When a traveller needs a break from all the adventure one takes, Kashmir becomes a flowerbed with cushy nature sights and hidden gem for the tourists. It takes us to the land of Narnia chronicling about its beauty beneath all the snow concealed paths. Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
The neat columns of red, purple, peach, blue and yellow tulips lits our eyes with amazement. April is the best month to visit the tulip gardens and drench ourselves in the valley of flowers and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty. Formerly known as ‘Model Floriculture Centre’ that is now being the Asia’s largest Tulip garden. Located at the foothills of Zabarwan Range, garden opened in the year 2007 overlooking the Dal Lake. It is a place where 70 species of Tulips can be found.
Gulmarg is a place for all the daredevils and the thrillseekers. It is like a haven for the adventurers providing all kinds of activities like trekking, skiing, fishing, snowboarding, mountain biking and also gondola rides during the winter for a panoramic view of the entire alpine. Popularly known as “The Meadow of Flowers”, Gulmarg remains as a visual delight to the dry souls. We can visit to Kongdori, Shark Fin and Apharwat Peak for the beautiful spectacle of Nature.
Kupwara The beauty and charm of Kupwara is incomparable. The olive green meadows and lofty mountains with flowing rivers invites the tourists eyes to look beyond the clouds. The many number of peaks boasts the postcard picturesque sceneries. The historical villages are admired by the history buffs for its great significance like the Gushi, Karnah and Keran and many Shrines for a great trip.
Kargil is a place that not only holds a significant history touching the many souls of the tourists emotionally but also it is a great spot for trekkers, campers, rafters and mountaineers. The Nun mountain is a best one to take up mountaineering and the Kargil is a great place for a trek to Pensi-La Lake and Suru valley. The views from Goma is breathtaking. The Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal are some of the major attractions of Kargil.
The intoxicating Landscapes, rolling green valleys, snow filled peaks takes us to the unusual but awe inspiring treks to Gangabal Lake, Kishansar Lake, Vishansar Lake, Naranag, Harmukh Mountain and thajiwas glacier. The Baltal used to be the base camp for the Amarnath Yatra. There should be a mandatory visit to Zojila Pass connecting Kashmir and Ladakh.
Pulwama The yellow mustard fields from where we can spot a long train chuff and puff whizzing past us letting the mustard flowers to dangle in the air . The Saffron fields contrasts the azure blue sky showcasing the beautiful culture. There are two lakes called Tarsar and Marsar that must be visited for its enchanting beauty. For the religious and historic tourists, Avantishwar Temple is a not miss.
Pahalgam is known for its tranquil beauty and serene mountains. It is a charming beauty that can be enjoyed by any tourist. The lush greenery, hotels and winter resorts adds extra charm for the place where we can delve into our favourite book sipping freshly brewed coffee while sitting next to a fireplace. For the adventure side, we can ride on a horse or go for trek else golf around the vast mountains.
It is the best destination for any bike lovers. Rent a bike and drive all you want into the desert road that is surrounded by lofty hills till you reach one final stop being the Pangong Lake. It is popular among the tourists for its idyllic water and picturesque views with quaint settings . The lake is at a distance of 214 kms away from Leh from where we can enjoy bird watching and even take a dip if we dare.
Wular Lake It is a picture perfect destination that is located at distance of 65 km from Srinagar. It is one of the largest freshwater lakes of Asia that bewitch the tourists. It is a pleasant experience which should be etched in our hearts forever as we canoe across the still lake in a shikara or a boat. It excites every amateur photographer to try their hand in photography.