Kashmir is a state which is equally rich in cultural and natural wonders along with the myriad of history and political past that this state is home to. This state provides unique experiences to its tourists in the form of spicy native food along with a variety of teas, long walks or a jagged trekking experience on the many mountains in the region, marvelling at the cozy houseboats on the lakes of Srinagar and visiting the many pilgrimage sites, temples and religious and spiritual centres that are present throughout the state. If you love collecting souvenirs from the places you visit, then you can pick up the beautiful Pashmina silks, carpets and other textiles handcrafted by the native craftsmen in Kashmir. These are some of the unique experiences you can face all in the same state! With our Kashmir holiday packages, tourism will not only be about touring a destination but it more of exploring hidden treasures of the city, learning about their culture and traditions, and being one with the locals. On these terms, Kashmir does have a lot to offer for tourists holidaying here! Check out our best tour packages for Kashmir.
● Kashmir Tourism
Jammu & Kashmir is fast developing as a tourist destination although it is advisable to check the political conditions in the state before your travel owing to sudden spurts of unrest and chaos. Mountainous Trekking and the beautiful snowy hill stations are popular amongst tourists. Kashmir is also home to many temples, pilgrimages and monasteries making it a religious destination for pilgrimages too. Other than this, you can even take part in many adventures and sports in certain areas if weather permits. After all the activities, you can unwind by relaxing in the many gardens and the serene houseboats on the pristine lakes. On the whole, our Kashmir tour Packages will offer you an all-round vacation which will leave you relaxed and refreshed, just what a holiday should do to you!
● Best time to visit Kashmir
Kashmir experiences four distinct seasons. Spring is between March to early May, Summers are from late May to August, September to November is Autumn season and December to February are the chilly winters. In our opinion, we would be suggesting holidaying here between July to November as then the weather will be pleasant and you can enjoy many adventure sports which may not be available in unfavourable conditions. Check out our various Kashmir holiday packages to know which suits you and your family better.
● Best places to visit in Kashmir
There is no one single place which we can pin-point that is a must visit as Kashmir is filled with such serene and beautiful locations. Let us have a brief look into each of the main cities in the Kashmir.
This capital city is situated on the bank of river Jhelum and is known as the summer capital. The city is surrounded by the magnificent snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges which gives its tourists a calm and relaxed holiday away from the pollution and noise of the cities. The Dal lake is the most famous tourist attraction here and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, mountains and orchards. If you are a nature lover, don’t forget to visit the many gardens in the city such as Chashmashahi Gardens, Mughal Gardens, Nishat Gardens and the Shalimar Garden. The neighbouring regions provides scope for activities such as golfing, fishing, skiing, trekking, paragliding, river rafting, Kayaking and camping.
Are you an avid golfer and looking for an amazing golfing experience? Gulmarg is the place to visit as this city has the highest golf course in the world which is situated at an altitude of about 2650 metres above ground level! True to its, which means “Meadow of Flowers”, Gulmarg is filled with grassy hills with a lot of flowers. Winters in Gulmarg are the perfect season of skiing on the snowy mountains. Flowers such as bluebells, buttercups, daisies and forget me nots attract tourists from all over the world. this is a beautiful place to be spending with your loved one. So, check out the amazing Kashmir packages for honeymoon that we have to offer.
Devotees on a pilgrim trip to the holy Amarnath caves (Lord Shiva’s abode) halt in Pahalgam as the base camp before continuing their journey to the shrine. Pahalgam is an ideal spot for activities such as fishing, trekking and hiking and the city also attracts a lot of tourists for its picturesque beauty of the Liddar valley.
Jammu is the southernmost region of Kashmir and is fondly called the winter capital of the state. Majority of the tourists end up in Jammu as their first spot in their vacation. This region has many mountain ranges such as the Shivalik, Trikuta Hills, Pir Panjal Range and the Tawi River Basin whose beauty attracts tourism. The famous Vaishno Devi shrine is located here which also attracts a lot of pilgrims.
Ladakh which is popularly known as “Little Tibet” is located amongst two most mighty mountain ranges which are the great Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain range. Ladakh offers a variety of sports such as Jeep Safari tours, Yak Safaris, Mountain climbing, Trekking and Cycling. The prevalent Buddhist monasteries and the majority of the population following Buddhist culture and traditions is what give Ladakh its pet name. the capital city of Ladakh is Leh which also offers splendid views of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, enchanting rivers and many other adventure sports. Leh Ladakh features amongst our best tour packages for Kashmir.
● Nubra Valley
The Nubra valley is a very romantic destination with lush green valley perfect for a very relaxing and calm holiday amidst nature. The Nubra valley is also called the Valley of Flowers and the lands here are cultivated with various fruits and grains which are fostered by the Nubra and Shyak rivers. There are hot springs in this region where people come to experience a sizzling bath owing to the medicinal properties in its waters.
Sonmarg is the perfect destination to enjoy the snow peaked mountains from the various hill resorts in this region. Sonmarg is known to be the gateway to Ladakh and the beautiful flora here is fostered by the river Sindh which flows through the region. The pristine blue lakes and the grasslands filled with flowers is what majorly attracts the tourists to this place. The best time to visit Sonmarg is during the summers as then you can enjoy the exotic flora and grasslands while also being able to see the snow-clad mountain peaks.
Another hill station away from the bustling cities is more like a dream come true with its Alps like snowy mountains ranges. This quaint little city is located near River Chenab which is the nurturing source of the grasslands and fields nearby. Here, you can undertake sport activities such trekking, camping, walking, paragliding and skiing. There is also a huge 9-hole golf course here which attracts golf lovers during the summers. When you visit Patnitop you can also visit the nearby religious places such as Vaishno Devi temple, Nag temple, Buddha Amarnath temple and the Bahu fort and temple.
Sanasar is known as the mini Gulmarg and is remote hill station in Jammu & Kashmir region. Due to this the tourist crowd, will also be less so that you can enjoy some peaceful time away from people and amidst nature. The town is constructed in such a way that it looks like a cup and is surrounded by large coniferous trees. Some activities that are available here are parasailing, paragliding and horse riding. There is also a newly constructed Gold course here. The major tourist attractions here are the Nag temple, waterfalls and the Hidden creek.
Zanskar is the trans-Himalayan valley which experiences winters. This region is fostered by the popular Zanskar river and has a diverse topography. The population here majorly follow Buddhism. During the summers, Zanskar is the perfect spot for river rafting, and during the winters, as the rivers freeze you can shift over to activities such as skiing. The flora here is majorly thick vegetation encompassing the Tundra, Alpines and the blue poppies.
In short, Kashmir can undoubtedly be termed as “Paradise on Earth” with its breath-taking valleys and scenic landscapes with snow-capped mountains which this region is famous for all through the world. what better when the local people here are so hospitable too making your vacation a beautiful experience. While you are, do not forget to purchase some of the world-famous souvenirs made by local craftsman as their livelihoods depend on that. Have a look at our various Kashmir tour Packages which is suitable for vacation as per your needs.