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    Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the world (yes I am not going to restrict it to India) and to visit it had been my desire for many years. So this time, when we were making plans for a family vacation, it was an obvious choice for us. And yet there was one question that kept nagging everyone and it was related to Kashmir Tourism Safety. Everyone was wondering “Is Kashmir safe to travel?” and even though I knew it was a YES, I wanted to show everyone by enjoying a wonderful trip with them. My reviews and research told me it was pretty safe but then a perfect vacation would have helped break the myth much better and so that was the plan I followed.

    All I wanted now was a good travel planner and that is when I found TravelTriangle (referred by a friend). This is an online marketplace that connects travelers to local agents of the holiday destination for crafting personalized trips at reasonable costs. The catch here is that since they don’t have any middle agents, the packages turn out to be quite economical.

    We soon chose the customized package that suited us the best and were now looking forward to a great holiday. Travel triangle and its agents truly did a wonderful job in making sure we get everything we wanted when it came to our package.

    Our Kashmir Family Package Details

    Trip Type: Family Trip To Kashmir
    Cost: INR 39000
    Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days (first day on our own)
    No. of people: 4 Adults, 2 Children
    Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Transfers, Hotel, Sightseeing, Shikara ride, Gulmarg Excursion
    Exclusions: Lunch, Flight / Train etc., Personal Expenses
    Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Travel Home

    Here’s Our 7 Days Itinerary For Our Family Trip To Kashmir

    Day 1: Arrival in Katra
    Day 2: Vaishno Devi Darshan
    Day 3: Visit to Patnitop (change of plans due to traffic conditions)
    Day 4: Sightseeing in Patnitop
    Day 5: Arrival at Srinagar
    Day 6: Visit to Gulmarg and Dal Lake experience Srinagar
    Day 7: Left Srinagar

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    Check Out Our Perfect 7 Days Trip To Kashmir

    Here are the best experiences we had while we went on a trip to Kashmir and enjoyed the best time of our life capturing all the beautiful memories with family and also know if is it safe to visit Kashmir.

    Vaishno Devi Darshan (organized on our own – first day)

    Udhampur railway Station
    View of Ardhkumari from Katra
    Morning view from Katra Railway Station
    Starting Vaishno Devi darshan yatra from Katra Railway Station
    View of Vaishno Devi Bhawan
    View from Bhairav Mandir

    We started our family trip to Kashmir on a spiritual note by visiting Vaishno Devi. It was a great experience for everyone and we completed the tour by also paying a visit to the Bhairav Mandir.

    It took us 2 days to cover this part of the trip since some of relatives had got their train cancelled however nonetheless, we were able to manage it quite well. Little things like the trek, the ride on horses, food, refreshments, and the general fun of going on a vacation with family made this part of our trip worthwhile.

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    Snow covered scenery and amusement parks in Patnitop

    On the way to Patnitop
     View at Patnitop
    Masti At Patnitop
    Snowman making competion at Patnitop

    We were to initially visit Pahalgam directly from Katra but since there was some traffic situation, we had to stay 2 days in Patnitop (as suggested by our agent who was monitoring the traffic constantly). So in those two days we explored Patnitop to the fullest. We visited Nathan Top and soaked in some beautiful snow-covered scenery there. Another experience that we particularly enjoyed was the amusement park which was covered in snow. It was rare to see an amusement park covered in snow but it truly looked like a winter wonderland.

    Hotel Review: Our hotel in Patnitop was great and it had an amazing valley facing view. The facilities were good and they served us really good breakfast and other meals.

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    The royalty like experience in Srinagar

    Heading towards Srinagar
    Chinav River on the way to Srinagar
    Somewhere near Banihal
    Sunset in Quazigund
    Srinagar ab Door nahi
    Bat factory near Srinagar

    Our experience in Srinagar was amazing and indeed it is one of the safe places to visit in Kashmir. The 5-star like hotel rooms and facilities made us forget all the past traffic hurdles we faced. We also enjoyed some shopping and in general were awestruck by the snowy views everywhere.

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    Gondola ride amidst a winter wonderland

    Gandola Ride in Gulmarg
    At Gulmarg
    Gulmarg
    Snow Scooter Ride at Gulmarg

    Our day trip from Srinagar saw us enjoy a thrilling Gondola ride in Gulmarg and frankly we couldn’t have asked for anything better. This ride was pure joy. It is difficult to describe in words but all I can say is that my family loved it.

    The Dal Lake experience

    Shikara at Dal Lake

    Another great experience that we had in Srinagar was visiting the Dal Lake and enjoying a Shikara ride. This is an activity that is an absolute must for all and true to its fame, we loved our Dal lake experience in Srinagar. The ride was soothing and seeing everything white all around made it even better.

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    Shankaracharya Mandir and Chashme Shahi gardens

    We were to leave at 4 for our flight back but before that, we did manage to squeeze in more sightseeing by visiting the famous Shanakarcharya Mandir and the beautiful gardens, Chashme Shahi. Worth it!

    Overall, if I look at it, our family trip to Kashmir was a great one. Despite the unforeseen obstacles of traffic delays and weather conditions, we managed to have an epic vacation without any worries of security concerns. Infact, the people in Kashmir were gracious, warm, and very helpful. In short, we loved our Kashmir Family Vacation.

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    Is Kashmir Safe To Travel?

    In our experience, Kashmir tourism safety was great. There was no unpleasant experience and on the contrary we found the locals and organizers very helpful. I would suggest everyone to visit Kashmir and yet at the same time, be careful as you are when on a holiday to any other destination. And yes, a salute to our armed forces who are doing a wonderful job in protecting us.

    The Wow Moments From Our Trip

    1. The snow experience at Gulmarg. The Gondola ride was amazing, the snowmobile fantastic, and overall, it was totally worth it.
    2. Our spiritual experience at Vaishno Devi
    3. The Dal lake shikara ride in Srinagar

    Any Negative Experience

    The only negative experience that we had were the unforeseen traffic conditions due to the weather. It led us to miss a lot of things and yet we did manage to make the best of what we had.

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    Kashmir Travel Tips For Future Travelers

    I would suggest everyone to witness this paradise and not take any false rumors about Kashmir Tourism safety. But yes, given the past disruptive activities, one needs to be careful and vigilant nonetheless. Also, the more places one visits, the more they can shatter the myths that surround the state.

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    So, are you also planning a family trip to Kashmir with your family? Take down tips from this incredible and fun-filled experience at this paradisiacal valley and enjoy a memorable trip to Kashmir while also busting some myths about how safe is Kashmir for the travelers.

    Frequently Asked Queries By Fellow Travelers

    Q: Which is the best month to visit Kashmir?

    A: December to February is considered the best month to visit Kashmir as one can witness the snowfall during this time. Apart from this spring is also considered as an adequate time to visit this place which starts from March to May.

    Q: Which is the most beautiful place in Kashmir?

    A: Though Kashmir itself is a beautiful place, but when it comes to talk about the most beautiful place in Kashmir then it is definitely Srinagar. This city is adorned with magnificent gardens and lakes where one can see the colorful Shikaras.

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