Kashmir in winters is the right time to visit for people who love to ski and snowboard. These activities are popular at Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Gulmarg when the places are completely white with snow.
2. A ride on the Shikara boat
Go back to the golden era and enjoy the chilly cool breeze from the mountains amidst the picturesque peaceful setting on the Shikara boat ride on the Dal Lake. Alternatively, you can also book for a night’s stay on the houseboat. While the houseboat is docked at the jetty tourists enjoy some precious intimate moments with close ones.
3. Gondola cable car rides
The ride is divided into three phases. It starts from Gulmarg and after crossing the Kongdoori and Apharwat Peak the ride ends at Mary Shoulder. The bird’s eye view of the entire valley will leave unforgettable impressions on your mind.
4. White water river rafting
The Lidder River in Pahalgam offers some breath-taking experiences to tourists for thrilling water rafting activities. The activity is also quite popular on the Sindh River too.
5. Ride the Pony
A characteristic mode of travel in the valley and something uncommon in a city life, the small trips over ponies help in connecting with nature with a native touch.
6. National Park visits
Kashmir has several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries with each having their distinct flora and fauna biodiversity. Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park, Dachigam National Park, Kazinag National Park and the Salim Ali National Park are the notable ones in the state.
The place offers abundant trekking and hiking opportunities to tourists. With some amazing rivers cutting across the hilly terrains covered with forests, nothing could be more refreshing and satisfactory than undertaking one of such numerous trekking options.
This is another top activity because it provides panoramic views of the majestic terrain below. Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Srinagar offer ample paragliding options to tourists.
9. Local Cuisine
Enjoy the local Kashmiri authentic cuisine. Enjoy dishes like Kebab, Roganjosh, Gushtab, Daniwal Korma, Rista, Aab Ghosh etc… or Tradional Bread like Girda, Czochewor, Lavasa, Shirmaal, Kulcha, Bakirkhani… or Zaffrani Harissa in winters and Masala Czot in summers.