Kashmir is rightly called 'Heaven On Earth' for its beautiful landscapes, serenity and picturesque views. All year round, the state receives tourists from all over the world. May it be the summers, or the winters, every season has something in store for the visitors because Kashmir has so much to offer. If you are planning to visit the beautiful spot this spring season, we have curated a list of the best things to do and the best experiences to witness when in Kashmir.
7 Best Things To Do In Spring In Kashmir
1. Enjoy A Shikara Ride In Srinagar
One of the most popular tourist activities in Srinagar is a shikara ride. Srinagar is blessed with spectacular lakes like the Dal Lake and the Nageen Lake. A beautiful shikara ride amidst floating lotuses which would have bloomed in the spring would be dreamy and beautiful.
2. Enjoy Golf In Gulmarg
The Gulmarg Golf Club is the highest golf course in the world. While the winter months are favourable for skiing, the spring and summer is the most desirable season to try your hand at golf. It's one of the fun-filled activities to participate in, when in Kashmir.
3. Explore The Gardens
Kashmir is undoubtedly blessed with picturesque beauty, especially the vibrant flora in the magnificent gardens of Kashmir. Visiting the Mughal gardens with exceptional architecture from the Mughal era should definitely be on your list, especially during the spring when the gardens are full of tulips and other blooms.
4. Take A Gondola Ride In Gulmarg
Gulmarg is at a high altitude from the sea level and witnesses vast stretches of snow-clad slopes. The gondola ride reaches the peak of Apharwat which is at 3980 metres above the sea level. The gondola ride covers a distance of 5 kilometres and when viewed from the car, the mesmerising scenes below will be instilled in your memory.
5. Visit The Valleys
The famous valleys of Kashmir, Aru Valley, Betaab Valley and Valley are vibrant and sunny during the spring months. Lush greenery with varied types of flora makes the valleys a beautiful sight. You can even indulge in hiking and trekking expeditions.
6. Stay In A Houseboat
Staying in a houseboat over the calming waves is an experience on its own. During the spring season, the weather is pleasant and not too chilly, making the houseboat stay desirable. During the winter months, the houseboats may be very cold and chilly.
7. Indulge In The Local Cuisine
Kashmiri cuisine is famous for its rich flavour. Not just in the spring, the local cuisine and Kashmiri dishes can be enjoyed all-year round. Satiate your taste buds with Rogan Josh, Dum Aloo, Aab Gosh, Goshtaba, Kahwah (a refreshing Kashmiri tea), and Wazwan.
We hope you have a blissful vacation and enjoy the spring season of Kashmir.