Places to Visit in Kashmir: Nature’s Magical Gem on Earth- Ngtraveller

Places to Visit in Kashmir: Natures Magical Gem on Earth- Ngtraveller

The cheerful aura of Kashmir cannot be expressed in words. Snow-capped glaciers, pristine lakes, vast grasslands and impressive orchards await visitors in this paradise. The wonderful places to visit in Kashmir have attracted tourists from all over the world, and now it is your turn to discover "Paradise on Earth".

If you are planning a trip here in 2021, we have compiled a list of 8 Kashmir tourist spots to include in your itinerary for an unforgettable vacation.


Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), is divided in two by the Jhelum River. The star attraction here is the idyllic Dal Lake, which has been ranked a TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice for 2020. Take a day shikara or a midnight cruise for a romantic evening. You will also discover the largest tulip garden in Asia and India's only floating market here. Hotels in Kashmir cater for all types of travelers, so you can book your accommodation accordingly.

Best time to visit: September to November.


Gulmarg is a beautiful place in Kashmir that is an absolute delight for adventure seekers. This is the crown of the country, offering the second highest gondola ride in the world to Apharwat Peak (14,403 feet) and the third highest ski area. Skiing, snowboarding, trekking, and other activities will add more excitement to your vacation. For a culturally rich experience, visit this place during the three-day winter festival organized by the Indian Army and Ministry of Tourism every year.

Best time to visit: October to June.


Pahalgam is a visual delight with its stunning views of lush greenery, the vast Himalayas, and pristine mountain rivers. Stretching along the Lidder River, it is a popular spot for adventure junkies to experience trout fishing, hiking, fishing, and more. It serves as the base camp for popular trekking vacations to Amarnath, the Aru Valley, the Kohaloi Glacier, and other high-altitude destinations.

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Pahalgam is a wonderland dotted with notable attractions like the Aru Valley and the Petap Valleys. You can explore Pahalgam on foot or opt for a pony ride. Don't forget to negotiate!

Best time to visit: April to June.

Aru Valley

The scenic beauty of the Aru Valley is like a Windows background image. You can explore the panoramic views of this valley on a pony ride or on foot. Driving to this gem of Kashmir is an experience in itself. Book a relaxing local stay and sample traditional dishes at roadside cafes.

The Aru Valley offers unparalleled views of the Kashmir Valley, so if nature and tranquility is what you are looking for, you know where to go. You won't be able to enjoy the panoramic views here, so don't miss out on this gem!

Best time to visit: July to September.

Yusmarg Valley

Yusmarg or Yousmarg, which literally means 'Prairie of Jesus', is a perfect alternative to other popular hill stations in the country. The Lord Jesus is believed to have stayed here for a short time and was very impressed by its astonishing length. This small hill station in Kashmir is a favorite among couples who want to spend quality time together amidst tranquility. This place is also ideal for those who enjoy long trips in remote places.

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Best time to visit: April to June.

Betaab Valley

Just 5 km from Pahalgam, the Betaab Valley is another attraction among the beautiful places in Kashmir. Enjoy the scenery over tea, coffee, or Kashmiri Kahwa at a roadside café. It is a common stop on Chandanwari Road.

Bollywood has an undeniable affection for the Petap Valley, with older blockbusters like Kashmir ki kali in 1964 and more modern films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) showing the best of Kashmir. If you want to enjoy an incredible mix of nature and peace, this is it.

Best time to visit: October to June.

Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is the best preserved natural habitat in the world for the nearly extinct Hangul or Kashmir deer (red deer). It has intrigued many wildlife enthusiasts to visit and photograph a wide variety of species in their natural habitat. They believe that one visit is not enough to explore nature.

Best time to visit: April to October.


Chandanwari is the famous entry point to Amarnath, one of the four assailants of Hinduism. It is located exactly halfway between Srinagar and Amarnath. It is named after an interesting phenomenon as it contains a sacred sandalwood tree (meaning "chandan") that is unlikely to live at such high altitude and terrain.

A trip to Chandanwari Glacier Point will give you unparalleled views of Pahalgam. Don't skip the adrenaline-pumping sleigh ride over a snowy bridge and enjoy this visual fun. Since it's still covered in snow year-round, renting a couple of bots from a nearby local store is recommended.

Best time to visit: April to June.

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