Kashmir tourism-An Introduction

Kashmir tourism



Kashmir is unparalleled in terms of scenic beauty. There’s no place as beautiful and vibrant as Kashmir. In summer the snow melts, the hills become green, and flower blossom fill the parks, gardens and hillsides. Kashmir is easy to access in summer. There are state-run bus services to almost all the major destinations in Kashmir. The capital city of Kashmir has long been considered the ultimate summer destination from the time of the Mughals. Tourist can also experience living on houseboats floating in the lake. The boulevard land along the lake is much happening place.

 Place to visit

1.Vaishno Devi Temple

Temple is one of the best attractions in Kashmir where theists or atheists may come to visit place. Atheists are equally attracted to this holy place due to the incredible natural loveliness of this pilgrimage. Shri Vaishno Devi located in the holy cave of Trikut Mountain where three peaks attract a dime a dozen shutterbugs every year.

2. Ladakh

“Land of High Passes.” Ladakh, the “Adventure Capital of India” is the landmark of adventure enthusiasts due to its unlimited majestic offerings. The name of ladakh is associated with adventure just like student and school. This culturally rich landmark is lactated in the “Heaven on Earth” i.e. Kashmir.

3.Dal Lake

The beautifully decorted Shikaras flot on the Dal Lake to transport goods, to rich tourist to houseboats and from flotillas to store. It is one of the famous places in Kashmir where travel enthusiasts get amazing offer to stay in gratifying houseboats on Dal Lake.

4.Shalimar and Nishant Garden

Shalimar and  Nishant Bagh tourists keep the specimen of Mughal horticulture by visiting these two beautiful places in Kashmir. Being travel seeker if you want to get the touch of mughal instance then you must visit the Shalimar and Nishant Bag in Srinagar.


One of the most important tributaries of Indus, the mirror-sheet like Jhelum River welcomes the tourist after reaching the largest city of Kashmir. The summer capital or Kashmir, Srinagar holds eternal uniqueness to the travel enthusiast of all over the world.


Sonmarg is another beautiful town of Kashmir, located 81 km away from the largest city, Srinagar.

This town is enriched with charming valleys and snowy mountains with immaculate lakes. Sonmarg offers endless exciting like hiking, tracking, skiing, horse riding, sledging and many more.


As tourist get the perfect blend of Kashmir tourism after stepping on the Gulmarg field, it is known as “Meadow of Flowers.” Being a summer and winter resort, Gulmarg is quite prominent to all travel enthusiast. This distance of this hill station from Srinagar is 52km.

 Destination in Jammu and Kashmir

1.Pahalgam: Freshness Overload!

This tiny town is known to such out all the stress of every visitor. This hilly region is famous for its coniferous forests. This best time to visit in June to October, December & January for snow.

2.Leh/Ladakh: The Land of Pure Adventure

Leh is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir in summers. The Lofty Mountains, the alpine lakes, and the quaint settings enable Leh one of the best places to visit. This place is every biker’s dreamland.

3.Vaishno Devi

The holy cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in a beautiful recess of the Trikuta Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas. The holy shrine of the Hindu Mother Goddess located in these hills have made this place very famous. In the cave there are images of three deities viz. The Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.


The journey to Gulmarg is half the enrichment of reaching their roads avenues by tall fragrant poplars, rice fields interspersed with picturesque villages and lots of pretty fragrant flowers. There is point known as “View Point” , where travelers generally stop to get a lungful of fragrant air and take in the beauty of the white-capped mountains.

5.Srinagar: Nature at its Best!

Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India.Their imposing presence almost everywhere in the city makes Srinagar unique. Tourist can also experience living on houseboats floating in the lake. The boulevard land along the lake is a much happening place.


The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with Trout, and angling is a favorite activity in this area. Thickly forested Sonamarg is filled with the fragrance of sycamore and alpine flowers, silver birch, fir and pine. Great to visit if you’re an out nature lover.

 7.Kathua: The city of Sufis —

For the history lovers willing to have a glimpse of Kashmir’s past, Kathua should be on your list of places to visit in Kashmir. Situated on the banks of a river, kathua offer scintillating views and serene atmosphere. Summer is the best time to visit Kathua.


Tourism plays a key part in economic development of various nations over the sphere. The touristic movement as remained confined to the golden triangle of gulmarg, more natural cultural and pilgrimage tourism attractions which are exclusive to Kashmir. Temple is one of the best attractions in Kashmir where theists or atheists may come to visit this place.

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