9days: 16hrs :42min
Monsoon Sale Save Upto
INR 49,665
On your Kashmir trip
thrillophilia-logo
INR
login

Kashmir

Experiential journeys will make you a storyteller
Staffpicked
Honeymoon Special
Best Deals
Attractions
Family Tours
Honeymoon
Group Tours
Luxury Tours
About Kashmir

Experience the paradise that is Kashmir, where the majestic Chinar trees, the enchanting sounds of the Santoor, and the awe-inspiring snow-capped Himalayas come together to create unparalleled beauty. Let our Kashmir tour packages transport you to this mesmerizing destination, where nature's grandeur unfolds in every corner. The majestic trees of Chinar, the Santoor’s mesmerizing sounds, and the snow-capped Himalayas make Kashmir a paradise. From the stunning vistas of Bhaderwah, and picturesque landscapes of Baltal, to photographer’s nirvana like Shalimar Garden and apple orchards of Pulwama, Kashmir is waiting to hypnotize you with its mesmerizing aura. All around the globe, this small quaint valley lying between the mountain range of Pir Panjal, and the Himalayan Range is known for its pristine beauty and beautiful serenity.

You can soak infinite memories in a snug Kahwa teacup while enjoying its picture-perfect landscapes. On the one hand, this place is filled with untouched wild terrain while on the other hand there are apple orchards and grasslands of saffron waiting to bloom. Depending on the weather, scenic valleys take the form of white ice sheets to luxuriant green valleys that add to the Kashmir tourism in multiple ways. With the onset of an icy winter, places like Sonmarg get hidden under a snow blanket.

Hence, the location becomes one of the hotbeds for snow-related adventures that include sledding on glaciers, ice-skating, and skiing. But, nothing beats this valley’s charm, especially during the summers, as you can undertake a shikara ride, gondola ride, river rafting, and go trekking on popular trekking routes like the Bandipora trek, Naranag-Gangabal trek, or Gangabal lake trek. Have you longed to witness the terraced gardens from the Mughal era, the vast lake with lotus flowers on the fringes, and the phenomenal alpine vistas? There are some of the most striking places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir that you must not miss out on this upcoming summer. So, make your bookings to feel the sense of ease, and abundant peace that the “heaven on earth” has to offer. Read on to know about all that Kashmir has in store for you.

Read More

Attractions

Dal Lake
Serene Shikara Rides
Floating Gardens

Known to be “The Jewel of Srinagar”, Dal Lake spreads across an area of around 26 square kilometers and is one of the major attractions included in our Kashmir tour packages. Popular as one of the most spellbinding places to see in Srinagar, this hillside lake flaunts colorful Shikaras, traditional wooden houseboats, and floating markets. Tourists visiting Dal Lake love to take a ride in the beautiful Shikaras, which are basically wooden boats decorated beautifully with canopies overhead.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Breathtaking Landscape
Largest Tulip Display

Opened for public in the year 2007, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was built with the aim of improving floriculture as well as tourism in Kashmir. The initiative proved to be a huge success and in the year 2017, this beautiful garden had its name among the world’s 5 best tulip gardens. On your visit to Kashmir, you can explore this famous attraction at its best with the special Kashmir tour packages. This garden is blessed to have even the rarest of rare tulip varieties, including the “Queen of the Night”. The main highlight of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the enchanting annual festival, which is held in Spring, between March and May.

Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
Royal Garden Retreat
Mughal Grandeur

Forming the largest garden of the 3 breathtaking Mughal Gardens, the amazingly laid out Shalimar Bagh makes for one of the most sublime places to see in Srinagar. According to history, this stunning garden was constructed by Jahangir back in the year 1619 for his beautiful wife Noor Jahan, thus making it a historically significant attraction to explore with our special Kashmir tour package.

Manifesting the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Mughal horticulturists, this garden overlooks the mesmerizing Dal Lake and showcases surreal architecture.

Vaishno Devi
Hindu Temple
Spiritual Pilgrimage

Vaishno Devi is believed to be a trio of three Goddesses: Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswati, and Mahakali, in Hindu mythology. One of the most popular places to visit while touring with our Kashmir tour package, this spiritual attraction-spot draws in millions of devotees from all over the world.

Betaab Valley
Bollywood Backdrop
Picturesque Landscapes

Inspired by the name of Sunny Deol’s Bollywood movie Betaab that was shot here, the picturesque Betaab Valley is known all over the world for its breathtaking location, dancing streams, and romantic climate. You can experience the aura of this place and delve into its magic with our very special Kashmir tour package. This spellbinding valley is surrounded by lofty mountains packed with pine forests and deodar trees and is adorned by the serene Lidder River flowing through it.

Aru Valley
Hidden Paradise
Trekking Trails

Offering incredible beauty and charm, the world-famous Aru Valley happens to be one of the most exquisite tourist places in Srinagar. Calling on to a huge number of fun and thrill enthusiasts from across the globe, this place offers a plethora of exciting adventure activities to experience with our Kashmir tour packages.

Kashmir FAQ's

What are the places to visit in Kashmir?

1. Srinagar
The summer capital of J&K is Srinagar and is located on the Jhelum River’s banks with mesmerizing deep valleys. It is cascaded in evergreen beauty and the mighty mountains. This is a picturesque location and appears as if a painting has come to life right before your eyes.

It is well known for its colorful shikaras and stationary houseboats on the Dal Lake that promote Kashmir tourism like no other. Tourists use these gondola-type rowboats to visit attractions like the Floating Market of vegetables, and a vibrant community of people called Mir Bahris. 
Best time to visit: April to October

2. Vaishno Devi 
Vaishno Devi is one of the most religious trekking destinations. It is thirteen kilometers away from Kutra and is located in the Trikuta hills. The renowned shrine attracts hundreds and thousands of devotees from every nook and cranny of the world. It takes nine to six hours to reach the shrine depending on the pace, and weather. However, you can make the best use of ponies, palanquins, and helicopter services available.  

Top draws- Katra, Bhairavnath Temple, and Cave of Ardh Kuwari,
Best time to visit: 365 days of the year
Gulmarg is a renowned honeymoon location besides being one of the popular destinations for skiing in Kashmir. Deep ravines, evergreen valleys with forests, loft snow-covered Himalayas, and fields of flowers surround Gulmarg. You can ride a Gondola here while indulging in treks, and snowboarding.

Top draws- Khilanmarg, Ningi Nalla, Maharani Temple, and Alpather Lake
Best time to visit: October to June

4. Patnitop
With panoramic and endless views of the Himalayan peaks, Patnitop is one of the perfect places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir as you get to witness nature’s beauty at its wildest and picturesque best. It offers some of the grandest and most splendid landscapes making your travel experience an enjoyable one. 

Top draws- Kud Park, Billoo Ki Powri, Naag Mandir, and Nathatop
Best time to visit: All through the year
The name Sonamarg translating to “the meadow of gold”, originated as the blooming yellow crocus flowers covering up the valley during spring,  largely impressed the locals here. This town is a picturesque and small one with orchards of walnut that you can freshly pick from the ones drying or pluck the greener ones hanging down the branches. 

When in Sonamarg, you can engage in river rafting on the white river of Indus, go trekking on the Kolhoi, Sirbal, Amarnath, and Machoi peaks. If you planned for a summer trip then you can rent ponies to the Thajiwas glacier for satisfactory trekking and camping, or set forth for a visit to the the highly revered Nilagrad river known for its phenomenal healing powers. 

Top draws: Thajiwas glacier, Vishansar Lake, Nilagrad River, and Zoji-La Pass
Best time to visit: May to October
Pahalgam is sure to appeal to your senses, and eyes with its gorgeous, and untouched natural beauty. Most travelers that frequenting here have admitted that nothing compares to a relaxing saunter in the tranquil meadows of Baisaran hills. So when in Pahalgam, you can head to The Lidder Park for a venturesome break, opt for a ride on the pony at The Tulian Lake, set forth to The Betaab Valley to try zip-lining or for the Bollywood feels. 

Top draws- Lidder River, Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, Mamleshwar Temple, Chandanwari, and Kolahoi Glacier
Best time to visit: All through the year

7. Nubra Valley 
Nubra valley has the backdrop of arid mountains and has the Nubra and Shyok rivers snaking through the valley. You can go visit the largest, and oldest monastery, Diksit Gompa, or enjoy the enchanting views of the Panamik Village that is located on the banks of river Nubra. As for deriving a pleasurable experience, there is nothing that beats getting drawn to a ride on the Bactrian camels amid stunning sand dunes. 

Top draws- Panamik Village, Yarab Tso in Sumur, Diskit Monastery, Maitreya Buddha, and Samstanling Monastery
Best time to visit: June to September

Planning a Trip to Kashmir, Checkout & Book: Best Kashmir Holiday Packages

What are the things to do in Kashmir?

1. Riding the Shikaras
Admire the vastness and beauty of the Himalayas, laying back as the boatman rows across the Dal Lake. Away from the city’s pollution, and hustle-bustle, a ride on the shikara is beyond compare. You can dress up in Kashmiri attire, get clicked and make the most of a romantic ride on the boat amidst flowers floating on the lake. 

Places where you can try- Near Sonamarg’s Manasbal Lake, and in Srinagar’s Dal Lake. 

2. Pay a Visit Asia’s colorful and largest tulip garden
On the Zabarwan range’s foothills, there is Asia’s largest garden of tulips spanning across thirty hectares. So make a trip during the springtime (April to June), as flowers begin to bloom and the grasses grow, adding a swash of vivid colors to the valley. 

Location- Zabarwan Range, in Srinagar

3. Enjoy the bird’s-eye view of the valley of Gulmarg on a “Gondola”
One of the most fun and exciting things to indulge in Kashmir for people belonging to any age bracket has to be riding the cable car. If you wish to take a look at the majestic snow-covered majestic mountains, and serene lakes from high above, you must try riding the Gondola. Such a ride definitely makes you feel like you are on cloud nine. 

Places where you can try- First Phase (Gulmarg to Kungdoor), Second Phase (Kongdori to Apharwat Peak), and Third Phase (Kongdori to Mary Shoulder)

4. Strive for the challenging River Rafting 
River Rafting is going to give you the maximum adrenaline rush in Kashmir because the rapids are moderate to easy. You can go white-water rafting in the Lidder River that is famous in Pahalgam to host such activities. 

Places where you can try- Sonamarg, and Pahalgam

5. Bust your gut with hiking 
You can scale the hills to access some of the most beautiful lakes that offer breathtaking views. Realize your dreams to find yourself amidst velvety grasslands, and lush green meadows of Tarsar Marsar trek. You can also up the adrenaline by visiting the captivating trail of the Narang Mahlish. 

Places where you can try- Trek to the alpine lakes in high-altitudes that include Satsar Lake, Alpather, Gadsar, Tarsar, and Vishansar Lake. 

6. Go Snowboarding and skiing 
The valley of Kashmir is one of the coldest regions and it is during the winters that you can make the most of the freezing landscape. Since the region stays buried in snow, it opens up ample opportunity for many winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. You will enjoy the free-ride snowboarding and backcountry skiing on the limitless uncombed tracks. 

Places where you can try- Pahalgam, and Gulmarg

7. Enjoy the valley’s beauty on a hot-air balloon
There are countless options for adventure activities in Kashmir and these are not confined to water and land. With the scenic views and immensity of landforms, it has turned out to be an ideal destination for an Aero sport like hot-air ballooning. When hot-air ballooning, enjoy a grand rendezvous with the blue clouds, while you feel tantalizing sitting in the basket. 

Places where you can try- Valleys of Zanskar and Suru

8. Spend a starry night in a houseboat
Spending an entire night at a houseboat in Dal Lake is the most popular thing to do. Solo travelers, families, and honeymooners cannot afford to miss such an experience. Therefore you can spend an entire day lazing around, watch the sunrise and the sunset, spend the rest of the night in its stillness, and finally slip into a sweet slumber while your houseboat stays afloat. 

Places where you can try- Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, and Nigeen Lake

9. Trying the finest Wazwan
You cannot leave Kashmir unless you have tried the magnificent ceremonial feast known as Wazwan. From the Kahwa, Lamb Rogan Josh to the Gushtaba, Dum aloo, matschgand, and Nadroo Yakhni, the Kashmiri cuisine is soaked in richness and tradition.

Click Here to Book: Cheapest Jammu Kashmir Tour Package

What can I buy in Kashmir?

The stoles and Pashmina shawls have made a place in every shopper’s heart. But there are so many other things that you can come back for. While there are carvings made from walnut wood, red alluring Kashmiri Chillies, and knick-knacks, you can fill your shopping cart with so much more. Here is a list of atypical items that are worth your moolah.

1. Namda and rugs 
When you are in Kashmir, you will definitely buy the hand-woven carpets called Namda but do purchase the beautiful rugs, and wall hangings with crewel-work all over.

2. Local bakery goodies 
You must stop by a Kandur Wan to buy some delicious Kulchas, Girdas, and Lavasa. 

3. Jewelry 
If you do not mind splurging then go for jewelry that is encrusted with “Doda Sapphire”.

4. Cooking Ingredients 
Kashmir is known for its spices and thus besides the Red Kashmiri Chillies, you must buy some Saffron. 

5. Willow goods 
Take back with you some of the willow bats and baskets that the valley is known for. 

6. Other miscellaneous items 
There are many things that the valley produces and some of them deserve a purchase include, shahtoosh shawl, samovars (antique copper utensils), chai soda, vintage maps, Ferin, and ornaments made of Kashmiri Lac.

Click Here to Book:
 Kashmir Luxury Tour Packages
                                  Kashmir Family Tour Packages

Why Kashmir is so famous?

It is Kashmir that intensifies the loveliness of the Himalayas. There are awe-inspiring lakes, the romantic snowfall, the trees of Chinar, and the gardens with a waterfront that make it the heaven on earth. Travelers call it to be the truest paradise because of the implausible postcard-like beauty of nature, icy mountains, crystal-blue rivers, and so much more. These are the following things that make it the most remarkable and celebrated destinations.
 
1. Verdant woodlands and valleys 
Kashmir symbolizes serenity that has the potential to stimulate the poet in you. It is home to some of the most incredibly beautiful vales like Poonch, Dha Hanu, Betaab, Nageen, Nubra, Shyok, Suru, Markha, and Kishtwar. These Kashmiri valleys are pristine and unharmed.

2. The Winter Wonderland 
Kashmir metamorphoses into a spellbinding wonderland during the winters. The falling of the soft snowflakes on the bewitching vistas makes it a swoon-worthy sight.

3. Unblemished landscapes
From the ranges of the majestic Pir Panjal, the thickly scented branches of the cypress trees, to the verdant meadows and meandering rivers, every region of the valley is brimming with beauty.

4. The quintessential hub of adventure 
Kashmir is not only renowned for its panoramic views and sights but adventure as well. You can indulge in a host of enjoyable activities here that range from skiing on the snow, taking the gondola ride, staying overnight in a houseboat docked in the lakes, to trekking through the winding and treacherous paths.

Planning to Visit Srinagar, Checkout & Book:
Srinagar Tour Packages

Which are the best places to visit in Jammu Kashmir for couplers?

1. Srinagar: Indulge in a romantic escapade by boating on the Dal Lake or roaming around the Mughal gardens in Srinagar. Tourists here can enjoy a number of tourist places like Hazratbal shrine, Jama Masjid and Shankaracharya Temple.

You Must Checkout: Srinagar Tour Packages

2. Pahalgam:
Soak in the scenic views of Pahalgam for a romantic vacation in Kashmir. Tourists can enjoy activities like trekking, pony ride and white water rafting along with enjoying the greenery of meadows in Pahalgam.

3. Sonmarg: Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Jammu and Kashmir in Sonmarg famous for lakes and green meadows. One can look forward to enjoying amazing views of the mountains and fishing experience in Sonmarg.

4. Gulmarg: Have the most romantic getaway of your life amidst the enchanting views of Gulmarg. It's a winter wonderland with popular activities to enjoy here like skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing and trekking.

Book Now: 
Gulmarg Tour Packages

What is famous in Jammu Kashmir?

Kashmir is a place that is famous for its enchanting scenic beauty, towering mountain peaks, glaciers, peaceful monasteries, wildlife, crystal clear lakes, wonderful gardens, lush green meadows and a number of historical monuments.  For all its scenic splendour and natural beauty, it is called by many visitors as 'Paradise on Earth'.

What is the best time to visit Jammu and kashmir?

The most favourable time for tourists to enjoy a vacation in Kashmir is from the month of September to March. This is the time when Kashmir witnesses the winter season and allows pleasant weather for all the tourists.

What can I buy in Jammu?

The popular items to buy in Kashmir are pashmina shawls, carpets, traditional dress material, traditional jewelry, silverware items, wood carving objects, popular fruits like apple and pear, dry fruits and traditional willow bats. These items showcase the cultural heritage of Kashmir.

Must Book: Gulmarg Couple Packages

Is Jammu safe to visit?

Jammu is quite a safe destination for tourists to visit. However, there could be instances of tension in Kashmir. Nevertheless, Jammu is quite far from Srinagar and relatively a safe destination for tourism.

How much does a trip to Kashmir cost?

In general, a Kashmir trip for a week will cost you INR 12,372 per head. Your daily expenses in Kashmir will be around INR 1,767 per head. You can expect your per day expense to be INR 379 per head on food, INR 177 per head on local transportation, and INR 1,820 per head on shared accommodation.

Planning for a Romantic Trip to Kashmir, Must Checkout & Book:
Kashmir Packages for couples

Which are the best hotels in Kashmir?

1. Lalit Grand Palace: One of the best 5-star properties offered in Kashmir tour packages, this hotel overlooks pristine Dal Lake, making your stay full of memorable spectacles. From beautifully designed rooms, garden, an indoor pool, spa, restaurant, and tennis courts, the facilities offered here are absolutely supreme.

2. Mascot Houseboat Hotel: An epitome of luxury and comfort, this houseboat is a 5-star property and offers modern amenities like Wi-Fi, parking, restaurant, health & wellness center, BBQ, bonfire, 24-hour front desk, etc. to make your stay a lasting one.

3. Radisson Srinagar Hotel: Book this hotel on your Kashmir tour to enjoy a sojourn full of luxuries, comfort, and relaxation. Located close to the Srinagar International Airport, its easy accessibility is the biggest plus point.

4. Pine-n-Peak: Promising a mesmerizing stay amidst breathtaking landscapes, it offers accommodations to suit the needs of every sort of traveler. Along with basic amenities, it features a kid's zone, spa, restaurant, conference & banquet facilities, parking, etc.

Suggested Read: Places to Visit in Srinagar
                              Tourist Attractions near Jammu
                               Places to See in Kashmir

What are the best Kashmir Honeymoon Packages that we can book with Thrillophilia?

Kashmir Reviews

travel_image_gallery
review-img
Lavanya Srikanth
Reviewed: 28 Oct 2023
4.0/5
The people of kashmir are very cordial and empathetic
Lavanya Srikanth
Lavanya Srikanth
Lavanya Srikanth
Lavanya Srikanth
Lavanya Srikanth
Lavanya Srikanth
(28+)View All
review-img
Vikas Awasthi
Reviewed: 19 Jun 2023
5.0/5
It was awesome experience with thrillophilia, special thanks to Ms Ayushi who helped across, would definitely opt thrillophilia for my next family trip. Thanks to all the team members who makes this trip a remarkable journey.
Vikas  Awasthi
Vikas  Awasthi
Vikas  Awasthi
Vikas  Awasthi
Vikas  Awasthi
Vikas  Awasthi
(26+)View All
review-img
Niloufer Pawar
Reviewed: 13 Jul 2023
5.0/5
Great Experience with Thrillophilia. Thanks to Nikita who introduced to this package. She is a good listener n helped us with all are queries. Ayush who prepared our itinerary was very proactive and ever ready to address any of our questions and concerns. Thanks to him making our trip a memorable on... Read More
Niloufer  Pawar
Niloufer  Pawar
Niloufer  Pawar
Niloufer  Pawar
Niloufer  Pawar
Niloufer  Pawar
(25+)View All
review-img
Nidhi Patel
Reviewed: 13 Dec 2022
4.0/5
Thrillophilia listened to all the places we wanted to cover, suggested modifications where required and planned a great and wonderful trip for us. Thank you for making our anniversary trip so memorable! Few areas we felt could have been better 1. Itinerary could be planned better. We were circling ... Read More
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel
(27+)View All
review-img
Prashant Gupta
Reviewed: 03 Jun 2023
4.0/5
Overall , our trip was good. All points were covered properly and in time. Due bad weather conditions we faced some issues, specially in Gulmarg our Gondola ride was cancelled, for which our refund is yet to be initiated. Also, our first stay in Pahalgam was mis-managed it was not up to the mark and... Read More
Prashant  Gupta
Prashant  Gupta
Prashant  Gupta
Prashant  Gupta
Prashant  Gupta
Prashant  Gupta
(24+)View All
review-img
FARHEEN SULTANA
Reviewed: 18 Apr 2024
5.0/5
The Kashmir tour was absolutely amazing! The stunning snow-capped mountains, the peaceful Dal Lake, and the vibrant markets filled with beautiful handicrafts made it an unforgettable experience. Exploring the picturesque valleys of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, and trying the delicious Kashmiri cuisine adde... Read More
FARHEEN SULTANA
FARHEEN SULTANA
FARHEEN SULTANA
FARHEEN SULTANA
FARHEEN SULTANA
FARHEEN SULTANA
(20+)View All

Why Choose Thrillophilia