Things To Do In Kashmir
Kashmir is a valley of unmatched scenic beauty and culture. It is a land of diversity where you will find a conglomeration of snow-capped mountains, barren and velvety valleys, low hills, lots of palm trees, wild hilly flowers, breathtaking lakes, and much more. You will never fall short of the many things to do in Kashmir that involve Shikara rides, skiing, relaxing in lakeside Mughal gardens, jeep rides along the serpentine roads, hiking and so on. Golfing is one of the major activities in Pehelgam that should not go a miss. What to do in Kashmir- here's a look.
Take a Gondola ride in Gulmarg: It is a very popular attraction in Gulmarg that transports you into a surreal world in the air. You are taken on a ride in safe cable cars for a distance of 2.5 Kilometres. The whole ride consists of two sections, of which the first section starts at a height of 8000 ft to 10500 feet at Kongdori and the second one takes you at 13500 feet from the Apharwat mountain peak. Travelling in the cable cars gives you breathtaking views of the snowy mountains and picturesque landscape. Tourists can take horse rides at Kongdori with a guide to take them through the most beautiful spots.
Shikara ride in Dal Lake: The Dal Lake is the central attraction in Srinagar. It is covered in snow during the winters so many love to ski on it. However, during the summer months the lake appears most beautiful with the reflection of the mountain peaks on it. A Shikara ride is a calming pleasure and most loved activity on the Dal Lake. While riding across the lake, you should dress up in the traditional Kashmiri attire. Also, enjoy shopping on the lake as you savour the abundance of beauty and sightseeing here. To complete your experience book a night's stay in one of the houseboats stalled on the sides of the lake.
Sleigh riding and skiing in Gulmarg: To enjoy a sleigh ride or skiing, you should be in Gulmarg. From the Srinagar Airport, it will take 2.5 hours (approx.) in car to reach Gulmarg. As you ride across the hilly roads, you will catch plenty of snow far-stretched and mountain streams. Do enjoy sleigh rides down the slope or go skiing, but with the help of a guide if you are a novice at it. The entire experience is guaranteed with enough thrills and spills that will beat the city stress out of you! Carry cameras with you to capture all the golden moments.