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Kashmir is heaven in June. When other parts of the country are suffering from the scorching heat, people in Kashmir enjoy the somewhat moderate temperature of around 20 degrees. This is also the peak tourist season here and all sorts of activities and things to do are open in this area during this time. Here is a list of things you should bask upon while you are in Kashmir in June. The valley is a basket of the plethora of adventure activities and things to do during this time of the year and you can never go along by planning your trip and these best things to do in Kashmir in June during this time.

12 Best Things To Do In Kashmir In June In 2024

Here are some of the best things to do in Kashmir in June and enjoy a time like never before exploring some of the exciting activities like mountain biking and riding a Gondola.

1. Ride A Shikara

Ride A Shikara

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Shikaras are exclusive to Kashmir and is a must to do a thing while you are here. As you lay on a comfortable shikara, the boatman will row you amidst the beautiful mountain ranges away from the crowded city. It’s just magical to see how polite and peaceful it is in the middle of the lake and nobody around, only you and nature. Just a soft sound of boat paddles falling onto your ears and everything else around is silent and quiet. And you dip your hand into the cold water of the lake; the ripples travel all around you breaking that magical silence. Shikaras are a common mode of transport in the Kashmir region as the place is full of water and people live in houseboats. You can enjoy your Shikara ride in Dal Lake and Manasbal Lake and would cost you around 300 bucks for a round trip.

Where: Dal Lake or Manasbal lake
Price: INR 300
Timings: Till 9:00 PM

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2. Stay In A Houseboat

Stay In A Houseboat

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People come to Kashmir only to experience the houseboats. These intricately designed houses that sit on the boats on the lake water are again exclusive to this place. Even if your budget does not allow you to spend your entire holiday in a houseboat, you must plan one day to stay at these magnificent houses. With passing time these houseboats are also modernized and have all sorts of modern amenities installed while you enjoy the historic architecture and way of living inside it. You will also be provided with traditional Kashmiri capa and a long warm robe to go with your houseboat style living. The most famous houseboats in Dal Lake and are one of the best offbeat experiences that you will have in Kashmir. This is a must-do activity for any kind of traveler be it you are here with your family or friends or are travelling solo.
Where: Dal Lake
Price: Starting from INR 3900

3. Ride A Gondola

Ride A Gondola

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Gondola cable rides are another must to do things while you are in Kashmir. It full of fun and excitement and people of all ages tend to stop enjoying it. It also provides you some of the best views of Kashmir while you ride the Gondola Cable ride. Especially during June when the weather is clear and you don’t have any blockage in terms of clouds of mist, the view of the valley is mesmerizing from these cable cars. The ride happens in three phases that is first it takes you from Gulmarg to Koogdoori, then Koondoori to Apharwat Peak and then to Mary Shoulder which is an open chair lift. The total ride you would cost you around 1700 bucks, you can also choose to ride only one or two of them.

Where: District Baramulla, Alambal Road, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Price: INR 1700
Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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4. Experience The Golf Club In Gulmarg

Experience The Golf Club In Gulmarg

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Like every other hill station, Gulmarg also has its exclusive golf course. It is huge and has 18 different golfing courses of varying difficulty. The place is home to many famous tournaments and is one of the best hobbies of the elite class of the valley. This would be one of the best experiences that you would take away with you. People often come here with friends and spend their entire day playing golf. The charges to play in this land are also minimal. It’s just 800 bucks for Indian and 1200 bucks for foreign nationals. One of the most famous golfing grounds in Kashmir is the “Meadow of Flowers” which offers ultimate fun to its golfers. The golf course is open right from 8 in the morning until 10 pm in the night and is well ventilated and well developed due to its popularity during summers.

Where: Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

5. Try Kashmiri Cuisine

Try Kashmiri Cuisine

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Kashmir follows its own culture and offers its kind of cuisine. Things you must try here are local Kashmiri Kahwa (which is a form of tea) and Rogan Josh (which is a form of lamb meat). However, this is not the only range for you. Kashmiris are known for their non-vegetarian dishes, but you can also find some marvelous vegetarian dishes here which include Nadroo Yakhni which is a curry-based dish with lotus stems in it, then paneer Chaman which is a form of tomato curry adorned with fried paneer and flavors of spices and fennel seeds powder. Then one must also try dum aloo, for potato being one of the major crops grown here, they have marveled this dish. Other delicacies to try in Kashmir are Matschgand which is a meatball dish cooked in red gravy and Gushtaba which is again minced mutton cooked in yogurt gravy and flavored with Indian spices.

Where: Kareema Restaurant, Ahdoos, JJ Foods, Chinar by Lallit.
Timings: Most Kashmiri restaurants are open between 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

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6. Ride A Pony While You Are In Kashmir

Ride A Pony While You Are In Kashmir

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Pony is used here for the most common form of transport due to difficulty in terrain and hilly roads. The places where motor cars are unable to reach, this pony are used to carry heavy items. It is also a tradition to ride these pony if you are in Kashmir. Even if you do not plan to ride them for difficult terrain, one must try a short route and see how it feels riding them. It will be an altogether different experience for you. Some of the common tracks for pony rides are in Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Gulmarg. This will also provide you a closer view of how the locals live and enjoy their life in Kashmir.

Where: Pahalgam, Sonmarg, and Gulmarg
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7. Don’t Miss A Shopping Expedition In Kashmir

Don’t Miss A Shopping Expedition In Kashmir

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Kashmir is a land of craftsmanship, and you can find everything handcrafted here. Right from shawls to beautiful carved wooden motifs and furniture. The intricate people of Kashmir are blessed with this and they do it as a hobby. Even with modernization and introduction of various machines. People here still love to practice their art form. There are various handloom shops where you can find the warmest pashmina shawls to hand-woven carpets. Also, you must try local garments called Ferin’s and Doda Sapphire. The place is also famous for growing fresh fruits and dry fruits. You must not miss buying some juicy apples and kesar when you are here.

Where: Floating Vegetable Market, Chakucraftsemporium, Hazara Arts, Kashmir Government Art Emporium.
Timings: In most cases, however, opening hours for markets in Kashmir are between 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

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8. Try Mountain Biking

Try Mountain Biking

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Being in the lap of Himalayas, Kashmir offers some of the most challenging and beautiful treks for biking expeditions. You can drive your way from green valleys and snow capped hills witnessing the most memorable mountain biking expeditions of your life. The bikes can easily be hired from the main market or from the tour company which would organize your trekking would also organize your bike for you. These are much more durable mountain bikes with wide tires and a good grip so that you do not falter on hilly terrain easily.

Where: Shankaracharya Reserved Forest and Temple Trail, Zabarwan Hills Cycling, Srinagar Cycling, Dal Lake Cycling Loop
Timings: NA.

9. Plan a trip to Leh

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Leh is one of the most beautiful towns in India and if you are planning to explore the beauty of Kashmir in June, Leh is a must-visit. Leh is ideal for adventure seekers who enjoy trekking, camping, biking, and mountaineering. However, this does not mean it is only meant for thrill-seekers. If you want to relax and reconnect with nature, Leh is home to some of the most majestic-looking mountains in the world. In the month of June, you can even experience the clear blue skies of this amazing place.

Where: Leh is about 419 km away from the capital city of Srinagar. The best and fastest way to reach Leh from Srinagar is via a cab to Jammu and then a flight to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport.
Timings: To avoid excessive crowds or hassle, it is advised to leave early morning.

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10. Go for a Hike in Gulmarg

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Situated just 51 km from Srinagar, Gulmarg or “The Meadow of Flowers” is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. The snow-molded mountains of this majestic place are excellent for trekking and camping. Gulmarg also makes a fantastic base for trekking in the northern Pir Panjal Range. From here, the mighty Nanga Parbat can also be seen in its full glory. Some of the most commonly preferred treks in Gulmarg include Gulmarg-Khilanmarg, Gulmarg-Alpathar Lake, and Gulmarg-Drung. All these treks a just a day long and offer visitors some of the most breathtaking views in Kashmir.

Where: Gulmarg is easily accessible from Srinagar via the Tangmarg road. Local buses are available up to Tangmarg market from where mini coaches or jeeps can be hired to reach Gulmarg.
Timings: NA.

11. Take Part in the Sindu Darshan Festival

Celebrated every year since 1997, the Sindhu Darshan Festival is an important event that takes place on the banks of the Indus River

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The Sindhu Darshan Festival is a modern-day festival that is meant as a celebration of the Sindhu River. The festival has been celebrated every year since 1997 as a symbol of the oneness of various strands that make India the diverse and vibrant country it is. The festival is generally celebrated on the banks of the Indus in Shey near Leh. Visitors pour water from rivers situated near their homes into the Sindhu. Later monks pray on the banks and there is even a bonfire at night.

Where: The Sindhu Darshan Festival is held every year near the banks of the Indus River (which is also known as Sindhu River in India)
Timings: The Sindhu Darshan Festival takes place between 12 and 14 June of every year.

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12. Visit Patnitop

Surrounded by the Shivalik Range, Patnitop is the ideal tourist destination for thrill seekers and adventurers

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Surrounded by the majestic Shivalik Range and its lush pine forests, Patnitop is definitely of the most stunning places in Kashmir. Patnitop is an ideal destination for adventurers and thrill-seekers. So if you want to add a hint of thrill to your trip to Kashmir, Patnitop is the ideal place for you. Here, you can enjoy several adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities such as paragliding, rappelling, and even rock climbing.

Where: Patnitop is a hill station that is located between Ramban Town and Udhampur City in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Timings: The climate in Patnitop during the month of June is ideal for engaging in outdoor activities and reconnecting with the area’s stunning natural charm.

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Kashmir is heaven in June and has three kinds of activities to do during this time. One is to visit the top attractions of Kashmir, second is to experience the adventure activities here and third is to experience the to do things in Kashmir. You must not miss any of it. Around a week would be enough for you to experience everything in Kashmir. It’s a marvel. People often come here for being in the lap of nature, however, there is a lot to do in Kashmir. Things like flying in a hot air balloon, trekking, skiing, and snowboarding, golfing, visiting Ladakh, and many more which you might not be thinking of while you think Kashmir. So now when you plan your next Trip to Kashmir, make sure to enjoy these experiences in June and have a great time.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Things to Do in Kashmir

What is the best way to reach Kashmir?

You can directly fly to Kashmir from all major airports like Delhi and Mumbai. There is also a railhead in Jammu from where you need to board a bus to reach Kashmir. If you want to explore various beautiful roads

How to travel on a budget to reach Kashmir?

If you book your flights three months in advance, they would not cost you more than 6k for a round trip. Anyway, other options are to travel to Jammu on Jammu Tawi and hire state-run buses to reach Kashmir. This won’t cost you more than 1000 bucks for one side.

What is one must-do activity in Kashmir?

You must live in a houseboat while you are in Kashmir. Apart from this, you can also visit the mesmerizing Pangong lake during your visit to Ladakh. As Kashmir is all about scenic landscapes, it is suggested to go for a road trip and relish numerous fascinating sights.

Why should one visit Kashmir in June?

Kashmir is blessed with natural beauty and is full of natural resources. It also enjoys a very moderate temperature during peak summer months, which makes it an appropriate summer destination.

What is one must try a vegetarian dish in Kashmir?

One must try Kashmir’s dum aloo. The place is famous for its curries, however, most other dishes have meat in them. Aloo being the prime crop of the region is part of their staple and they have marveled in cooking it with time.

How many days are enough for Kashmir?

Kashmir is considered as one of the major points of interest in India and includes various exquisite attractions to explore during your visit. To explore this amazing destination properly and to try all adventure activities, you will need at least a 8-10 days tour.

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