Kashmir is without a doubt India’s most beautiful location. Kashmir is just the place to go unless you want to encounter heaven on Earth. You must arrange your trip to Kashmir as per the season in order to have an unforgettable vacation. The spring season lasts from March to early May, while the summer season lasts from May to August. The weather is beautiful during these seasons, and you may spend all your time exploring as a cool wind calms your body. The greatest season to explore Kashmir is from March to August, and if you want your trip to be unforgettable, you should go during this time.
Things to do in Kashmir:
Kashmir, which is mostly centred within Himalayan ranges, offers a wealth of pleasures that all must take by participating in the fascinating activities described below.
1. Shikara Ride:
As your boatman takes you across the lake, relax and take in the majesty of the distant mountains. A shikara ride is one of the greatest things to do in Kashmir if you want to get away from the rush and bustle of the dirty city life. There was no smoke or noise from the automobiles, no enraged crowd, nothing. The only thing you can hear is the boatman’s paddle breaching the water’s surface, and you can feel the cool water on your hand as you track your hand across the lake’s surface.
Dal Lake in Srinagar and Manasbal Lake near Sonamarg are two places to visit.
The cost per person ranges from INR 150 to INR 250.
2. House boat stay:
This is one of the best unique things to do in Srinagar, and it’s not only the shikara ride in Dal Lake. One of the greatest things you can do in Kashmir is to spend the night on a houseboat anchored just at Dal Lake jetty. A night stay on one of Srinagar’s houseboats is something that no one should miss, whether they are newlyweds, families, or lone visitors. Wifi and airport transfers are available on the houseboats. You can also take advantage of the food services that they give. If you are visiting Jammu and Kashmir with your families, a bunch of friends, or your spouse, a houseboat stay is the perfect option.
3. Riding ‘Gondola’ Cable ride:
Boarding the Gondola zipline is one of the exciting and interesting things to do in Kashmir for persons of different ages. Tourists like to go via cable car to get the greatest sights of the snow – capped Alps. Enjoying a Gondola ride in Kashmir in May is one of the nicest things to do because the summers are winding down and the views are spectacular.
The route is divided into three sections.
Gulmarg to Kungdoor, Phase 1
Phase 2: Apharwat Peak to Kongdoori
Phase 3: Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder Phase 3: Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder [Chair Lift]
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Ride) | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. every per weekday
INR 600 (Phase I) | INR 800 (Phase II) | INR 300 (Phase III)
4. Golf Club of Gulmarg:
This is one of the more unusual activities in Kashmir. The Gulmarg Golf Course is known for being one of the world’s largest and tallest 18-hole golf courses. Golfing in this ‘Meadow of Flowers’ is, without a doubt, among the most enjoyable activities in Kashmir. This place includes a natural golf course, so you may enjoy your game while being surrounded by nature.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Indians pay INR 800, while foreigners pay INR 1200.
5. Cuisine of Kashmir:
One of the most significant items to do in Kashmir, as in any other trip around the world, is to sample the local food. The Kashmiri Kahwa (tea) & Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh are well-known. However, there are many more delectable dishes to be found in the cuisine. Nadroo Yakhni (yoghourt-based Kashmiri stew with lotus stems), Paneer Chaman (fried paneer boiled in tomato sauce with spices and fennel seeds powder), Dum Aloo, Matschgand (minced meatballs served in spicy red gravy), and Gushtaba are just a few examples (minced mutton cooked in flavorful yoghurt gravy and spices).
Alchi Kitchen, Stream Restaurant, and The Habit – Cafe & Grill are the best restaurants.
6. Tourist attractions:
Dal Lake, Nehru Park, Floating Post Office, Shankaracharya Hill Temple, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Zain-ul-Mother, Abidin’s Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, and Hari Parbat Fort are some of Srinagar’s most popular attractions.
Maharani Temple, Baba Reshi’s Ziarat, Khilanmarg, Apharwat Peak, and Strawberry Valley are just a few of the places to see in Gulmarg.
Thajiwas Glacier, Manasbal Lake, Ganderbal, Khir-Bhawani temple, and Narang temple are among Sonamarg’s most popular tourist sites.
Pahalgam’s attractions include the Lidder River & Adventure Park, Nature Reserve & Zoo, Mamleshwar Temple, Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake, Aru Village, Martand Sun Temple, Saffron Fields, and Anantnag Sulpher Springs.