To Travel Is To Discover That Everyone Is Wrong About Other Cities- Kashmir (A Safe Place)


Kashmir…when this name comes in our mind then another word come along with this “HEAVEN ON EARTH” and we lost in thinking of its beauty.

After many unsuccessful plans finally I visited there in June’16. As we all hear it’s so beautiful I have many expectations but when I reached there then I realized nobody can explain its beauty because it’s more than beautiful what people explain about it.

Day 1

We reached Jammu and then from there we book a Innova for Pahalgam it’s around 280km from Jammu but its very long journey (around 9hrs)

You can visit :

“Jawahar Tunnel” (Length :2.85km)

A Place which is famous for sweets (sorry I don’t remember name)

Places to Visit in Kashmir:

Day 2

Pahalgam: A beautiful less crowded place of Kashmir but here you have very option to roam around and every place has their own beauty and style. Try to stay in Pahalagam I’m sure you will love this. You have options like:

Betab Vally: Its very beautiful garden with lake here you will see the beauty of greenery with touch of water. A Vary big beautiful and great place to visit also tries some street food.

Photo of Betaab Valley, Hajan by @diti $rivastava

Chandanwari: Its famous for glacier if you wanna see ice then go there you will find thick snow because of heavy crowd first layer of snow is not very clear and you have to take care because it’s very slippery. There you will see people don’t use freeze for cold drinks and other drinks they simply put it into ice basket.

Photo of Chandanwari, Pahalgam by @diti $rivastava

Aru valley : It,s 12 Km from Pahalgam we describe it as A place with beautiful scenery and you will also enjoy Lidder River flow. Its base camp for trekking to Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. Here you wanna sit and enjoy the beauty and find peace.

Photo of Aru Vally, Pahalgam by @diti $rivastava

Note: Book a local cab for these three places

Baisaran Vally: Its “Mini Switzerland” of Kashmir. You can see same beauty like Switzerland.Its 5 km from Pahalgam and you can hire a pony to go there. There are many more activities happen and you have to try those for more fun.

Day 3

Gulmarg: One word come “Gondola Ride” there are 2 phase in gondola ride.

1st Phase: It’s normal so anybody go there oxygen level is good and there you will enjoy some good food, Bike ride to the snow, there you also enjoy sledging.

2nd Phase : The view around you is like heaven on earth because of low oxygen level infants are not allowed on top. There you will enjoy skiing and sledging and reach on the top.

Over all gondola ride is most amazing experience. Its height 1400ft (2nd Phase) I recommend to stay in Gulmarg at least one night. I enjoyed rain there and that was awesome if you are lucky then might be you will also enjoy and feel the rain.

Photo of Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg by @diti $rivastava
Day 4

Sonmarg: It’s famous for Thajiwas Glacier you have to hire a pony from Sonmarg . It’s beautiful place where you can find clean snow and beautiful scenery.

If you want to see more snow and wanna play with snow ball with crystal clean ice then you have to defiantly go “0 POINT”

Day 5

Srinagar: As we all know its Summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir. A beautiful and developed place in J&K.

Dal Lake: is the main attraction because it’s in the middle of city and you can enjoy Sikara Ride, Water ski and most beautiful you will stay in Houseboat (most amazing thing). In Dal lake you feel surprised with floating market they sell flowers, vegetables and snacks. Don’t miss to see Floating Post Office.

Photo of Dal Lake by @diti $rivastava

Chasme Shahi: (Royal Spring) its smallest mughal garden in all three gardens. Spring comes naturally so the garden is made around this spring. You will find many types of flower there.

Photo of Chashme Shahi Garden, Chashma Shahi, Srinagar by @diti $rivastava

Nishat and Shalimar Garden: Shalimar garden is largest garden in all three and Nishat Garden “Garden of joy” both gardens are beautiful .

Pari Mahal: Its seven terraced garden at the top of Zabarwan Mountain Range and near by chasme shahi.This garden is related to Mughal Prince DARA SIKOH.

Photo of Pari Mahal, Srinagar by @diti $rivastava

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden: Its largest tulip garden in Asia. Here you can find many types and colors of tulip.

> Shankaracharya Temple: Ancient Lord Shiva Temple

> Makdoom Sahib/Hari Parbat

> Dachigam National Park

> Shri Pratap Singh Museum

> Jama Masjid

> Hazratbal Mosque: This is the only domed mosque in Srinagar.

Apart from these place kashmir also have Some less explored Places :

Day 6

> Dhoodh Pathri: or you can say “Vally of Milk” its 42 km from Srinagar. A old story is attached with this place which explain from where this name come from. Its sloping grassy Landscape and the water flowing through meadows look like milk from distance.

Day 7

> Peer Ki Gali: also called “Heart Of Mugal Road” A historical story also attached with this place. A beautiful place to visit and less crowded as well. You will definitely enjoy the story and scenery.

Day 8

> Sinthan Top:

Day 9

> Yusmarg:

Trek in KASHMIR:

7 Kashmir Great Lake Trak: 8 days and 63 km trekking best time to go July to September it’s easy to moderate trek

Gangabal Trek : 4 days trekking

About Food: Non Veg foods are very famous in Kashmir ohhh don’t be sad veg people there are very recipe also famous .

For Non Vegetarians “Wazwan (mutton,lamb and fish)” Mutton rogan josh,Yakhin, Goshtaba and many more

For Vegetarian: Tomato Paneer,Dum aaloo

Drinks: Noon chai and Kahwa

Best Time to go: Any time because Kashmir is the place that look beautiful with greenery as well as with snow.

I wrote many thing but one thing I just want to tell that Kashmir is a Safe Place and I wrote this heading because when I came back from Kashmir everyone asked that “Kashmir is safe ? “ and I was like Delhi NCR SE SAFE HAI :P….. There you can feel this thing because every Kashmiri ask you 2 question 1: how is Kashmir? And then 2: how you think about Kashmiri? Why don’t we understand if we feel terror here because something is happening in Kashmir then how they feel? They live there, their family lives there.

So please go there and feel the beauty of Kashmir and also see how heaven look. Increase Tourism in Kashmir.

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