Kashmir is a very beautiful place located in Northern India, it has been created in the laps of the Great Himalaya and Pir Panjal Mountains. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word which means land desiccated from the water, is made up of two words ‘Ka’ meaning water and ‘shimeera’ implying dried up. Kashmir has a variety of terrains including Lakes, Snow Capped Mountains, Chilled Springs and Unspoiled forests. One side of this state also includes wild untouched terrain covering the other side with fields of Saffron and Orchards of Apples.
Kashmir is painted with a distinctive culture that keeps you intrigued throughout your journey, from Srinagar to Sonamarg and Gulmarg till Pahalgam. Kashmir is the only state where you get to witness all the Four Seasons making it a Perfect Destination for travellers. It is definitely a wonderful idea to visit this place for the ones who are wishing to experience chilly temperatures and snow for the first time.
Kashmir is blessed with the most scenic and panoramic views one can see!
Brace yourself, because when you’re in Kashmir you will never be short of options to visit.
Gulmarg:Gulmarg is a treat to the tourist's eyes due to its “Meadow of Flowers” with snow clad mountains at the background. Activities like Skiing, Mountain Biking, Camping and Trekking can be done here to get a panoramic view of the valley.
Srinagar: It is undoubtedly the most beautiful place to visit in Kashmir. For those who love Solitude can book their stays in Houseboats, Hitch a shikara ride at various lakes spread across Kashmir, the famous one being the Dal Lake or even visit the Mughal Gardens here.
Jammu City: This city is also known as “City of Temples”. It is the home of pilgrimage spots as “Mata Vaishno Devi Temple”, “Peer Baba Temple”, “Mahamaya Temple” and “Peer Khoh”.
Kathua: This “City of Sufis” has the presence of large Sufi Shrines of Pirs within its boundaries. An interesting fact is people willing to get a glimpse of Kashmir’s History can definitely add this place to your top list.
Other places like Sonamarg termed as “Meadow of Gold”, Leh, Kupwara,Pahalgam,Hemis can also be covered on planning a trip to this beautiful state. The exalted appeal of Kashmiri arts and crafts including Shawls, Silks, Silverware, Woodwork hasalso made people mesmerized.
Kashmir has a luring cuisine that can keep your taste buds wanting for more, from indulging in Kashmiri Wazwan to The Kashmiri kebabs, pasta curry (a meatball curry), Kashmiri pulao and their famous roganjosh are few dishes which the tourists must try.
Planning a trip to Kashmir can be fun if you wish to travel alone, with family, friends or simply to spend your honeymoon. Even those looking for adventure Kashmir offers camping, trekking, and mountaineering to lead a thrilling time.