If heaven exists anywhere, it’s here in Kashmir so let’s explore the beauty of Kashmir by knowing the 10 things to do in Kashmir.

Things to do in Kashmir

1. Shikara Ride in Dal Lake

Dal Lake
Dal Lake

At dal lake, you can have a chikara ride and can explore the floating market where you can buy some local handicrafts, after that you can visit the Mughal Garden where you can spot different kinds of flowers, and if you are taking a ride in the evening then you can watch the sunset as dal lake is considered one of the best places in Kashmir to watch the sunset and stay at houseboat in dal lake where you will get to experience the beautiful elegance of Kashmiri interior with a luxurious stay.

2. The Tulip Garden

Tulip garden
Tulip garden

If you are visiting Kashmir in April then you must visit the tulip garden which is the largest tulip garden in Asia where you can spot over 65 different varieties of tulips, In April, the government of the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department organizes the Tulip festival, where you can experience the Kashmiri culture through their folk dance concert, the handlooms stalls and the delicious cuisine which is organized in this festival, this year the festival will start on 1st  April so pack your bag for the vibrant festival.

3. Sonamarg

Sonmarg
Sonmarg

The Place sonamarg is known for its natural trail which is an absolute delight to watch, one can experience nature with adventure by trekking and camping at Baltal & thajiwas glacier in sonamarg, you can also explore lakes of sonamarg as it is known for its lofty seven lakes which are satsar, Gadsar, Gangabal, Krishnasar, Vishansar and the thajiwas lake where you can send your time under the magnificent beauty of nature.

4. Gulmarg 

The picturesque beauty of Kashmir where you can explore Asia’s second longest cable car ride on Gulmarg gondola to get the panoramic view of the snow-covered valley, in Gulmarg you can also visit Apharwat peak, Rani temple, Ningle Nallah, the children parks where you can spend our time with family with pleasant environment and beautiful lake view.

 5. Pahalgam

Pahalgam
Pahalgam

Pahalgam is also known as the valley of shepherds where many of the Bollywood movies have been shot as it is known for its scenic beauty the beautiful hill station provides various activities like fishing, trekking, camping, and shopping in the beautiful valley, and it is also the starting point of Amarnath yatra.

6. Patnitop

Patnitop
Patnitop

Patnitop which is famous for its street shopping can buy Kashmiri handicrafts from the pandora enclave which is one of the best shopping spots in Patnitop. In patnitop, you can also do paragliding which is one of the must things to do in patnitop because it provides a spectacular view of the place at the elevation of 2024 m above the coast.

7.  Exploring The Heavenly Gardens of Kashmir

Kashmir is also home to numerous beautiful Mughal gardens like Shalimar bagh, Chashma Shahi, Harwan garden, Achabal garden, and many more which attracts many tourists for its beautiful architecture showcasing the Persian culture the gardens as wide variations of beautiful flowers, plants, and trees and the chinar tree which adds the beauty of gardens. The Pari Mahal is also one of the famous attractions of Kashmir. There are a total of 7 deck gardens in Pari mahal which signifies the Islamic culture with a beautiful view of Dal lake.

8. Holy Expedition

Vaishno Devi temple
Vaishno Devi temple

Kashmir is not just famous for its beautiful valleys and adventure its is also a Pilgrimage Hub of India as it’s the home to 108 shakti peethas the Vaishno Devi temple which is dedicated to Ma Durga where millions of devotees visit to seek blessings from Ma Vaishno Devi and the Amarnath Temple which is famous for its natural formations of Shiva Linga where millions of devotees visit Kashmir for world-renowned Amarnath yatra. Other than Vaishno Devi and Amarnath temple, many other temples in Kashmir are worth visiting like the Ragunath Temple, Avantipur Temple, Sudh Mahadev Temple, Bahu Fort, and Temple, and the Shankaracharya Temple.

9. History trail in Kashmir

Kashmir is also rich in history as the history lover can visit Kashmir and explore beautiful sites like Awantipur ruins which was a Hindu temple destroyed in the 14 century by the Sultan Shikandar it is now maintained by Archaeological Survey of India, where you can witness the beautiful stone sculpture and there is Shri Pratap Singh Museum near Awantipur ruins which is most visited by the international travellers.

As its showcase the archaeological collections of ancient history including coins, paintings, and sculptures, The  Martand Sun Temple also known as pandora Liadan which is dedicated to lord sun and destroy by the Shah Miri Dynasty here history lover can spot the beautiful architectural work on a stone there are many historical sites to explore like  Pari Mahal, Manda, and the Burzahom.

10. Cuisines of Kashmir

Cuisines of Kashmir
Cuisines of Kashmir

Kashmir is also known for its delicacy for both vegetarians and nonvegetarian travellers, Kashmir provides varieties of mouth-watering dishes for the foodies if you are travelling to Kashmir, you should taste the local cuisine of Kashmir which is famous for its Persian influence it is believed that the Mughal has brought this delicacy in Kashmir the Rogan josh which use to be the staple food for the Mughals during their visit to the Kashmir.

Now it is considerd one of the famous dishes of Kashmir so it is a must-try dishes if you are visiting Kashmir and want to experience the local culture because according to me food is the prominent way to understand or experience any culture, And if you are a tea epicure then Kahwa the Kashmiri tea should be in your bucket list as it is a green tea which is prepared from various herbs like saffron, clove and many more which will make your trip refreshing and there are many dishes one should try during their trip to Kashmir like Aab Gosht, Modur pulav, Dum Olav, and many more.

So, these are the things to do in Kashmir. Do visit the heaven on earth Kashmir by Tortuga.