(Srinagar > Sonmarg)
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Plan your next vacation with Travel Ride in the beautiful Kashmir that reflects nature’s beauty at its best. It is one of the perfect destinations to plan a family or honeymoon tour in India. With a plethora of beautiful places and scenic vistas, this destination is often referred to as India’s Switzerland. With the apple orchards, saffron fields, pristine lakes, enchanting meadows, tranquil settings, and marvelous views, Kashmir is truly a place that should be visited once in a lifetime.
Head towards this place in the summer season that is from March to June when the temperature ranges between 15 to 30 degrees Celcius. This is the time when one can enjoy a Shikara ride on dal lake, and some adventure activities too. July to September is also the perfect time to explore. This is the time when Kashmir witnesses the Monsoon season. Even though the region receives heavy rainfall but some areas are open for sightseeing tours including Pahalgam. The Winter season is also considered best for visiting Kashmir and is witnessed between October to February when the temperature ranges from -2 to 12 degrees Celcius. Make sure to indulge in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
Enjoy a unique experience by witnessing the amazing places in Kashmir. Here is the list of some of the fantastic places to explore-Srinagar- the serene destination, Srinagar is surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains. Make sure to visit the beautiful places in the Land of Lakes and Gardens, Srinagar- Mughal Garden- Nishant garden, Shalimar Bagh, Chashme Shahi Garden, Dal Lake, Shankaracharya temple, and Kheer Bhawani temple. Sonmarg- a picturesque hill station in the beautiful Kashmir valley is one of the wonderful places to spend your vacation. This place is situated at an altitude of 2800m and is beautifully adorned with marvellous glaciers, meadows, dense forests and yes the snow-capped mountains. Just unwind amidst its scenic vistas and get ready for thrilling adventures like- trekking, and camping, Gulmarg- a beautiful place, nestled in the Pir Panjal range, Gulmarg is one of the exotic destinations and one of the best skiing destinations in India too. Visit this place for its snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, pristine small lakes and a large variety of flowers, Pahalgam- labelled as Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam is located in the Anantnag district of Kashmir. This destination is known for its lush meadows, verdant forests, sky-kissing mountains, apple orchards, and yes for the surreal environment. Pahalgam is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra which is undertaken by Hindu pilgrims during June and August. It is indeed counted among the top tourist destinations of Kashmir as there are opportunities for camping, sightseeing, trekking, pilgrimage yatra, fishing and white water river rafting, Aru Valley- a very famous tourist place located in the Anantnag district around 12kms from Pahalgam. Visit this place to witness the lush meadows, pristine lakes, marvellous mountains. Aru Valley serves as a base camp for trekking to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. During the time of winter season, Aru valley remains covered with snow and thus opens for skiing and heli-skiing activities, Leh- make sure to head towards one of the astounding places, Leh, every biker’s dreamland. This surreal place offers awe-inspiring views that one cannot miss capturing. The quaint setting, the lofty mountains, and the alpine lakes make this place a wonderful destination for a memorable vacation. Explore some beautiful places here like- Zanskar valley, Pangong Tso lake and Kargil. There are some other places too that truly need to be added to your Kashmir tour itinerary. So plan your next vacation in this scenic destination and do not forget to carry your camera to capture some of the most picturesque landscapes.
The astonishing Kasmir located in the Himalayan ranges offers a plethora of exciting things that one can get indulge in. So go ahead and experience these below-listed things-
What can be as soothing and relaxing as enjoying a Shikara Ride? Just lay back and admire the beauty of the distant mountains as the boatman takes one through a ride across the lake. Enjoy a shikar ride in the Dal Lake in Srinagar and Manasbal Lek near Sonamarg. Spending a night at a houseboat docked at the Dal Lake jetty is one of the top things to do. The houseboats have wifi too. One can even avail the facility of the meal provided by them. Be it honeymooners, families or solo travellers a night stay at the houseboat is something one cannot miss.
Take a Gondola Cable car ride and capture the enchanting views of the snowcapped mountains. It is truly one of the most exciting things to do in Kashmir. The ride takes place in 3 phases- Phase1- Gulmarg to Kongdoori, Phase2- Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak, and Phase3- Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder Gulmarg.
Your Kashmir tour is incomplete without trying the scrumptious Kashmiri cuisine. So go ahead and serve yourself the Kashmiri Kahwa- tea and Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh. There are some other famous dishes one can try during their vacation in Kashmir- Nadroo Yakhni, Paneer Chaman, Dum Aloo, Matschgand, and Gushtaba.
Just stroll in the markets of Kashmir and grab some exquisite Kashmiri handlooms, Pashmina shawls, antique copperware like samovars, Namda hand-woven carpets, and local garments- Ferin.
Make your holiday more interesting by taking a short pony ride in the picturesque valleys. Enjoy your pony ride in Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Yusmarg and Gulmarg and create some memories.
If you want to make your vacation in Kashmir more interesting, then visit the pretty tulip garden, the Indira Gandhi memorial tulip garden. In April every year, the tulip festival is celebrated in which the tourists enjoy the mesmerizing views of the garden at its full bloom. It is one of Asia’s largest tulip gardens. Apart from tulip, there are other species of the garden- hyacinths, daffodils, and Ranunculus. Head towards this garden from March to May.
Add some thrilling activities to your Kashmir tour itinerary and get indulge in exciting activities. Enjoy river rafting near Sonamarg, the white water rafting in Lidder river in Pahalgam is much much famous. Another famous activity is paragliding. The breathtaking view of the valley beneath is a sight to behold. Head towards, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah, Sanasar and Harwan to enjoy paragliding.
Enjoy trekking in beautiful Kashmir. There are short treks and hikes in the valley of Kashmir. There are many high-altitude alpine lakes in Kashmir like- Vishansar Lake, Tarsar Lake, Gadsar lake, Alpather lake, and Satsar Lake. No matter how long the trek is, the final view from the top is truly breathtaking. With the onset of winters, Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Gulmarg get entirely covered in snow and thus open up for an opportunity for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, camping in a surreal destination like- Kashmir is one of the most amazing things to do. Pahalgam is the perfect destination for quaint camping. Some other places to camp include- Chatpal, Daksum and Karnah.