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1. Dal Lake

Dal Lake
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The famous Dal Lake is the second-largest lake in Jammu & Kashmir. The mirror-like lake reflects the peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains while the colourful shikaras (gondolas) float around. The houseboats and shikaras are its main attractions.

2. Pampore (Saffron Town)

Pampore (Saffron Town)
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Highlights: Saffron Harvesting, Awantipora Ruins, Pampore (Read More) Shopping, Jamia Masjid Pampore, Pampore Gardens, Saffron Festival

Pampore is a town located in the Pulwama district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Renowned for its saffron fields, Pampore is often referred to as the "Saffron Town" and is a significant producer of high-quality saffron, a spice derived from the Crocus sativus flower. The town is also known for its picturesque landscapes, traditional handicrafts, and as a gateway to the beautiful Kashmir Valley.

3. Doodhpathri


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Doodhpathri is a lesser-known hill station in the Budgam district of Srinagar. It is placed conveniently at a distance of 43 kilometers from the Srinagar city center, making it accessible. It has green meadows and pastures as well as creeks and waterfalls across a huge area. So it is a natural retreat for tourists quickly gaining popularity.

4. Gulmarg Gondola

Gulmarg Gondola
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Gulmarg Gondola is the second longest and second highest cable car in the world and the prime attraction Gulmarg is known for. Divided into two phases, it ferries almost 600 people per hour to and from the Apharwat Mountain, which is where most of the winter sports happen in Gulmarg.

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5. Drung Waterfall

Drung Waterfall

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The Drung Waterfall is an extremely popular tourist attraction located in the Tangmarg tehsil of Gulmarg, Baramulla. A cascading waterfall set amidst majestic mountains, it freezes completely during winter due to the extremely low temperature. This frozen waterfall is a must-visit in the area.

6. Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden

Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
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Shalimar Bagh is a beautifully laid out Mughal garden, the largest of the three Mughal gardens in Srinagar (the other two being Nishat Bagh and Chashme Shahi). This pristine attraction was built in the year 1619 by the Mughal emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan and lies overlooking the scintillating waters of the Dal Lake. It is now a public park and is known as the "crown of Srinagar".

7. Aru Valley

Aru Valley
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Aru Valley, situated in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir is a serene and enchanting tourist attraction located 12 km from Pahalgam. This tranquil hill station is nestled amidst green grasslands with a stunning view of the majestic Himalayan ranges. The valley serves as a base camp for numerous treks. It also provides opportunities for skiing, heli-skiing, horse riding, wildlife and bird watching.

8. Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple
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The Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar, located on top of the Shankaracharya Hill, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest shrines in Kashmir. Situated at a height of about 1100 feet on the south-east of the city, this sacred temple offers splendid views of the valley and the snow clad mountains of the Pir Panjal range.

9. Nigeen Lake

Nigeen Lake
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Nigeen Lake is renowned for its pristine waters and stunning ambience. It is located next to Dal Lake but is much smaller in size. It is one of the best places in the city to catch the sunrise and sunset thanks to the beautiful landscape and willow and poplar trees surrounding it.

10. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
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Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the largest tulip garden in Asia which is set in the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range in Srinagar. Formerly known as Model Floriculture Center, it overlooks the mesmerising Dal Lake. The Tulip Festival held here is the highlight which attracts tourists from the world over.

11. Apharwat Peak

Apharwat Peak

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Situated at a height of 4200 metres above the mean sea level, Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg is one of the most breathtaking places. Remotely positioned near LOC with Pakistan, the region receives heavy rainfall and is covered in snow for most of the year. Apharwat Peak is where winter sports in Gulmarg takes place.

12. Betaab Valley

Betaab Valley
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Betaab Valley is a breathtaking combination of picturesque surroundings encircled by tall deodar trees and pine forests, with the Lidder River flowing right through it. It got its name from the Bollywood movie Betaab starring Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh shot here. The valley is located at a distance of 15 kilometres from Pahalgam in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

13. Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh
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The Nishat Bagh is a 12 terraced garden located near Srinagar's famous Dal Lake. It is the second-largest Mughal garden in Kashmir after Shalimar Bagh. Popularly known as "Garden of Bliss", it has a splendid Mughal central water channel with several fountains, which is surrounded by tall Chinar trees.

14. Yusmarg

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Yusmarg, nestled in the Pir Panjal range, is a pristine meadow in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Surrounded by dense forests and snow-capped mountains, Yusmarg offers a tranquil escape with its breathtaking natural beauty. This lesser-known gem is perfect for nature lovers and those seeking serenity away from the bustling tourist spots in the region.

15. Amarnath

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The Amarnath yatra attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August. The beginning of the Amarnath Yatra starts with 'Pratham Pujan' to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva. These are the two places from where you start the Amarnath Yatra - Baltal or Pahalgam.

16. Khilanmarg

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Khilanmarg is miniature valley set at a 6 km walk and 2000 feet above one of the most sought after tourist destinations in J&K - Gulmarg. One of the most delightful place to be in, Khilanmarg is surrounded by panoramic glimpses of some of the tallest Himalayan peaks. This place is the perfect incorporation of natural beauty couple with adventure sports, making it a favored destination for thousands of visitors.

17. Gurez Valley

Gurez Valley

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The Gurez Valley is a scenic natural landscape in Jammu & Kashmir towards the north of Srinagar. It is a rich landscape full of green meadows, snow-adorned hills, and flowing water from the river. When considering a nature retreat in Kashmir, people often think about the Gurez Valley. It is one of the most frequented natural tourist destinations.

18. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
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The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is an eight-day trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Kashmir Valley. The trek starts from Sonamarg, which is situated at an altitude of 7,800 feet. From there, you will trek through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and high-altitude lakes.

19. Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top

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A mountain pass in the Pir Panjal Mountain Ranges, Sithan Top is found along the National Highway of Kokernag-Sinthan Top-Kishtwar Road. This pathway connects Jammu and Kashmir. The snow-laden hilltop is lately emerging as a new tourist destination owing to the beautiful views and the idyllic setting. It is also popular for mountaineering, trekking and skiing.

20. Pari Mahal

Pari Mahal
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The House of Fairies or Pari Mahal is a historic monument placed above the beautiful Chashma Shahi Gardens near Srinagar. A well-laid spacious garden surrounds this structure, which was once a Buddhist monastery and later served as a school of astrology promoted by the eldest son of Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh.

21. Thajiwas Glacier

Thajiwas Glacier
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Thajiwas Glacier which lies at a distance of 3 km from Sonamarg in Kashmir is an exquisite beauty situated 3000 m above sea level covered in snow all through the year. The glacier is a perfect spot for trekking as well as camping. One gets to experience the beauty of the glacier by trekking all the way there from Sonamarg.

22. Mughal Gardens, Srinagar

Mughal Gardens, Srinagar
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Built in the Mughal era, donning its majestic architecture, are the Mughal gardens. The garden is a combination of the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens & Chashm-e-Shahi. The most prominent feature of the gardens its long stretches of cascading fountains makes this a must see for every traveler.

23. Martand Sun Temple

Martand Sun Temple
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Being a Kashmiri Hindu temple, the Martand Sun Temple was dedicated to Surya and was constructed between the 7th - 8th century. (br)Martand is another name in Sanskrit for the Hindu Sun-god. The temple is located five miles from Anantnag . This square lime stone temple was built at the top of a plateau near to a small town , Anantnag by a king called Lalitaditya of Surya dynasty.

24. Hazratbal Shrine

Hazratbal Shrine
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The Hazratbal Shrine is the holiest Muslim shrine and mosque in Kashmir. It houses a relic known as Moi-e-Muqqadas which is believed to be a sacred hair of Prophet Muhammad's beard. Situated on the banks of Dal Lake facing the Nishat Bagh, it affords a picturesque view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

25. Chandanwari


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Chandanwari (or Chandanwadi) is a picturesque valley situated on the outskirts of Pahalgam in Jammu & Kashmir. It is set around 16 km from Pahalgam, at an elevation of 2895 m. Remarkably, Chandanwari is regarded as a tourist destination with religious significance as it is the Gateway to the holy Amarnath Yatra.

26. Baisaran


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Nestled just 5 km away from Pahalgam, Baisaran Valley is a leading sightseeing destination in the Anantnag district of Kashmir. It is popularly referred to as the mini-Switzerland due to its magnificent beauty. Baisaran is a hilltop meadow speckled with dense pine forests and enveloped by snow-clad mountains.

27. Chashme Shahi

Chashme Shahi
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Chashme Shahi is one of the three Mughal gardens in Srinagar, located in the Zabarwan range overlooking the Dal Lake. Also known as Chashma-i-Shahi, it was built 1632 AD by Ali Marda Khan on the orders of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his eldest son Dara Shikoh. Chashme Shahi Garden is famous for its natural spring known as Rupa Bhawani. It remains open for tourists from March to November.

28. Outer Circle Walk Gulmarg

Outer Circle Walk Gulmarg

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The Outer Circle Walk in Gulmarg, Kashmir is a popular trekking trail that offers a captivating experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This 11 km trail takes visitors on a journey around the picturesque Kashmir Valley and Gulmarg, passing through tall pines, lush meadows, and breathtaking landscapes.

29. Glass Igloo Cafe

Glass Igloo Cafe

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Situated in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir, the Glass Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg is India's First Glass Igloo Restaurant. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and meadows of flowers, the cafe has become a unique tourist destination. Although the cafe appears to be ordinary mirror glass, it is built with top-quality fabricated glass imported from Austria and can accomodate upto 8 people. 

30. Nichinai Pass

Nichinai Pass

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Standing about 4,139 meters above sea level, Nichinai Pass is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Sonamarg. The place is approximately 13 km away from Sonamarg and is a well-known pathway for trekkers. The route to Nichinai Pass heads towards Krishnasar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, and Vishansar Lake. What pulls the visitors’ attention is a frozen glacier nearby.

31. Trekking in Kashmir

Trekking in Kashmir
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Sonamarg, nestled in the pristine landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir, offers a captivating backdrop for trekking enthusiasts seeking the thrill of high-altitude adventure. With plenty of trekking trails traced on the map of this town, Sonamarg is a delight for trekkers. With its snow-laden fields, majestic glaciers, and serene lakes, Sonamarg serves as a gateway to some of the most breathtaking trekking routes in the Himalayas.

32. Tarsar Marsar Trek

Tarsar Marsar Trek
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The Tarsar Marsar Trek is a mesmerizing trekking experience nestled in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, offering stunning landscapes and pristine alpine lakes. The trek takes you through lush meadows, dense pine forests, and high mountain passes, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure. Tarsar and Marsar are two enchanting alpine lakes that add a touch of magic to this trek, making it a must-visit for those seeking a tranquil yet exhilarating journey in the Himalayas.

33. Kishtwar National Park

Kishtwar National Park
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Kishtwar is on a plateau above chenab river and below the nagin sheer glacier, the area has saffron growth in a limited time and its harvesting is accompanied by ceremonies and festivals, this is typically during summer. Spread over an area of 400 the park contains 15 mammal species including the musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bear. Even though Kishtwar is not the only high altitude wildlife sanctuary, it is made special because of its large variety of flora and fauna.

34. Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Bodpathri Lakes Trek

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Highlights: Day 1: Srinagar to Doodhpathri by Road, Day 2 (Read More): Doodhpathri to Ashtaar Valley by Trek, Day 3: Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek, Day 4: Gurwansar to Duriem, Day 5: Duriem to Gadtar via Bodsar Lake, Trastar Lake, Navkansar I, II & Damasar Lake, Day 6: Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road

The Bodpathri Lakes Trek is a less-explored gem in Kashmir, offering a unique experience away from the more popular trekking routes. With an altitude of 13,100 ft and a total distance of 50 km, this trek promises untouched beauty and serene landscapes. Starting from Doodhpathri, the trail passes through pine-covered hills, alpine lakes, and meadows with breathtaking views of Pir Panjal and surrounding peaks. The trek is known for its diverse flora and fauna, including the chance to spot Golden Oriole birds.

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