A Guide to Kashmir Holidays 2021

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Kashmir, the paradise on earth in India is enclosed by gleaming lakes and snow-clad mountains all over which create a very picturesque landscape in the region. In this state of India, Kashmir is divided into three regions mainly are Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir namely. These are covered by the mighty Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The Kashmir holiday package offered by Star Vacation gives you an opportunity to visit this place known as India’s Switzerland. The state has an incredibly long list of beautiful places which reflect nature’s beauty at its best and should not be missed by any traveler, with many of these places being a part of the Kashmir Holiday Package. 

Places to visit in Kashmir –

Srinagar – This place is also known as heaven on earth and Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the best, most beautiful, and famous places in Kashmir for tourists to visit. Srinagar has everything that you may desire, from boating to trekking, from bird watching to water skiing. This place is known locally as a stopover to the mountains and is the first place on every traveler’s bucket list who want to or aspire to travel to Kashmir. Srinagar is also the largest city of Kashmir and is centered around Dal Lake which is its gem and the cuisine and food of the city are also really amazing. The best time to visit Srinagar is from June to October and to witness snowfall, you must visit between December and January. The most amazing things to do in Srinagar are to stay in a boathouse in Dal Lake, take a Shikara or a traditional boat ride in the Dal Lake, and visit the Mughal Gardens. Our Kashmir holiday package has these experiences as a part of the itinerary for you to enjoy Srinagar and Kashmir to their fullest.

Kashmir Tulip Festival in Srinagar

Gulmarg – You can ski your way to paradise over here. This place was formerly known as the meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is a wondrous treat to the eyes with its spread of flowery mountain slopes across snow-capped mountains as the backgrounds. Gulmarg is absolutely considered to be one of the best places in Kashmir for all the right reasons. This region is also known as the ultimate adventurer’s paradise with the vast skiing options in the snow nearby. To experience the magnificent snowfall, the best time to visit Gulmarg is between December and January. If you want to visit in the summer or the warmer months, it is advisable to visit Gulmarg anytime between June to October. The best things to experience in Gulmarg are mountain biking, skiing, and trekking if you want to visit in the winters and  Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the scenic valley. 

Scenic views of landscape and hills in Gulmarg Kashmir

Sonamarg – This place is known as the great land of gold in Kashmir. Sonamarg, as the name suggests itself, is famously known as the ‘Meadow of Gold’. An endless stream of stunning flowers and undulated trekking routes are its main tourist attractions. Sonamarg has to be on every visitors’ list of places to visit in Kashmir for its mesmerizing aura and breathtakingly stunning and mesmerizing views. The best season to visit Kashmir would be in summer during the months between May and June when the valley is blooming with variegated flowers.

Hills in Sonamarg Kashmir

Leh – Leh is one of the best and most safe places to visit in Kashmir in the summers. The lofty mountains, the alpine lakes, and the quaint and quiet settings enable Leh one of the best places to visit. This place is every biker’s and motorcyclist’s dreamland. Clad in the beauty and love of nature, Leh offers breathtaking views, leaving no visitor or tourist disappointed. You must explore all the top places to visit in Leh in Ladakh when traveling to this remarkable place. The best time to visit this place is April to June or September to October. Most of the roads are closed after November due to heavy snowfalls as they get covered or blocked with snow. Trekking and Mountain Biking is all it takes to give you a lifetime’s worth of memories and are the most amazing things that one must surely do when in Leh. 

Hot air Balloons in Leh Ladakh

Kupwara – Kupwara is also known as the delight of Kashmir. Kupwara is a small district located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and situated at a distance of 90 km from the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is Srinagar. Blessed with nature’s finest views, the thriving meadows, alpine mountains, and the gushing clear water make Kupwara a must-visit destination in Kashmir for any tourist looking to witness nature at its finest glory This city epitomizes the true beauty of Kashmir.

Kargil – Kargil is a small town in the Kargil district of the Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which brings shivers down the spine of the Indian Citizens. This part of the Ladakh is a must-visit for every first-time traveler for capturing the undaunted beauty of this haunting place. Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh which offers a plethora of options to escape in nature’s lap. Not only does this city bring heart-touching memories of the Kargil War but also provides scintillating views. The atmosphere in this city oozes with emotions of patriotism.

Scenic landscape view of Kargil Ladakh

Pahalgam – Pahalgam is considered as an illustration of the heaven on earth in Kashmir which is situated at an altitude of 2740 m. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Srinagar and surrounded by dense forests, beautiful lakes, rivers, and meadows of flowers. Tranquility and serenity are the other names of Pahalgam and those are the emotions it brings about in its visitors’ minds and hearts. This tiny town is known to relieve all the stress of every visitor and is therefore counted amongst the best places to visit in Kashmir.

Jammu City – The city of Jammu is indeed one of the famous and beautiful places in Kashmir. As you may know, the city is bestowed by the presence of Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, a significant pilgrimage spot for Hindus and Hindu devotees. It is also called the City of Temples, as there are many religious sites here, including Peer Baba Temple, Mahamaya Temple, and Peer Khoh, and other religious sites. Other than the spiritual side, the city is beautified with scenic charm and rugged Bahu Fort which adds to the majestic charm of the city.

River and Hills in Jammu city in Jammu and Kashmir

How to reach Kashmir – The best way to reach Kashmir is by taking a flight to Srinagar airport and then hiring a taxi for the location that you wish to go to in Kashmir or alternatively traveling to the nearest railway station and traveling by rail to your required destination