Kashmir Excursions offer ample opportunities for exploring its numerous tourist places cocooned amidst scenic valleys within the Himalayan ranges. Excursions to Kashmir’s nearby towns offer some of the most unforgettable breathtaking sights to witness as you traverse through the mountains and meadows.
An Excursion to Kashmir Valleys, also referred to as the Valley of Lakes’, enables you to tour the entire region and thus enjoy its nearby tourist and heritage attractions that form a vital part of the Tourism of Kashmir and hence the unique reason for its fame as well.
As you travel through the majestic Himalayan trails during your Kashmir excursion trips, you will come across scenic snow-clad peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, crystal clear streams and rivers and including the spectacular world famous Lakes of Kashmir known for attracting thousands of tourists to its abode throughout the year.
An excursion trip to Kashmir and its nearby destinations can be enjoyed via long nature walks or even by driving across the winding roads that takes you through some of the most breathtaking views of the valleys of Kashmir. Adorned with pristine beauty, Kashmir offers a gamut of spectacular tourist destinations to keep you well occupied throughout your stay in this region.
Kashmir excursions are therefore a recommended activity and must be included in all travel itineraries of tour package deals to Kashmir. The paradise-personified region of Kashmir offers ample things to do and get involved in throughout your duration of stay and hence promises the most exciting trip of your life.
Exploring and enjoying the scenic expanses of lush green landscapes and the picture-perfect nearby tourist destinations around Kashmir is one thing that every tourist must do when planning a trip to Kashmir.
Excursions from Kashmir
Srinagar is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kashmir apart from being the capital of Jammu & Kashmir as well as the summer capital of the state situated in the heart of Kashmir valley, and about 11.11 kms from the Vale of Kashmir. It is perched at an altitude of 1,730 meters above sea level and is sandwiched between the River Jhelum. Two of the most breathtaking Lakes of Kashmir, the Dal Lake and the Nagin Lake are situated in Srinagar and enhances the city’s scenic setting. Srinagar is also famous for ancient temples and historical Mughal Gardens that add to the charm of this region.
Sonmarg or Sonamarg is popularly referred to as the ‘Golden Meadows’ situated about 52.69 kms from the Vale of Kashmir. It offers scenic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges and a spectacular view of the Sindh River dotted with excellent picnic spots. This town is perched at a height of 2,730 meters above sea level and is known for its picturesque delights. Sonmarg is ideal for honeymoon vacations and offers pony rides to the stunning Thajiwas Glacier. Known as a trekker’s haven, Sonmarg is a major trekking site ideal for adventure enthusiasts.
Pahalgam is aptly named as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’ situated about 55.72 kms from the Vale of Kashmir and dressed with stunning lush meadows and gentle slopes that meanders across this town. Pahalgam is perched at a height of 2,130 meters above sea level and is considered as one of the most scenic places in Kashmir. It is ideally placed at the confluence the Lidder River and Sheshnag Lake that offer breathtaking views of the adjacent landscapes and valleys set against the calm water bodies. The gentle rolling meadows of Baisaran are lined with thick forests set against the Himalayan mountains while Hajan offers scenic picnic spots that are picture-perfect postcard settings around the splendid valleys of Kashmir.
Gulmarg literally translate to the ‘Valley of Flowers’ as it is rightly named and therefore is popular amongst honeymoon couples and newly-weds on their honeymoon trip to Kashmir. Situated about 36 kms from the Vale of Kashmir, Gulmarg exudes an almost aromatic atmosphere where couples can spend one of the most memorable and romantic time together. This town holds some of the most picturesque villages and intense emerald-green valleys, thus boasting of the greenest and highest high-altitude golf course in the world perched at a height of 2,650 meters above sea level as well as a premier ski resort destination of India.
Patnitop is an extremely scenic town perched at an altitude of 2,024 meters above sea level and placed atop a beautiful plateau, about 112 kms from Jammu, just across the Jammu – Srinagar Highway. This town offers an extravagant view of thick Deodhar or Cedar forests and lush meadows studded with scenic picnic spots, serene walkways and breathtaking views of the Chenab River. Winter season witnesses a cover of thick snow that transforms Patnitop into a winter resort offering ample opportunities for paragliding, skiing, snow games, golf, long nature walks, and lovely picnic spots.
Sanasar is situated along the National Highway 1A which is about 17 kms from Patnitop in Kashmir and perched at an altitude of 2,050 mts above sea level. This town nestles on a cup-shaped meadow and was derived its name from several small local lakes. This scenic town is surrounded by tall conifers and gentle green meadow that has been converted into a golf course and hence is the hub for adventure sports and outdoor activities with ample opportunities for Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Camping, Trekking, Paragliding, and nature walks.
Drass is located in the district of Kargil about 60 kms from Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir. It is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Ladakh’ and is one of those regions in J&K that you would probably like to visit during the summers only. Known as the second most coldest and well inhabited regions in the world, Drass offers some of the most excellent and popular trekking expeditions in India, a must-visit for all adventure seekers.
Kargil is placed at the heart of the great Himalayan region perched at a height of 2,704 meters above sea level and about 205 kms from Srinagar, Kashmir. Despite the fact that it was almost taken over by its neighbouring country, it serves as a perfect destination for adventure and outdoor activities especially trekking as well as offers one of the finest and excellent sights of architectural excellence situated at close proximity to this region in Kashmir.