Exploring the ultimate paradise of travellers Kashmir
Being one of the premier travel places in India, along with Kerala and Goa, Kashmir also received the highest tourist footfall annually. A major reason behind such a high tourist flow is that Kashmir is one of those destinations that can offer for multi – theme vacations. Although the destination was considered only for romantic getaways by honeymooners and couples, of late, Kashmir has doubled up as an adventure tour place – a fact clearly evident from the different car and bike rallies that are organized for Ladakh. You can visit this destination for a honeymoon your too and for trekking as well.
Situated various kilometres away from Srinagar, the capital city, Pahalgam is definitely a hotspot for travellers. In a nutshell, this town is located in a valley. That alone concludes the wonderful things that you can look forward to. To begin off with, you can enjoy areas like as the Betaab Valley that is incorporated with splendid scenic landscapes. A simple walk around will also bring you close to a small trickling lake and you can enjoy a small picnic or a short duration horse riding. This place also provides hiking options and trekking freaks will adore the area too. You can enjoy some fishing too. This is of course popular for being closed linked to the vacation to Amarnath.
Sonamarg is the next location to visit in Kashmir. Being more than eighty kilometres away from the capital, you can try your hands on horseback riding and trekking, while glancing the unbeatable valleys, mountains and of course some lakes as well that might take your break away. The most prominent attraction of this location is the glacier and only way to reach this location in on horseback, so go ahead and have fund many hours riding on risky hairpin bends and trails.
Gulmarg, also called as Meadow of Flowers. Located more than fifty kilometres from Srinagar, the most popular attraction is the Gondola Gulmarg. Of course, the place is also a prime attraction for winter sports, especially skiing. The high-end Gondola rise is splendid, being one of the highest cable cars in the world.
Dal Lake, the foremost location of Srinagar. If you love to explore the nature, never forget to hire a houseboat to spend a couple of days or nights here. The time alone on the floating lake, while you can see some awe-inspiring hills, floating markets, post office and others as well that might overwhelm you. Even if you don’t check into the houseboat, there are loads of actual paid gondolas or Shikaras that might take your around this beautiful lake.
The Dachigam National Park
Although not talked about much, Kashmir also has a diverse wildlife – a visit that is usually ignored by many travellers here. The Dachigam National Park near Srinagar is home to the elsive Hangul. There are various other exotic species found in the destination like as blue sheep, yaks, Himalayan black bears. Weasel, hill foxes and others as well. Most wildlife tours are planned in the spring season during the months of March and April.
- How many days do I have to stay in Kashmir for sightseeing?
Usually a week is enough for visiting Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar, Dudhganga and Yousmarg.
- When to visit Kashmir?
You can visit Kashmir during the months of March and August. Usually during this time, you can enjoy cool weather and create an excellent season to visit.
- What to buy in Kashmir?
Kashmir is famous for handmade carpets, dress material, silverware items, spices and traditional jewellery.