Places To Visit In Jammu and Kashmir
Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Kashmir and its valleys
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Places To Visit In Jammu and Kashmir
From staggering summits of Pir Panjal to inviting waters of Jhelum
Among other reasons, Kashmir is renowned worldwide for unparalleled natural beauty. Between Baramulla and Kishtwar, this land of tin-roofed hamlets and scenic hill stations shelters an abundance of places to visit in Kashmir Valley. In Kashmir, one can never run out of places to explore. While Srinagar remains the kernel of bowl-shaped Kashmir Valley, smaller towns like Anantnag, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Patnitop are also finding their place among top 10 tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir.
As soon as the tourist season in Kashmir begins, scores of travellers from the world look to spend a few days in this scenic valley. From popular treks to charming hill stations, there are plenty of places to visit in Kashmir in summer. The Great Lakes Trek is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir in June.
The city of Srinagar is famous for sprawling Mughal gardens, tranquil Dal Lake, and religious shrines. It serves are the point of entry and departure to several pilgrim tours, trekking bases, hill station getaways, and socioeconomic trades. The city is lapped by ethereal Dal Lake which is thronged by honeymooners, families, and pilgrims alike. The wooden houseboats floating on the lake provides just the peaceful retreat newlyweds are after.
Mughal gardens show their grandeur at the foothills of Zabarwan hills, which act as an idyllic backdrop for pictures. Fresh blooms sprouting along the artificial channels in Nishant Garden and Shalimar Bagh make you wonder about the glory days of Mughal rule. Wular Lake, among the largest water bodies in the state, doesn’t get its share of visitors despite being as glossy as its counterpart within Srinagar. Chashme Shahi, Hari Parbat, Shankaracharya Temple, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, and Pari Mahal are other prominent places to visit in Srinagar.
Roughly 56 kilometres west of Srinagar, Gondola rides and powdery slopes in Gulmarg are a magnet for travellers visiting the valley. This hill station in Baramulla district experiences reasonable snowfall in winter, making it the heartland of winter sports in Gulmarg include skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding. The slopes on 14,000-feet-tall Apharwat peak have ample opportunities for thrilling experiences. It also offers uninterrupted, sweeping views of nearby forests, lakes, and Pir Panjal peaks. Private taxis and car rentals are available to reach Gulmarg from Srinagar.
Sonamarg and Yusmarg rank among the best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir. Just a short pony ride from Sonamarg takes travellers to climb the largest glaciers in Kashmir. Locals agree that Anantnag district in South Kashmir is replete with must-see places like Betaab Valley, Pahalgam, Aru, and Kokernag. Further east, Kishtwar and Doda welcome trans-Himalayan trekkers beyond the valley. Saffron fields around Pompore and apple orchards in Anantnag are a sight to behold in harvest season.
Best Honeymoon Places in Kashmir
Srinagar: Srinagar is one of the best honeymoon places to visit in Kashmir. It is famous for its dal lake, houseboats and shopping. The mesmerizing aura of the place will keep honeymooners attached in the web of love.
Bhaderwah: Another enthralling honeymoon place to visit in Kashmir is Bhaderwah which is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for the adventure activities.
Kishtwar: This is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir on a honeymoon. For couples who like greenery and natural beauty, this would be the perfect place for you. Kishtwar is famous for its thick lus green forests and mesmerizing valleys.
Places to Visit in Kashmir in 3 days
Kashmir can be well covered in 3 days with a well-planned itinerary. Let’s have a look at some of the best places to visit in Kashmir in 3 days:
Srinagar: Amongst the most tourist places in Kashmir is Srinagar. The whole environment of Srinagar is very eye-catching and worth the visit. People from all over the world travel to Srinagar o witness its heaven beauty.
Gulmarg: Gulmarg is second name for paradise in Kashmir and is a must-visit place if you are traveling to Kashmir for 3 days. Gulmarg can be easily covered in 3 days. Most of the time, Gulmarg is covered by snow so it makes for the perfect place to enjoy snow activities.
Pahalgam: Another one of the best places to visit in Kashmir and to be included in the itinerary of 3 days to Kashmir is Pahalgam. Pahalgam is famous for its enticing beauty and picture-perfect valleys. One must definitely pay a visit to this exquisite destination.
Best Stay Areas in Kashmir
Circular Road, Gulmarg: Circular Road has some of the best hotels for a comfortable stay in Gulmarg. The hotels are budgeted and provide a comfortable stay to the tourists.
Aru Road, Pahalgam: Aru Road is another famous place where you will find both budgeted and luxurious resorts. The hotels at Aru Road also gives stunning views from the balcony.
Rajbagh, Srinagar: If you are looking for a stay option in Srinagar, then you can go to Rajbagh where you will find plenty of options for a comfortable stay. The area is easily accessible and is nearby popular attractions and best tourist places in Kashmir.
Tulip Garden in Srinagar
In Srinagar, there lies a huge 30 hectares Tulip Garden, which is Asia’s biggest garden till date. Located in the foothills of Zabarwan Range, this garden gives an overview of the famous Dal Lake too. It was opened in 2007 with a strong goal to boost tourism of Kashmir Valley. The layout of the garden is in terrace fashion ...
- Mughal Gardens
Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar
One of the most famous Mughal gardens in the Kashmir valley, Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar has become the crown of Srinagar today. Built by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir as a symbol of love for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, this garden is an apt representation of the word ‘Shalimar’ that translates to ‘Abode of Love’.
The garden i...
- Flower Garden
- Mughal Gardens
Mughal Gardens in Srinagar
Srinagar is home to some of the most beautiful Mughal Gardens in India. Besides being perfect representations of Persian influenced Mughal architecture in its prime, Mughal Garden Srinagar are known for their exceptional beauty owing to their spectacular mountainous natural settings which remain unparalleled in all of India...
- Flower Garden
Dal Lake in Srinagar
Resplendent with beauty, Dal Lake in Srinagar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kashmir valley. The exceptional charm and exquisite surroundings of Dal Lake attract tourists from all over the world. It is also the second largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir that offers a picturesque and mesmerizing view of the...
Alpather Lake in Gulmarg
Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows covered with wildflowers, the Alpather Lake located in Gulmarg is spellbinding. This lake stays frozen until most part of the year. Even if you visit in mid-June, you will get to see the frozen version of Alpather lake. Summertime lasts from May to September and thi...
Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg
Apharwat Peak is one of the main attractions of Gulmarg tourism. Ski-lovers always find their way to this summit to enjoy their hobby. This place is sure to provide you an out of the world experience while skiing. Since Kashmir is popularly known as the Switzerland of India, you would not deny this post your visit to Apharw...
Chandanwari In Pahalgam
Famed as the starting point of the most revered expedition to Amarnath Cave, Chandanwari is a beautiful valley nestled at an altitude of about 2895 meters above sea level. Located at a distance of about 16 km from the heart of Pahalgam, this valley is quite accessible via roadways. Apart from that, you can also choose to ge...
- Picturesque landscape
Amarnath Yatra In Pahalgam
Nestled at a height of about 12,756 feet, the most famous and revered shrine of Amarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every year, lakhs of devotees embark on Amarnath Yatra in Pahalgam during Shravani Mela, i.e. Shravan month as per the Hindu calendar. And, it is the only time when the sacred cave of Amarnath is accessible. ...
- Religious trek
- Ideal for families
Aru Valley In Pahalgam
A little, quaint, and tranquil hill station, Aru Valley is a heaven for nature lovers. Lying amidst the pine and conifer trees, picturesque meadows and misty valleys, Aru Valley is located 12 km from Pahalgam in the Trans-Himalayan Region. Travelers come here for admiring the natural beauty of Aru Valley in Pahalgam, to spe...
- Aru Valley
Tulian Lake In Pahalgam
A tourist spot, Tulian Lake is located at Pahalgam in the district of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. Tulian Lake is found at a height of 3,684 metres above sea level, at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam. The color of the lake is turquoise blue and it looks attractive with several lumps of ice floating in it.
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Sush's 5 days trip to KashmirIt was a well planned trip of J & K, customized as per our requirements, was a nice experience.
Pruthvi's 6 days trip to KashmirThank you zippgo and aarooj for arranging a wonderful and memorable trip in gulmarg, srinagar . We had a blast, fun filled vacation where we did all possible activities like skiing, ATV ride, snow mobile, cable car, sledge ride, horse ride and lots and lots of fun in snow. A big thanks to Rafiq bhai for taking good care and covering all the places in time.
Sidhart's 8 days trip to KashmirThings that went well: 1) Good support from zippgo travel consultant Arooj. She has really helped me with all my travel queries and issues regarding during my travel whenever asked within quick time. When Pahalgam hotel was pathetic, she was quick to arrange another hotel in Srinagar. 2) Hotel in Gulmarg was perfect. Also the day in Gulmarg. 3) Driver had good driving skills, arranged a good guide for us in Gulmarg. Suggested good places to buy winterwears and dry fruits. Things which did not go well: 1) Srinagar hotel Golden Tulip was not good in terms of service and variety of food (not good options for vegetarians) 2) Driver could have been better in terms of suggesting or helping us in our daily trip itineraries. He was not that informative like local Kashmiri people. In Srinagar he was in a hurry to finish off our sightseeing quickly, especially last day. He didn't even know or acted not knowing that I already had a dal lake shikara complimentary. He was also not made aware enough by zippgo about our last day trip. 3) Hotel in Pahalgam was the worst possible experience. Big fault from zippgo to suggest us this hotel for stay. They should have reviewed this, as there was no proper heating or support staff in green heights pahalgam. Dinner was inedible here. 4) I was charged higher when hotel in Gulmarg was upgraded. But no price was reduced when pahalgam was downgraded from Eden resort 4 star to Green heights (Cannot be rated in stars.) Things which could have been better: 1) Communication gap between driver and zippgo 2) Driver in tourist locations should have an element of being a guide. He should have the energy or enthusiasm to make our trip memorable. For our case, it was just a driver. The day in Gulmarg was mesmerizing. The guide arranged by our driver was perfect. Pony ride was full of adventure in Pahalgam.
Virajhegde's 7 days trip to KashmirMr. Meer our tour manager was helpful and kept in touch with us throughout the tour to ensure our well being. Mr Fayaz our cab driver is an amazing person and was more like friend. They ensured that our trip remained memorable.
Ravi's 6 days trip to KashmirHotels except Sxr n houseboats were worse. Power cutting was their routines. Hotel at Pehalgam was very far and poor road condition. You cannot go out for walking. Hospitality except Sxr were not good. In Gulmarg we have to bring water for drinking from kitchen. Very poor. In pehalgam hotel we forget my wife coat. Despite several requests we have not recd the coat. Even rqstd to Ms Rabia but in vain.
Impanakangokar's 4 days trip to KashmirPeople asking tip was really bad experience.. Shaista really helped a lot in organising our trip n supportive during our trip..
Hariharasubramanian's 6 days trip to KashmirExcellant service Very good experiance and excellelant service
Salmashebnum's 4 days trip to KashmirBest experience !! We were taken care by SHAHID SALAM KHAN for the entire trip,which was incredible.. keeping my kids 5years old n 8years old in mind.. the rooms were huge enough with extra bed.. as told,we were given Etios car with ADIL,the guy who drove us round kashmir.. these both guys,made us feel safe and comfortable without any issues.. there was warmth in their hospitality and very kind hearted guys.. who were at peck of a call .. must visit through KASHMIR HOLIDAY PACKAGE only.. worth every penny spent.. It's at chandanvadi, and betaab valley.. where in we have to go though government given vehicles only..
Praveen's 4 days trip to KashmirHi, The Following points I observed during the travel. 1. In my tour plan the car was etioss but I received swift dezire. First they give us Tavera then I raised the issue, after that they provide me Swift dezire. 2. When we arrived in srinagar, hotel The Victory, the room was not ready, Room service also not good, everytime we called for soap/ hot water/ bucket & other items. 3. The hotel apple tree food was not Good, Room service also not Good. Electricity service very poor, Pls do not recommend this hotel to customers. In two day entire night no electricity & no proper power back up. 4. I already shared my AIR Tickets for pre arrangement but I have seen there are some delays. 5. Sikara ride is to short, When I say why u r not doing complete round of sikara, then he replied we can provide only this ride, thenafter I will give him some amount for sikara ride. 6. Our Driver Mr. Nazir is Very Good, He help us every time. This is my worst experience with travel triangl, last time kerla trip was very good and I expect this trip give me wonderful memory, but I take bad experience with classic holiday. Only because of our driver, we take some good memory also.
Lark's 4 days trip to KashmirOur trip planner is awesome, he prepared everything for us and we really enjoyed our valuable time. It's worth to mention cab driver is really cool and honest guy. Thanks. Gulmarg (Gondola) Houseboat Shikhara
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Kashmir is itself one of the most beautiful places in India and every place has its own beauty and is no less than the other. However, Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are often considered the most beautiful places in Kashmir and these also witness the largest tourists activity every year.
Kashmir region is beautiful and enthralling. Some of the famous attractions here are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Ladakh, Chenab Valley, Lidder Valley, and Mughal Gardens.
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