We done a kashmir trip 6days and 5 nights via State Holidays in Nov 2017.
State Holidays was suggested by a colleague from my office who had done the kashmir trip with them last year.
Initially I was skeptical, as I never heard of this tour operator.But after speaking to Mr.Jimmy from state holidays, I was convinced.He reassured me that nothing to worry about and he will take care of the entire holiday.
We done the trip from Nov 11 to 16th. The trip arranged was similar to the Chinar trip from State Holidays website, with some modification.
We had opted for overnight stays in Srinagar(2 nights -ROYAL BATOO), Pahalgam(1 night - PINE SPRING) ,Gulmarg(1 night -GULMARG RESORT) and 1 night in houseboat(NEW MORNING STAR- Dal lake), with breakfast and dinner included in tour package. All the hotels booked were really fine hotels with good food.Only negative during the trip was in houseboat ,as there was no room-heater and it was really cold in the night , only bed heater was available(the care taker of houseboat told that houseboats wont have room-heater due to safety issues).
Mr.Jimmy himself came to receive us in Srinagar airport.He was clear about the tour package and places to visit,and he was flexible to shift the itenary whereever we wanted as our flight was delayed. He catered for our individual needs and he was readily available at all times and organised and coordinated our tours most efficiently.
The entire trip was arranged in an Innova.The driver of the car(Meharaj) was a really nice guy, who was aware of the roads and places where he was taking us, and also provided us suggestions,flexibility and freedom to explore amazing Kashmir.
Entire trip was well organized and it was nice experience .I can thoroughly recommend the services of Mr Jimmy and State Holidays.
This time we visited Kashmir in autumn and we could see nature in golden and pink which was a really amazing experience, and also first snowfall of this winter in Gulmarg. We are planning to visit Kashmir again in spring to see the charm of nature in a different form, and will be done definitely via State Holidays.
With heartfelt thanks to our host, friend and travel agent ,Mr.Jimmy of State Holidays.
Suraj and Anjana