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Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Kashmir

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-

Srinagar

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.

Gulmarg

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.

This is the highest golf course in India

Sonamarg

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.

Pahalgam

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

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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10 Must-To-Do Things in Kashmir

Kashmir is one of those destinations where more you stay is less. There are so many things to do in the valley that you might get confused where to start from. Therefore to make it an easy experience for you, here we have shortlisted the 10 best things to do in Kashmir which shouldn’t miss at all-

Romancing the water on Shikhara Ride

Srinagar will be your base place hence you would be having ample time to explore the town. Start with Shikara Ride where you can enjoy the wonders of water body. The water here is still but you won’t find a single mosquito breeding here. You can float around and relish the beauty of Srinagar landscape.

Zoom across Skiing in Gulmarg

Gulmarg is famous for the kind of skiing experience it offers. The white snow sheath in the town is luring enough to be resisted by anyone. So what you don’t know the trick, hire the instructor or try out by yourself, just by looking others.

Road trip to Sonamarg

Sonamarg is one of the famous getaways around Srinagar where you have to visit compulsorily. Driving through Sonamarg is an ultimate experience in itself. You can’t escape the beauty of snow clad mountains which will take your heart away.

Stay on a House Boat

Wherever you go, you stay in hotel. But Kashmir offers you the chance to spend a night in waters. Hire a houseboat for overnight and experience the luxury of riches and royals.

Enjoy the orange Sunset

Wherever you go, whether its Gulmarg or Sonamarg or local Srinagar, just don’t miss the orange sunset in the valley. The best time to experience the beautiful moment is Dec-Feb.

Shopping in local market

Get some of the original Kashmiri handicraft from the local market. However, it would be tough for you to identify the authentic one, hence take your guide along. You can also buy pure saffron, the speciality of Kashmir.

Feel the height at Gulmarg Gondola ride

Gulmarg Gondola is one of the highest cable car ride in the world. You can experience the breezy winds here while exploring LOC from you naked eye. It is an experience of lifetime, which you shouldn’t miss.

Taste the authentic Kaba

Although it would taste a bit different but believe me it would give your taste buds the most amazing experience that you couldn’t forget.

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Things You Should Not Miss at Dal Lake

There is no doubt in the fact that Dal Lake is one of most romantic landmarks in Kashmir Valley. But don’t just sit into Shikhara and get bored while boatmen sail it for you. Here is the list of some of the most amazing things to do in Dal Lake, not them or pin it to your FB profile so that you don’t forget it-

Get Dressed and Clicked

So what you are with your family, get a landscape sized portrait clicked with your parents and decorate your living room.

Check out some authentic Kashmiri handicraft

Meera Bazaar has some government sponsored handicraft outlets. Don’t worry, you need not carry it with you, they can get it deliver for free. Just pay a part of the package upfront and rest of the on delivery.

Admire the beautiful Sunset at Dal Lake

The best time to visit Dal Lake is towards late noon. When you will be heading back to your starting point, you would experience the most beautiful sunset-orange, yellow, red and what not.

Dal Lake

Enjoy overnight stay at Houseboat

How about spending a night on a houseboat, floating over water. With exquisite Mughalic interiors and beautiful view of valleys from the portico, select the best houseboat but don’t forget to negotiate as these are very expensive during peak season.

Watch Floating Fields and get amazed

Yes, Dal Lake has several muddy puddle but they have vegetation which you can see. You can just it with your boat and can float it anywhere.

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