Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a combination of old and modern culture which makes it even more enjoyable. You can visit many places in this beautiful state but it is important to choose wisely as there are many tourist traps.  Here are some top 10 best places to visit in Kashmir:

1. Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a ski resort in the Kashmir Valley of India. It is located at an elevation of 11,500 feet (3,500 m) above sea level. It lies about 100 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

The skiing season lasts from November to February when temperatures are low enough to maintain snow cover but not so low that they damage your skin or clothes when you get out of your car after driving up there through sandstorms!

Gulmarg has been called “the Switzerland of India” because it’s such a beautiful place where you can go hiking or skiing on trails that wind through forests filled with pine trees and eucalyptus trees as well as snow-covered peaks towering above you.

There are two cable cars operating year-round for skiers who want easy access to the slopes during wintertime; one goes up Mount Meru which offers some great views across Lake Parvin (a popular spot for birdwatching).

2. Sonamarg

Sonamarg is a hill station in Kashmir Valley. It is located at an altitude of 3000 meters, and it’s famous for its apple orchards. The apple orchards are the main attraction of this place.

3. Pahalgam

Pahalgam is a popular hill station in the Kashmir Valley. It is a base for treks to the Lidder Valley and the Kolahoi Glacier, but it also offers some great day trips out of town.  The town can be found at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level and has a population of around 10,000 people.

The name “Pahalgam” comes from Pahl meaning “peak” and gang meaning “valley” or “hillside” in Urdu; therefore Pahalgam means “peak on the side of Lidder River Valley”.

4. Verinag

Verinag is a town and a notified area committee in the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located on the banks of the Lidder River, 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from Bijbehara.

The town has many historical monuments including temples, mosques, tombs, and forts built during various periods by kings like Raja Ram Chander Dev or Maharaja Hari Singh.

5. Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh is located in the Himalayan mountains, and it is a beautiful place to visit. Leh Ladakh offers you a chance to enjoy trekking in the mountains.

The highest pass in the world (Tribal La) lies in this region, which is also known as the “Paradise for Trekkers”. You can also see some other beautiful places such as Phoksundo Lake and Khardung La Pass during your trip here with your family or friends!

6. Kargil

Kargil is a town in the Kargil district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination for its mountainous landscape and cold climate.

Kargil is known for its apricot orchards and ski slopes. The town also has many hotels, guest houses, and resorts where you can stay during your stay at this place, either as an individual or with your family members or friends.

7. Srinagar

Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, located on the banks of the Jhelum River. The city has a rich history and culture, with many ancient buildings still standing today. The city also boasts beautiful gardens, houseboats, and shikaris (canoes) that are often used to catch fish in Dal Lake.

Srinagar is known for its Sufi shrines as well as mausoleums that have been built by various kings and queens throughout history. These include the Tomb of Mirza Ghazi Beg (built by Mirza Ghazi Beg), Hazratbal mosque or Amritsar Sahib Gurudwara Sahib (built over 500 years ago) & Hazratbal Gurdwara Sahib Amritsar(built over 1000 years ago).

8. Drass Valley

Drass is a town and a valley of the same name in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located on the banks of the Suru River, which originates from Saser La (Pass) at an altitude of about 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). The entire region is dotted with many ancient Buddhist monasteries and shrines as well as several medieval castles built by various rulers over time.

The most popular destination here is Kali Mata Temple which dates back more than 1500 years ago when it was founded by Guru Anand Dass Ji – founder of Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara(Sikhism Gate). 

On top of that, there’s also an amazing viewpoint where you can see all around yourself including Drass Valley itself along with the snow-capped mountains surrounding it!

9. Zanskar valley

Zanskar is a beautiful valley in the northwest of India. It’s known for its remote mountain villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and stunning natural beauty. The population consists mostly of people from the Bakarwals or Gaddis who are nomadic shepherds who move from place to place with their livestock.

The Zanskar valley has been featured in many movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Avatar, and Life of Pi. If you have time to visit Kashmir, we would recommend visiting this area as well because it offers so many different experiences that can be enjoyed by visitors from all over the world!

10. Yusmarg

The valley of Yusmarg is a beautiful place to visit in Kashmir. It is surrounded by mountains and has many lakes, making it one of the most picturesque valleys in the region.  The area offers skiing, golfing, and apple orchards that attract tourists from all over India.

It’s also known as the “Apple Capital” because apples are grown here abundantly.

Kashmir is heaven on earth.

Kashmir is a beautiful place, with many places to visit in the region. It’s heaven on earth. You can go hiking, skiing, or just relax at your own place by the river.


If you are planning a trip to Kashmir, it is important to know that the state is among the most beautiful places in the world.  It has a rich history and culture, as well as breathtaking natural beauty. The people of Kashmir make good hosts, so they will ensure you have an unforgettable stay!

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