Places To Visit
Beautiful places to visit in beautiful Kashmir 2021
Category : Places To Visit
Country : India

Jammu & Kashmir, the charming state endowed with stunning natural beauty is famous as the “Crown of India” or also known as the “Heart of Asia”. It shares international boundaries on three sides with the countries including China, Afghanistan & Pakistan. It is bordered by Himachal Pradesh and Punjab on the south. 

Surrounded by pristine lakes and snow-capped mountains, the Kashmir tour is known for bestowing a mesmerizing landscape on this earth. Geographically and culturally, it is divided into three different regions. In the south, the mountainous plains of Jammu stretch out while the north has the tall desert region of Ladakh. And in the center, it is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery & verdant valley of Kashmir. With offering great views, there are many places to visit in Kashmir and also many a times referred as the Switzerland of India, and should at least once in a lifetime. 

Kashmir tour package has so much to offer to the travelers and each place will leave you awe-struck, surprised, and you are going back home with some lifetime memories. Post-COVID 19’, the newlyweds are majorly opting for a honeymoon in Kashmir because such amazing is the vibe of this pretty state. 

15 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Kashmir

  1. Srinagar: Summer Capital of Kashmir
  2. Gulmarg: Popular Skiing Destination
  3. Sonamarg: Land of Gold in Kashmir
  4. Leh: Famous Movie Shooting Location
  5. Jama Masjid: Biggest Mosque in Kashmir Valley
  6. Pulwama: Popular Tourist Destination in Kashmir
  7. Vaishno Devi: Famous Hindu Temple
  8. Pahalgam : City in Kashmir
  9. Jammu: City Of Temples
  10. Doda: Also Known as Mini Kashmir
  11. Nishat Bagh: largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir
  12. Shalimar Garden: Famous Mughal Garden of Kashmir
  13. Amarnath: Hindu Shrines in Kashmir
  14. Patnitop: One of the best Hill Station
  15. Chashma Shahi: Mughal Garden in Kashmir

There are many places to visit in Kashmir which reflects the beauty of nature at its best and is incomparable. And, if you are a first-time traveller to Kashmir, or you are planning a Kashmir Honeymoon Tour Package, make sure to visit the below listed top scenic places in Kashmir. These all places are not only picturesque but also you will get ample of spots to click pictures with your loved one, so don’t forget to carry your cameras. 

The only state of India with having two different capitals with three regions as below….

  1. Jammu – The Winter Capital
  2. Kashmir – The Summer Capital
  3. Ladakh – The Land of High passes

1. Srinagar: Summer Capital of Kashmir

Srinagar is the capital city of the state and undoubtedly one of the most scenic places in Kashmir. From bird-watching to boating, trekking to water-skiing, there are many tourist places in Srinagar. Sheikh ul Alam International Airport – Srinagar, the Only airport which connects all major places of Kashmir, which is located around 20 Km from the city and so Srinagar will be the first stopover for each tourist. You get good flight connections and can also opt for online flight booking to Srinagar. This city is the largest city of Kashmir surrounded by scenic green mountains and not to forget the highlighting point- the Dal Lake. You can also get to know more about Kashmiri culture and Kashmiri cuisine during your Kashmir tour package. 

Best time to visit Srinagar:

The best time to visit this place is from June to October, and if you are willing to enjoy the snow, then it’s recommended to visit in December or January. 

Things to do in Srinagar:

Go for a Shikara Ride at Dal Lake, a night stay in the houseboat, a tour to Mughal Gardens.

Places to Visit in Srinagar:

Nishat Bagh, Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake.

Places to Stay in Srinagar:

Hotel Royal Arabia, De Laila House Boats, Heritage Luxury, Hotel Asian Park, Radisson Hotel, RK Sarovar Portico Club Mahindra.

2. Gulmarg: Popular Skiing Destination

Gulmarg is also known as the ‘Paradise on Earth’ and will make you go mesmerized with the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and the glooming exotic and colorful flowers. Gulmarg is well-known to adventure lovers as it has the best options for skiing with beautiful surroundings. Gulmarg is said to be one of the best places to visit in Kashmir

Best time to Visit Gulmarg:

June to October is the best time to visit Gulmarg and if you want to go skiing or enjoy the snow then December to February months are the best months to visit.

Things to do in Gulmarg:

Trekking, skiing in winters, Mountain Biking, and Gondola Ride to view the scenic valley.

Places to Visit in Gulmarg:

Strawberry Field, Apharwat Peak, and Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.

Places to Stay in Gulmarg:

Grand Mumtaz Resorts Gulmarg, Welcome Hotel at Gulmarg, The Vintage Gulmarg, Heevan Retreat Gulmarg.

3. Sonmarg: Land of Gold in Kashmir

This hill station is about 40 km to the north from Srinagar surrounded by snowy mountains against a cerulean sky and one of the scenic places to visit in Kashmir. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer. Snow trout can also be caught in the main river. Sonmarg tour offers the major Himalayan Glaciers named Thajiwas Glaciers, Kolhoi Glacier, and Machoi Glacier with some peaks of above 5000 meters like Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak, and Machoi Peak.  And a famous trekking route of the Himalayas the seven lakes lead from this valley. A close-by excursion is to Baltal, 15 km East of Sonmarg.

Best Time to Visit in Sonmarg:

Starting from June to October, and if you want to enjoy snow then December & January are the best months.

Things to do in Sonmarg:

Nature walks, camping, walking, and hiking.

Places to Visit in Sonmarg:

Zoji-La Pass, Yusmarg, Vishansar Lake, Baltal Valley.

Places to Stay in Sonmarg:

Pine Spring Sonmarg, Wilderness Camp Sonmarg.

4. Leh: Famous Movie Shooting Location

Leh is one of the best places and also a safe tourist place in Kashmir during the summer season. The grand mountain peaks, pristine lakes, and charm of the city make this place the best places to visit. Leh is also a dream place for bikers and the ones who love road journeys. With the breath-taking views, the Leh tour package doesn’t let down the tourists and will make you fall in love with the place and nature. 

Best time to Visit Leh:

April to June and September to October are the best months. As the place experiences heavy snow in winters, all the roads and tracks remain closed. 

Things to do in Leh:

Mountain Biking, Trekking, Hiking, and much more.

Places to Visit in Leh:

Pangong Tso Lake, Kargil, Zanskar Valley.

Places to Stay:

Ladakh Sarai Resort, Hotel Jan Palace, Vajra Villa.

5. Jama Masjid: Biggest Mosque in Kashmir Valley

Jama Masjid is located in Nowhatta and one of the most important places in Srinagar. This mosque was constructed during the 1400 AD era and Sultan Sikandar was the one who was behind the concept of the mosque. Later after years, Sikandar’s son- Zain-ul-Abidin expanded the mosque. Today this mosque is famous in India and had 370 wooden pillars with a stunning courtyard- the highlighting features of the mosque. 

Best time to visit Jama Masjid:

October to December are the best months.

Things to do at Jama Masjid:

Explore and know about the religious values of the mosque.

Places to Stay:

Fortune Inn Riviera, Lemon Tree Hotel Jammu, Lords Inn Jammu, Jammu, Ramada Jammu City Centre, Jammu.

6. Pulwama: Popular Tourist Destination in Kashmir

“Rice Bowl of Kashmir’ is the other name for Pulwama, a charming village in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This village is located at a distance of 40 km from Srinagar and is one of the places to visit in Kashmir, known for its perfect natural beauty. the weather is quite pleasant, the locals are welcoming and pleasing, and you will be mesmerized by the smell of the saffron fields. 

Best time to Visit Pulwama:

April to October are the best months to be here.

Things to do in Pulwama:

Trekking in the summer season, mountain biking also in the summer season, and snowboarding and skiing during the winter season.

Places to Stay in Pulwama:

Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar, Hotel The Grand Mamta, Srinagar, Hotel Asian Park, Srinagar, Radisson Srinagar, Srinagar.

7. Vaishno Devi: Famous Hindu Temple

Vaishno Devi is the famous Hindu temple located in the Trikuta Hills and is devoted to Goddess Durga from Hindu mythology. One of the religious and sacred places of India and enjoys many footfalls every year and a famous tourist place in Kashmir. It takes 9-10 hours of trekking to reach the topmost part of the temple, though there are many other options such as helicopters, ponies, and palanquins for the ones who cannot walk or wants to reach the temple early. You can check the Vaishno Devi tour packages listed on our website for more details. 

Best time to visit Vaishno Devi:

March to October months.

Places to Stay in Vaishno Devi:

Lemon Tree Hotel Katra, Hotel Devi Grand, Hotel Jai Mata Di, Katra.

8. Pahalgam: City in Kashmir

Traveling to east around 150 Kms via Srinagar and Anantnag, one of the major tourist attractions Pahalgam comes, the best place to visit in Kashmir and known for its calmness and peace. Situated at the tip of Lidder river and Sheshnag lake, Pahalgam is surrounded by thickly wooded pine forests, snow-clad high mountains & beautiful vistas of meadows. During your visit to the town, one can also experience the Snow festival which is around two daylong events including many winter sports activities like skiing, snow sledding, and much more which tourists can participate in. However, the main attraction among all these activities available for tourists is the white water rafting facility winding down the Lidder River through the forests and down the rapids.

Best time to Visit Pahalgam:

June to October, and winter months for the snow.  

Things to do in Pahalgam:

Horse riding, Exploring Betaab Valley and Aru Valleys, and Canoeing.

Places to Visit in Pahalgam:

Mammal Temple, Betab Valleys, Sheshnag Lake.

Places to Stay:

Grand Mumtaz Resorts, Hotel Paradise Inn, Hotel Heevan Pahalgam.

9. Jammu: City of Temples

Jammu city is one of the main and known places to visit in Kashmir. The city is known for the religious Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and the favorite spot for Hindus. There are also many other sacred sites in Jammu such as Mahamaya Temple, Peer Khoh, and Baba Temple and hence it is also referred to as the City of Temples. Other than this Jammu tour package is known for various other tourist places too. 

Best time to visit Jammu:

All round the year. 

Things to do in Jammu:

Sightseeing, trekking, and visiting religious places.

Places to Visit in Jammu:

Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort, Vaishno Devi Temple.

Places to Stay:

Fortune Inn Riviera, Lemon Tree Hotel Jammu, Lords Inn Jammu, Jammu, Ramada Jammu City Centre, Jammu.

10. Doda: Also known as Mini Kashmir

Doda is one of the offbeat places to visit in Kashmir and is well-known to nature lovers and adventure seekers. These place adventure activities are meant for each level- be it a beginner or an advanced level, you are surely going to get an adrenaline rush. Many people today don’t know much about Doda, and also about the two most religious places here- Chandi Mata Temple and Athra Devi Temple. 

Best time to visit Doda:

Summer Season.

Things to do in Doda:

Trekking & Hiking, mountaineering, rock-climbing, and visiting religious places.

Places to Visit in Doda:

Chandi Mata Temple, Chinta Valley, Gupt Ganga Temple.

Places to Stay:

Hotel Doda Darbar, Sarain Darbar Lodge.

11. Nishat Bagh: Largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir

Nishat Bagh is the largest Mughal Gardens in Kashmir and enjoys a great location at the shore of Dal Lake. Many also refer to this place as the Garden of Bliss as you get to enjoy the excellent views of the surrounding Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan designed this historical beautiful garden. Truly, this is an unmissable and the best place to visit in Kashmir. 

Best Time to Visit Nishat Bagh:

Winter months starting from October to December.

Things to do at Nishat Bagh:

Enjoy the colorful flowers and walk in the garden.

Places to Stay:

Hotel Royal Arabia, De Laila House Boats, Heritage Luxury, Hotel Asian Park, Radisson Hotel, RK Sarovar Portico Club Mahindra.

12. Shalimar Garden: Famous Mughal Garden of Kashmir

The Shalimar Garden was established in 1616 by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan. This is one of the popular Mughal gardens in Kashmir. Later, Faiz Baksh was added to this garden. There is a canal situated in the center point of the garden decorated with stones, also the best place for birdwatching, enjoying the blooming flowers. 

Best Time to Visit Shalimar Garden:

Winter months starting from October to December.

Things to do at Shalimar Garden:

Picnic spots, birdwatching, nature-walk.

13. Amarnath: Hindu Shrines in Kashmir

Amarnath Temple is one of the religious sites and a famous place to visit in Kashmir. This Hindu shrine in Kashmir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the worshippers of Lord Shiva make sure to visit this temple each year and seek the blessings of the sacred image of Shiva- Shivaling. This temple is famous worldwide and enjoys footfalls from domestic as well international travelers. This tour is generally known as ‘Amarnath Yatra’. Many people believe that Lord Shiva told his secret of eternity and life in this cave to Goddess Parvati. If you are a strong believer of Lord Shiva, do visit this temple once in your lifetime. 

Best Time to Visit Amarnath Temple:

May to September months.

Things to do at Amarnath Temple:

Trekking and Hiking, seek blessings from the temple.

Places to Stay:

Grand Mumtaz Resorts, Hotel Paradise Inn, Hotel Heevan Pahalgam.

14. Patnitop: One of the best Hill Station

One of the famous hill stations in Kashmir is Patnitop, known for its lush greenery, dense forests, and scenic views. Away from the hustle-bustle of the military chaos, Patnitop is known for its mesmerizing beauty, snowy winters, and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. There are many adventure activities one can enjoy here. Truly, Patnitop is one the best tourist places in Kashmir for each age-group.   

Best time to visit Patnitop:

May to June & September to October.

Things to Do in Patnitop: 

Paragliding, skiing, and trekking.

Places to Stay:

Vardaan Resort Patnitop, Akas Resort Patnitop.

15. Chashmashahi: Mughal Garden in Kashmir

Chashmashahi is the smallest Mughal garden in Kashmir, constructed in 1632 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy the charismatic views of the Dal Lake from this garden with several mountain peaks surrounding the garden. 

Best time to visit Chashmashahi Garden:

October- December.

Things to do at Chashmashahi Garden:

A great spot for a picnic.

Places to Stay:

Hotel Royal Arabia, De Laila House Boats, Heritage Luxury, Hotel Asian Park, Radisson Hotel, RK Sarovar Portico Club Mahindra.

With this many places to visit in Kashmir, let’s now plan a vacation to Kashmir. As said, you will get opportunities to click several pictures at this scenic beauty, so don’t forget to carry your camera with you. And, for a hassle-free vacation to Kashmir do visit our website Flamingo Travels Pvt. Ltd or consult our knowledgeable travel consultant. 

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