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Best Places To Visit In Kashmir

Kashmir is the most gorgeous place surrounded by snow mountains and lakes. In Kashmir Valley, many best places are worth visiting. Kashmir is a beautiful valley that offers everything for travelers. It is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. Every year thousands of tourists come across the globe to spend their vacations here in Kashmir. 

Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty. In every season it offers a different color. It is beautiful for all 12 months. If you are planning to visit Kashmir, there is no better option than that. It offers picturesque views of mountains, rivers, lakes, meadows, and gorgeous valleys. 

You can visit Kashmir throughout the year. In the summer season, the gardens are in full bloom, every place is accessible during summertime. In the winter season, there are a lot of places where you can go and many activities which you can do. Here in this article, we will discuss what are the best places to visit in Kashmir. 

Top Best Places to Visit in Kashmir


Pahalgam is one of the sought-after tourist destinations in Kashmir. It is located 100 kilometers from Srinagar. In every season there is a huge rush of tourists. It is one of the most beautiful sightseeing places in Kashmir Valley. The best time to visit this serene place is in the summer months because the weather will be pleasant. There are many activities in Pahalgam that one can do such as river rafting in the Lidder River, golfing, camping, and trekking. Betab Valley, Aru Valley, Tulian Lake, and Sheshnag Lake is very near to Pahalgam. 

Campers in Kashmir riverside
Riverside Camping in Kashmir


Srinagar is one of the prime tourist attractions in Kashmir. In Srinagar, you will see the famous Mughal gardens which include the nishat garden, Shalimar garden, chashma shahi, and pari mahal. The best time to visit Srinagar is throughout the year. Apart from the gardens, you can also go for a shikara ride in the most famous Dal Lake. This will be the most beautiful experience you can ever have. You can also go shopping in Srinagar, there is an old market for spices and dry fruits.

The Shikara boats in Dal Lake
Dal Lakes in Srinagar Kashmir


Gulmarg is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kashmir. it remains in the top position of the top tourist attractions in Kashmir. It is popularly known for its skiing scenes which are performed in high altitudes in the winter season. There are many winter activities that one can do such as skiing, gondola riding, snowboarding, and ice skating. You can also visit the second-highest golf course which is also located in the Gulmarg. The best time to visit Gulmarg is in the winter months. The place has wonderful grassy slopes which are in full bloom in the summer season.


Sonamarg is famous for its breathtaking scenery and capitative atmosphere. The best activity you can do here is trekking through the beautiful meadows. Sonamarg is only 80 kilometers from Srinagar. Apart from trekking, there are also many activities which one can do here such as camping, sightseeing, and photography. The best time to visit this place is from April to September. At this time the valley is in full bloom. This is the place where the famous Kashmir Great Lakes trek starts. Some of the most stunning places where you can visit in Sonmarg are Thajiwas Glacier, Gadsar Lake, Vishansar Lake, and Satsar Lake. 

A View of Thajwas Glacier in Sonamarg
Thajwas Glacier Sonamarg


Doodhpathri is a hill station and an offbeat place, that sits at an elevation of 2730 meters above sea level. It is less explored and receives little tourism. You can walk through the meadows and enjoy the picturesque natural beauty. If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, doodhpathri is the place to be which is less polluted and peaceful where you can enjoy your vacation with a serene environment and peace. The best time to visit here is summertime. 


Yusmarg is one of the beautiful places but not getting attention from tourism. It is one of the best offbeat, if you are planning to visit some offbeat and stay away from the crowd for a while, Yusmarg is the place to be. It is less polluted and less explored. A trip to Kashmir means Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Srinagar, and Pahalgam but many other places will leave you spellbound. It is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Srinagar surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pine forests.

A Horse Grazing in Yusmarg
Yusmarg Meadow

Gurez Valley

Gurez Valley is one of the less explored places which needs to be more attention from tourism. The valley is hidden in the high Himalayas at an elevation of 2400 meters above sea level. The prime attraction of the valley is the famous Habba Khatoon Peak. The Gurez Valley is one of the peaceful places which is surrounded by snowy mountains and a serene environment. Gurez Valley remains remote over the years but needs the top position on the tourism map. It is one of the most stunning sights in Kashmir. May to October is considered the best time to visit this gorgeous sight.


Patnitop is located in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains and meadows. There are many activities to do in Patnitop such as trekking, skiing, and paragliding. The best time to visit this place is from December to March, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of snow mountains and meadows. The place is also ideal for honeymoon couples. The site offers you spectacular vistas of the endless meadows. There are plenty of hotels in Patnitop if you want to stay there.


Daksum Valley is one of the unexplored destinations in Kashmir. It is located in the Pin Panjal mountain ranges. The valley is far 

away from the crowded cities. If you are looking for a peaceful trip, Daksum is the place where you can spend your trip with a serene environment and breathtaking views. It has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The water stream that flows through the valley is rich in trout fishes. You can visit some places which are very near to Daksum such as the Bringhi River and Sinthan Top.

Aru Valley

Aru Valley is located only 11 kilometers from the Pahalgam. It is one of the best sightseeing places. The valley is covered with snow mountains and gorgeous rivers flowing through it. If you looking for a peaceful and serene environment, it is the place to be. There are many guesthouses where you can stay and provides travelers with a plethora of activities. You can hire a car from Pahalgam to reach Aru Valley. The valley also serves as a base camp for many treks like the Tarsar Marsar trek and Kolohoi Glacier trek.


The Amarnath is a Hindu shrine. It is one of the popular pilgrimage places in India. Every year many devotees come from India to visit this place. The Amarnath remains shut in the winter months and open for some months in summer. You can go there on foot or hire a helicopter or horse. All facilities are available at Chandanwari at Pahalgam. From July to. August you can visit this place, this is the time when the Shiv Ling is in full form. The shrine attracts devotees from across India.


Tulip Festival 

Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is Asai’s largest tulip garden. In this garden, you will find different species of tulips with different colors. The garden has a limited period to bloom. It remains open to the public only for a few weeks because they are they live for a short period. Thousands of tourists from across the globe come to see the tulips and the tulip festival which is celebrated every year. Tulip Garden is the most visited place in Kashmir. If you are planning for a trip to Kashmir don’t forget to visit this beautiful place. 

When is the best time to visit Kashmir?

You can visit Kashmir in all 12 months. A trip to Kashmir depends on what kind of taste you want. The valley offers you different tastes in different seasons. From summer to winter it offers everything that a traveler is looking for. In summertime you will see the mesmerizing beauty of lakes, rivers mountains, gardens, and meadows, they are in full bloom. In the winter season, you can indulge yourself in adventurous activities.


I hope the information I discussed about the best places to visit in Kashmir will be helpful. If you're planning to visit Kashmir, book your tour with Cliffhangers India, they will provide you with the best-customized tour packages. For further details visit Cliffhangers India.

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