Nestled amid the high altitude Himalayas, Kashmir stands as a testament to nature’s untampered beauty. Home to serene lakes, breathtaking landscapes and majestic peaks as well as diverse culture – Kashmir makes an excellent traveller destination. Kashmir tour packages make exploring this paradise easy: there are trekking opportunities throughout Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges and options available for every level – not forgetting Gulmarg Gondola-one of the highest cable cars offering spectacular views and skiing in wintertime!
Here are some of the best activities to do in Kashmir:
Skiing in Gulmarg: Skiing is one of the premier winter sports to experience once in your lifetime and Gulmarg is known to offer one of the finest experiences available in Kashmir, from its breathtaking landscapes and snowy slides, which create an experience full of adrenaline rush and thrill. December to early February are considered ideal times for experiencing it; skiing costs approximately 2000-3000 INR at Gulmarg for travellers of any experience level, plus there’s Heli skiing/Snowboarding options as well!
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: This spectacular journey through the picturesque Himalayas can be considered Kashmir’s premier adrenaline trek, lasting approximately seven to eight days and covering 70-75 kilometres through high altitude pristine alpine lakes and lush meadows, dense forest, rough terrain with views of snow-capped mountains en route from Sonmarg. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is moderately difficult, fit people should find this experience both exciting and suitable to their fitness level; you might even encounter wildlife along your adventurous journey!
Srinagar Shikara Ride: Srinagar offers one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences with their Shikara Rides, an experience not to be missed when in Kashmir. These traditional wooden boats serve as means of transportation while taking part can offer unique glimpses into the beautiful Kashmir landscape. Taking part can also introduce locals selling handicrafts or snacks during this activity!
Houseboat Stay on Dal Lake: Staying in a houseboat on Dal Lake is truly one of the top things to do during a Kashmir itinerary. Renowned for its unparalleled experience, taking part in this activity allows guests to fully immerse themselves in its beauty without missing anything along their travels. There is an assortment of houseboats depending on budget that offer delicious local dishes; don’t miss this chance to indulge yourself and experience Kashmir first-hand during your stay on this magnificent body of water!
Gondola Ride in Gulmarg: Asia’s highest and second in the world Gulmarg Gondola should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting Kashmir’s Gulmarg. Gulmarg’s Gondola Ride stands as Asia’s highest and largest cable car ride carrying 600 people per hour through breathtaking landscapes on two phases allowing guests to experience one of Kashmir’s premier skiing experiences during winter season. This experience makes for perfect family fun or romantic couples’ honeymoon packages; take it upon yourselves now before it becomes unworthy on Gulmarg trip planning to Kashmir: visit one of Kashmir’s premier places with two phase operation allows visitors to participate in an unmissable Gulmarg trip without Gondola Ride!
Taste Local Kashmiri Cuisines: Kashmir is famed for its varied and delectable cuisines that reflect both peoples cultures and geographical conditions of its landscapes. One popular local Kashmiri dish that you must experience is Rogan Josh: an aromatic lamb curry known for its vibrant red hue served alongside either naan bread or rice as part of traditional Kashmiri culture – served alongside aromatic species such as saffron and dry fruits that give their dishes unique and delectable tastes – these cuisines show peoples lifestyle reflection by engaging people’s cultures while enjoying local conversations – making Kashmirian an enjoyable escape from routine life’s stresses!
White Water Rafting in Kashmir: White water rafting in Kashmir is one of the premier activities available for adventure seekers of all kinds. White water rafting opportunities exist at Sonamarg and Pahalgam with rapids from Grades I-III rafting available; plus many Lidder River and Sindh River sections with Grade IV rapids provide for an exhilarating ride! Thousands travel worldwide each year just to experience such exciting white water rafting adventures!
Camping in Sonmarg: Sonamarg is an idyllic destination for camping enthusiasts, providing travellers with many trekking trails as a starting point and several camping sites throughout this hill station. Travellers can set up camp anywhere throughout Sonamarg and benefit from plentiful water facilities for an easier camping experience. Take part in treks like Zoji-La Pass, Thajiwas Glacier or Nilagrad during this camping period while safely being guided by trained guides as you treks with various difficulties levels are divided up in different sections based on difficulty; camping enthusiasts alike can combine hiking/camping accordingly!
Mountain Biking in Pahalgam: Mountain biking in Pahalgam offers one of the most exhilarating experiences available in Kashmir Valley. As one of the premier winter destinations to visit in Kashmir Valley, Pahalgam boasts a host of trials suitable for beginner as well as experienced travellers, from lush meadows with challenging routes through lush meadows – making your adventure journey all that more exhilarating! You can rent bikes at local rental shops along with guides if necessary or reach out to local people to gain further details regarding routes through which biking may take place – however always make sure weather and road conditions before setting out on any journey so your adventure won’t become an obstacle course in progress!
Explore Gurez Valley: Gurez Valley is known as one of Kashmir’s premier offbeat locations and should definitely make the list when considering things to do on winter vacation in Kashmir, along with Gulmarg. Located near the end of Line of Control, this valley provides magnificent panoramic views and offers unique experiences from nature; situated along its beautiful terraces are cultural, architectural and people attractions as well as lush meadows and mountain top views for you to experience here!