Places to Visit in Kashmir

The snow clad peaks of Kashmir definitely cast a spellbound influence on the person who visits the region. There are lot of places to visit in Kashmir and almost all these offerhost oftrekking options, family leisure and solo trips.

Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir which was declared as a Union Territory in 2020. In fact, the city is one of the desirable places to visit in Kashmir. You can take a ride on a Shikara in the Dal Lake or hike to Shankaracharya temple which offers a bird’s eye view of the city. There are many other gardens worth visiting in the city including Shalimar Gardens.

Reaching Srinagar: Bus or Taxi from Jammu or through Air

Best time to visit: March to July

Boarding and Lodging Options:  HB Zaindari Palace,Vivanta Dal View, City of Kashmir

places to visit in Kashmir

Pahalgam

The clear waters and deep valleys of Pahalgam make it a desirable location among places to visit in Jammu Kashmir. If you have interest in river rafting, Lidder Lake is the place to be.You can also play golf and shop for traditional Kashmiri fabric, if you are a shopaholic.

Reaching Pahalgam: Bus or Taxi from Jammu

Best time to visit: March to July

Boarding and Lodging Options:  Hotel White House, Paradise Guest House

places to visit in Kashmir

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is listed among top places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir, especially if you are a nature lover.The small town is especially famous among skiers who make a beeline to Gulmarg during winter months. It is also known for the world’s highest and longest ropeways and draws visitors from all over the world.

Reaching Srinagar: Bus or Taxi from Jammu or through Air from Srinagar

Best time to visit: March to July and winter months if you are skiing enthusiast

Boarding and Lodging Options:  Heevan Retreat, Snow Inn

places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir

Sonmarg

Sonmarg is often referred to as meadow of gold and is a preferred among places to visit in Kashmir. The place is lined with snow clad mountains and if you are able to make here during late November or early December, the snowline will definitely leave you spellbound and speechless.

This is also the base for holy Yatra of Amarnath and if you wish to travel to this holy Shiva cave, Sonmarg will naturally fall on the way.

Reaching Sonmarg: Bus or Taxi from Jammu or through Air from Srinagar

Best time to visit: March to June

Boarding and Lodging Options:  The Villa Himalaya

places to visit in kashmir

Kupwara

 Also considered as crown of Kashmir, Kupwara is popular for its alpine mountain ranges and lush green meadows. Lolab and Bungas valley are among worth visiting locations and the serene calmness of the place will definitely amaze you and create a desire within you to make another visit soon.

Reaching Kupwara: You can book a taxi from Srinagar to Kupwara and make a quick trip to Lolab and Bungas valleys

Best time to visit: April to October

Boarding and Lodging Options:  Shaw Inn

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Kashmir is considered as Heaven on Earth. True to its name, it definitely is and with a host of options when it comes to finding places to visit in Kashmir, your hands would definitely be full when you plan a visit to this amazing and adorable land, we all know as Kashmir.

Author: Lovnish Thakur

Development Sector Professional who loves to read, write and travel

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