Best places to visit in Kashmir
Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and famous places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India. As from boating to trekking and bird watching to water skiing, Srinagar place has it all. Generally this place is known as the mirror to the mountains, Srinagar is a first stopover for every Tourist and there are a many places to visit in Srinagar, Kashmir. The largest city of Kashmir and this place is enclosed because of green mountains and the main highlight being the Dal Lake which is called gem of the city. This place gives a close outlook to the Kashmiri cuisine and the state’s culture.
Perfect time to visit: June to October, and for snow you must visit Srinagar in December or January
Things to do: Stay in the boat house and Visit the Mughal gardens and Take the shikara ride.
Gulmarg famously known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is a treat to the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow capped mountains as backgrounds. This is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Kashmir for all right reasons. This place of Kashmir is also known as the tourism paradise because of its vast options of skiing in the snow and while enjoying the views around. The best time to visit Kashmir for snowfall is in winter season i.e. December-January.
Perfect time to visit: June to October, and for snow December & January would be the best
Things to do in Gulmarg: Mountain Biking, trekking, Skiing if you visit in winters and Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the valley.
Leh is one of the best and safe place to visit in Kashmir in summers. The lofty mountains, the alpine lakes, and the quaint settings enable Leh one of the best place to visit In India. This place is every biker’s dreamland especially “ROYAL ENFIELD RIDERS“, clad in the beauty and love of nature, Leh offers breathtaking views, leaving no visitor disappointed and disrespected. You must explore all the top place to visit in Leh when traveling to Kashmir.
Perfect time to visit: April to June, September to October. Most of the tracks are closed after November due to heavy snowfalls
Things to do: Trekking and Mountain Biking is all it takes to give you a lifetime worth memories
Kargil is a small town in the Kargil district of Ladakh region, which brings shivers down the spine of the Indian Citizens. This part of the Ladakh is a must visit for every first time tourister for capturing the undaunted beauty of the place. This place is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh which offers a plethora of options to escape in the nature’s lap. Not only does this city bring heart-touching memories but also provides scintillating views. The atmosphere in this city oozes with emotions.
Perfect time to visit: March to June
Things to do: Mountaineering in the Nun Mountains, trekking to Suru Valley. Visits to Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal
Pulwama named as the “Rice Bowl Of Kashmir”, this quaint village in Jammu and Kashmir is a best place to witness the nature’s real beauty of the state. Situated at a distance of 40 Kms from Srinagar, this place has many tourist sites for the first time travelers to explore. This multi hued city offers amiable weather, pleasant odor saffron fields, malleable citizens. One cannot have enough of the saffron fields and the rich culture in Pulwama.
Perfect time to visit: April to October
Things to do: Mountaineering and trekking in summers and skiing and snowboarding in winters
Pahalgam is considered as an illustration of the heaven on earth which is situated at an altitude of 2740 m. It is situated at distance of 95 Kms from Srinagar and surrounded by dense forests, beautiful lakes and meadows of flowers. Tranquility and serenity are the other names of Pahalgam. This tiny town is known to suck out all the stress of every visitor and is therefore counted amongst the best places to visit in Kashmir.
Perfect time to visit: June to October, December & January for snow
Things to do: Visit to Betab and Aru Valleys, Horseback riding, canoeing
7. Jammu City
The city of Jammu is indeed one of the famous places in Kashmir area. As you may know it, the city is bestowed by the presence of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, a significant pilgrimage spot for Hindus. It is also called the City of Temples, as there are many religious sites here, including Peer Baba Temple, Mahamaya Temple and Peer Khoh. Other than the spiritual side, the city is beautified with scenic charm and rugged Bahu Fort.
Perfect time to visit: Anytime is the best time to visit
Things to do in Jammu: Temple visit, sightseeing and trekking
8. Shalimar Garden
This garden was established in the year 1616 by the well-known Emperor Jehangir especially for his wife, Nur Jahan. After some time, another garden named Faiz Baksh was added to this one. You’ll find a canal inside the garden that has been embellished with polished stones at the boundaries. This canal at the center of the garden is considered to be the focal point here.
Perfect time to visit: October to December
Things to do: Birdwatching, picnic