Unarguably the most beautiful destination in northern India, Kashmir is located on the banks of the River Jhelum and is bounded by stunning lakes such as Dal, Anchar and Nagin. It is what its natural beauty which makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists from all over India and abroad. Right from the lofty hills to lakes to natural beauty to friendly people, Kashmir truly proves to be the paradise on earth. All excited to go for a vacation in Kashmir, checkout exciting holiday packages on Tripmos.com. If you are planning a tour to Kashmir and wondering what to visit and what not to, here is a list of popular tourist destinations of Kashmir.
Located in the Baramula District, which is around 57 km from capital city ‘Srinagar’, Gulmarg is a famous hill resort of the region. Since the 16th century, it has also been known by the name of ‘Gaurimarg’. Situated at a height of 2650m above the sea level, this destination portrays different shades with changing seasons. To describe it, one can say that it bears see-through green color throughout the summers, rich golden in autumn and shimmery white snow, which is the most beautiful appearance, which shines during winters. One can try many activities here are golfing, trekking, cable car ride, skiing and other winter sports.
Many call it a major hill station, but Pahalgam is more of a recreation resort for tourist looking for a place to relax. Situated at an altitude of 2133 metres above the sea level, this beautiful hill resort is ideal for any kind of holiday trip. However, Pahalgam is best known for its picturesque landscapes that are endowed with lofty deodars and pine junipers. Moreover, it is located at the convergence of Lidder River and the streams of Sheshnag Lake. So, all the people out there looking for holiday spot where you can stay and enjoy, Pahalgam is the right option.
As the name combines, ‘Sona’ meaning ‘gold’ and ‘Marg’ that means meadow, Sonamarg is rightly described. Its sparkling beauty with charming landscape around truly depicts its name and makes it a popular hill station among the tourists. Sonamarg is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Highway and offers mesmerizing sceneries and natural beauty. In a nutshell, Sonamarg is a truly a place where one can relax amidst nature’s bliss and green meadows.
The summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is a foremost tourist destination of the region. It is located on the banks of River Jhelum and provides enchanting views of the valley. Its locational advantage gives a traveler to enjoy pictorial views of the waterfronts (lakes) and valley. However, if you are more into sightseeing than this is place where you will find a number of tourist attractions. In addition, one must enjoy a luxury stay in houseboats and Shikara ride on Dal Lake. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Srinagar are, Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Hazratbal Mosque, Nagin Lake, Pari Mahal, Chashme Shahi Bagh, Dastgir Sahib Shrine, Hari Parbat Fort etc.