14 Jan 2023
A quick guide to Kashmir: find out where to go & things to do
Posted by: Daisy Das

Kashmir is one of those spots where you want to wander in an astonishing world. Its beauty is out of the words that draws in sightseers, yet makes it a favorite destination of numerous producers. They have shot the movie scenes in this gorgeous valley and this destination has a few charming spots that convince us all to explore Kashmir.

There are a few spots in the union territory of Kashmir which are a must-visit for everybody, whether you are on a short trip or hoping to enjoy an vacation with your family or group of friends, there are endless reasons to visit Kashmir.

What are the top places to visit in Kashmir?

  1. Betaab Valley
  2. Kupwara 
  3. Anantnag
  4. Nishant Garden
  5. Shalimar Garden
  6. Chashma Shahi Gardens
  7. Jama Masjid 
  8. Amarnath
  9. Dachigam National Park 
  10. Aharbal Waterfall
  11. The Great Lakes Trek
  12. Drung Waterfall
  13. Pangong Lake
  14. Hemis National Park

Places to Visit in Srinagar: 

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Nehru Park
  3. Floating Post Office
  4. Shankaracharya Hill Temple
  5. Jama Masjid
  6. Tomb of Zain-ul-Abidin’s mother
  7. Shalimar Bagh
  8. Nishat Bagh
  9. Chashme Shahi
  10. Pari Mahal
  11. Hari Parbat Fort

Places to Visit in Gulmarg: 

  1. Maharani Temple
  2. Ziarat of Baba Reshi
  3. Khilanmarg
  4. Apharwat peak
  5. Strawberry Valley
  6. Places to Visit in Sonamarg: 
  7. Thajiwas Glacier
  8. Manasbal Lake
  9. Ganderbal
  10. Khir-Bhawani temple
  11. Narang temple

Places to Visit in Pahalgam: 

  1. Lidder River & Amusement Park
  2. Deer Park & Zoo
  3. Mamleshwar Temple
  4. Betaab Valley
  5. Sheshnag Lake
  6. Aru Village
  7. Matrand Sun Temple
  8. Saffron fields
  9. Anantnag Sulpher Spring

What are the famous places in Kashmir for a honeymoon trip?

  1. Tulip Garden
  2. Tso Moriri Lake
  3. Nishat Bagh
  4. Gulmarg Strawberry Valley

What are the top things to do in Kashmir?

  1. Shikara Ride
  2. Houseboat Stay
  3. Gondola Cable Car Ride
  4. Gulmarg Golf Club
  5. Go for shopping
  6. Enjoy pony ride
  7. Go for Old Srinagar Heritage Walk
  8. Visit the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
  9. Embark on a wildlife tour

What are the adventure activities to indulge in Kashmir?

River Rafting:

  1. Long Sindh River Rafting: 28 km (Sonamarg), Mamar to Wayul Bridge, Grades 2, 3 & 4
  2. Medium Sindh River Rafting: 8 km (Sonamarg), Mamar to Satrun Margund, Grades 2, 3 & 4
  3. Short Lidder River Rafting: 3 km (Pahalgam), Yarganpal to Yaneed Bridge, Grades 2 & 3


  1. Sonamarg
  2. Gulmarg
  3. Bhaderwah
  4. Sanasar
  5. Harwan (Srinagar)


  1. Vishansar Lake
  2. Tarsar La ke
  3. Gadsar Lake
  4. Alpather Lake
  5. Satsar Lake

Snowboarding and skiing:

  1. Powerhounds (Gulmarg)
  2. Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (Pahalgam)

Mountain Biking:

  1. Srinagar to Sonamarg
  2. Sonamarg to Manasbal Lake
  3. Srinagar to Gulmarg
  4. Gulmarg to Pahalgam
  5. Pahalgam to Srinagar

Hot Air Ballooning:

  1. Valley of Suru
  2. Valley of Zanskar

Camel Safari:

  1. Camel Safari starts in Nubra valley from Hundar Village to Diskit. It ends at Panamic village.

What are the spiritual destinations in Kashmir?

  1. Amarnath Cave 
  2. Hemis Monastery
  3. Thiksey Monastery
  4. Likir Monastery
  5. Kheer Bhawani Temple
What about Shopping & Authentic Cuisines to Try?

Kashmir is without a doubt one of the lovely and dazzling strange destinations in India, and we can't stop gushing about it. Here are some of the best shopping spots in Kashmir, souvenirs you can take back home and the must-try Kashmiri cuisines.

What about shopping in Kashmir?

  1. Heritage: For Traditional Wear
  2. Sarnal Payeen Anantnag Kashmir: For Metal Crafts
  3. Ahmad Complex: For Kashmiri Jewelry
  4. Royal Kashmir: For Dry Fruits
  5. Pick N Choose: For Tea Products and More
  6. Shri Kedarnath Shop: For Sandalwood and Metals

Souvenirs to take back home

  1. Fruits and Dry Fruits
  2. Pashmina Shawls & Blankets
  3. Carpets
  4. Dress Material
  5. Traditional Jewelry
  6. Dress Material
  7. Wooden Objects
  8. Silverware Item
  9. Paper Mache Products

Don’t forget to try the Kashmiri cuisines

Veg Food to try:

  1. Modur Pulao
  2. Lyader Tschaman
  3. Sheermal
  4. Nadir Monji 
  5. Kashmiri Baingan
  6. Paneer Chaman
  7. Kashmiri Saag
  8. Kashmiri Rajma
  9. Dum Aloo
  10. Celebratory drink, Kahwa
  11. Butter Tea
  12. Khambir

Non-Veg Food to try:

  1. Mutton Rogan Josh
  2. Matschgand 
  3. Nadru Yakhni
  4. Chicken Pulao
  5. Kashmiri Muji Gaad
  6. Goshtaba
  7. Aab Gosht

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