India is renowned for its most beautiful places to visit around the world, and also has numerous hidden gems within it. Like Jammu Kashmir also known as the crown, the country is the most stunning treasure of India. Each season in Kashmir there is a beautiful location. A lot of people visit with their families to learn more about the area.
The most ideal season to travel Kashmir is in the spring, that begins from March until May when all flowers in the garden flower. The summer season begins in May and lasts until August, during which temperatures are low and tourists can move throughout the valley easily. The Kashmir valley is situated within the region known as the “Great Himalayan” which means it has an excellent snowy climate in winter, which draws thousands of visitors all through the entire year.
Here are a few of the most famous spots to visit in Kashmir These are:
1. Shikara Boat Ride
Shikara lake cruises can be enjoyed at the Dal Lake in Srinagar and it is also possible to do the ride at the Manasbal Lake near Sonamarg. It’s one of the best things to enjoy when you are in Kashmir because you can get rid of the chaos as well as traffic world and sit back and relax on a floating boat. You don’t need to talk about anything and the boatman will guide you on a cruise around the lake and to shop in the lake, as there are shops located in various regions within the lake. It could cost between 150 and 250 dollars. It is open from 6:00 am until 5:00 pm every day.
2. ‘Gondola’ Cable Car Ride
Gondola Cable ride is well-known across all generations. The cable car rides attract numerous tourists because they enjoy seeing snow-capped mountains from the highest point of the cable. This is among the most popular activities in the season of summer, which is May. When the season is over, the season, many mountains appear stunning, and so do the valleys. The ride is open throughout the week. The times are 10am-5pm and the times are 9am to 3pm. The cost is 600rs for phase 1 and 800rs for phase 2 , and for those who want to test the chain lift, it will cost as high as 300 rupees. There are three major stages of the cable car journey and include:
- Phase 1: Gulmarg to Kongdori
- Phase 2: Kongdori to Apharwat Peak
- Phase 3: Kongdori to Mary Shoulder.
3. Visit Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
Shalimar Bagh is located in the Srinagar region in Jammu Kashmir. It is among the most renowned Mugal gardens in India and features a range of flowers that can be found in every area within the park. It possesses all the hallmarks of Mughal architecture, such as fine craftsmanship everywhere and also Mughal gardens. The garden is located near DalLal Lake which makes it even more attractive. There are also many varieties of almonds and walnuts around. The hours are from 8:30am until 6:30pm and you can visit anytime during the week. The ideal timing to go visit Shalimar Bagh is Mid-April or September and October.
4. Enjoy Tulip Festival
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Garden was constructed in the year 2005 in her honor. The primary objective was to enhance the floral landscape of the area. It also attracted many visitors. There are a variety of tulip , including Queen Of The Night which is a rare kind of tulip. The garden is visited by many tourists in spring when the flowers are in bloom and the best time to visit is from March to May. The garden is described as the 5th top garden for tulips around the globe. It is situated within the Rainawari region in Srinagar and is open all days during the day. The cost of the garden is 50rs for adults and 25rs for children and the opening hours are from 7am until 7:30pm.
5. Horse Riding
It’s an unusual way to discover the mountains and valleys of kashmir. The horseback ride allows you to view the beautiful countryside of Kashmir. There are numerous places such as Gulmarg and Pahalgam which offer these activities. This is a popular activity among the youngsters. It could cost between 150 and 250 rs for a single ride. There is no problem in this sport, but some people are scared of horses and there are trainers available to help. Many trekkers rent horses to transport their gear and bags. There are many horses on the streets and request for rides.
6. Mountain Biking and Skiing
A large number of tourists visit in winter to enjoy snowboarding and skiing within the beautiful snowy mountain ranges of Kashmir. It is the Government of Jammu and Kashmir offers accommodation specifically for skiers. Some places such as Srinagar, Gulmarg etc have accessible, free-of-cost lands to ski. Mountain Biking offers its own unique and thrilling adventure. Mountain of Kashmir has a excellent biking route and is specialized for bikers for their activities here. The trail is a mix of beautiful valleys and streams of Kashmir and many locals or novice bikers prefer riding on the streek or market roads too.
There are many other hidden gems hidden in the crown of India that can be found in Jammu Kashmir that’s why it’s described as”the Paradise On Earth. It is a popular destination for tourists from across the Earth to enjoy different perspectives and to enjoy the most wonderful time with their loved ones.