Kashmir is indeed the paradise on Earth. Famous for its beauty, snow-capped valleys and lakes, the place holds the heart of all those who visit there once. From the begin to the end of your trip to Kashmir, you’ll explore the most beautiful places.
Reaching the place is quite convenient, you can take a flight to Srinagar airport which is just 15 km away and from there, you’ll easily get a taxi. If you’re opting for a train, then Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest which is 330 km away from Kashmir and you’ll have to catch a taxi from outside the station. You can even catch J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) for luxury and private deluxe buses or can choose to travel by your own transport.
On reaching Kashmir, you’ll find blotches of colorful flowers, lakes and there you will find the heaven on earth. There are dozens of places to visit and tons of things to do there.
1. Visit Apharwat Peak:-
You can visit this place only through the cable car which starts from Gulmarg. It is at the height of 4390 meters above the sea level and this place is just a few kilometers away from LOC. Undoubtedly, it is a once in a lifetime experience.
2. Go Gulmarg Adventures:-
Winter sports are amidst the major attractions of Kashmir. Gulmarg Meadow of flowers is a very popular skiing destination. There are many other sports like snow mobiling, gondola riding, golfing, camping etc which you’ll not very easily find in India.
3. Shankaracharya Hill:-
Also known as Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhist, this hill is dedicated to Lord Shiva. From the top of the hill, you can look out to whole Srinagar city. The place has unique purifying aura and divinity around. Make sure you do not carry any phone, camera or leather stuff to the top.
4. Houseboats in Dal Lake :-
This is the one thing in Kashmir which will owe your heart. The lavish houseboat along the outskirts of Dal Lake will leave you in awe. These houseboats are as adorned as the beautiful scenery around them. You will get a number of options of houseboats once you have reached and you can choose according to your budget and your preference.
5. Shopping :-
When you visit a place, buying the delicacies of the place helps you keep the memories of the place intact. And undoubtedly, in Kashmir, you will get dozens of things from Pashmina Shawls to jewelry encrusted with Doda Sapphire which is found only in Kashmir. While Pashmina shawls are a hallmark of Kashmir, you will get a lot of vintage jewelry, saffron is an exclusive spice which is found there.