10 Best tourist places to visit in Kashmir

Dec 18, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra & Shagun Chaudhary


Srinagar, the heart of Kashmir, charms visitors with its iconic Dal Lake and Mughal Gardens. Explore the floating markets, take a Shikara ride, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh.

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Gulmarg, a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, boasts stunning meadows carpeted with vibrant blooms. Enjoy the Gulmarg Gondola ride, go trekking, golfing, or skiing in winter on its pristine slopes.

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Known for its breathtaking landscapes and the confluence of Lidder and Sheshnag rivers, Pahalgam is a base for treks to beautiful valleys like Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, and the Kolahoi Glacier.

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Sonamarg, adorned with golden meadows and nestled amid snow-capped peaks, is a gateway to the Zoji La Pass and the enchanting Thajiwas Glacier. It's a hub for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

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Betaab Valley

Named after the Bollywood movie "Betaab," this valley in Pahalgam mesmerizes with its lush greenery, gurgling streams, and a backdrop of snow-covered mountains—a photographer's paradise.

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Mughal Road

The historic Mughal Road, connecting Srinagar to Poonch and Rajouri, offers a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and panoramic vistas, showcasing nature's splendor.

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Aharbal Waterfall

Aharbal Waterfall, located in Kulgam district, presents a majestic cascade amid serene surroundings. Trek through pine forests to witness this natural wonder in its full glory.

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Martand Sun Temple

Experience the grandeur of the Martand Sun Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God. Marvel at its impressive ruins and intricate architecture that reflect the region's rich history

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Yusmarg, a lesser-explored gem, offers pristine meadows, dense forests, and breathtaking views of surrounding peaks. It's an ideal spot for picnics, short hikes, and experiencing tranquility.

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Shankaracharya Temple

Perched atop a hill in Srinagar, the Shankaracharya Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, offers panoramic views of the city and the Dal Lake. It's a revered site and a testament to Kashmir's spiritual heritage.

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