If you are planning a trip to India, Kashmir should be in your travel list, and if you aren’t, then do plan. Loaded with serene sites and mesmerizing scenic beauty, Kashmir is eminent for its food and feel. You truly are going to have one of the best travel times of your life. Be it honeymoon or just a new year celebration, Kashmir offers a lifetime experience.
Apart from its being in the news for not so good reasons, visiting the place is a worth. The princely state is enriched with exquisite destinations. Some of the places you must in Jammu and Kashmir are listed below for you.
One of the best attractions, Leh offers you alpine lakes, lofty mountains and quaint settings. Many Bollywood movies have been shot here in magnificent locations. This place is truly a dream for every biker. A bunch of bikers visits the place riding their bikes, exploring road trips and breathtaking views. Clad in the alluring and love of nature, Leh can never disappoint a visitor.
One of the most beautiful places to visit in Kashmir, Srinagar is undoubtedly a destination to treat yourself special. You can enjoy boating, trekking, water skiing and watching birds. Accentuating the beautiful Dal Lake and pristine snow-clad mountains of the Himalayas, Srinagar is called as the “Venice of the east.” The city is located on the bank of Jhelum River which adds to its serenity. Tourists delights like houseboats, leisure-rides in shikaras and handicrafts are favorite among tourists. Other spots to visit are Mughal Gardens, Tulip Garden, Hari Parbat Fort, Shankaracharya temple and Shalimar Bagh.
Located in Anantnag district of Jammu Kashmir, Pahalgam has been associated with tranquility and serenity. This tiny town is known to take away all your stress and give you thrills to unwind your soul. Pahalgam is known for its coniferous forests. Once a destination to shoot awe-inspiring views of pine forests, extensive meadows, gorgeous Lidder River and snow-capped mountains, this tiny town has given many Bollywood hits to the filmmakers.
Places like Baisaran, Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Kolahoi Glacier and Sheshnag are the vibrant examples of its beautiful nature. Pahalgam is the base point of many popular treks such as Kolahoi Glacier and Chandanwari, etc. Its weather remains cool even during peak summer days. This mesmerized rural valley is still untouched by the ravages of urbanization and depicts a true picture of virgin nature.
Famously known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers,’ Gulmarg is a hill destination situated in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. This place is truly a treat to the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow-capped mountains as backgrounds. Best attraction to visit this place is the world’s highest golf course. It is also one of the highest skiing resorts in India. If you have love for sports, you can try winter sports like Tobogganing, Snowboarding, Skiing and Heli-skiing on the slopes of Mount Apharwat.
Small town in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, Patnitop is a beautiful meadow fringed by dense tall pine and cedar trees. The place is famous for its thick wooded forest, natural beauty, mountain streams and mountainscape of Chenab basin. The way from the hustling activities and daily life, this is an ideal place to experience solitude. Nature lovers can enjoy a nature walk along the trails. Called ‘the hub of adventure tourism,’ Patnitop is a must visit to enjoy sports like paragliding, skiing, golfing, trekking, etc.
The quality of efficient hotels and resorts has improved. You can always look for services like tour guides and other tourists’ services. Do try appetizing local cuisines of Kashmir.