The feeling of being in heaven, amid the most spectacular beauty of nature, enthralls in you the lively spirit. Some places are decorated with such strong and positive vibes that it becomes like a fairytale dream. People, who love traveling or even family vacations and solo backpacking, thrall to different parts of India every year. They are also in the quest to explore the unexplored, capture and keep it as a life-long memory. Traveling even gives us an essence of wider perspective and valuable learning.
union territory of India
Jammu and Kashmir is a union territory of India, lying in the laps of huge mountains and marvelous valleys. The lush greenery and undoubtedly the best scenic beauty attract thousands of tourists from all over. The flora and fauna, the rich traditional culture and the flavorful local cuisine makes everybody fall in love with it instantly. Famously known as the “Heaven on Earth”, it keeps up with the name in every aspect. Being a famous destination even for the trekkers and honeymoon couples, it has something special in store for everyone.
it experiences chilly weather and heavy snowfalls that most people might not like. It will also not be ideal to roam around and explore the entire place. Hence, the best time is during spring and summers with a gentle cool breeze making the weather perfect to stroll around. The best memories can be created between March to August. Whenever you visit Kashmir or any other place it is essential to have the know-how about the things to do and places to visit there. Researching about it will help you have a delightful experience on your trip.
Interesting Things to Do in Kashmir
Enjoy the Cable Car Ride in Gondola
Cable Car Ride in Gondola is a very famous attraction in Kashmir. Most people, whether children or adults, want to experience the spell-bounding view of valleys and mountains from such a height. It is truly a breathtaking experience, especially during May. These rides are in three phases, including Gulmarg to Kongdoori and then from Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak and then lastly Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder, Rs.600, Rs.800 and Rs.300 respectively.
Trying the Delicious Food
Kashmir is really famous for its authentic flavors. It is not only a heaven for nature lovers but also for the food lovers. From the Kashmiri Kahwa to Nadroo Yakni, a curry of lotus stems, from Dum Aloo, Paneer Chaman and Mutton Rogan Josh along with other meat curries are a delicacy of this place and must be tried and savored by every traveler.
Explore the Rare Fauna
When you visit the mountains and dense forests of Kashmir, your heart truly calls for witnessing the rare species, seen only in pictures. If you are a wildlife enthusiast you can pay visits to Salim Ali National Park, Kishtwar National Park, Kazinag National Park, Hemis National Park, and Dachigam National Park.
Indulge in the River Rafting Adventure
The most famous and moderate in difficulty is the white river rafting. It is done in Pahalgam in the Lidder River. So, if you want to take on some adventure souring your energy levels high, do try your hand on it following all the safety instructions. There is a longer and medium river rafting in Sonamarg as well.
Take Part in Snow Sports
Visiting the snow-clad areas like Kashmir, skiing and snowboarding are one of the most unique experiences here. As the winters arrive Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam are all snow-covered, making it a perfect opportunity to visit the snow sport organizers and book your chance. It starts from about 5,600Rs. Per person.
Experience Shikara Rides
Amid the marvelous beauty and sparkling waters of Dal Lake, Shikara rides are a must-try when you are in Kashmir. Along with Dal Lake in Srinagar, Manasbal Lake near Sonamarg also allows such an experience. As you lay back, having a comfortable time along with the most beautiful scenic view of mountains and colorful boats, you cannot ask for anything more. It will cost you about Rs.150 to Rs.250, available all 7 days from 6AM to 5PM.
Ditch the boring hotel stays and choose something authentic to Kashmir vacation. With a beautiful night spent at the Dal Lake in these houseboats providing a lot of facilities like meals and Wifi; you will truly love to visit again. It is a perfect stay with your family, friends, for honeymoon couples and even solo travelers.
Along with these Kashmir still has a lot of gardens, adventure activities, temples and valleys left to be explored. So, planning a trip well to accommodate these in your itinerary will help you have a great time, wanting to visit again.