Kashmir known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ with its pristine alpine peaks and snow-capped mountains offers its travelers a range of opportunities to have fun, relax and explore. People seeking an adrenaline rush, or quaint tranquil moments with family, Kashmir has something for everyone. The stunning landscape, valleys blooming with flowers, quiet lakes, and the incredible trekking trails are just a few things Kashmir has to offer. Excited already? Well look no further, ask Kesari Tours to decrypt a suitable Kashmir tour package for you.
Here is our chosen list of best places to visit in Kashmir.
Srinagar: The capital city of the state holds the prominence of being one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. You can take a Shikara ride over the calm Dal Lake or have a panoramic view of the city from the top of the Shankaracharya Temple. A stay in the houseboats could be an enriching experience. While in Srinagar don’t forget to visit the Shalimar Gardens that are featured on the back of our ten rupees note. Winters being quite cold, months of February to July are the best time to visit Kashmir.
Pahalgam: If your heart desires to see clean waters and thrilling deep valleys you just can’t afford to miss a visit to Pahalgam. Surrounded by the Liddar Lake and the Betaab Valley, the place is included in almost all the Kashmir travel packages. Pahalgam is renowned for its river rafting, snow golf. It is a shopping mecca for all things traditional in Kashmir. In any Kashmir tour package, a visit to mini Switzerland on ponies is a must.
Gulmarg: Also called the ‘snow paradise of Kashmir’. A heaven for the consummate skiers who like to boast about skiing the highest and biggest ropeway that runs for a total aerial distance of five kilometers. The ropeway offers an unparalleled view from the mountaintop at the height of about 3979 meters above the sea, which is an exhilarating experience. You can enjoy snowfall even during the summer months, which explains why Gulmarg is always on the itinerary of best Kashmir tour packages.
Sonmarg: Often quoted as the ‘Meadow of gold’ for its stunning landscapes. Whether it is the snow-covered mountains, the green pastures, or the pony rides Sonmarg is the place to be. The Holy Amarnath Yatra also starts from here. Trekking, zorbing, and river rafting are some of the popular adventurous activities conducted here. However, Sonmarg is totally landlocked in the winter due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.
Pulwama: The city of Saffron fields is also known as the city of color bursts. A scenic landscape, amicable weather, and a rich culture, Phulwama describes Kashmir to its soul. Pulwama is also known as ‘Anand of Kashmir’ or ‘Dudha-kul of Kashmir’ because of its high production of dairy. Apart from above, Phulwama offers pristine trekking trails from the city to the valley of Kashmir.
While our list is endless, the state of Kashmir has a lot to offer its visitors. Worth mentioning would be Leh (Ladakh), Kupwara, Hemis. Wondering how to visit this heaven on earth? Well, we have got you covered at Kesari Tours ask for your customized Kashmir tour package today.