List of best things to do in Kashmir valley
If you are planning for Kashmir Tour Packages then there is a List of best things to do in Kashmir valley that you should add during your trip.
Kashmir is a worldwide tourist destination in India, known as “The Paradise on the Earth”. Travelers from all over the world come here for its natural beauty, adventure activities, hand-loom & handicrafts. If you are planning for Kashmir Tour Packages then there is a List of best things to do in Kashmir valley that you should add during your trip.
Shikara ride is on the top of the list of the best things to do in Kashmir Valley. It is a ride on wooden boat found in Dal Lake Srinagar & Manasbal Lake near Sonmarg. Tourist can visit most famous tourist place like Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens and Hazratbal Mosque with Shikara Ride. Enjoy the beauty of distant mountains with soft sound of the boatman’s oar and cold water surface across the lake. You can enjoy it every day from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm & the Cost is nearly 400/- Per Person for 01 hr (negotiable).
Gandola Ride or GANdola Cable Car
Gondola Ride or Gondola Cable Car is one of the adventurous things to do in Kashmir valley. Tourists prefer this ride for the views of the snow-capped mountains. May Month is the best time for gondola ride because during summer season all view are Clear really great.
The ride has 3 Phases with different cost which are given below:-
• Phase I - Gulmarg to Kongdoori at INR 600/-PP.
• Phase II - Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak at INR 800/-PP.
• Phase III - Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder (Chair Lift) at INR 300/-PP.
You can enjoy the ride every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Note: you can buy tickets from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Every day)
Pony is a small breed of horses that is commonly used as a mode of transport in the Kashmir Valley. Pony ride is a most interesting thing to do in Kashmir valley. It is commonly used at those places where motor transport is not available. Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Yusmarg and Gulmarg are famous destinations for Pony Ride.
Golf Club Gulmarg
The Gulmarg Golf Club is one of the largest and highest 18-hole golf courses in the world. Playing golf in this ‘Meadow of Flowers’ is one of the most entertaining things to do in Kashmir Valley. If you are golf lover then you should visit this natural golf course and enjoy the golf. You can enjoy the ride every day from 08:30 am – 10:00 pm. Tickets for Golf Course is INR 800/- for Indians while INR 1200/- for Foreigners.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing & snowboarding is one of the adventurous things to do in Kashmir valley during winter season. During winter, Kashmir Region is too cold with snow-capped mountains and freezing river streams especially in Pahalgam, Sonmarg, and Gulmarg. If you are looking for things to do in Gulmarg, then you should try skiing there.
Skiing Organizers: Power hounds in Gulmarg & Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports in Pahalgam.
River rafting is one of the most rushing adventurous things to do in Kashmir valley. You can go for rafting in the Lidder River (3 Km from Yarganpal to Yaneed Bridge) at Pahalgam as well in the Sindh River (8 Km from Mamar to Satrun Margund & 29 Km from Mamar to Wayul Bridge) at Sonmarg. Rafting in Kashmir is not very difficult just maintain a teamwork coordination & follow the safety instructions given by the instructors.
Trekking has become one of the best things to do in Kashmir valley for nature lovers and adventure seekers. There are many short treks and high altitude alpine lakes that tourists can enjoy in Kashmir like Vishansar Lake, Tarsar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Alpather Lake, and Satsar Lake where can only be accessed after trekking the hills.
Note: You should carry Grippy Footwear, Sunscreens and drinking water.
House Boat Stay
Spending even a single night in houseboat docked at the Dal Lake Srinagar is one of the best offbeat things to do in Kashmir valley by honeymooners, families, or solo travelers. These houseboats provide all facilities like Meal, Wifi and Airport Transfer.
Jammu & Kashmir is worldwide for its unique handcrafts and Kashmiri gift items. Shopping is one of the most common things to do in Kashmir valley. If you are planning a trip to Kashmir valley then you should buy some unique & famous shopping Items like exquisite Kashmiri handlooms, pashmina shawls, hands weave carpets, antiques copperwares, souvenirs, local dresses, fruits and dry fruits.
Delicious Kashmiri Foods
Local food or cuisine is one of the most important things to do in Kashmir valley. When you go anywhere across the world, you always enjoy the famous local food there. So if you are traveling to Jammu & Kashmir then you should also try some delicious & famous local foods in kashmir like Kahwa (tea), Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh, Nadroo Yakhni, Paneer Chaman, Dum Aloo, Matschgand and Gushtaba.
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