1. Srinagar

Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and famous places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India. From boating to trekking, bird watching to water skiing, Srinagar has it all. Locally known as the mirror to the mountains, Srinagar is a first stopover for every traveller as there are many places to visit in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is the largest city of Kashmir, enclosed by the green mountains. The main highlight of Srinagar is Dal Lake which is the gem of the city. This place also gives a close outlook to the Kashmiri cuisine and the state’s culture. The Best Time to Visit Srinagar is June to October, and for snow one must visit Srinagar in December or January. The Things which one Must Do in Srinagar are : Stay in the boat house, Visit the Mughal gardens, Nishat Bagh, Dal Lake, Take the Shikara ride. One of the Best Places to Stay in Srinagar are Four Points, Shamus Javed Home Stay, S Group Of Houseboat, Radisson Srinagar, Hotel Fabulous Kashmir etc.

How To Reach:

  • By Air: Srinagar Domestic Airport is well-connected to all the major cities in India and one can easily board a flight to reach Srinagar.
  • By Bus: A government or private bus can be boarded to reach Srinagar.
  • By Train: Jammu is the nearest railway station.

2. Pahalgam

Pahalgam is considered as an illustration of the heaven on earth which is situated at an altitude of 2740 m. It is situated at a distance of 95 Km from Srinagar and surrounded by dense forests, beautiful lakes and meadows of flowers. Tranquility and serenity are the other names of Pahalgam. This tiny town is known to suck out all the stress of every visitor and is therefore counted amongst the Best places to visit in Kashmir. The Most Suitable Time To Visit Pahalgam is from June to October and December to January to experience snowfall. There are many Exciting Things to do in Pahalgam which include visit to Betaab and Aru Valleys, Mamal Temple, Sheshnag Lake, indulgence in Horseback riding, canoeing etc. The Best Places To Stay are Hotel Alpine K2, Eden Resorts & Spa, Hotel Island Pahalgam, Premier Pahalgam

How To Reach:

  • By Air: One can take a flight till Srinagar Airport and then hire a cab till Pahalgam.
  • By Bus: Tourists can take a bus till Srinagar and then they can take a connecting bus till Pahalgam.
  • By Train: Jammu is the nearest railway station.

3. Soanamarg

Sonamarg, as the name suggests, is famous as the ‘Meadows of Gold’. An endless stream of stunning flowers and undulated trekking routes are its main attractions. Sonamarg has to be in every visitor’s list of places to visit in Kashmir for its mesmerizing aura and breathtaking views. The Best season to visit Kashmir would be in summer i.e. May-June when the valley is blooming with variegated flowers and from December to January for during the season of snowfall. Trekking, Camping and nature walks are the Prime Interests of Tourists visiting this place. Off the Best Places To Stay at Sonamarg some are Sheen Woods Resort, Hotel Barzman, Hotel Snow Land, Hotel Akbar Sonamarg , Hotel Village Walk.
How To Reach:

  • By Air: Srinagar airport is located at a distance of 70 km from Sonmarg and one can taxi from the airport and reach easily.
  • By Bus: A bus can be taken till Srinagar and one can take a connecting bus till Sonamarg.
  • By Train: Jammu is the nearest railway station.

4. Gulmarg

Famously known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is a treat to the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow capped mountains as backgrounds. Gulmarg is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Kashmir for all right reasons. This region of Kashmir is also known as the adventurer’s paradise because of its vast options of skiing in the snow while enjoying the views around. The Best time to visit Kashmir is from June to October, and to accept snowfall, the months of December & January would be the best. Mountain Biking, trekking, Skiing are some of the famous activities for tourists to indulge in during winters and Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the valley. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Strawberry Field, Apharwat Peak are also few famous tourist spots in Gulmarg. The most sought after places at Gulmarg for Stay with family are Heevan Retreat Gulmarg, Hotel Affarwat, Nedous Hotel Gulmarg, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, The Rosewood.
How To Reach:

  • By Air: Tourists can board a flight till Srinagar Airport and then hire a cab till Gulmarg and reach in 3 hours.
  • By Bus: One can take a bus till Srinagar and then take a connecting bus till Gulmarg.
  • By Train: Jammu is the nearest railway station.

5. Amarnath

Amarnath is a haven for pilgrims and is counted among the top places to visit in Kashmir. Worshippers of Lord Shiva visit this place every year to take blessings and witness the enshrined image of Shiva which is popularly called Shivaling. People from all over the world resort to this place and indulge in the well-known ‘Amarnath Yatra’. It is believed that this is the same cave where Lord Shiva told about the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati. If you are a true follower of Lord Shiva then make sure that you include this attraction in your Kashmir tour itinerary. The Best Season to visit Amarnath is from May to September. It also offers opportunity of Trekking to tourists and pilgrims. To reach Amarnath one can take a train till Jammu railway station and then a hire a cab till Amarnath.
The Best Places To Stay at Amarnath are Hotel Barzman, Hotel Akbar Sonamarg , Sheen Woods Resort, The Pahalgam Pines.

6. Nishat Garden

Nishat Garden is amongst the largest Mughal Gardens located on the banks of Dal Lake. It is also known by the name the Garden of Bliss and rightly so, as there are breathtaking Zabarwan Mountains in the backdrop. This garden is historically famous and Asaf Khan, who was the brother of Nur Jahan designed it. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Kashmir. The Best Time To Visit Nishat Garden is from October to December. It offers serene Walk in nature and sight of beautiful flowers. The most famous Places To Stay around his place are Nishat Lake View Resorts, Zostel Srinagar, Grand Noora Palace, Young Beauty Star Houseboat, Fortune Resort Heevan – Member ITC Hotel Group.

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