places to visit in kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir is a place like heaven. I will show you the most beautiful places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir.

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian continent. Mountains are covered with snow and valley rivers makes an awesome view.

Kashmir is exactly divided into three regions named as “Leh Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir“. This area is generally on mountains.

Many people go for road trips in Leh Ladakh, there is awesome when a blue water river beside the road.

In Kashmir, you will see the beauty of the Himalayas, Valleys, Temples, palaces, shrines, lakes, etc.

Some part of Himalayans is covered by India, Pakistan, and China.

Places To Visit In Jammu and Kashmir

Destinations In Jammu and Kashmir

  1. Nubra Valley
  2. Pahalgam
  3. Shiv Khori
  4. Jammu
  5. Sanasar
  6. Leh / Ladakh
  7. Zanskar
  8. Gulmarg
  9. Sonamarg
  10. Patnitop
  11. Katra
  12. Kargil
  13. Srinagar
  14. Dal Lake
  15. Mubarak Mandi Palace
  16. Amarnath Temple
  17. Jhelum River
  18. Raghunath Temple
  19. Mughal Garden
  20. Lidder River
  21. Tso Moriri
  22. Shanti Stupa
  23. Dachigam National Park
  24. Daksum
  25. Bahu Fort
  26. Betaab Valley
  27. Amar Mahal
  28. Khardung La
  29. Sheshnag Lake
  30. Shankaracharya Temple

1- Nubra Valley

Valleys Of Kashmir
#1 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Beautiful Mountains, Blue Sky, Pleasant Weather

Shyok and Nubra River Combines Which Forms a Large Valley. The Place is so beautiful as water flows in between huge mountains.

Diskit is the capital of Nubra which is about 150 km north from Leh town (Leh Ladakh)

Except for Long River Curves It also has cold desert between mountains. It Needs permission to visit Nubra Valley for Foreigners as well as Indians for security purpose.

Location: There is a single way to visit Nubra Valley you have to pass “khardung la” which is in Leh Town of Jammu & Kashmir (Indian State)

Best Time To Visit: April-June and September-October

Temperature: It Ranges from 4˚C to 30˚C

2- Pahalgam

Pahalgam In Kashmir
#2 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Greenery, River, Mountains, Blue Sky

It is mainly a Hill Station having a very attractive view of greenery and valleys. Water and Mountains attract thousands of tourists per year around the world.

Pahalgam has a population of approx. 9k to 12k. In which males are 55% whereas Women are 45%

Amarnath Yatra Starts From Pahalgam. Yatra Starts From Pahalgam that happen every year in months of July to August.

Location: It is in “Anantang District” of Jammu & Kashmir ( Indian State )

Best Time To Visit: March To November

Temperature: 11˚C to 25˚C

3- Shivkhori

Vaishno Devi, ShivKhori In Kashmir
#3 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Valleys, Greenery, Huge Mountains, Religious Place

Shivkhori is a famous cave devoted to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is “Hindus” God. ‘Khori’ referred to Cave ShivKhori Means ‘Shiva’s Cave’.

There are many shrines such as Baba Dhansar, Said Baba, Vaishno Devi, Merhada Mata.

Its is a devotional place for Hindus and people from worldwide are attracted to these places.

A lot of people visits annually which includes Indians and foreigners.

Location: It is situated in Ransoo village in the pouni block in Reasi District

Best Time To Visit: October To April.

Temperature: Average Annual Temperature in Shivkhori is 19.2˚C.

4- Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir
#4 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Mountains, Stones, Rising Sun

It’s a tourist place and Most Of Jammu & Kashmir is located in mountains and shares Border with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Jammu is the most visited city and known for its Ancient temples and Hindus Shrines.

All the routes for Doda, Ladakh, Poonch, Kashmir is Start from Jammu. Jammu is known for its natural beauty, Mountains, Rivers, Valleys, Tourist Spots.

Location: Jammu City has major Railway Station ( Jammu Tawi ) which is connected to big cities of India

Best Time To Visit: September To Starting of March

Temperature: Average Annual Temperature of Jammu is 24.2˚C.

5- Sanasar

Lake In Sanasar (Kashmir)
#5 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Lake, Forest, Tourist Spot, Blue Sky

Sanasar is Hub for Adventure Sports like Paragliding. It is Basically a Lake Which is huge people come here for boating. Beside Lake, there are mountains Within few Kilometers to Sanasar

Location: 20 km west of patnitop, Udhampur District on a National Highway.

Best Time To Visit: May-June and September-October.

Temperature: 10˚C to 20˚C

6- Leh/Ladakh

Mountain Beauty In Leh Ladakh
#6 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Mountains, Road, River, Awesome Weather

Leh is basically a desert of Himalayas. a lot of Indians from different states come here by there bikes (Road Trips). Especially, Bullet (Royal Enfield) with their friends.

The river beside the road between mountains that makes an awesome view. Leh is a town of Ladakh, It is in Jammu & Kashmir

Places to visit in Kashmir (Leh):

  • Leh Palace.
  • Shanti Stupa.
  • War Museum.
  • Zorawar Fort.
  • Ladakh Marathon, etc.

Location: In Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir.

Best Time To Visit: End of March to the middle of august.

Temperature: 5.2 ˚C (Annual Average).

7- Zanskar

Zanskar In Kashmir
#7 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Brown Mountains, River, Satisfaction

Tourism in Zanskar for Foreigners is allowed during recent times. Allowance of tourism gives benefits like funding for development, schools, etc.

People in Zanskar have their own language that is a mixture of Hindi and Urdu.

Location: It is a Sub-district of Kargil district in Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: July To September.

Temperature: -7˚C To 4˚C

8- Gulmarg

Gulmarg In Kashmir
#8 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Snow, Trees, Mountains, Tourist Spot

It is a Hill Station in Himalayan. People specially come here for skiing in winters.

Other than skiing, there are temples and church of ancient times. Huge Mountains covered with snow makes an awesome view for tourist.

Location: This own is in Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayan

Best Time To Visit: December-End To Mid-February

Temperature: 7.6˚C (Annual Average)

9- Sonamarg

Sonamarg In Kashmir
#9 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Mountains, Stones, River, Greenery

Sonamarg is a hill station which is approximately 76-81 km from Srinagar. It is a popular tourist destination having approx. 300-400 population excluding tourists.

Location: It is in Gander Bal District of Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: April To October

Temperature: 6.5˚C (Annual Average)

10- Patnitop

Snow Fall In Patnitop (Kashmir)
#10 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Snowfall, Mountains, Houses

It is a hilltop location, Snowfall happens in winters at Patnitop. Sometimes snow blocks roads for a short time or maybe 2 or 3 days.

One of the Best Places To Visit In Kashmir, because of hilltop location, greenery, snow, valley.

Location: Udhampur District in Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: May To June

Temperature: 13.4˚C

11- Katra

Katra (Kashmir)
#11 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Mosque, Old Building, Plants

Katra in Kashmir is famous for the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi which is located in Reasi District of Jammu & Kashmir.

People come here for Darshan of Maa Vaishno Devi from very distant Places/Regions. It is 41.8 km away from Jammu.

Location: Reasi District in the state of Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: March and October

Temperature: 20.9˚C

12- Kargil

Kargil In Kashmir
#12 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Mountains, Trees, Blue Sky

Kargil is basically a district of Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. Kargil is also famous for the Ind-Pak War.

It Shares Border with Pakistan, It is basically a mountain, Desert Area, etc.

Location: It is a town which is approx. 200-207 km from Srinagar.

Best Time To Visit: May To September

Temperature: 23.3˚C

13- Srinagar

Srinagar In Kashmir
#13 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Boats, Fun, Mountains, Blue Sky

It is the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Also the largest city. Traditional Kashmiri handicrafts are worldwide famous.

Srinagar is popular for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats

Location: It is a city and summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. The railway station, Airport, and other options are available to reach there.

Best Time To Visit: April To October

Temperature: 13.6˚C (Annual Average)

14- Dal Lake

“Dal Lake In Kashmir”
#14 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Boats, Mountains, Adventure

It is also known as “Lake Of Flowers”, The lake is also important for water plant harvesting and fishing

Dal Lake is the second largest lake in whole Jammu & Kashmir. In months between July-August have floating garden, blossom with Lotus flower.

Location: It is in Srinagar

Best Time To Visit: May To November

Temperature: In Winter Temperature is freezing lake ( -11˚C )

15- Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Mandi Palace In Jammu
#15 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Palace, Mountain

It is the residence of the king of Jammu in ancient times. Now it is a tourist place & Government Purpose Place.

It is the oldest building and took approx 152 years to build. Some section of the palace is now Government Offices, Dongra Art Museum, and Courts.

Location: Panjtirthi (Jammu)

Best Time To Visit: Any Time

Temperature: 32.6˚C (Annual Average)

16- Amarnath Temple

“Amarnath Cave In Kashmir”
#16 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Religious, Mountains, Snow

It is a Hindu shrine which is in Pahalgam of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is one of the holiest cave in Hindu Religion.

The cave is surrounded by mountains which are covered by snow except in summers.

Thousands of Hindu devotees come from very distant places for the pilgrimage of Amarnath Temple (Shrine)

Location: It is in Pahalgam (Jammu & Kashmir)

Best Time To Visit: May To September

Temperature: 15˚C (Annual Average)

17- Jhelum River

Jhelum River In Kashmir
#17 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Apartments, Pleasant Weather

Some Part of Jhelum River is in Easter-Pakistan and another part is in Northern-India.

It passes through the Kashmir Valley. It is a side stream of the Indus river which is approximately 120 KM long river.

Location: It starts from Pir Panjal south-western valley of Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: Winter Season

Temperature: 23.6˚C (Annual Average)

18- Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple In Kashmir
#18 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Temples, Religious, Hinduism

It is made by the first king of Dongra which is Maharaja Gulab Singh. Raghunath Temple has a complex of seven Hindu shrines which has many gods.

Wall of shrines has handcrafted icons of god and goddess. Most of the crafts are related to the life story of Ram Ji & Krishna Ji.

In the year 2002, two terrorist attacks in Raghunath temples which injured over 39 people and the death of 20 devotes.

Location: It is in Old Heritage City Of Jammu

Best Time To Visit: Winter Season

Temperature: 4.3˚C To 26.2˚C

19- Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden In Kashmir
#19 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Garden, Mughals

It is a group of very beautiful gardens which is created by Mughals. Mughal gardens are designed in Persians style.

Mughal gardens have Pools, Canals, And Fountains in Gardens.

Location: It is near to Dal Lake which is in Srinagar

Best Time To Visit: October To March

Temperature: Sorry! Information Not Available. (we will update soon)

20- Lidder River

Lidder River In Kashmir
#20 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Stones, River, Mountains, Blue Sky

Lidder River is in Kashmir region which is nearly 72 km long river. Origin of Lidder river is from the kolhoi glacier and later on, it joins Jhelum river.

Irrigation can be done through river water in area’s which is nearby to the river

Location: It is in Pahalgam

Best Time To Visit: Summers

Temperature: 11˚C To 25 ˚C

21- Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri
#21 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Tourist Spot, River

Tso Moriri it is also called “Mountain Lake”. It is in Ladakh part of northern India (Jammu and Kashmir).

It is a high altitude lake in the whole of India. In summer’s snow on the mountains melt and water fed to Lidder river.

Location: Ladakh

Best Time To Visit: June To August

Temperature: 5.2˚C

22- Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa In Kashmir
#22 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Mountains, Ancient Stupa, Snow

Shanti Stupa is a sign of Buddhism which is made by Ladakh Buddhist and Japanese Buddhist.

It is made on top of mountains in Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir. It was Built in the ’90s

Location: Leh (Jammu & Kashmir)

Best Time To Visit: Summers

Temperature: 15˚C To 30 ˚C

23- Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park In Kashmir
#23 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Snow, Trees, Iced River, National Park

Danchigam National Park covers huge land approximately 500 km.sq. Name of National Park is based on 10 villages. It could be in memory of 10 villages which relocated for its formation.

This national park is first under the care of Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. Danchigam national ark is protected since 1910

Location: Srinagar

Best Time To Visit: June To August

Temperature: 13.6˚C (Annual Average)

24- Daksum

“Daksum In Kashmir“
#37 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Snow, Mountains, Trees

Daksum is basically a picnic spot which is located in Jammu & Kashmir. A lot of people come here with their family for a picnic.

It is also a tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir which is 79.8 km (approx) from Srinagar.

Location: Daksum is a picnic spot in forests of Jammu & Kashmir

Best Time To Visit: February To November

Temperature: 9.9˚C

25- Bahu Fort

Bahu Fort In Kashmir
#25 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Ancient Times, Fort

Bahu Fort is built in early times, which is located in Jammu and Kashmir. It is refurbished by Maharaja Gulab Singh during Dogra Empire.

Fort is also a religious place and within boundaries has a temple. Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali.

Location: It is in Jammu City

Best Time To Visit: Anytime

Temperature: 24.2˚C (Annual Average)

26- Betaab Valley

Betaab Valley In Kashmir
#26 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Mountains, Trees

Name of the Betaab valley is “Betaab” because film Betaab is shooted in this valley. Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh are the main actors in this film.

It is in Pahalgam which is in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir. Point of attraction of this valley is Greenery and blue water of the river.

Location: Near Pahalgam

Best Time To Visit: October And April

Temperature: 13.6˚C

27- Amar Mahal

Amar Mahal In Kashmir
#27 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Ancient Building, Amar Mahal

It is a palace which is built by Raja Amar Singh. It was designed by a French artist.

This Palace is donated to a charitable trust for use a Museum. It has a collection of royal families portraits.

Location: Jammu

Best Time To Visit: October To April

Temperature: 24.2˚C

28- Khardung La

Khardung La In Kashmir
#28 Places To Visit In Kashmir
River, Road, Greenery, Mountains

It is basically a mountain pass which is in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. khardung La requires special permission for bulky trucks and bikes for the travelers.

The nearest town to Khardung La is Leh Which is connected to Manali and Srinagar by road.

Location: Leh (Ladakh Region)

Best Time To Visit: Before October

Temperature: 5.3˚C (Annual Average)

29- Sheshnag Lake

Sheshnag Lake
#29 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Lake, Mountains, Best View

The name of the lake “Sheshnag” is abbreviated from “king of snakes”. People nearby this lake says Sheshnag used to live here or maybe Sheshnag live here. Many People believe that Sheshnag Dug this lake for himself.

It is also one of the most ancient places for Hindus. Sheshnag Lake is on the way for Amarnath cave which is 20 km away.

Location: It is 20-24 km By Pahalgam

Best Time To Visit: June To September

Temperature: 12.3˚C To 13.6 ˚C

30- Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple In Srinagar“
#30 Places To Visit In Kashmir
Religious, Temple, People

Shukracharya temple is also known as “Jyeshteshwara temple“. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Bholenath).

It is situated on the top of Shukracharya Hill. Height of the temple is 1,000 in feet.

Location: Srinagar

Best Time To Visit: May To September

Temperature: 13.6˚C

Things To do In Kashmir

  1. Mountain Cycling
  2. River Rafting
  3. Hot Air Balloon
  4. Jeep Safaris
  5. Cave Exploration
  6. Paragliding

1- Mountain Cycling

Things To Do In Kashmir, Mountain Cycling
Mountain Cycling
#1 Things To Do In Kashmir

Mountain Cycling is the most popular adventure sport in Kashmir. It is also an inexpensive way to explore the mountains and valleys of Jammu and Kashmir.

Cycling in the mountains gives an awesome experience which is in-explainable. Ladakh is the point for mountain cycling.

2- River Rafting

Things To Do In Kashmir, River Rafting
River Rafting
#2 Things To Do In Kashmir

Nowadays, River rafting is a point of attraction for tourists and this river has crystal clear water.

Main destinations for River rafting in Kashmir in Pahalgam and Sonamarg. Lidder river and Sindh river used for River rafting.

3- Hot Air Balloon

Things To Do In Kashmir, Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
#3 Things To Do In Kashmir

Hot Air Balloon is the most preferred way of enjoying natural beauty from the sky. It is also the safest option for viewing Valleys and Mountains from the sky-high height.

It is organized at Dal Lake, Sonamarg. up to 10 people can be carried in air balloon at a time.

4- Jeep Safaris

Things To Do In Kashmir, Jeep Safaris
Jeep Safaris
#4 Things To Do In Kashmir

Jeep safari is the best way to explore a step closer to nature and wild animals. Safaris are generally in National Parks, Valleys, Mountains.

Gulmarg and Pahalgam are most visited destinations for Jeep Safaris. Safaris are basically providing the right opportunity to explore nature, valleys, wild animals.

5- Cave Exploration

Things To Do In Kashmir, Cave Exploration
Cave Exploration
#5 Things To Do In Kashmir

Cave Exploring leads to see the things of ancient times for tourist. These caves are often very old.

Nowadays exploring a cave became a point of attraction for tourists. It is to see old things and making memories.

6- Paragliding

Things To Do In Kashmir, Paragliding
Paragliding
#6 Things To Do In Kashmir

The one who loves bungee jumping they can’t miss paragliding. Not everyone can do this, a person with a good heart and no worries can make it.

The flights are controlled by a professional person with the tourist who handles all the directions.

Frequently Asked Questions For Places To Visit In Kashmir

Que- Weather Condition Of Kashmir In May-July

May- July in Kashmir is quite hot. The temperature reaches up to 45° C in Summers (March To Half Of June).

Que- Best Places To Visit In Kashmir

  1. Zanskar
  2. Udhampur
  3. Jammu
  4. Pangong Tso
  5. Leh/Ladakh
  6. Gulmarg
  7. Kargil
  8. Tso Moriri

Que- Romantic Places To Visit In Kashmir For Couples

  1. Gulmarg
  2. Pahalgam
  3. Sanasar
  4. Srinagar
  5. Sonamarg
  6. Ladakh
  7. Tso Moriri
  8. Betaab Valley

Que- Is Kashmir Safe For Travel

Some Incidents happened in past times in Kashmir which clearly shows maybe there is some risk to go in Kashmir.

Instead of Kashmir, You can travel In Jammu. Jammu is a quite safe place as compared to Kashmir.

Que- Best Place To Visit In Kashmir (In Summer & Winter)

In Summers :

  • Leh
  • Kargil
  • Gulmarg
  • Pahalgam
  • Sonamarg
  • Srinagar
  • Hemis

In Winters:

  • Betaab Valley
  • Dal Lake
  • Pahalgam
  • Sonamarg
  • Gulmarg

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