Top Places to Visit in Kashmir

A heaven on Earth, Kashmir is located in the north-western region of the Indian Subcontinent. Kashmir is really a place to visit and great things to see. Mountains covered with snow. The views and natural beauty is really unmatched at Kashmir. The ultimate view at the snow covered mountains makes you feel in a different world.

Srinagar

Visit Srinagar Srinagar is located in the gorgeous Kashmir valley on the banks of the River Jhelum is one of India's top hill stations. Srinagar is best visited during the summer season. Relish a shikhara ride on Dal or Nagin Lake, or snap to your heart’s delight with the snow-clad Hari parbat hill in the backdrop. As the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the city is renowned for its traditional handicrafts, lakes, gardens and houseboats. The Lake is surrounded by mountains on one side and offers activities such as Shikara ride and floating boat shops wherein you can buy flowers.

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Pahalgam

Visit to Pahalgam Pahalgam is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. Popular as 'The Valley of Shepherds', Pahalgam is considered a jewel in the Lidder Valley. It is 95 km from Srinagar, situated at a height of 7200 ft, Pahalgam stands at the confluence of Lidder River and Sheshnag lake. Pahalgam is not a mere hill-station, its like going into the lap of nature to do many things. Pahalgam is also associated with the holy yatra of the Amarnath cave. Chandanwari, 16 km from Pahalgam, serves as the starting point of the Amarnath yatra.

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Gulmarg

Visit to Gulmarg A popular picnic spot, Gulmarg is one of the beautiful place that can be visited in Kashmir valley. Gulmarg literally means the meadow of flowers. It also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m. Gulmarg is also renowned for the highest and longest cable car system in the entire Asian continent. The ropeway, which has 36 cabins, ferries about 600 tourists to and fro the Afarwat peak and comprises 35 towers and 30 stations and takes skiers to a height of 4,390 mt.

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Sonmarg

Visit to Sonmarg Surrounded by inspiring glaciers, Sonamarg (‘the meadow of gold’) is a popular hill station 97 kms from Srinagar and is also a popular route to traverse to Ladakh. It's an amazing Palace with an amazing view of the nature, snow covered mountain, rivers and medows. Sonamarg is also the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes –Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. This range is covered with dense forests comprising fir birch and pine trees, which makes it an ideal camping ground. The glacier remains snow covered all-round the year. During winters, visitors can enjoy the view of frozen Satsar Lake and Baltan Lake, which are located in the vicinity of this lake.

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Sinthan Top

Visit to Sinthan Top Similar like other areas of the valley, Sinthan Top is known for its beauty and wonderful tourist attractions. Around 37 kilometers of snaky and uphill drive from Daksum, it offers an adventurous journey. The tourist inflow to Sinthan top started a couple of years ago, the simple reason behind it is that this spot is yet to be developed as a tourist destination. Interest in it has grown since construction of the Kokernag-Sinthan Top-Kishtwar Road, connecting Kashmir with Jammu, began. Apart from the normal tourism activity, Sinthan top has a great potential for Adventure tourism.

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