Most of the things you have to do in the Himalayans are in Kashmir, and you have to share with you a host of experiences. Some of the locations and the land make this destination exclusive, so go on and enjoy them all:
1. Shikara Ride
Taking a trip across the lake, you’ll admire the beauty of the remote sides of the mountains. Apart from the turmoil of city life polluted, a Shikara ride ranks at the top of Kashmir’s list of the best thing to do. No vehicle smoke or sound, no furious crowd in the high pitch, nothing. The only noise that breaks the surface of the water and the touch of cold water is the soft sound of the oar of the boatman as you trail your hand on the lake.
2. Houseboat Stay
And it’s not just the shikhara rides at Dal Lake, it’s one of Srinagar’s best offbeat. One of the great things to do in Kashmir is also the night at a houseboat docked at the Dal Lake Jetty. Whether you are honeymooners, families, or solo travelers, you simply cannot miss a night’s stay at a houseboat in Srinagar. The houseboats are provided with wireless internet access and airport transfers. The food facilities offered by them can also be used. The Jammu & Kashmir great lakes houseboat resort is the best experience if you’re here with your family, friends, or partners.
3. Gondola Cable Car Ride
The Cable Car from Gondola is one of the exciting and fun things people of all ages can do in Kashmir. To enjoy the best views of the snow-covered mountains, tourists prefer to take their cable car. One of the best things to do in May is to take a Gondola ride in Kashmir because the summer is coming to a close this month and the view is very great.
4. Kashmiri Cuisine
Like everywhere else, trying local cuisine in Kashmir is one of the most important things to do. The Kashmiri Kahwa (tea) and the Mutton Lamb Rogan Josh were all heard from us. But the kitchen has a lot more delicious food. These include Nadroo Yakhni (Kashmiri-like curative with lotus stems), Paneer Chaman and Gushtaba; (fried paneer with tomato sauce and flavored with fennel powder and spices), Dum Aloo and Matschgand; (minced mutton cooked in flavorful yogurt gravy and spices).
Shopping is one of Kashmir’s most popular activities. And no, I’m not just saying antiquities and other remembrances. Here, you can buy exhibited hand-woven Namda hand-woven, local garments, named Ferns and expensive Doda-Sapphire to the Kashmiri handlooms and the Pashmina shawl, copperware such as samovars. On the shikaras in Dal Lake are also sold flowers, fruit and vegetables. The reason for your excitement here will be more than what you’re buying.
Cashmere is packed with experiences and a lot is to be seen and done. And if you’re interested in doing something else than regular sightseeing tours, there are some offbeat things to do in this sky on earth:
6. River Rafting
White river rafting is one of Kashmir’s most adrenaline rafting activities. The speeds here are simple or moderate, which means rafting is not very complicated in Kashmir. You can also raft in the vicinity of Sonamarg. But in Pahalgam, white water rafting is much better known. Team co-ordination in river rafting is important and the safety instructions of the instructors must also be followed.
There is also an option for paragliding for all these adrenaline junkies. The beautiful majestic valley below is an amazing view. With its unique view of green valleys, paragliding is one of Kashmir’s most exciting things. Options for paragliding in Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah, Sanasar and Harwan are available (Srinagar). Paragliding is easily reached in Harwan, as it is on the Grand Mughal Gardens Tour route.
Trekking has become one of the best things to do here with mountains that cover the countryside of Jammu and Kashmir. Although trekking is much better known in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the valleys of Kashmir, there are short walks and excursions. Many alpine lakes in Kashmir are high above the sea, for example, Vishansar Lake, Tarsar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Alpather Lake, and Satsar Lake.