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Planning a trip to Kashmir? Add these five places to your travel itinerary

Last Updated on May 30, 2022 at 4:45 pm

Kashmir in its lap holds snow-clad mountains, lakes, beautiful landscape, amazing trekking trails and many more such beautiful things which make it paradise on earth. Kashmir is considered to be a complete package for vacations whether with family or friends. Kashmir has many tourist places to visit. If you are planning your trip to Kashmir here are the five places you can visit-

Dal Lake– One of the most popular tourist attraction spot is Dal Lake in Srinagar which is famous for its picturesque view and Shikara rides. Dal Lake is also one of the best locations in Kashmir for film shooting as it offers some incredible views.  Once can sail in Shikharas and spend a night in the houseboat in Dal Lake. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.

Tulip Garden– Dubbed the largest tulip garden in Asia, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is one of the places one should never miss in Srinagar to visit. Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers in the garden.  Apart from tulips, many other species of flowers hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus have been added as well. Sprawling in 30-hectares of land, this major tourist site in Srinagar comes to life during the spring season when the Tulip Festival is held.

Gulmarg– Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination located in Pir Panjal Range of J&K. it has the world’s second highest Gondola ride.  Also, one can visit Alpather Lake and Saint Mary’s Church in Gulmarg. . Gulmarg has also been developed as an adventure hub as Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here. 

Sonamarg– One of the most charming places, Sonamarg has lakes, mountains, glaciers and opulent meadows in its lap. . Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. It is also a base for undertaking the holy Amarnath Yatra.  One can also visit ZojiLa Pass, Thajiwas Glacier, Krishanasar Lake, and Baltal valley.

Dachigam National Park– It is located 22 km (kilometer) from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. It covers an area of 141 square Kilometre.  Srinagar city. A protected area since 1910, it was declared as a national park in 1981. The park is best known as the home of the hangul, or Kashmir stag. Dachigam is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and August. Dachigam literally means ‘ten villages’. As many villages were relocated out of the forest as a part of the efforts to create the game preserve and catchment area.