There can be no doubt that Kashmir is paradise on earth. It is one of the top tourist destinations in India. Its splendid natural beauty and stunning landscapes make it a must-visit destination for tourists across the globe. There are so many reasons why you should visit Kashmir at least once in your lifetime!
Here are the top 8 places to visit in Kashmir with family:
Places To Visit In Kashmir
Best Time To Visit
Srinagar is the state capital and one of the top tourist places in Kashmir. The best time to visit this city is between June and October. However, if you are looking forward to enjoying the snow, it is best to visit between December and January, when the temperatures can drop below zero. Top places to visit in Srinagar include Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh. Shalimar Bagh is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm and Nishat Bagh from 9 am to 10:30 pm. Another place to visit in Srinagar is Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, open from 7 am to 7:30 pm.
There are a number of activities to indulge in when you are in Srinagar, such as bird-watching, skiing, trekking, and boating. To experience the city in the best possible way, book your stay in a houseboat and wake up every morning to a stunning sunrise.
Sonmarg literally translates to ‘meadow of gold’ and is a wide expanse of exceptional beauty. It has an astonishingly wide variety of flowers and trekking routes that attract nature lovers and adventure seekers. Sonmarg has a rightful place in any list that features the ‘top places to visit in Kashmir’ thanks to its views and stunning landscape. It is highly recommended for camping, trekking and nature walks. The best time to visit is from June to October.
Your visit to Kashmir is incomplete without a visit to Gulmarg. This ‘meadow of flowers’ is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is a treat to the eyes. One of the must-visit tourist places in Kashmir, it is famous for trekking, mountain biking, gondola rides, and skiing. A gondola ride will give you a panoramic view of the valley. Gulmarg is in its element during winters; the best time to make the most of the place’s spectacular beauty.
Kupwara is the crown of Kashmir, and just one visit will show you why. Two of its greatest attractions are the nearby valleys of Lolab and Bangus The ideal time to visit Kupwara is between April and October, when you get a chance to visually soak in the thriving meadows and the clear water flowing down from the mountains. When there, visit Lolab valley and the shrine of Qamar Reshi Sahib.
Pahalgam is one of the most serene places to visit in Kashmir. This small and serene town manages to de-stress every visitor. Associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra, it's Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the musk deer and brown bears. It is also famous for breathtaking forest views, and Pahalgam's Tulian Lake and Sheshnag Lake are attractions that you cannot afford to miss. What’s more, you can also visit Betab Valley and Aru Valley during the same trip, two tourist spots that offer an opportunity for horseback riding. The best time to visit Pahalgam is between June and October.
This tourist place in Kashmir offers bittersweet memories but also offers the best views. The ideal time to visit is between March and June, and the important destinations include Shergol, Mulbek Gompa, Wakha Rgyal, and Urgyan Dzong. It is five hours by road from Srinagar. You can indulge in mountaineering in the Nun Mountains and trek to Suru Valley when there.
Kishtwar is an offbeat tourist destination and sees fewer crowds than other tourist places in Kashmir. It is filled with lush greenery and comprises pine and deodar forests. It has hills and a national park that attracts nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. In addition, there are two pilgrimage circuits which you might want to include in your itinerary. The ideal time to visit is during summer. It is about seven hours from Srinagar.
Most travellers start their journey from Jammu and it is one of the top places to visit in Kashmir. The city is known for sightseeing, temple visits and trekking. It is especially known for Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, a pilgrimage spot for Hindus. Jammu has a number of religious sites that attract believers from across the country. The temple is famous all over the world and it remains open throughout the day. The town is also home to the scenic Bahu fort. But that's not all you can experience in Jammu, for you can take a helicopter ride or ski in Patnitop, go boating in Mansar Lake, buy handicrafts, and explore the historical sights.
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