Places to visit in Kashmir

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Places to Visit in Kashmir


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Top Attractions in Kashmir

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  • Navigate21656929235
    Mumbai, India1 contribution
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    The Shankaracharya Hill Temple, perched atop the Shankaracharya Hill in Srinagar, is a spiritual and architectural marvel that offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is renowned for its historical significance and panoramic views of the Dal Lake and the snow-capped Himalayas.

    There are around 250-280 steps, but with some stops in between you can climb it. Infact we met an 82 year old woman and a 5 year old girl who had also climbed ! The steps are well meaintained. The temple, believed to date back to 200 BC, exudes a profound sense of spirituality.

    The road leading to the temple opens at 7:30am and is manned by armed forces. Reach early as by 7:00am there is a line of tourist cars and buses waiting for road to open. Do carry water as there no shacks/ shops on the way up.
    Written 5 June 2024
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  • arun k
    India37 contributions
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    Huge bargain place don't pay more than 1500, after ride they will ask for tip and if you refuse they start quarrel in group. Had a bad experience
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Arunverma
    Amritsar, India2,331 contributions
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    A very beautiful garden . We three couples flew from Amritsar to Srinagar on 27/3/24 just to visit the Tulip garden, after consulting my hosts in Srinagar because this year because of the unpredictable winters ,the opening of the garden got delayed by almost 10 days. There was a very heavy rush in the garden. The entry fees is 74 Rs per person, but we had got VIP Passes.
    Spent a couple of hours there.
    Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a Tulip garden in Srinagar. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 ha (74 acres). It is situated at the base of the Zabarwan range, built on a sloping ground in a terraced fashion consisting of seven terraces with an overview of the Dal Lake. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in the Kashmir Valley.It was formerly known as Siraj Bagh.About 1.7 million tulip bulbs, all in multiple colours, were brought from  tulip gardens of Amsterdam.Besides tulips, there are 46 varieties of flowers, including hyacinths,daffodils, ranunculus,and pansies which were also brought from Holland.
    The tulip garden is home to around 73 varieties of tulips.
    Completely mesmerized. Clicked many photos
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Road10206778479
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    Excellent , u can feel the difference between phase 1 and 2 if u see phase two. Cable car ride was mind blowing. We stayed 2 hrs , we didn’t get any breathing problems
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Siow Pei Y
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    We went to Kashmir in group of 4, all ladies. We booked 6 days trip with Mr Shakil (+91 96227 09560), the best tour guide I’ve ever came across.

    Our itinerary as follow,
    Day 1 - walk around Srinagar, visits botanical gardens
    Day 2 - Gulmarg by cable car
    Day 3 - Pahalgam (pony riding)
    Day 4 - Sonamarg (sightseeing + zip line)
    Day 5 - Sonamarg (zero point + pony riding)
    Day 6 - Back to Srinagar (shop for souvenirs).

    Mr Shakil arranged all the activities and transportation (including cable car and pony) for us. He made sure we were comfortable throughout the journey and also made sure we paid the correct price for everything (a lot of people offering ridiculous price for their services and goods).

    He is very knowledgeable and funny. He shared a lot of stories with us and we never get bored in the car ride. Most importantly, we felt safe with him as our guide.

    Highly recommend Mr Shakil for Kashmir tour. For those who do not have so many days to spend here, I would suggest to drop Gulmarg, but Sonamarg is place must visit. The view is amazing!
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Let's Go Sightseeing
    Noida, India2,851 contributions
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    Even though this Lake is an offshoot of the Dal Lake, the association ends there. Nigeen Lake is clean, peaceful & quiet. Lounging in the shikara and watching lotus flowers and birds float by, you will wish you didn’t have to leave this.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Xerxes Rave
    Bengaluru, India111 contributions
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    Housing Kashmir’s Heritage tree, a 300 year old Chinar. The garden is well worth your evening time. With a variety of flowers (dominated by roses in all shades) - this place is an excellent spot to just relax among nature. While it does get crowded in the evening there are plenty of spots to sit and enjoy under the trees.

    Please note : No shades are there, and it would get very sunny during day time.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • OnAir55747445689
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    Must see place for its drive, scenic view and to play in snow. It has options of sledging, ATV, and small shops to have tea and chips.
    Written 1 June 2024
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  • NayantSavani
    Mumbai, India815 contributions
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    As the shooting of film beta took place here since than it has been name as beta valley. Water bodies, snow, views of snow clad mountains are the highlights
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • Satish Kuppachi
    Bengaluru, India20 contributions
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    The winding roads from Pahalgam to Aru valley had a number of picturesque views. The viewpoints provide amazing sights and the Sindh river flowing on the side is a sight to see.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • biswanath m
    Howrah, India7 contributions
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    I want to share my experience of Amarnath Yatra 2023 for the devotees /pilgrims of next year. My wife , me and other four friends started from Pahalgaon by helicopter to visit the holy cave on 11.7.2013. We reached Panjtarni at 11 A.M. From where we have booked pony to reach the holy cave .Pony ride tested our patience as it took almost two hours to reach the dropping point marked before the cave. We have to walk almost 1.5 km to reach the holy cave. Oxygen level at this height was very less that took a heavy toll on our stamina. However the view and scenery of the entire path was so amazing that we have forgot the tiredness of journey . It took another 45 minutes merely to deposit the belongings as there was limited number of locker rooms. Then we have queued for darshan. Though the queue was not too long but it took almost two and half hours to climb 200 + steps to reach the holy cave and have darshan of Lord Shiva. We have full of satisfaction after darshan of Lord Shiva, Baba Barfani and Maa Parvati. We were lucky enough to see two pigeons in front of Cave. We have some strange feelings and it was a life time experience . However our return journey was not smooth rather it was very much scary. As Amarnath Darshan / yatra was remained suspended for preceding two days it was expected that number of pilgrims/ Darshanarthi will be large on 11th. But no precautionary measure was seen to be taken by the administration. After darshan we have reached the place where we have got down from pony. Sorry state of affairs started from this point. There were thousands of ponies, palkis and devotees travelled by foot. There was lack of proper management to control the crowd. Every body wanted to go first by pushing or elbowing. There was complete chaos and some of the devotees were fell down from pony and got hurt. We were standstill riding on pony almost one hour. There was no management to control the crowd. We were compelled to travel in night after waiting for hours to make path for our pony. Even two of our companions fell down from their pony. We were lucky enough returned safely with blessings of Lord Shiva. My suggestions to the devotees (i) Try to book pony from Shrine Board agent only (ii) Keep with everyone water and dry fruits to overcome unavoidable situation. (iii) For senior persons and others who are not physically strong enough it will be better to take palki instead of pony.
    Written 13 September 2023
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  • Xerxes Rave
    Bengaluru, India111 contributions
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    Zoji La Pass or Zero Point is 30-35 km from Sonamarg.

    The ride is hilly, bumby and narrow. But the views are breathtaking. We see Amarnath Start point, Kashmir Village and the overall beauty of Himalayas.

    Do plan your trip , as entry from both directions is timed. For us from Sonamarg side it opened at 1pm.

    The Glacier (Zero point) itself is quite majestic. We opted for a snow bike (and were overly charged - 2k/Person) the ride itself lasted less than 5 mins (we went to Phase 2). (Don’t pay more than 1k/ person) . The point on the glacier was majestic, and due to less crowd this side we were able to take plenty of pictures and just soak in the atmosphere.

    Zero point has some small eatiers (but is overpriced again) . We stayed there for 50-60 mins which we thought was sufficient.

    A tip : If booking a cab from Sonamarg (4000/cab) , at Zero point it get very crowded and we don’t get any connectivity (Airtel / Vodafone). So decide before hand were the cab would be parked (ideally just before the drop point)
    Written 23 May 2024
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