Best Places to Visit in Kashmir
The capital of J&K, Srinagar is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. Take a shikara ride on the peaceful Dal Lake, view the city from the top of Shankaracharya Temple and stay in the iconic house boats on your next trip. You’ll definitely fall in love with Kashmir! Srinagar is home to the Shalimar Gardens that are on the back of the Rs. 10 Indian Currency Note.
How to reach: You can reach there by air by boarding a flight to Srinagar which is at a distance of 10 kilometers from Airport to Hotel Brown Palace Srinagar
By train, one could take a train to either Jammu Tavi or Udhampur Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi or a bus to this beautiful place.
Best time to visit: January to December
Where to stay: Hotel Brown Palace Srinagar
Surrounded by Lidder Lake and Betaab Valley, Pahalgam is the place you visit to experience clear water rivers and exhilarating deep valleys. This place is famous for river rafting at Lidder Lake, golfing and shopping for traditional Kashmiri items.
How to reach: You can take a train to Jammu which is about 255 kilometers from Pahalgam. You can then rent a taxi to Pahalgam. You can reach there by air by boarding a flight to Srinagar which is at a distance of 95 kilometers from Pahalgam
Must Do: Visit Mini Switzerland on ponies
Best time to visit: February to June
Gulmarg is the snow paradise of Kashmir. This skier’s paradise is popular for having one of world’s highest and largest ropeways with an aerial distance of approx. 5kms. The view from top of the mountains at 3979 metres above sea level is bewildering. Snow falls are regular even during summer, giving every tourist a fair chance to enjoy the fall!
How to reach: By air – The nearest airport is Srinagar which is 56 kilometers away.
By bus – Gulmarg is well connected by bus from Srinagar, Sonmarg and other neighbouring towns in Kashmir
By train : Jammu is nearest Railway Station at a distance of 290 kilometers
Must Do: Ski with the help of professionals at 14000 feet above the sea level.
Best time to visit: March to June
Sonmarg or ‘the meadow of gold’ has one of the most picturesque views in Kashmir. Snow-clad mountains, green grasslands and ponies to ride on, this place is what they call, ‘Jannat’ or heaven. Sonmarg is also one of the base points for starting the Amarnath Yatra. River rafting, zorbing, trekking are the various events conducted around the popular tourist spots. Sonmarg is inaccessible in winters due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.
How to reach: By air – You can take a flight to Srinagar and then take a bus or a taxi to Sonmarg
By road – Sonmarg can be reached by Pahalgam which is weel connected by roads from all the major cities in north
Must Do: Trek to the Thajiwas Glacier
Best time to visit: February to March