For all those who have thought that witnessing heaven on Earth is impossible, Kashmir has proven them wrong time and again. While it can be wanderlust kicking in or a childhood dream for many to visit Kashmir at least once in a lifetime, it sure was the latter one for Rajeev who got a chance to visit this paradise with his beloved wife on his honeymoon. He planned a good amount of time of about 6 days in Kashmir, and read on to know how they explored the magic that the place entails as he writes about his memorable experience!
We planned our honeymoon in June, and post checking out many places like that of Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Goa, Auli, and many more, we finally settled down to visit Kashmir despite the rumours about the curfew and post consulting it with our friends who had recently visited the place. After getting to know so much about the goodness of the place, its people, culture, and traditions, it was pretty irresistible to not visit Kashmir and hence, we decided to visit this beautiful destination and it turned out to be the best decision ever.
Details Of Our 6 Days In Kashmir Trip
Trip Type: Honeymoon
Cost: INR 21,600
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
Inclusion: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Breakfast, Dinner, Sightseeing, Travel Insurance, Visa On Arrival, Cab Transfers, Taxes,
Exclusion: Airfare, Lunch, & Personal Expenses
Take A Sneak Peek Of Our 6 Days In Kashmir Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival, Srinagar Sightseeing
Day 2: Sonmarg Sightseeing
Day 3: Pahalgam Sightseeing
Day 4: Gulmarg Sightseeing
Day 5: Houseboat Stay On Dal Lake
Day 6: Departure
Weather In Kashmir In June
Although we had read that the monsoon season begins around June, the weather in Kashmir was pretty good and pleasant during the time we stayed there. The temperature remained moderate throughout the day, while the nights were a little cold. The weather was great to explore and go sightseeing in Kashmir, and we enjoyed it totally.
Best Places To Visit On A 6 Days Trip In Kashmir
We took a flight from Lucknow to Srinagar via Delhi in the morning and by afternoon we landed in Kashmir at the Srinagar airport. On the way, we stopped to have a delicious lunch at the famous Sunset Boulevard Restaurant, and went on to explore some of the best places in Srinagar. We visited the gorgeous Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Garden, Nishat Garden, and the magnificent Pari Mahal. It was a great experience to witness the beauty of Dal Lake, and Srinagar from top of the the Zabarwan mountain ranges.
On the second day of our trip, we enjoyed a warm cup of tea and a hearty breakfast in the morning and got ready for exploring the best of Sonmarg from Srinagar. Our first stop was Zero Point which was approximately 35 kilometers away from the center of Sonmarg. It was totally a phenomenal experience to witness the views of the Drass Valley from such a great height. Later on we visited the famous Fish Point which only added to the beautiful experience of the day.
Our next adventure was waiting for us on the third day as we were gearing up to witness the sheer bliss at Pahalgam. The day was packed with amazing sightseeing and exciting activities. We finished our breakfast and were soon set on our journey towards Pahalgam that took about 2 hours from Srinagar. We explored the beautiful Aru Valley, and then Chandanwari, and Betab Valley. The views were worth the money that we spent. Later, we also went on to visit the Children’s Park & Zoo, and ended up enjoying a great horse ride in the evening.
The Gondola cable car ride was the highlight of this day when we reached the paradise of Gulmarg. We explored the famous Phase 1 and Phase 2 on the cable car ride, and later on went to enjoy the local sightseeing. In the evening we had to check-in at the hotel that we were staying at in Gulmarg. We had a great dinner at the hotelli, relaxed in the cozy room, and finally called it a day.
5. Houseboat Stay On The Dal Lake
Our last but not the least adventure was that of the houseboat stay on Dal Lake in Srinagar. We left for Srinagar in the morning, checked-in to our houseboat on our arrival at the Dal Lake, and enjoyed an amazing Shikara ride for about 3 to 4 hours. It was indeed a mesmerizing experience to witness the beauty and calm of Kashmir and also shopping at the Dal Lake market.
Shopping In Kashmir
There are a lot of things to buy from Kashmir and it only leaves one in a dilemma since all the travelers felt like buying everything. We ended up buying a lot of dry fruits, saffron, and the famous Kashmiri shawl too. While all the things are worth every penny you spend, make sure you bargain as much as you can before you make a purchase.
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Our Beautiful Hotels In Kashmir
We stayed at the Hotel Samci Rivera in Srinagar, and then at the houseboat. While the hotel was pretty decent and offered delicious food, the staff was very welcoming and nice by nature. The houseboat stay is something that blew our minds. Everywhere we looked, we only found ourselves awestruck by the beauty around. It was a comfortable stay indeed on the houseboat.
Do’s And Don’ts On A 6 Days Trip In Kashmir
For all those who are planning to visit this paradise in the near future, here are some of the Kashmir travel tips that might help you on your journey:
- During your stay, make sure you dine at the Sunset Boulevard Restaurant in Srinagar, and Apple Valley Restaurant on the way to Pahalgam as they serve the best Kashmir food.
- As far as the budget is concerned, our personal expenses amounted to INR 1 lakh approximately and this excluded the package and the airfare.
- Wondering what to pack for Kashmir trip? Make sure you do not forget to carry woollens as the weather is pretty cold throughout. Also, carry a post- paid sim to avoid any communication glitches.
- Plan a 6 days trip in Kashmir, or at least for a week or so to explore the best of this paradise.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Everything was special on this trip. We really enjoyed the culture, the places, the whole atmosphere, and especially the people. Interacting with the locals was the best part and it is a happy feeling to mingle with people who are so polite and humble in their behavior. Everything went smooth on our trip and we’d like to thank TravelTriangle and Zahida from Travel Right Holidays for making Kashmir happen for us. Kudos to the team!
Frequently Asked Questions About 6 Days In Kashmir Trip
A. There are a lot of things to do and places to visit in Kashmir in 6 days. One can explore places like Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Srinagar, etc. and also indulge in activities like that of cable car rides, horse riding, shopping, sightseeing, etc
A. While Kashmir is famous for its pure beauty, the Kashmiri handicrafts are something that draws the attention of the entire world.
A. The cost of spending 6 days in Kashmir depends on the type of trip you are going on. For budget and solo travelers, the cost would be entirely different than what it might be for a family or a group of friends. On an average, a trip to Kashmir for 6 days would demand anywhere between 50k to 60k.
A. While most of the airlines connect major cities in India to the Srinagar Airport, trains can also be one of the convenient ways to reach Kashmir.