There are so many places in Kashmir which are best for visit in winters during snowfall. It is often referred to as India’s Switzerland. The state has a long list of places that enhance nature’s beauty at its best which cannot be missed by any traveler.
Sonamarg, as the name suggests, also famous as the ‘Meadow of Gold’. An endless stream of beautiful flowers and undulated trekking routes are its main attraction. Sonamarg has to be in every visitors’ list of places who are going to visit in Kashmir for its mesmerizing aura and breathtaking views. If you want to visit this place during winter it is the best choice for you. You can do here Trekking, Camping.
Gulmarg is well known as India’s best and Asia’s 7th best skiing destination. It has steep skiing slopes right in the middle of spectacular views of mountains. The skiing area is called the Gulmarg ski resort, is also known as the finest powder destination in the world. Hiking and cable car riding are another fun activity to indulge in here. The stunning view of the mountains and the experience of skiing will be memorable for you.
The Zanskar region is also an absolute marvel during the winter season. The frozen Zanskar River which provides both an access route to the Zanskar Valley and an attractive view is the venue for the famous Chadar trek which is also called Frozen Zanskar trek. This trek is both dangerous and wonderful as it involves crossing the frozen Zanskar river. Winter is the perfect time to complete this trek as this is when the river is in its most frigid state and this will take around 20 days to complete this trek.
Pahalgam is known as an illustration of the heaven on earth that is situated at an altitude of 2740 m, is another fine gem of Kashmir. It is primarily known to be a gateway for the popular Amar Yatra pilgrimage. It is also called the Valley of shepherds, Pahalgam is blessed with rivers and dense forests with pine trees on all sides. It is located at the confluence of the Lidder River and Sheshnag lake and during winter, the landscapes of Pahalgam just become magical. This tiny town is known to suck out all the stress of every visitor and is therefore counted amongst the best places to visit in Kashmir during winter.
Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, attractive and famous places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India. From boating to trekking, bird watching to water skiing, Srinagar has all of these attractive things. Mainly this place is known as the mirror to the mountains. Srinagar is the first stopover for every traveler and there is a long list of places to visit in Srinagar. Srinagar is the largest city of Kashmir, this place is enclosed by the green mountains and the main highlight of this place is the Dal Lake which is the gem of the city. This place gives a close outlook to the Kashmiri special recipe and the state’s culture.
Leh is one of the best and safe places to visit in Kashmir in summers and half of the winter season. The lofty mountains, the alpine lakes, and the quaint settings make Leh one of the best places to visit in front of the visitors. This place is the dreamland of every biker. Clad in the beauty and love of nature, Leh offers breathtaking and stunning views. Trekking and Mountain Biking is all it takes to give you a lifetime worth memories which are the main thing to do in Leh.
The city of Jammu is truly one of the famous places to visit in the Kashmir area. As you may know it, Jammu city is bestowed by the presence of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and also a significant pilgrimage spot for Hindus. Jammu city is also called the City of Temples as there are many religious sites here which include Peer Baba Temple, Mahamaya Temple, and Peer Khoh. Other than the spiritual side, Jammu city is beautified with the attractive scenic charm and rugged Bahu Fort. You can visit this place all over the year.
Anantnag is adorned with flourishing gardens and freshwater springs and is a divine destination. In Anantnag, you get to enjoy the comfort of a city and the essence of nature. There is a number of places you can go on for a day tour in Anantnag, such as Verinag and Daksum. It is sure that your list of places to see in Kashmir wouldn’t be complete without visit this place. You can visit this place at any time. Sightseeing, day trips, temple visit is the main things to do in Anantnag.
Shalimar Garden was established in the year of 1616 by the well-known Emperor Jehangir this is especially for his wife, Nur Jahan. After some time, another garden named Faiz Baksh was added to this garden. You’ll find a canal inside the garden that has been beautifully decorated with polished stones at the boundaries. This canal at the center of the garden is considered to be the focal point of this garden. Birdwatching and picnic is the main thing to do here. It can be work as a mind fresher trip for you at the weekend. You can visit here at any time in the year.
Doda is blessed with diversity in its landscape. Doda is the best place for adventure and nature lovers. Whether you are a beginner in adventure activities or an expert, you will consider this area as a gem. Doda is really an attractive place for all tourists. Doda is, though lesser-known among tourists, it is well known for two Hindu shrines, named - Athra Devi Temple and Chandi Mata Temple. Trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing and, temple visiting is the main thing to do here. You can visit this place all over the year.