Is stress taking a toll on your life? Take out time from your busy schedule and plan a holiday to your favorite tourist destination! Spend quality time with your family and turn your trip into a memorable event to be cherished forever. Get your moments captured in the camera! The very thought of holidaying will certainly ship you robotically to the land of Kashmir, the utterance of which spells beauty. Kashmir tourist places are a must-visit. Here are reasons why!
1. Maximum Tourist Influx
This northernmost state of India witnesses maximum number of tourist influx, both domestic and international, round the year. In the year 2014, over 11 lakh tourists visited this region despite election and floods. Though terrorism has affected inflow of tourists yet the region has, time and again, reclaimed its place on India’s tourism map. The maximum tourist influx itself corroborates the beauty, grandeur and natural splendor of this place. From alluring snow-capped mountains, scenic landscapes, hill-stations, lakes to fairs, culture, handicrafts, Kashmir offers all of these and more.
2. Breathtaking Views
What is feast for the eyes is delight to the senses. Visiting this Paradise on earth, you will be rejuvenated from within. Breathtaking views are characteristic to all Kashmir tourist places. You will only feel like exploring more and more and end up extending your holidays! Do not miss visiting the spectacular hill stations, especially Sonamarg, Srinagar, Kupwara, Kathua, Kargil, Pulwama, Hemis, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg. Do take a stroll and luxuriate yourself in the Mughal Gardens, Tulip, Nishat, and Chashma Shahi. Flowers of the rarest variety will surprise you now and then. The magic of the valley is further enhanced with the beauty of the chinar trees. What about boating in the Dal Lake or just getting your accommodation booked in the houseboats?
3. Adventure Destination
If you love biking, cycling or trekking in the mountain side, Leh and Ladakh are the best destinations. Besides, there are numerous treks that find little or no mention in tourism pages. As you enjoy your favorite adventure sport, you get yourself involved with Nature, feasting your eyes with the breathtaking views every now and then. Experience the adrenaline rush your way! Besides, you will be tempted to be part of other adventure sports that may be of interest for you - skiing, golfing, river rafting and more.
4. Summer Respite
During summers, backpackers throng to this paradise, spending ample time, ranging from less to more than a week. There can be no better destination than Kashmir to beat the heat. The weather here is pleasant round the year.
Include shopping in your itinerary when visiting Kashmir. You will only regret if you do not buy the unique handicrafts of the region. Besides, this place is famous for saffron, dry fruits, shawls, blankets, and leather products. The most popular shopping spots for the shopaholic tourists are the floating market on the Dal Lake, Jammu market, and Sunday market at Lal Chowk.
6. Round the Year Visit
Irrespective of what the season or what the reason, you can enjoy visiting Kashmir tourist places round the year. Winters are extreme, but tolerable. If you love exploring the snow and enjoy a snowfall, plan for a winter visit. You will be greeted by sheets of snow all around wherever you go! During the spring season, you will witness a colorful paradise with flowers of different varieties in bloom.
The region is safe like any other state in the country. If you are driven by the notion that terrorists openly roam around and bomb blasts happen frequently, you are wrong. No threats await you! The Army and police patrol and keep guard round the clock. So, you are safe in Kashmir! Do not go by rumors!
Who isn’t a foodie freak? Everyone loves eating. For you as a tourist, you will only take delight savoring the delicacies unique to the region. Do not miss relishing the traditional Kashmiri cuisine. Non-vegetarians will love savoring rogan josh, matschgand, yakhni, goshtaba, Qabargaah, syoon pulaav, muj gaad, and kebabs. For vegetarians, nadir-waangan, dum oluv, modur pulaav, lyodoor tschaman, nadir-haaq, and raazma-gogji will make you fall in love with the region! Do sip any or all of the 20 varieties of green tea served here!
Atithi Devo Bhava – ‘Guest is God’. The people of the region welcome every tourist, backed by this age-old Indian concept. Their generosity and hospitality will make you feel like visiting the region again and again.
Feel the magic of Kashmir that spells exquisiteness. Plan a trip with your family and friends soon! Opt for a planned package trip designed and offered by a travel agency for the best and cherishing holiday experience.