Kashmir is a dreamland for every tourist due to its unmatched and extremely fascinating beauty. Rarely any individual is there, who don’t want to visit Kashmir at least once in his/her lifetime. Every compliment is small, as compared to the attractiveness of this enchanting land. Be it a family or friends’ tour, or honeymoon trip, Kashmir is an ideal place for every traveler.
Tourist Attractions in Kashmir
It’s time to discuss some popular tourist destinations of beautiful Kashmir:
Srinagar: It is considered among the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kashmir and even in India. Srinagar is a popular land of trekking, boating, water skiing, and bird watching. The ideal time to visit this place is from June to October, however, if you want to enjoy the snow, December and January are appropriate months to visit Srinagar. Staying in the beautiful boat house can bring you some sweet memories that you can cherish later.
Gulmarg: It is a perfect place to discover a great adventurous journey. Gulmarg is popularly called as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’. Therefore, not only for adventurous activities but also it is a land for nature lovers because of its picturesque natural scenarios, such as vibrant flowers along with snow-covered mountains in the backdrops.
Some of the exciting activities in Gulmarg are trekking, mountain biking, and Skiing (in case you visit Gulmarg during winters). Gondola rides are also there for exploring a beautiful panoramic sight of the enchanting valley.
Sonamarg: According to the meaning of the name, Sonamarg is popular as the ‘Meadow of Gold’. This incredible place is like the flow of enchanting flowers. Sonamarg is also a well-known place because of its waving trekking routes. Don’t forget to visit this picture-perfect place while you visit Kashmir (due to its captivating beauty and heart-warming views).
Leh: It is a destination of incredible adventure and regarded as one of the must-visit places in Kashmir during the summer season. Leh is famous for its incredible natural views. It is also a dreamland for every biker. Mountain Biking and Trekking are two popular activities in Leh.
Pahalgam: Serenity and peace are two major attributes of this place. You will have a great feeling in Pahalgam. This beautiful hilly region is prominent for its incredible coniferous forests. You can visit Aru and Betab Valleys and can also enjoy canoeing and Horseback riding.
Some other extremely popular destinations in Kashmir are Kupwara, Kathua, Kargil, Pulwama, Poonch etc.
Foods in Kashmir
Kashmir is very popular for its enchanting beauty and tranquillity, however, this beautiful state is also a land of classic non-vegetarian dishes. The taste of Kashmiri food is mild but the flavor is rich because of the high utilization of various hot spices, such as fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, cloves, and ginger.
Kashmiri cuisine is influenced by Mughals and it is mostly non-vegetarian with the use of fish, chicken or mutton as key ingredients. Not only non-vegetarian, but Kashmiri cuisine also features few vegetarian preparations.
Some of the very popular and scrumptious preparations of Kashmir are Rogan Josh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry, Dum Olav, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba, Lyodur Tschaman etc.
Shopping in Kashmir
If you are going to visit Kashmir, then you must experience shopping in this beautiful land. The Pashmina shawls and stoles are two very famous shopping items in Kashmir. However, you will discover a lot of other things as well. Walnut wood carvings, red Kashmiri chillies etc are also very popular among people.
You can also purchase Kashmir’s vintage maps and special leaves of green tea (and enjoy incredible Kashmiri salted pink tea). Kashmiri hand woven enchanting carpet can also be purchased. You can also find and buy willow baskets while going to shopping. Carved utensils are also famous items that you can also shop while you are shopping in Kashmir. You can also shop silver and stone jewelry (manufactured in Srinagar).
Nightlife in Kashmir
If you want to explore the nightlife in Kashmir, then you can visit Lounge Seven. You can also go to Dal Bar, where guests relish their preferred drink.
Kashmir is an incredible place for spending holidays, so book your Kashmir trip and have a nice journey ahead.