Best places to visit in Kashmir
Everybody knows that Kashmir is heaven on earth with its beauty and snow-filled ranges. From Family vacations, t solo trips from trekking to honeymoon destinations, Kashmir is a complete package. From unbelievable beautiful forests, valleys of flowers, lakes, and amazing trekking Kashmir has everything to offer to its visitors. Planning to explore Kashmir on your next trip? Here we are with a list of places you must visit during your tour to Kashmir.
Starting with the capital of J&K, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. Get a shikhara ride on Dal Lake, explore the city from the top of Shankaracharya Temple, and stay in the houseboats on your next trip. I am sure you’ll definitely fall in love with Kashmir!
How to reach: You can reach Srinagar by train. One could take the train from Jammu Tavi to Udhampur. From there you can take a taxi or a bus.
Best time to visit: from Feb to July
Best places to stay: Batra Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar.
Must do: To stay in Houseboat
Gulmarg, the snow paradise of Kashmir. This skier’s paradise is one of the world’s highest and largest ropeways with a distance of approx 5km. Snow falls are regular even when it’s summer, this place gives a fair chance to enjoy the fall!
How to reach: by air – nearest airport is Srinagar which is 56km away.
by train– nearest railway station Jammu at a distance of 290 km.
by bus – Gulmarg is connected by bus from Srinagar.
Best time to visit: From March to June
Best place to stay: The Vintage Gulmarg.
Must-Do: You can try Ski with the help of professionals from 14000 feet above sea level.
3. Kashmir Valley:
The largest Himalayan valley is an elliptical saucer-shaped landmark of Kashmir. Kashmir Valley is surrounded by the Karakoram and Pirpanjal ranges. It is a 140km long valley and is the perfect spot for all mountaineers alike!
How to reach: By air: You can take a flight to Srinagar, which is 18km from the valley.
by train: The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi, buses, taxis from Jammu at a regular interval from the valley.
by bus: You can take a bus from any of the major cities to Srinagar. It is well connected with cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, etc.
Best time to visit: From March to October.
Best places to visit: There are no hotels in this location, so either you need to book in Pahalgam or Srinagar.
Must-Do: Paragliding over the valley.
To book your holiday: Makemytrip.com.
Sonmarg has one of the most picturesque views in Kashmir. Snow mountains, green grasslands, and ponies to ride on this is the place that they call Jannat or heaven. River rafting, trekking are the various events conducted around the tourist spots. Sonmarg is inaccessible in winter due to heavy snowfall.
How to reach: by air: flight from Srinagar to Sonmarg and then take a taxi to Sonmarg.
by road: Sonmarg can be reached by Pahalgam, which is connected by roads from other major cities in the north.
Best time to visit: From Feb to March.
Best place to stay: Imperial Resorts.
Must-Do: Trek to Thajiwas Glacier.
Pahalgam is the place you visit to explore and experience clear water and rivers. This place is famous for river rafting at Lidder Lake, Shopping for traditional Kashmiri items.
How to Reach: Train from Jammu which is about 255 km from Pahalgam. Rented Taxes are available. Flights are available from Srinagar to Pahalgam.
Best time to visit: From Feb to June
Best place to stay: Woodstock Hotel.
Must-Do: Visit mini Switzerland on ponies.
To learn more visit: Whacqy.com.