Gar Firdaus Bar Rue Zamin Ast, Hami Asto, Hami Asto, Hami Ast
When translated into English, this beautiful Persian couplet by Jehangir for Kashmir means, ‘If there is heaven on Earth, It is Here, It is Here, It is Here’. For centuries, Kashmir has been one of the most stunningly beautiful tourist places in the world. Also referred to as paradise on Earth, this crown state of India is nestled between the Pir Panjal mountains and the mighty Himalayas. Snow-clad peaks, tall pine and deodar trees, serene lakes, emerald green valleys, gushing streams, gentle paddling sounds made by colourful canoes, echoing calls to prayer, and vibrantly coloured blooms have always made visitors lose themselves in its serene beauty.
Planning a vacation in Kashmir? Here are some of the best places to visit in Kashmir, a quintessential getaway from the maddening chaos of urban life.
1. Explore Paradise on Earth Srinagar
Salubrious weather, serene Jhelum River, picturesque gardens, colourful shikaras, floating flower market, and legendary houseboats make Srinagar heaven on Earth. A perfect blend of beauty, nature, romance, and harmony, Srinagar makes people fall in love with its irresistible beauty.
Major Attractions in Srinagar. Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake and Nehru Park, Nishat Bagh, Zabarwan Park, Shankaracharya Hill, Floating Post Office and Museum, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal, Shalimar Bagh.
Also Read. Srinagar Is Much More Than Just Houseboats
2. Check Out the Meadow of Flowers in Gulmarg
A mesmerising view of snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, the highest Gondola ride, the highest Golf Course, tall collider trees, and incredible ancient spiritual places are just a few of the many attractions in Gulmarg. The exquisite beauty and the lovely essence of freshly bloomed flowers make it one of the must-visit attractions in Kashmir.
Major Attractions in Gulmarg. Gondola Lift, Khilanmarg, Lienmarg, Apharwat Peak, Maharani Temple, Ningle Nallah, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Strawberry Valley.
3. The Meadow of Gold-Sonamarg
Nestled amidst a high-altitude valley, Sonamarg successfully lives up to the moniker ‘Meadow of Gold’. Craggy peaks, rolling hills, a glacier, gushing streams, tall pine trees, trout-filled rivers, and more make this place a goldmine for the nature lover. Snatch moments of tranquillity and enjoy watching the sun rays casting a golden glow across the valley.
Major Attractions in Sonamarg. Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Baltal Valley, Krishnasar Lake, Thajiwas Glacier, Vishansar Lake, Zoji-La Pass, Yusmarg.
4. Leh- The Land of High Passes
Julley!!! Planning to visit Leh? This super-friendly mountain city is known for its awe-inspiring Buddhist stupas, ancient palaces, sky kissing, snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys, scenic vistas, vibrant culture, and happy people. Soak in the natural beauty of this place and come back refreshed!
Major Attractions in Leh. Magnetic Hills, Khardungla Pass, Pangong Tso, Thiksey Gompa, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa.
5. Hemis- Home to Hemis Monastery
A small village located at the banks of River Indus is famous for its 1000-year-old Buddhist Monastery, which was established in the year of 1672 AD and for Hemis National Park - one of the biggest national parks in South Asia. A stunning village surrounded by nature’s best marvels, it is a perfect place to visit if looking for peace and quiet, away from the maddening chaos of urban lives.