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Top 3 places to visit in Kashmir

Kashmir " A heaven on earth", is a beautiful valley enclosed by tall snow-clad mountains and flowers everywhere as the cherry on top of the cake. There are many tracking trails and breathtaking lakes that create a magnificent landscape. It is also known as the "Switzerland of India". Any travel lover can’t miss going to beautiful places where nature's beauty is at its best. It is one of the best destinations for solo trips, family vacations, trekking, and honeymoon packages.

top 3 places to visit in Kashmir

Here are the top 3 places you must visit in Kashmir among the many.

1. Gulmarg

Gulmarg, the king of hearts when it comes to hill stations among the many others, is a heavenly-looking place packed with magnificent sites and a wonderful location. Sited in the Pir Panjal Range in a  valley with a slight shape of a cup, a blessing to the eyes with its sheets of vibrant flowers against snow-capped mountains as a heart-melting background. Vast options of skiing in the snow while enjoying the views around are available as well, in addition to this there is the famous "Gandola" ride which lets you go up to the mountains (phase - 2) through which you can experience an amazing sight of the whole of the Gulmarg. There are many more activities like horse riding in-plane green grasses in summers, snowboarding in winter, mountain-bike riding, etc. These are the reasons that make Gulmarg an important place to visit if you are in Kashmir.

2. Sonamarg

Sonamarg " The Golden Medows" is an amazing site of endless stunning flowers, mind soothing aura, and jaw-dropping views, and there are many trekking routes as main tourist attractions. The summer season (May to July) is the best time to go to Sonamarg with blooming diverse flowers that look fresh and have a heavenly odor. The fragrance of sycamore and alpine flowers, silver birch, fir, and pine-like this thickly forested Sonamarg is filled with this type of tree. The Sindh River that dances through the valley blessing with the reflections of sunlight and a cold soothing feeling to touch is also a must-go place.

3. Dal Lake

Dal Lake , the Internationally famous beautiful, and important lake among all lakes in Kashmir. Dal Lake is packed with its famous floating market and lovely cold breezes kissing your face, especially in the morning time. Dal Lake is enclosed by eye-popping Mughal gardens and the slaying Pir Panjal Mountains; maintaining its popularity and the pride of Kashmir Tourism. You don't want to miss houseboat riding and shikara riding in the beautiful lake with a heartwarming sunset showing colors, yellow to orange and then red. The houseboat is a magnificent part of the lake offering a romantic and relaxing ride and a peaceful stay for the tourist! 

There are many more places to visit in Kashmir but if you are planning a short trip or a vacation for a few days, these are the top 3 places to visit in Kashmir. Found out which are some of the best destinations from all around the world on Travel Story Post.