Nestled in the midst of the majestic Kashmir Himalayas lies a beautiful valley in the northernmost part of India dressed almost like the crown of the nation with some rare and splendid gems from nature’s storehouse. If you want to explore the heavenly and inspiring side of Mother Nature, you must visit this wonderful blessed land on Earth which, despite all the bloodshed, all the brutal and bloody terrorist schemes and activities, still looks so unspoiled, so blessed. Once you see the glistening sun-kissed snow-capped peaks with the soft sunlight of mesmerizing misty morning hours sweeping across the hillside, forests, valleys and waters, you will indeed say to yourself: ” Where else could heaven on earth be but here!’
Kashmir is a hill station in North India as mentioned above and thus experiences snowfall in winters. The winter beauty of Kashmir is a ‘white’ beauty when the whole environment is covered in snow. If you think you can handle the bitter cold, sub-zero temperatures and icy breeze and want to enjoy the enchanting ‘white’ beauty of Kashmir, then December is the best time to visit Kashmir.
But enjoying the true ‘delights’ of this beautiful valley; i.e. the tulip fields of Srinagar which present a riot of colours, the Shikara ride on the vibrant Dal Lake which is often considered to be the heart of Kashmir, and then visit other attractive Srinagar tourist destinations like Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, all rich in vibrant and colorful flower arrangements. , then buying the typical Jammu and Kashmir handlooms, textiles and handicrafts for your dear family members could be much better in the summer months because in the winters everything is covered with snow and the flowers don’t bloom and also because of the fall of heavy snow, very few stores open.
If you want to visit Kashmir in the summers, the best time is in the months of May and June. And when you visit Kashmir, never miss an opportunity to book a 1 or 2 day houseboat stay. Staying on a houseboat will give you a royal feel because houseboats are palatial, come with ornate carvings and interior decorations. Standing on the railed terrace of the houseboat, you can gaze at the placid and calm waters of Dal Lake and calm the hidden worries and stresses of your mind.
Kashmir is a very comprehensive travel destination in itself because apart from Srinagar tourist attractions, it has Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg, Verinag and many more all packed with stunning scenic views and tourist spots. If you are planning a worthwhile vacation then Kashmir is truly a destination that will leave an indelible impression on your mind.