5 best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir

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When it comes to exploring the scenic landscapes, clear water streams, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful views, Jammu and Kashmir is the best place. This state is a mass of well-known hill stations and a few are tucked away in corners. The Jammu and Kashmir tourism is described as a paradise so many times that it will make you feel that it is the ultimate homage you can pay for.

Jammu and Kashmir is an excellent destination mainly for couples and is quite a popular location for honeymoon in the country. Apart from this, families also visit Vaishno Devi and Kashmir for pilgrimage. If you are planning your visit to Jammu and Kashmir, opt for Srinagar tour packages as they can provide you with a great experience. Here are some of the best places you can visit in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Srinagar

Srinagar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir and is also a well-known honeymoon destination. This place is also known as the ‘Heaven on Earth’, located on the bank of the river Jhelum, in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The view of the colorful Shikaras and the stationary houseboats on the Dal Lake will mesmerize you. The main attention-seeking part of Srinagar is the srikaras which are gondola-type rowboats, used by tourists to view the scenery of Mir Bahirs (a community of people who live on the lake) and the floating vegetable market.

Avail of the best Srinagar tour packages to visit the most graceful Mughal age gardens in India which include Shalimar Bagh, Chashme-E-Shahi Garden, and Nishant Bagh. Various other historical sites are also present there such as the Dal and Nagin Lake and many more. Srinagar is a place where you will find the largest tulip garden in Asia.

  • Gurez Valley

The landscapes of the Gurez valley are extremely scenic but the journey will not be smooth due to the rough roads. The place is very close to the border and is full of natural beauty which will leave you spellbound at every turn. This place will give you a thrilling experience because it is situated near the border. Gurez Valley is totally cut off from the rest of the world and the people who reside in this place are the oldest tribes in Kashmir known as the Dard Shin Tribe.

You can visit the Wular lake which is not exactly in the Gurez but it is on the way. You can also visit the Habba Khatoon Peak and the Peer Baba Shrine. Opt for the Srinagar tour packages and explore the beautiful scenic beauty of the Gurez Valley. You can also go trekking and mountain climbing in this place. Trout fishing is also very famous in this place and so you can also try out these activities.

  • Sonmarg

Sonmarg is one of the best tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir. The word “Sonmarg” means “meadow of gold”. Every year, many tourists visit this place for adventure and sightseeing. The landscape of the place is marked by a beautiful glacier, snow-capped mountains, and forests. Choose one of the best Srinagar tour packages and explore the beauty of the three great lakes in Kashmir, namely, the Vishansar, the Kishansar, and the Gadsar.

The most enchanting place of Jammu and Kashmir is the snow-masked Thajiwas glacier. It is a lovely point to watch the snow and observe the picturesque beauty of the Kashmir valley. You can also visit the Baltal Valley which is on the way to Sonmarg and a great spot to explore. You can also try out some adventurous activities in this place which is quite popular for trout fishing and camping.

  • Yusmarg

Yusmarg is the best gateway for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can get all types of attractions in this place starting from the various shrines to the alpine lakes. It is basically a hill station which is located in the western part of the Kashmir Valley. The foaming river of Dudhganga, the meadows of Tosa Maidan, the Nilnag Lake, and the Sang-e-Safed are some of the most popular places to visit in Yusmarg.

Opt for the Srinagar tour packages for exploring the beauty of this place. This place is quite famous for trekking and most tourists get involved in this. However, if you are looking for a good place for trout fishing, you can visit the River Dudhganga in Yusmarg.

  • Pahalgam

Pahalgam is famous for its beautiful scenery and is considered a jewel of the Liddar valley which is located in the Himalayas. It is a great place for activities like fishing, hiking, and trekking. It is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra that takes place every year in the month of July or August. This place makes a great picnic spot for the presence of beautiful streams and lakes. Many movies are shot in the valley which is filled with flora and fauna.

Pahalgam is the only area in Asia where saffron is grown. In the month of November, the place looks wonderful with the full bloom of saffron plants. You can even explore the various trekking and hiking points around Pahalgam on horseback. Trekking is very interesting in Pahalgam as it will take you through the mountain streams and the pine forests.

Now you are well aware of the top 5 places that you can explore while visiting Jammu and Kashmir. So what are you waiting for? Select one of the best Srinagar tour packages, pack your bags, and start your journey.

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