TOP PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN KASHMIR
There is a gigantic powder snowfield which is protected by Fir and Pine trees, there are also huge mountains surrounding Gulmarg and this makes it a priceless location on Earth. It is a place that is commonly preferred for Skiing, Golfing, Trekking, Snowboarding, Skating and relaxing, many people refer to Gulmarg as a place of never-ending adventure. Most bollywood movies are being shot here and the nearby town; Baramulla district. This is a place every tourist must visit in Kashmir.
If you are a fan of golf and you wish to enjoy your leisure time, Kashmir got you covered. The golfing site here is on a whole different level, this is a good way to spend your leisure time and shake off some steam. In Kashmir, there are a total of four world class golf courses available to play the beautiful sport with each of them having beautiful and lovely landscapes. The golf course of Gulmarg is considered to be the most elevated golf course in the world due to the fantastic view it offers to the sight.
The “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” is the name of the Dal Lake with is located in the capital city, Kashmir. Dal Lake in Srinagar is a floating island that represents the Kashmiri lifestyle with Houseboats and Shikaras being objects of major attraction to the tourists. This place helps to boost the economy because the wetland here allows easy vegetation. The wetland supports a lot of vegetation, thereby boosting the economy.
When you dig deep into Kashmir, you will find something hidden amid the hilly mountains away from the rest of the world, what you found is the Ladakh monasteries. They are very important parts of the Kashmir tourism. These monasteries serve as Buddhist peace houses and are legacies of the Indo-Tibetan culture. Everyone should make sure they step foot in these monasteries to open your eyes to new discoveries and knowledge.
There are many things to do and engage you in while in Kashmir and trekking is one of them. Believe me when I say that there is nothing more challenging and exciting than trekking. Many people call Kashmir the trekking capital of India due to the amazing platforms of hills, valleys and mountains it provides for trekking.
A good way to have fun, keep fit and get some adventure is by skiing while you are in Kashmir. Kashmir is blessed with world-famous destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Thajiwas glacier in Sonamarg, all these locations are great places for skiing.
Due to the presence of mountains all over Kashmir, it is regarded as a suitable place for mountain biking. This is a sport that is rough, interesting and popular in all India. You can spend your leisure time by purchasing the right gadgets and getting on your bike to begin your ride of madness on the Himalayan hills and mountains.
Another adventurous activity conducted in Kashmir is paragliding and it is one of the most popular ones. The striking green meadows and the majestic valleys when viewed from up is something else entirely, while gliding over them is a totally different experience. And the best way to witness this is by gliding. Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Baderwah, Sanasar and Harwan (Srinagar) are regions that are best fit for aero sport.
Kashmir is a state of varied heights which is located in the Himalayan mountain range. When you move from Kashmir Valley to Zanskar Range, you will come across several mountains, low and high, easy and challenging, that give different set of mountaineers the opportunity to engage in mountain activities. Harmukh, Tattakutti, Sunset and Kolahoi are all found in Kashmir Valley.
Often referred to as the “Garden of Joy” in Urdu, Nishat Bagh is a masterpiece of splendid architecture in Mughal era. Asaf Khan, Shah Jahan’s father-in-law built this amazing place in the seventeenth century. The Garden of Joy was built out jealousy and rivalry but the hatred was later demolished in front of the sheer beauty. It was then built in Persian style. Nishat Bagh is a garden that is terraced which contains twelve terraces with each of them representing the twelve zodiac signs. Public garden and Private garden are the different divisions of this garden. In the garden you will find a large variety of flowers present, it is considered to be the second largest Mughal garden in Kashmir Valley.
Kathua in Kashmir is called “The city of Sufis” or “Dawlat Auliya”. The city was given this title due to the presence of large numbers of Sufi Shrines of Pirs. The beautiful monuments also reflect the architectural marvel and wonders, there is also something that is unique and holistic about this city and it is the three rivers that guard the city.
Magnet Hill is a gravity hill positioned near Leh in Ladakh, India. This location develops an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road due to the layout, slopes and surroundings. If you are driving uphill, it might seem as if you are downhill and vice versa. Wouldn’t you like to be placed in an illusion? Visit here and see for yourself. The way you drive on this hill isn’t the same way you drive on a normal, you need to be extra careful or better still, take a tour guide with you so as to receive necessary directions and explanations.
With the camel safaris available in Kashmir, you can make your tour more exciting and interesting by doing something outside the book, riding a camel. This is a big tourist attraction site that every tourist must visit and engage themselves in the fun. Deskit and Hunder sand dunes found in Nubra Valley are two locations people preferred for this activity.