Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and serene lakes, Kashmir creates unmatched beauty in a heaven-like corner of a world. This beautiful state of India has three wonderful regions to offers its visitors namely Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. It is covered and surrounded by a vast range of Great Himalayas and Pir Panjal. People have named it ‘Switzerland of India’ for its natural beauty that is blessed with scenic views all around. It is another door to heaven and must be visited once in a lifetime. The state has a lot to offer with its numerous beautiful places which offers the true treasure of nature’s beauty.
8 Beautiful Places to Visit in Kashmir
As the name defines itself, Sonamarg is well-known as ‘Meadows of Gold’. The eclectic range of beautiful flowers-covered meadows and exciting trekking routes are the additions to the core attractions of Sonamarg. One must include it in the list of ‘famous places to be visited in Kashmir’.
Best time to visit: June – October and December & January for snow
Things to do in Sonamarg: Trekking, camping, and exploring glorious views
Widely famous with the name of “Meadows of Flowers”, Gulmarg pleases the eyes of every travelling enthusiast with vast varieties of vibrant flowers with the perfect background of snow-capped mountains. This place is also the best retreat for the adventure seekers as it captures the mesmerizing aura and breathtaking views.
Best Time to Visit: June to October, December & January for Snow
Top things to do: Trekking, Camping, and exploring natural views
Leh is one of the most beautiful places in India. It is one of the safest places to be visited in Kashmir. Bikers come to visit this place from all the corners of the country. Leh has something for every kind of traveller as it has to offer beautiful lakes, thrilling passes, and breathtaking views.
Best time to visit: April to June and September to October. Most of the tracks are closed between November to March due to heavy snowfall.
Top things to do: Trekking, Motorcycling, and Mountain Biking
Srinagar is popular for its powerful meadows, snow-capped mountains, and heart-warming welcome of tourists by locals. The place is also widely popular for its engaging activities like boating, trekking, bird watching, and water skiing. Known as the largest and most popular city of Kashmir, Srinagar is blessed with nature’s utmost gift – Dal Lake.
Best time to visit: June to October and December & January is the most appropriate time to witness the snow
Things to do in Srinagar: Boathouse stay, Visit Mughal Gardens, Take Shikara Ride
The place is popularly known as the ‘City of Sufis’as a large number of Sufi Shrines are presented here. Blessed with lush greenery and Himalayan mountain range, this place in Jammu Kashmir shares its southern borders with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. A treasure trove for history buffs, Kathua has a rich past attached to it. With all the interesting aspects, this place proves to be one of the top places to be visited in Kashmir.
Best time to visit Kathua: Summers are the best time
Things to do: Visit Jasotra Fort and Picnic in Ujh Barrage
A small town in the Kargil district of Ladakh region, Kargil gives goosebumps with its divine and ethereal beauty lies in the form of beautiful mountains and landscapes. 2nd largest town in Ladakh region, Kargil has a lot to offer to its guest tourists. Dipped in natural charm, Kargil leaves you stunned with its outstanding views. We cannot forget Kargil War Memorial while pronouncing the name of Kargil. Located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill, this Memorial is built by the Indian Army.
Best time to visit Kargil: March to June
Things to do: Mountaineering in Nun Mountains, trekking in Suru Valley, Visits to Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal
Pahalgam is a replica of heaven, illustrated by lush green forests, serene lakes, and meadows of flowers. Pahalgam is a perfect place for those who are in search of peace and tranquility with stunning views all around. As all peaceful and beauty factors attached to the place, Pahalgam is considered amongst the best places to visit in Kashmir.
Best time to visit Pahalgam: June – October, December & January for snow
Things to do: Visit Betaab and Aru Valleys, Horse riding, and Canoeing
Offbeat but not meant to be missed, Kishtwar casts a beautiful spell with its lush green & lofty hills covered by pine and deodar forests. The national park in Kishtwar brings ultimate joy on the faces of wildlife enthusiasts and animal lovers. Machail Yatra and Sarthal Yatra are two pilgrimage circuits for devotees, must be visited during your Kashmir tour. When planning for the best places to visit in Kashmir, do not forget to add it to your Kashmir itinerary.
Best time to visit Kishtwar: Summers
Things to do: Trekking, Camping, Wildlife Safari, and pilgrimage
As you have concluded that Kashmir is a little heaven settled on earth; you must decide to witness it with your own eyes. So what are you waiting for? Book your Kashmir package today and get ready to explore the most beautiful place on the globe.