Top Ten Places in Kashmir

This Paradise on Earth has a realm of stunningly beautiful places to visit while you are here…. You can get to Kashmir by Air, Rail or Road. The best time to visit Kashmir is during the month of March to October. For those looking for some of the best places to visit in Kashmir, combined with the best Kashmir tour packages on offer are:

1. Dal Lake

Dal LakeDal Lake “Jewel of Kashmir“, is a lake located in Srinagar. Being the second largest urban lake in Kashmir, it plays an integral part in the tourism of Kashmir. With a length of 8 km and width of 4 km, it is hemmed in by a path lined with parks, gardens, hotels and houseboats. Let your eyes linger on the panoramic beauty of the coastline  Mughal Gardens of Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. The most distinctive attraction of this lake is the group of splendidly painted shikaras, which will take you on a cruise around the lake. Wonder at the “Floating Gardens”, Kashmir’s natural wetland has to offer. Whilst at the lake, take time out to enjoy a visit to the floating market, gardens and flowers in the middle of this snow-crest place of wonder!!

2. Sonamarg

SonamargEmbraced by alpine trees, dense forests, lakes, grasslands, adventure etc….Sonamarg is the ideal tourist destination you would want to visit!! Tourists throng to this small hill resort just to see the golden beauty covered in white snow with exotic flora by the Sindh River. A real treat to your eyes are the lakes that will leave you in awe with their enchanting beauty. Some of the lakes to visit on your stay here are Gadsar Lake, Vishnasar lake, Baltal Valley, Zoji La pass, Krishnasar Lake, Thajiwas Glacier, Gangabal Lake, and the Nilagrad river. Being the gateway to ladakh, you get a double trip if you visit this tourist destination in Kashmir! Sonmarg is remain closed in winter.

3. Gulmarg

Gulmarg“The meadow of flowers”, is one of Kashmir’s tourist attraction as well as popular skiing destination. CNN has voted it as the” heartland of winter sports in India”. This beautiful hill station is located in Baramuda district of Jammu and Kashmir. You can visit places like Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg Alpine Guides, Gulmarg Golf Course, Gulmarg Ski Resort and many more.


4. Pahalgam

PahalgamThis world famous hill-station is a popular health resort and shooting place for most bollywood films for its mesmerising beauty. It is located in jammu and Kashmir and offers a lot of adventurous activities while you are on your stay here!!

5. Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal“The palace of fairies” is a historic monument with extraordinary architectural structure which portrays islamic art of architecture filled with flowers, beautiful carvings, designs, stonework of art and beauty!! It is located near the Dal Lake, lit up with beautiful lights at night where you can have an overview of different places of Kashmir since it is atop of the hill, and to top if off it shows the distinctive feature of each places!

6. Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens“The Lovers Paradise” is the mughal emperor’s fool notion of paradise for its spew fountain, lawn, and flower bed making it one of kashmir’s sightseeing place. It was built by the mughals, and the art and structure of its architect is influence from the Persian style. These  are some of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir… Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Garden, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Harwan, all of them have different pattern of garden.

7. Char Chinar

Char ChinarThis place is mostly down pat as Ropa Lank or Rupa Lank, an island in Dal Lake in Srinagar has a cool climate, calm with spellbind tranquil surrounding!! Char Chinar is marked with majestic Chinar trees, which has become a part  and parcel in Kashmir’s traditional, they are found almost everywhere in Kashmir.

8. Chandan Wari

Chandan WariThis holy place is the outset point of the “Yatra”, just 16 km from Pahalgam. The road to Chandanwari from Pahalgam is on fairly flat terrain, so you can drive up to this place or book a cab. When you are in Chandanwari the track becomes much steeper, and you can get on either on foot or by a pony. So if you want to go on a journey with the yatra, then stop by this place and join the holy festival!!

9. Yusmarg

YusmargThe small rug set in the heart of Srinagar us snuggled by the forest of pine, mountains, snow, peaks & shrines. While you are here go on for trekking on a large meadow, horse riding  which can be fun with good reasonable charges that will get you light up. Get a pony ride and explore the attractions this place has to offer you!!!


10. Shankaracharya temple

Shankaracharya templeAdorned with artistic edifice, this beautiful temple which is also known as Jyesteshwara Temple or Pas Pahar is one of the best Kashmir tourist place as well as one of the oldest and most famous hill temple in Srinagar. It may be hard climbing the steps of this temple, but hard works pay off when you’re up in the temple meditating and attaining spiritual knowledge in a land up above so full of peace and serenity!!!