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The “Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir, can be best explored with Thrillophilia's well-planned, fully structured, and totally affordable Kashmir travel packages. Our Kashmir tour packages include comfortable, pre-booked accommodations, excellent sightseeing tours, and fun activities that are sure to make your trip unforgettable. Whether you're interested in adventure sports or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings, our Kashmir packages have something for everyone. With 24/7 genuine travel assistance available, you can be rest assured that your trip will be hassle-free and enjoyable from start to finish.

From its snow-capped mountains and tranquil lakes to its vibrant local markets and historic shrines, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Kashmir. With Thrillophilia's Kashmir holiday packages, you can immerse yourself in the region's stunning natural scenery and diverse cultural heritage, while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of a well-planned vacation. These packages, which are reasonably priced, take you to the most popular places in Kashmir, like Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Kargil, Pulwama, Pahalgam, and others.

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Popular Destinations In Kashmir:

1. Srinagar: Known popularly for its lush forested mountains, verdant gardens, colorful flower beds, and picturesque lakes, with Srinagar tour packages explore a paradise on earth. A must-inclusion in all the Kashmir tour packages, this nature lover's delight introduces you to Kashmir's scenic beauty and colourful culture. The largest city of Kashmir, Srinagar, is famous for its postcard-perfect Dal Lake. You can rent a boathouse and float on the serene waters, spending a relaxing vacation. The Nishat Bagh and the Mughal Gardens propel couples with their breathtaking rows of flora and a tranquil atmosphere. Srinagar is also the place where you can relish a delightful Mutton Rogan Josh and shop for Pashmina shawls. So, you have another exciting place to include in your Jammu Kashmir tour packages.

2. GulmargNestled in Kashmir trip packages, Gulmarg, translating to the 'Meadow of Flowers,' is a visual delight. Against the majestic snow-clad mountains, vibrant flowers carpet the landscape, creating a picturesque scene. Beyond its aesthetic charm, Gulmarg is an adventure haven with snow-covered peaks perfect for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The destination is renowned for its exhilarating gondola rides, boasting the title of the second-highest cable car globally. Explore the wonders of Gulmarg through specially curated Gulmarg tour packages.

3. PahalgamElevated at 2,740 meters, Pahalgam beckons nature enthusiasts with lush forests, vibrant meadows, and serene lakes. A highlight in Kashmir tour packages, it's an idyllic retreat just 95 kilometers from Srinagar, offering solitude amid picturesque landscapes. Aru and Betab Valley enchant couples with their timeless natural allure. The mesmerizing Sheshnag Lake, surrounded by emerald waters, grasslands, and mountain vistas, is a must-visit. Pahalgam tour packages promise an immersive experience in this tranquil haven, where the beauty of nature unfolds at every turn, making it a dream destination for avid nature lovers.

4. Sonamarg: Known as the 'Meadow of Gold,' Sonamarg is a coveted inclusion in Kashmir tour packages. This picturesque destination boasts undulating trekking trails, breathtaking flower beds, and stunning glaciers, making it a dream for travelers. A highlight is the enchanting Thajiwas Glacier, offering fantastic trekking and camping opportunities. Sonamarg is adorned with pristine lakes, such as Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake, Vishansar Lake, and Krishnasar Lake, adding to its allure. Adventure seekers are drawn to the exhilarating Zoji-La Pass. Embark on a journey of discovery with Sonamarg tour packages, designed to showcase the beauty and thrill of this golden meadow.

5. KupwaraLying at a stone's throw away from Srinagar, Kupwara is a dreamy land of majestic alpine markets, rolling meadows, and clear gushing water. Set in picturesque locales, Kupwara is the epitome of natural beauty in Kashmir. It is a must-include in the Kashmir tour packages. One of the major attractions in Kupwara is its enchanting valleys, including Lolab valley, Seemab Valley, Bungus Valley, Kieran Valley, and Machil Valley. Kupwara also has religious sites, including the Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine and the Sheikh Baba Behram point. Featuring dense forests and offering mountain biking and trekking opportunities, Chandigham in Kupwara is a delight and you must include this in your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages.

6. KargilConsidered the second largest town in the Ladakh region, Kargil offers undaunted natural beauty. A witness to many historical wars, Kargil oozes out a lot of heart-warming memories and emotions. One of the must-visit places in Kargil is the war memorial, where you can pay your tribute to the brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives for saving our country. You can also experience mountaineering in the Nun Mountains and take a trekking tour to Suru Valley. Other places that you can explore in Kargil include Wakha Rgyal, Shergold, Mulbek Gompa, and Urgyen Dzong. These are the must-visit attractions with Kashmir tour packages.

7. PulwamaLying at a distance of around 40 kilometres from Srinagar and nicknamed the "Rice Bowl Of Kashmir", Pulwama is a quaint village in Kashmir. Brimming with natural beauty, Pulwama is known popularly for its aromatic saffron fields, agreeable climate, rich culture, and kind-hearted locals. Offering excellent trekking and mountaineering opportunities in the summer season and snowboarding and skiing opportunities in the winters, Pulwama is often found in the Kashmir holiday packages of all adventure enthusiasts. Pulwama is packed with several excellent hotels for tourists to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Best Time to Visit Kashmir:

An ideal time for taking a Kashmir trip is during the summer season, between March and May. During this time of the year, the weather is warm and balmy during the daytime, which is suitable for enjoying sightseeing. However, suppose you want to enjoy snowfall in Kashmir. In that case, you should visit the place during the winter season, between November and February. So, plan your Kashmir tour accordingly and pick from the most suitable Kashmir packages for the season.

How to reach Kashmir:

By Air: The Srinagar Airport in Kashmir is well-connected to the prime cities of the country, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Jammu, Goa, & Delhi by top airway services like Jet Airways, IndiGO, and Air India.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Kashmir is the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, which is located around 330 kilometers away. You can take a train from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Trivandrum to reach the Jammu Tawi Railway Station. From here, you can take a local taxi to reach Kashmir.

By Road: Kashmir can be reached by road from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu. The distance from Delhi to Srinagar is approximately 876 kilometers and takes around 16-18 hours. From Chandigarh, the distance is around 646 kilometers, taking around 10-12 hours. From Jammu, it is approximately 266 kilometers, taking around 5-6 hours. These routes offer scenic views and are well-connected via national highways, making road travel to Kashmir a memorable journey.

Places to Visit on Kashmir Trip:

1. Anantnag: Home to many beautiful age-old temples and known for their spiritual significance, Anantnag is commonly found in the Kashmir packages of spiritual enthusiasts and pilgrims. Anantnag comes straight out of an artist's magical scenery, Packed with ever-charming freshwater springs and breathtaking lush gardens. Tourists visiting Anantnag spend much of their time enjoying temple visits. Some of the famous spiritual sites to visit here include the Martand Sun Temple, Amarnath Ji's cave, Kheer Bhawani Asthappan, Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki, Imambara Goom, and Ziarat Baba Hyder Reshi Shrine. One of the other prime places of interest in Anantnag is the Kishtwar National Park, home to Himalayan black and brown bear and musk deer.

2. Nishat Garden, Srinagar: Known popularly as the 'Garden of Bliss', Nishant Garden happens to be the second-largest Mughal Garden in the Kashmir Valley. Lying on the eastern side of the famous Dal Lake, Nishant Garden was established in 1633 AD under the command of Asaf Khan, the brother of Noor Jahan. Nishant Garden offers a treat to the eyes, with the majestic Zabarwan Mountains serving as a stunning backdrop. Nishat Bagh offers an impressive Persian architectural design, featuring a serene water channel flowing amidst the garden and 12 terraces adorned with colourful flowers. So, make sure you have enough time in the itinerary of your Kashmir tour packages to explore this beautiful garden.

Location: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 191121

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM 

Price: INR 10 per head

3. Shalimar Garden, Srinagar: The Shalimar Garden is preached on the picturesque shores of Dal Lake and sprawled across a vast area of whopping 31 acres. This place happens to be the most prominent Mughal Garden in Kashmir valley. The Shalimar Garden was established back in 1619 AD under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Flanked by tall Chinar trees and packed with colourful flowers, the ever-charming Shalimar Garden is a must-include in the Kashmir tour packages.

Location: Chinar chowk, Shalimar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121

Timings: 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM

Price: INR 10 per head for Indians, INR 200 per head for foreigners

4. Chashme Shahi, SrinagarEstablished back in 1632 AD under the commands of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chashme Shahi is the smallest of all the three gardens laid out by the Mughals. Chashme Shahi happens to be an awe-inspiring three-terraced garden, with a striking natural spring of water flowing through it. Packed with well-manicured flowery patches, Chashme Shahi flaunts an Iranian influenced architectural design. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of Dal Lake, Chashme Shahi is a great picnic site to include in your Kashmir tour.

Location: 7, Boulevard Rd, Chashma Shahi, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001

Timings: Monday to Saturday - 8 AM to 7.15 PM; Sunday - 2 AM to 9 PM

Price: INR 10 per head.

5. Jama Masjid, SrinagarConstructed by Sultan Sikandar in 1402, Jama Masjid is considered the biggest mosque in Kashmir Valley. This mosque has been damaged severely by fire three times. Still, it has fortunately been well-restored and one of the top places to include in your Kashmir holiday packages. The existing building of Jama Masjid was constructed in 1672 under the commands of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. Jama Masjid flaunts a spellbinding Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Featuring a massive courtyard with a total of 370 wooden pillars, Jama Masjid can accommodate 33,333 devotees at a single time.

Location: Nowhatta Kathi Darwaza Road, Nowhatta, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003

Timings: 3 PM to 7 PM

6. Yousmarg: Known fondly as the 'Meadow of Jesus', Yousmarg is a truly postcard-perfect destination, packed with untainted natural beauty. Yusmarg is filled with lush meadows, fantastic trekking trails, foaming river waters, picturesque high-altitude lakes, and beautiful sacred shrines. Not explored by many tourists, Yusmarg is one of the most off-beat places that backpackers can include in their Kashmir tour packages. One of the main attractions that make Yusmarg beautiful is the photogenic NilNag Lake, which lies 4 kilometres downhill. The famous Charar-e-Sharif dedicated to Sufi Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din Noorani and the Pakherpora Shrine dedicated to the saint Syed Balkhi are frequently visited by spiritual enthusiasts.

7. Aru Valley, Srinagar: Juxtaposed against the snowy Himalayan peaks, the enchanting Aru Valley is often found in the Kashmir tour packages for honeymooners. This breathtaking valley is adorned to perfection by the picturesque Aru River, a tributary of the Lidder River. The Aru Valley Serves as a base camp for several treks. By offering some exhilarating activities like hiking and horse riding, this valley is becoming a must-include in the Kashmir trip packages of adrenaline seekers. This place is a gateway to the famous Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. If you are an adventure buff you must include this place in your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages.

8. Amarnath, SrinagarDedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, Amarnath is one of the top places to include in the Kashmir packages of all devotees and religious seekers. The major attraction of this place is the Amarnath Cave, which is home to the Shiva Linga made entirely of ice. This unique Shivalinga is an accumulation of water droplets that freeze once they fall on the cave floor. According to popular mythological beliefs, the Amarnath Cave is the same site where Lord Shiva shared his life's secrets with his consort Goddess Parvati. Amarnath receives the highest influx of devotees during the Amarnath Yatra, held here every year between July and August.

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Things to Do on the Kashmir Tour:

1. Take a Shikara Ride in Dal Lake:  It will be a sin to visit Kashmir and not take a shikara ride in the famous Dal Lake. You will rarely find Kashmir packages which do not consist of this activity. Hop into the colourfully adorned, traditional wooden Shikara and lay back soaking in the astounding panoramic views of the distant snow-capped mountains, as the boatman takes you across the picturesque lake. The enchanting sound of the boatman’s oar against the water surface, the cool breeze, and the mesmerizing nature views will offer you the true detox from your mundane life.

Location: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM

Price: INR 150 to INR 250 per head

2. Enjoy a Gondola Ride in Gulmarg No matter your age, riding the Gondola will always interest you and offer you a super fun experience. This is one of the basic adventures that all kinds of travelers can have in their cheapest tour packages for Kashmir. The first phase of the Gondola ride will take you from Gulmarg to Kungdoor. The second phase will take you from Kongdori to Apharwat Peak. From Kongdoori to Mary Shoulder it will be a chair lift, hence making this activity an important part of adventurous Kashmir Packages. 

Location: District Baramulla, Alambal Road, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403

Timings: Ticket Sale - 9 AM to 3 PM; Ride - 10 AM to 5 PM

Price: INR 600 per head for Phase I, INR 800 per head for Phase II, INR 300 per head for Chair Lift

3. Try Your Hands at Golf at Gulmarg Golf Club:  If you have a thing for golf, make sure you try your hands at the sport at the Gulmarg Golf Club during your Kashmir Tour, which makes for one of the world’s highest and largest 18-hole golf courses. With the Himalayan peaks serving as an excellent backdrop and lush green expanses encompassing the golf club, the splendors of nature will definitely motivate you to play a great shot. 

Location: Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Price: INR 800 per head for Indians, INR 1200 per head for foreigners

4. Relish Delicious Authentic Kashmiri Cuisine:  When looking for the cheapest tour packages for Kashmir, make sure that it takes you to the best places here to enjoy authentic Kashmiri delicacies. Start your food tour of Kashmir with the authentic tea of Kashmir, the delicious Kashmiri Kahwa which will make your Kashmir Holiday packages worth it. Go on to treat your tastebuds with the delicious Mutton Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Wazwan, Yakhni, Gushtaba, and Matschgand. No worries if you are a vegetarian; Kashmir will serve you passionately. Try Paneer Chaman and Dum Aloo and you will always return to these delicacies whenever you visit Kashmir the next time.

Location: Nedous Dining Room, Stream Restaurant, Alchi Kitchen, Ahdoos

5. Take a Heritage Walk of Old Srinagar: You can explore Srinagar best by taking a walking tour through this lively city. So, make sure you have enough time in the itinerary of your Kashmir packages, so that you can take a fulfilling walk of Old Srinagar and explore its cultural and historical riches. On this heritage walk, you can spot a number of Mughal style architectural marvels. You can also witness the popular Jamia Masjid, which features a total of 370 maple wood pillars. You can also visit the old markets of Srinagar and shop for local produce like dry fruits, threads, and spices.

Location: Old Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

6. Pay a Visit to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip GardenNo matter if you are a couple or a family, you will definitely love to have a visit to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden included in your Kashmir packages. On your visit to the largest tulip garden of Asia, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, you can spend time spotting a wide variety of colourful flora, including tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, and hyacinths. If you are on a Kashmir tour during the month of April, do not forget to attend the tulip festival held in this garden every year.

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, Cheshma Shahi Road, Rainawari, Srinagar

Timings: 7 AM to 7.30 PM

Price: INR 50 per head for adults and INR 25 per head for children

7. Shop for Organic Dry Fruits: If you are a shopaholic by heart, make sure you have a dedicated shopping day in the itinerary of your Kashmir tour packages. One of the best things to buy in Kashmir is dry fruits, which is one of the prime local produce of this place. One of the best places to find good quality, organic dry fruits is Royal Kashmir. If you are a shopaholic you must include this in your Jammu Kashmir tour package. You can buy all kinds of home-grown dry fruits here including cashews, apricot, pistachios, almonds, dates, and raisins. You can also get umpteen varieties of fresh fruits here including Kashmiri apples, plums, and pomegranates.

Location: Abi Kara Pora Rainawari, Dal Lake Meena Bazar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003

8. Seek Blessings at the Kheer Bhawani Temple: Pay a visit to the famous Kheer Bhawani Temple on your Kashmir trip package and pay homage to Goddess Ragnya Devi, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. On your visit to this temple, you will get to see that the main offering made to the goddess here is the Indian delicacy ‘kheer’, from which the name of the shrine is inspired. You can also see the beautiful water spring over which the Kheer Bhawani Temple is located.

Location: Tulmulla – Dangerpora Link Rd, Tulmulla, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

9. Shop Your Heart Out at Ahmad Complex: It is recommended for all shopaholics to have some time in the itinerary of their Kashmir tour packages for shopping at the famous Ahmad Complex. Tourists can shop for clothing, traditional Kashmiri jewelry, and amazing Kashmiri souvenirs at good rates from this place. You can also find many bakeries and cafes here to sample some fresh local snacks.

Location: Hussaini colony, Chattergam, Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir Budgam Jammu and Kashmir, 191113

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

10. Take a Wildlife Safari at the Dachigam National ParkIf you are a wildlife enthusiast, choose from Kashmir tour packages that offer you a thrilling wildlife safari in the world-famous Dachigam National Park. On your safari through this breathtaking national park, you can spot a number of amazing animal species including the hill fox, long-tailed marmot, musk deer, leopard, Himalayan black bear, jackal, and Himalayan weasel. You can also engage in bird watching, trying your luck at spotting a variety of beautiful birds like the cinnamon sparrow and black bulbul.

Location: Near Harwan Mughal Garden, Dachigam Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191202

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Price: INR 25 per head

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Shankaracharya Temple
Jyesteshwara Temple
Hindu Temple
Ancient Serenity
Scenic Pilgrimage

The Shankaracharya Temple, located on the Shankaracharya Hill in Srinagar, is a prominent religious site to visit with our Kashmir tour packages. Believed to have been built in the 9th century by Adi Shankaracharya, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Offering breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and the Dal Lake, the temple attracts both pilgrims and tourists seeking spiritual solace and natural beauty in one place.

Gulmarg Gondola
Alpine Adventure
Cable Car Charm
Panoramic Peaks

One of the main attractions in Gulmarg, the Kongdori- Gulmarg Gondola is the second longest and second-highest cable car ride in the world. The entire ride is divided into two phases in which it ferries people to and from the Apharwat Mountain, the site where most of the winter sports in Gulmarg take place.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Breathtaking Landscape
Largest Tulip Display
Vibrant Spring Showcase

Apharwat Peak
Skiing Paradise
Breathtaking Views
Majestic Heights

Located at a height of 4,200 m above sea level, Apharwat Peak is one of the most significant places in Gulmarg that attributes to the beauty of this attraction. The peak is positioned strategically, close to the Line of Control, with Pakistan neighboring it. It is covered in deep snow for most parts of the year, making it a all-time-visit tourist spot to explore with our Kashmir tour packages. It is also the site where most of the winter sports in Gulmarg are organized.

Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
Royal Garden Retreat
Mughal Grandeur
Historical Elegance
Architectural Marvel

Vaishno Devi
Hindu Temple
Spiritual Pilgrimage
Holy Cave

Pristine Landscapes
Tranquil Valleys
Unexplored Beauty
Peaceful Haven

Betaab Valley
Bollywood Backdrop
Picturesque Landscapes
Lush Greenery

Aru Valley
Hidden Paradise
Trekking Trails
Panoramic Views
Wildlife Haven

Nigeen Lake
Houseboat Haven
Mountain Mirror
Serene Waters

Dachigam National Park
Kashmiri Paradise
Snow Leopard Realm
Wildlife Sanctuary

Mughal Gardens
Historic Elegance
Floral Extravaganza
Timeless Beauty
Cultural Landscapes

Zoji La
High-altitude Pass
Adventurous Terrain
Himalayan Gateway
Scenic Mountainous Route

Nature's Retreat
Panoramic Views
Picturesque Landscape

Set at an altitude of 2000 feet above sea level, this 6 km walk is actually a miniature valley and one of the most sought after places to visit in Gulmarg with our Kashmir packages. It is surrounded by majestic sights of the mighty Himalayas and some of its tallest peaks. Apart from immense natural beauty, Khilanmarg also offers opportunities for plenty of adventure sports here.

Chashme Shahi
Royal Spring
Mughal Charm
Historic Elegance

Lidder River
Riverside Serenity
Scenic Waterway

The Lidder River is a prominent waterway in Kashmir that you can explore with our hand-curated Kashmir packages. Flowing through picturesque landscapes of the Himalayas, it is known for its crystal-clear waters, lush green banks, and serving as a popular destination for tourists and adventure enthusiasts. The river plays a vital role in supporting agriculture and local livelihoods in the region.

Jamia Masjid
Architectural Marvel
Cultural Heritage
Historical Sanctuary

Hill Station Charm
Panoramic Vistas

Thajiwas Glacier
Majestic Icefall
Glacial Beauty

Thajiwas glacier is located 3 km from Sonmarg, and is called the “Jewel of Kashmir” with its frozen lake, snow-covered mountains, fir and pine trees, alpine meadows, gushing waterfalls, and small streams. A favorite destination for trek lovers, it is also known for activities like sledding, and pony riding, all of which can be experience with our well-curated Kashmir packages. The ideal time to visit this stunning place is between April and October.

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What are the best things to do in Kashmir?

1. Shikara Ride in Dal Lake: Are you wondering what to do in Kashmir? Go for one of the most famous and loved Shikara rides that will let you endure the eternal beauty. Feel the bliss of the calm waters of Dal Lake or Nagin Lake while rejoicing the incredible natural bounty around and be astonished.

Watch seaweed variety and clusters of fishes, or shop for some traditional handicrafts or beautiful flowers from the floating markets, while enjoying a soothing sightseeing tour on a traditional Shikara, and mark your trip with fascinating memories.

-Location: Dal Lake or Nagin Lake, Srinagar City, Jammu and Kashmir
-Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

2. Stay in a houseboat: One of the best activities to do in Kashmir includes a short yet mesmerizing stay in a houseboat. Known as the floating houses, these offer a chance to experience the traditional Kashmiri life while staying over the serene water of Dal Lake or Nagin Lake.

Suitable for couples, families to groups, the stay in a traditional houseboat is extremely rewarding. Enjoy the natural bounty while having traditional meals and relish a comfortable stay in a beautifully carved houseboat that features essential modern amenities and Kashmiri warm hospitality.

-Location: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India

3. Skiing in Gulmarg: If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Kashmir, go skiing in the beautiful snow capped valleys of Gulmarg. Experience your adrenaline rush and relish the beauty around you while skiing through.

Known as one of the best ski resorts, it offers numerous easy to difficult slopes that attract amateurs to expert skiers. Gulmarg turns into the most happening place in Kashmir in winters and a haven for all snow sports and adventure lovers. So, if you want to enjoy something thrilling, do include skiing in Gulmarg on your bucket list.

-Location: Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, India
-Timings: 11 AM to 5 PM

4. Take a Gondola Cable Car Ride: Marvel at multiple wonders and enjoy the world's second-highest cable car experience in Gulmarg. Explore the beautiful snow capped mountain ranges in Kashmir while riding high in the air in a cozy cabin with this world-famous Gondola Cable Car Ride and be stunned by nature's glory.

This must not miss activity in Gulmarg suits all sorts of travelers from family vacationers, romantic couples to adventurer seekers. The ride happens in 3 phases, first two are through closed cabins while the last phase includes the chairlift.

-Location: Gulmarg to Kongdori to Apharwat Peak / Mary Shoulder
-Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

5. Savor the Local Cuisine of Kashmir: To please the traveler in you, Kashmir offers a promenade of traditional cuisines. The renowned delicacies not only leave you fascinated but can surely satisfy the foodie in you.

To have the best experience of local food, stroll around the small alleys and the local markets and taste the local dishes prepared by natives. Do not forget to taste the Kashmiri Kahwa, Paneer Chaman, Saag, and several other non-veg dishes like Rogan Josh, Modur Pulao, Matschgand, etc. Each dish offered is unique and can highlight your exquisite Kashmir journey.

6. Shopping: No trip can be complete without buying the traditional handicraft or specialty of that region. It is even said that one of the most enduring things to do in Kashmir is shopping.

Strolling through the local markets lets you discover splendid souvenirs that are offered here at small stalls to big stores. Be it antique items, astonishing copper wares, or fresh handcrafted products, Kashmir offers everything. World-famous shawls, carpets, and the best variety of fruits are a few items that must be picked before getting back to your home

-Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (for all markets and showrooms)

7. Paragliding: Amongst the most renowned adventurous activities to do in Kashmir, Paragliding is truly enthralling. Dropping yourself high from the mountains and gazing over Kashmir's beauty from atop is not only surreal but can make you experience something extraordinary.

Feel the rush in your adrenaline while rejoicing the majestic lush valleys beneath you with paragliding. And make sure to click pictures or ask for a recorded video to share your guts with your friends. You can club your paragliding experience with little treks in the surrounding area and make it more memorable.

-Location: Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah, Sanasar, Srinagar
-Timings: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8. Explore the Old Srinagar: Discover the true Kashmiri life, culture, and traditions of Kashmir with a walking tour of the Old Srinagar. Exploring some hidden gems, visiting some historic points of interest like Spice Market, Budshah Tomb, Hari Parbat Fort, etc., and tasting local dishes at street-side restaurants will definitely amaze you to the core.

With a tour to the Old City in Srinagar, you will cross winding alleys, get to meet locals, discover their culture and see the old houses and get the real taste of the Kashmiri lifestyle.

9. Pay a visit to Kheer Bhawani Temple: Are you wondering, what to do in Kashmir that brings utmost peace? Then visit Kheer Bhawani Temple in Tulla Mulla village near Srinagar. One of the most famous holy shrines of Hindus, this is visited by devotees to seek the blessings of the deity and experience immense bliss.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ragnya Devi and is named Kheer Bhawani as devotees serve Kheer to please and seek blessings of the Goddess.

-Location: Tulmulla - Dangerpora Link Rd, Tulmulla, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, India
-Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

10. Pony Ride Excursion: Riding a friendly pony is also one of the most engaging things to do in Kashmir. It lets you enjoy the ancient way of traveling and feel like locals. Endure the experience while crossing the beautiful valleys and collect several cherishable memories of crossing well-known to hidden treasures of the region.

Kashmir is blessed with various gorgeous destinations from Pahalgam, Gulmarg, to Patnitop, Sanasar, and Kishtwar that offer great opportunities to enjoy the experience of pony rides and have an everlasting journey.

-Location: Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg, Patnitop, Sanasar, Kud, Nubra, Zanskar, and Drass valley.
-Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

11. Stroll at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden: Do you want to dive into the aura of a variety of flowers spread across wide lands? Then head towards the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. Home to a variety of gorgeous flowers, it is the largest tulip garden of its kind in entire Asia. And visiting this place with your family or beloved makes your trip truly fascinating.

If you are planning a Kashmir trip between March & May, plan it during the Tulip Festival held annually in the garden and be amazed by the rainbow of colors that gets exuded with a variety of blooming flowers.

-Location: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Cheshma Shahi Road, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
-Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM

12. Play Golf: Offering invigorating surroundings and well-managed courses in Gulmarg and Srinagar, Kashmir is a great destination to enjoy the game of Golf. Playing golf amidst the surroundings of chinar and pine in Kashmir is not only exciting but offers pleasant reminiscences of playing at the world's highest green golf course as well.

Golfing in Kashmir is also preferred for the pleasant climate and comfortable temperatures as it enables the players to enjoy the game for longer hours.

-Location: Srinagar/Gulmarg/Pahalgam Golf Course, Jammu, and Kashmir
-Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

13. Bird Watching: One of the most soothing things to do in Kashmir is to watch beautiful birds flapping their wings or bobbing their heads. This region is a gorgeous haven for bird watchers as it is home to more than 550 native and 262 migratory birds.

Head to Hokersar for seeing several varieties of ducks like Tufted Duck, Garganey, Brahminy Duck Greylag Goose, and Northern Pintail, or plan a visit to Dachigam to get the views of monal pheasant, blood pheasant, crimson tragopan, golden eagle or koklass pheasant. Dal Lake is also great for watching a variety of migratory birds in the winter season.

-Location: Dal Lake/Hokersar/Dachigam National Park/Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve

14. Visit Shalimar Bagh: Be mesmerized by the Persian beauty of this architectural and ancient marvel, the Shalimar Bagh, which dates back to the 17th century. Either stroll along this gorgeous garden decorated with ornate terraces, fountains, flowers, or just sit back and relax and soak in the serene environment and surroundings.

The Chini Khanas are other highlights of the Shalimar Bagh that amuse the visitors with their undulating charm and a dazzling sight of oil-lit lamps. A beautifully designed canal that passes through the center of the garden also makes the visit more enticing.

-Location: Chinar chowk, Shalimar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121
-Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

15. Wildlife Tour: Spot the exotic animals of Kashmir in the region's famous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries with a wildlife tour and capture them in your camera to keep the memories intact. Dachigam National Park, Kishtwar High Altitude National Park, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, and Overa National Park are the most beautiful destinations for a wildlife tour in Kashmir.

With a wildlife tour or jeep safari, you get the chance to spot a variety of animals and birds like Kashmir stag, wild cats, leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, wild goats, etc. in their natural habitat.

16. Camping: With a diverse landscape stretching from the golden meadows of Sonamarg, the valley of Pahalgam to the Great Lakes amidst high Himalayan peaks, Kashmir offers ample opportunities for camping amidst nature. Spending the nights right under the sky in a temporary tent is truly extraordinary and a must for all experiential travelers. 

Camping not only offers a thrilling escape but is also a rejuvenating experience for relishing natural surroundings, birds chirping, star-lit sky, bonfire nights, and traditional recipes along with some necessary modern amenities. From Pahalgam, Aru, Gulmarg, Chandanwari, Sonamarg, Yusmarg, Sanasar, Baisaran, to Patnitop, camping destinations in Kashmir are plenty.

What are the best adventure activities to do in Kashmir?

1. River Rafting: Amongst the top adventure activities in Kashmir, it is preferred by all sorts of tourists. Home to manymajestic rivers like Lidder and Sindh, Kashmir offers Grade I to III and even IV rapids along the beautiful stretches of Pahalgam and Sonamarg. While Grades I to III are for beginners and amateurs, Grade IV is the choice of experts.

2. Paragliding: Gliding high above in the sky and relishing the marvelous views of the valleys and mountains of Kashmir just like a bird is simply extraordinary. Avail this thrilling activity through the adventure clubs at Jammu, Batote, Sanasar, Suru Valley, or the Zanskar and mark your trip with unforgettable memories.

3. Skiing: Sliding down snow-covered hills on skis lets the participant feel the rush in adrenaline. One of the most thrilling things to do in Kashmir, skiing is a preferred choice amongst all sorts of travelers for being full of fun and excitement. You can enjoy skiing in either Gulmarg, Pahalgam, or Sonamrg, but Gulmarg ski resort is considered to be the best choice. 

4. Mountain Biking: Pedaling through the majestic mountains and valleys of Kashmir on a modern bike is absolutely stimulating and promises the ultimate fun. Gulmarg Trail, Yousmarg Trail, Pahalgam Trail, Kishtwar Trail, and Sonamarg Trail are a few of the fascinating trails that offer the perfect settings for this adventure.

5. Horse Riding: Crossing thegorgeous and diverse landscape of the region makes the experience of riding a horse full of refreshing moments and spectacular sceneries. The popular areas in Kashmir for horse riding are Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

6. Trekking: Kashmir is a dream destination for all trekking and hiking lovers for its imposing mountains, beautiful trails, and unmatched scenery. It offers a number of easy to challenging treks, including Sheshnag Lake, Tarsar Marsar Lakes, Lidder valley Pahalgam, Gangabal Lake, Vishansar Krishansar Lakes, and many more.

7. Jeep Safari: Another interesting way to explore the exclusivities of Kashmir is to opt for a jeep safari. Jeep Safari enables all sorts of travelers to enjoy an adventurous expedition without much effort. It is preferred by families and even honeymooning couples.

8. Hot air Ballooning: Witnessing the beautiful scenery of Kashmir while floating in the air on a hot air balloon is indeed an unbeatable experience. The valleys of Suru and Zanskar are the best destinations to enjoy this amazing activity. It is also one of the most loved activities in Kashmir by honeymooners and couples.

What are the romantic things to do in Kashmir?

1. Stay in the Houseboat: Staying in a traditional houseboat floating on the pristine Dal Lake offers the best opportunity to kindle your love life and enjoy a romantic retreat. The ambiance, the aura, and the spectacular views of the surroundings make the stay truly extraordinary and one of the most romantic things to do in Kashmir.

2. Shikara Ride: Cruising over the Dal Lake on a beautiful Shikara while holding your love's hand certainly leaves love birds with more than romantic memories. The serene beauty of the surroundings and blossoming lotus and water-lily also create a romantic setting.

3. Enjoying Candle Light Dinner: Wondering what to do in Kashmir for a romantic evening? Having an open-air candlelight dinner with your beloved and feasting on delicious Kashmiri cuisine certainly makes the romantic trip everlasting.

4. Playing with Snow: Making a snowman or playing with snowballs amidst the carpets of white gold in Gulmarg or Sonmarg are the best romantic activities in Kashmir. Sliding on the slopes of snow and clicking pictures in romantic poses are loved by all couples.

5. Gondola Ride: Relishing the beauty of Kashmir with your better half on board the world's second-highest cable car is unquestionably poetic and romantic. 

What is the best time to visit Kashmir?

Summers (March to June) in Kashmir offer pleasant weather with bright blue skies, making it the best time to visit Kashmir. The climatic conditions are favorable during this period, and you can enjoy sightseeing and also indulge in outdoor activities. But if you are a snow fan, the winter months (November to February) offer the best opportunities to savor the taste of the best winter activities in Kashmir.

What is Kashmir famous for?

Renowned as the "Paradise on Earth," Kashmir is famous for its natural splendor, snow-capped mountains, exotic wildlife, marvelous monuments, local handicrafts, holy shrines, and rich heritage. Pristine lakes, houseboats, Gondola, snow activities, Kashmiri hospitality are other highlights of this scenic city.

How to reach Kashmir?

- By Air: Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar, located at approx. 14 km from the city center, serves flights to some of the major cities of India like Delhi, Leh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, and Jammu.

- By Train: The nearest railhead to Srinagar is Jammu Tawi Railway Station, located approx. 300 km away from Srinagar, which runs regular trains to Delhi and many other major cities.

- By Road: NH 1 and NH44 connect Kashmir to major cities of India while the Jawahar Tunnel connects Jammu to the valley of Kashmir. JKSRTC buses, private buses, and cabs are different means to reach the city by road.

Is it safe to visit Kashmir?

Kashmir is safe for tourists and sees a multitude of tourist activities happening every year. Even Kashmir people are very friendly and treat tourists with utmost respect and love. All the tourist places in Kashmir are safe to visit with no attack registered on any tourist.

How many days are enough for Kashmir?

To experience all major attractions of Kashmir like Srinagar, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, you need a minimum of 5 days. But if you are short of time you can plan a short trip including the places of your choice. Similarly, if you want to enjoy all the exclusivities of this nature's paradise you need at least a 15 days and 14 nights trip. 

Where to go skiing in Kashmir?

To enjoy one of the most exhilarating winter adventure activities in Kashmir, skiing, head to either Gulmarg, Pahalgam, or Sonamarg. However, Gulmarg offers the best slopes in the country for skiing and is recognized as one of the world's premier skiing resorts. In winters, its meadow gets converted into baby slopes that are ideal for beginners and amateurs. For experienced skiers, the higher mountains slopes serve the best opportunities. 

What are the best treks to do in Kashmir?

1. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: Situated in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, this trek includes a total of 74.4 km trekking in six days. Starting from Sonamarg, it ends at the Gangabal and Nundkol Lake at 13,500 ft.

2. Tarsar Marsar Trek: The trek is 47.6 km long and lets you touch the altitude of 13,201 ft. It is a moderate trek with longer trekking days and a few steep climbs and requires 6 days to complete.

3. Stok Kangri Trek: Starting from close to Leh, this trek leads you to an elevation of 20,182 feet. The climb is steep, involves some rock climbing, and is referred to as a moderate trek.

4. Naranag Gangabal Trek: An easy all-year-round trek, it passes through the well-established paths. It touches the altitude of 6,982 ft at Gangabal and Nundkol Lake, located at the foothills of the imposing Mount Harmukh.

5. Kolahoi Glacier Trek: One of the arduous treks in Kashmir, it should be attempted by only experienced trekkers with suitable physical fitness. The trek needs about 5 days and takes you up to an altitude of 12,000 ft above sea level. It crosses different rivers originating from the glacier and takes you through the valleys of the Himalayas up to the glacier.

Which are the best houseboats stays in Kashmir?

1. Butt’s Clermont Houseboat: Offering cozy suites, it offers a retreat by the western shores of Dal Lake overlooking Naseem Bagh. The captivating beauty of the lotus garden enhances the stay experience to another level.

2. Royal Group of Houseboats: If you are thinking of what to do in Kashmir for a memorable trip. Stay at any of these houseboats to enjoy a sojourn amidst the picturesque region of Mahadev Mountain Range and enjoy exceptional services and hospitality.

3. Royal Dandoo Palace Group of Houseboats: Amongst the most beautiful houseboats, here you will experience a stay in the wood-paneled houses that come decorated with traditional handicrafts and a cozy fireplace. The houseboat management also arranges for birdwatching tours and picnics.

4. Lighthouse Group of Houseboats: Thoughone of the mid-range houseboats,the services and hospitality on the offer are competent enough to make the trip a memorable one. The Kashmiri dishes served on the houseboat are true delights for the visitors.

5. Butterfly Houseboats: The top choice for all luxury lovers, this 5-star property offers an excellent stay along with a plethora of recreational facilities. Stay at this houseboat to enjoy a memorable holiday over Nigeen Lake. 

What are the best things to buy in Kashmir?

1. Carpets

2. Walnut Wood Items

3. Paper Mache Articrafts

4. Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls and Dress Material

5. Tea

6. Copperware

7. Saffron

8. Dried Fruits

9. Spices

10. Traditional Silver Jewelry

11. Carpets

12. Willow Bats

13. Kashmiri Lac Ornaments

14. Traditional Costumes

15. Kashmiri Apples, Apricots, Plums, and many other fruits

What are the best things to do in Kashmir in winter?

1. Skiing: One of the most adventurous things to do in Kashmir in winter, it lets you glide on the slopes of different levels amidst the white carpet of snow.

2. Sleigh Riding: Looking for what to do in Kashmir in winter? Indulge in sleighing with your partner or kids and enjoy the thrills of sliding down on the snowy slopes while riding on a sleigh.

3. Ice Skating & Ice Hockey: In winters, lakes in Kashmir become frozen, offering an ideal setting for ice skating or hockey. Try your hand at any of these exciting activities to do in Kashmir and endure something thrilling.

4. Attending Snow Festival: Held in Gulmarg in January, this 3-day festival offers a number of activities like snow cycling, biking, skiing, snowboarding, baseball, and ice-skating. However, snow cycling and biking are the major attractions of this annual festival.

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Reviewed: 08 Jun 2021
A truly heavenly experience with Thrillophilia in Kashmir, that I endured with my family on this trip to the paradise on earth. I went there with my family and I booked the package from Thrillophilia and they provided us with world-class services, facilities, and hospitality. From tasty breakfast a... Read More
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Reviewed: 01 Mar 2021
Just like every other travel enthusiast who keeps Kashmir on their bucket list I was no different. And, I am glad I made my Thrillophilia plan my entire Kashmir tour with much élan. The Shalimar Bagh captivated my senses and the spell-binding sunset views at the Pari Mahal, over the Dal Lake, transp... Read More
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Reviewed: 24 Feb 2021
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Reviewed: 12 Feb 2021
Whenever I think of Kashmir, the placid valleys, the snow and the stunning greenery blur past. We went to the iconic Gulmarg and Sonmarg and also took an unforgettable shikara ride in Dal Lake. I am still cherishing the memories of the trip I took in January this year with the images of ever-classic... Read More
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Reviewed: 08 Nov 2020
Born and brought up in the southern part of India, the name “Kashmir” was a land out of a fairytale. At the first opportunity of having a solo trip, I decided to visit this “ Land of Unimaginable Beauty”. Luckily I got to know about Thrillophilia, and sought their help. From booking hotels and plann... Read More

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