Best Places to Visit in Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir is a beautiful city in northern India, denoted by the acronym J & K that shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh. It consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley, and Ladakh. Famous for its beautiful mountainous landscapes and shrines, it is the only state in India with Muslim-Majority. Srinagar is known as the summer capital of this state and Jammu as the winter capital.
So, if you are looking for honeymoon packages to Kashmir or just seeking a trip to Kashmir with your family or friends, these ten places are must visit in Kashmir and should be on your checklist.
To experience nature as a retreat for your soul, Srinagar is indeed one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India. From boating to trekking, bird watching to water skiing, Srinagar has it all. But out of all that ideal things that you can do in Srinagar is to live in a boat house! Best time to travel this place is in the month of June to October, and if you want to feel the snowfall, then December & January would be the best for you.
People who wanted to seek an adventurous journey or who are adventure enthusiasts and look for heaven in Skier’s paradise can visit Gulmarg. Renowned as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is a treat to the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow-capped mountains as backgrounds. Interesting things you can do here is Mountain Trekking, Skiing, and Gondola Rides for a panoramic view of the valley.
The expanse of exemplary beauty, this place has the beauty that is a story in self. Sonamarg, as per the name, is famous as the ‘Meadow of Gold’. An endless stream of stunning flowers and undulated trekking routes, nature walks, and camping are its attractions. Sonamarg has to be on every visitor’s list of places to visit in Kashmir for its mesmerizing aura and breathtaking views.
The land of real adventures, Leh is one of the superb places to visit in Kashmir in summers. The lofty mountains, the alpine lakes, and the remarkable settings enable Leh to fit into the best places to go for. The dreamland of every biker, clad in the beauty and love of nature, Leh offers breathtaking views, leaving no visitor disappointed. And, keep in mind due to heavy snowfalls after November, most of the tracks are closed here. So, you can plan your trip in the month of April to June and September to October to treat yourself with lifetime memories.
The crown of Kashmir, packed with thriving meadows, snow-capped mountains, and the gushing clear water make this place a must visit destination in Kashmir. This city epitomises the beauty of Kashmir. If a visitor is here, then a trek to Lolab Valley, Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine, and Sheikh Baba Behram is a must. Best time to visit Kupwara is from April to October.
The city of Sufis and for the history lovers willing to have a glimpse of Kashmir’s past. Settled on the banks of a river, Kathua offers glittering views and soothing atmosphere. People can enjoy the history tour here by visiting Jasrota fort and Ujh Barrage. And, summers are the noted time to visit Kathua.
The name Kargil is unforgettable as everytime it brings shivers to Indian Citizen in the name of old war. This town has not only heart-touching memories but also provides scintillating views. The atmosphere in this city oozes with emotions. People can enjoy here trekking to Suru Valley, Visits to Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal. Best time to visit this destination is May to June.
A colour burst location, this multihued city offers pleasant weather, pleasant odour saffron fields, malleable citizens. One cannot have enough of the saffron fields and the rich culture in Pulwama. You can enjoy here Mountaineering, trekking at the time of summers, and Skiing along with Snowboarding in winters.
Calmness and serenity are the other names of Phalagam! This tiny town is overloaded with the freshness that it suck out all the stress of every visitor. This hilly region is famous for its coniferous forests. If you are in Pahalgam, then you should not miss Betab and Aru Valleys, Sheshnag Lake, horse riding, and canoeing.
Known for the Rarity, Hemis is one of the unexplored regions of Kashmir. It is a small village famous for its monastery and national park. It is a must visit for the wildlife enthusiast. Rare species like the snow leopard and bharals find shelter in the national park located here. Best time to travel this place is in the month of May to July.