Some people love to travel, have the adventure, want to explore and live to the fullest. And what place other than Kashmir is best to fulfil all these dreams? The place is blessed with ultimate beauty comprising of lush-vegetation, snow-capped and sky-kissing mountains, alluring
Dal-Lake, and so much more.

These beauties will reside in your memory for a very long time. To see the best of heaven on planet, Earth, it’s worth to visit this place once.

A basket of amazing things awaits you which comprises of adventurous activities and best things to do in Kashmir. So, to have a never before experience with Kashmir Tour Packages, here are the top things to do in Kashmir:

Kashmir offers an overabundance of beautiful experiences which are mostly positioned in the Himalayan Ranges. Here are some of the most exclusive things you can do at this destination, so, go ahead with:

1. Shikara Ride

Just admire the beauty of the stretched mountains as your boatman will take you throughout the expanse of the lake. Complete seclusion away from the city's chaos, the ride at Shikara ranks on the peak as is listed as one of the topmost things to do in Kashmir. Your hand touching the surface of the cold water and you hear that melodious soft sound when the boatman rides the boat.

Where to go: Manasbal near Sonamarg & Dal Lake in Srinagar

Timings: Open all days in a week from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

2. Houseboat Stay

One of the top offbeat things to do in Srinagar other than the Shikara Rides is to have the pleasure of the Houseboat Stay. To spend a memorable night at the houseboat, landed on the Dal Lake’s waterfront is amongst the top things to do in Kashmir.

Whether its solo travelers, families or honeymooners, a comfy night stay at one of these houseboats is something you’ll regret, if you miss! These houseboats are not the normal ones; they are featured with airport transfer and Wifi facilities.

You can even have the advantage of meal facilities which are offered by them. One of the best experiences in Jammu & Kashmir is the Houseboat Stay, where you with your pals, family members, with your beloved ones will have the experience of a lifetime.

3. Gondola Ride in Gulmarg

To have one of the best experiences in Kashmir is to have Gondola cable car ride in Gulmarg. It’s one of the best things to do in Kashmir. To witness and enjoy the exquisite views of the snow-wrapped mountains, visitors prefer cable car travel. So, taking Gulmarg’s Gondola ride is one of the top things to enjoy in Kashmir in May.

The Gondola rides cover 3 phases:
• In 1st Phase - Gulmarg to Kongdoori (Kongdori)
• In 2nd Phase - Kongdoori to Apharwat Peak
• In 3rd Phase - Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder

Timings: Riding hours - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Ride) & Ticket Sale Time - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; open all days.
Cost: INR 600 (Phase I) per person; INR 800 (Phase II) per person; INR 300 (Chair Lift) per person.

4. Gulmarg Golf Club

Golfing is one of the best offbeat things to do in Jammu & Kashmir. Gulmarg Golf Club is crowned as one of the highest and largest 18-hole golf courses in the entire world.
Timings: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Entrance Charges:
• Rs 800 for Indians
• Rs 1200 for Foreigners

5. Kashmiri Cuisine

Other than the rest of the world, just once try the Kashmir’s local cuisine; you’ll taste buds will experience something that your tongue won’t forget for a long time.

Some of the famous, exotic, and luxurious cuisines includes Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh, Paneer Chaman (fried paneer/cheese, tomato sauce, flavored spices, and powder of fennel seeds); Nadroo Yakhni (made out of Kashmiri Curry and lotus stems); Matschgand (Chopped up meatballs with marinade red spicy gravy), Dum Aloo, & Gushtaba (chopped mutton balls made with flavored yogurt spices and gravy). Also, Kashmiri tea or the Kashmiri Kahwa is so very much famous.

6. Shopping

One of the most common and best things to do in Kashmir is to do Shopping. You can buy beautiful Pashmina Shawls, Kashmiri handlooms, antique copperware such as samovars, carpets by Namda which are hand-woven, local garments known as Fernis, and the luxurious Doda Sapphire.

Not just this, there are fruits, flowers, vegetables that are sold on Shikaras in Srinagar’s jewel, Dal Lake.

7. Pony Ride Expeditions

The most common mode of transport in Kashmir Valley is Pony. Going for a miniature Pony Ride in the breathtaking valleys is one of the most interesting things to do in Kashmir.

Experience the best of the best Pony rides in Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, and Yusmarg are well-known.

Taking the Pony Ride is one of the great ways to enjoy the surreal Jammu & Kashmir’s lifestyle.

8. Skiing in Kashmir’s Patnitop

Patnitop Skiing is undoubtedly one of the best fun things to do in Kashmir. Also, Patnitop is an ultimate hill station in India. It’s frequently visited by a bulk of visitors all round the year. This exquisite hill station makes visitors witness the splendid panoramic landscape views, overwhelming trekking paths, & stunning skiing locations.

9. Poonch’s Helicopter Ride

Don’t forget to visit the beautiful Poonch Town while your visit to Jammu. This typical Indian Town is a sight to permanently click through your eyes for life. It’s situated at a comfy distance from Jammu. And what’s better than having an exceptional helicopter ride to Poonch from Jammu.

You can also view the spectacular Mountain range of Pir Panjal. So, reach this lovely town to see the extensive and rich cultural history.

10. Hot Air Balloon Ride

With the endless options of having fun in Jammu & Kashmir, adventure tops the list. This adventure is not just restricted to water and land. The extensiveness of the landscapes and scenic views’ beauty makes it a perfect destination for Aero Sports as well. So, Hot Air Ballooning is one of the activities which is growing high in demand.

With the hot air balloon ride, you become the eye-witness of astonishing Zanskar and Suru valleys. These rides last for around 2 hours. Winter season is the best one to experience this ride.

11. Skiing & Snowboarding

Kashmir being a cold region offers so many adventurous activities. The experience amid snow-wrapped cliffs and freezing points will make your day. So, Winter Months are the best to have this kind of experience.
In winters, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg, these places are completely coated with snow. Therefore, skiing and snowboarding are the top things to do in Kashmir.

So, tick Jammu and Kashmir place to enjoy one of the best things to experience in your life with Kashmir Packages from Mumbai.

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