Kashmir is not just the heaven on earth but a lover’s paradise as well. Not just Indians, couples from foreign countries can be spotted, enjoying the beauty of the valley. In fact, sometimes it really becomes confusing for travellers what to skip and what to include in their itinerary so that they didn’t miss the real essence of Kashmir. Here are top 5 destinations that you shouldn’t miss while you are on the trip to heaven-
Missing Srinagar from your Kashmir trip is certainly not an option and you shouldn’t think of it also, In fact, if you are not in favour of hopping hotels every day to different getaways, choose Srinagar as base place where you can come back every evening and can spend leisure night at ease. Do spend a romantic evening on Shikara and Dal Lake. Don’t forget to taste the authentic Kashmiri food which also includes ‘Kaaba’, a herbal tea which is very different from what is available in other parts of India.
If skiing is on your mind, missing out Gulmarg would be a sin. You can also try sledging if you love to slide over snow. Gondola is another attraction of Gulmarg which appeals tourists the most. Carry some heavy winter wears to Gulmarg or you have to rent the jackets and boots, which are although not that hygienic but you wont be left with much options as the temperature is close to freezing point, if you are visiting Gulmarg between December to March.
Interested in catching up some popular film shoot locations? If yes, Sonamarg is the place for you. The glacier here boasts the history of getting shot for Bollywood movies maximum number of times. Even here the temperature remains negative. Hence, do carry your winter wear here as well. You would be amaze to see the vegetation dotting the road sideways. There are many beautiful sceneries that you would like to capture for your drawing room.
Is trekking on your mind? Don’t forget to experience Pahalgam’s valley which is a heaven for all active trekkers. Walk around the trail or enjoy the scenic view, it is up to you. Betaab Valley is another attraction here which is also a popular location amongst Hindi film directors. There are number of movies which have been shot here in 80s and 90s. Pahalgam is also the starting point of holy Amarnath Yatra.
Jammu can be your base point if you are considering to pay homage at Vaishno Devi and then carry on to Kashmir trip. Travel to Katra from Jammu, trek for 11km and come back to starting point. Rest for overnight and start your road trip to Srinagar that would take nothing less than 12 hours. Patnitop, Udhampur are some of the popular sightseeing points on the way to Srinagar.
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