but so is sliding down the snow-capped mountain.

The new highway is well-built and secure and almost effortlessly takes you to Sinthan Top. The vast majority of tourists are unaware of this place. The Sinthan top is around 12000 ft above sea level and is one of the finest experiences ever. Getting there may take a lot of time and energy for those who are occasional travelers but it is a place which is a must see for everyone. The road up is usually met with snow-formed streams at many places. The water level in these creeks is less and moves slowly throughout the year, thus offering an ideal spot for photo snappy tourists. Stop by, sit and relax on this gigantic stone with calm but cold stream flowing beside; a sight that simply mesmerizes your senses. Once you reach the very top, you would be simply blown away by the amazing vastness of the green mountains.

Tourism in Sinthan Top

The general tourist visits to Sinthan top began only a few years ago and all this while, only the local tourists had been seen enjoying the beauty of the area, that too in less numbers. The Sinthan top has great potential for Adventure Tourism. The spot is absolutely perfect for climbing and skiing, especially with the altitude at which it is positioned and the vast types of mountains surrounding the immediate vicinity. It can be of immense value to the economy of adventure tourism business, in and around the Valley.
The main advantage of the Sinthan top is that famous places such as Daksum Kokernagand Achabal appear directly along the route giving tourists a wide range of opportunities to choose from, which makes travel all the more enjoyable.

How to Reach

By Road

Srinagar lies on the National Highway Number One which immediately connects the Kashmir Valley to Jammu and rest of India.

By Bus

Regular bus services are available to Srinagar from New Delhi; the journey takes approximately 24 hours. The bus services are also accessible from Jammu and it takes around 12 hours to complete the entire drive. It is also possible to take joined taxis from Jammu. Connecting buses from Leh and Srinagar take almost two days with a similar stop at Kargil.

By Train

Srinagar has a planned railway station which is now prepared and ready for use. Jammu Tawi has been the major sharing station till date and provides several trains such as the Jammu Tawi Express, Jhelum Express, Malwa Express and Andaman Express to help you reach your destination safely.

By Air

The Srinagar Airport is situated at a distance of 13 km from the city hub and is named after Sheikh-Noor-ud-din Noorani, a well-known saint in Kashmir. The airport has direct flights from a whole lot of cities in India including New Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. Flight services are provided by almost all major airlines.

Best Time to Visit Sinthan top

  • Summers: Commencing from May, the summer season goes all the way up to the end of August. The weather and climate of Kashmir during summers is not very hot. In Srinagar, one may need to put on woolen clothing even in summers.
  • Autumn: The start of September ushers in the season of autumn. The entire area gets wrapped in the colors of gold, then brunette and then red. The season goes on till late November and reaches the point where the requirement for weighty woolens starts to increase.
  • Winters: The winter season in Kashmir lasts from December to early March. During this time, the entire region gets completely covered with snow. At this time, Kashmir can be compared to a scene straight out of an enchanted painting.
  • Springs: The spring season usually begins in March and last all the way to the month of May. The regular temperature all through the spring season falls between 23° C to 6° C. Short showers, colorful winds and enchanting flowers mainly characterize this period. Along with that, the entire region of Kashmir place is blanketed in radiant shades of green.

If you are looking for an enjoyable weather, the time from April to June is easily the best. It is that time period when it bathes in absolute beauty. If you are not exactly looking for enjoyable kind of fun, then Srinagar is also worth visiting during winters. The area houses several well known recreation centers that remain open, all through the winter season. It is easily one of the most well-known places for skiing in India.

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