Kashmir makes you fall in love with it instantly. Its scenic beauty gives a sense of timelessness. Mountaintops dressed in snow throughout the year, lakes as transparent as the sky, meadows dotted with lovely little cottages, apple orchards with pine and deodar trees dotting the landscape, how can anybody remain immune to its charm? That is also one of the reasons why it attracts honeymooners in such large numbers.
Just imagine enjoying a ride on a shikara on the Dal Lake or taking a stroll in one of the magnificent Mughal gardens, its bliss magnified. The charm of spending a honeymoon in Kashmir is not limited to romance too. There are several options that for getting a dash of adventure, from the famous Gondola cable car ride to paragliding. What is certain is that a honeymoon in Kashmir brings all your fantasies to life. In this blog by YOHO Travels, we tell you the top 10 places in Kashmir that brings all your honeymoon fantasies to life during your next Kashmir trip.
Srinagar, the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir stretched along the banks of Jhelum River, offers a little bit of everything to make your honeymoon memorable. Of course, being in Srinagar, you should enjoy a shikara ride on the Dal Lake and the Nigeen Lake (smaller than Dal, but very beautiful). Make sure to visit Gulshan Books and Coffee shop which is India’s only bookshop cum library located on a lake.
To make matters even more romantic, enjoy a stroll at one of the four Mughal Gardens, particularly during autumn when the gardens are dressed with chinar trees. For a spiritual experience, go to the Shankaracharya Temple which is believed to have been visited by Adi Shankaracharya and offers panoramic views of the city.
Patnitop, located in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, lies in close proximity to the River Chenab. A very famous hilltop tourist destination, Patnitop offers amazing sightseeing options in the company of solitude. For catching some breathtaking views, visit Nathatop. From here, you can enjoy captivating views of the majestic Shivalik ranges and various snowcapped peaks.
This place is great for enjoying adventure activities like paragliding and trekking. At Sanasar Lake, located close to Patnitop, you can hang out with your lover, enjoy the marvelous sights or try activities like hot air ballooning and rock climbing. A peaceful getaway awaits you at Shiva Garh, a place where the all-encompassing silence is broken by the tinkling of bells worn by cattle.
You should absolutely visit Gulmarg during your visit with Delhi to Kashmir tour packages. Known as “Meadow of Flowers”, its mountain slopes are famous both during winters and summers. During summers, they are lush and green. Come winters, and they are highly sought after for skiing. Gulmarg is also one of the most famous skiing destinations in India. A ride filled with adventure and sightseeing awaits you and your partner at the Gondola cable car ride, the highest and longest in India.
Comprising of two phases, the highlight of the ride is when the cable car takes you to Apharwat Peak. Situated at its peak is the Alpather Lake whose surreal beauty never stops fascinating tourists. However, what is romance without some strawberries? Get a taste of those at the famous strawberry fields where you can enjoy them while they are freshly plucked.
Yousmarg, a hill station in western Kashmir lies in the Budgam district of Kashmir. The landscape here is characterized by lush pastures which stretch on for miles before losing themselves in the dense pine trees. Overlooked by snowcapped peaks, it bears close resemblance to the European countryside with its lakes, huts and streams. Doodh Ganga is one of the attractions, so called because the stream creates milky white foam as it traverses through the rocks.
You can enjoy a little picnic on your honeymoon at the Sang-e-Safed (White Rocks) Valley. If you and your spouse are up for a spiritual experience, you should visit the Charar-e-Sharif, one of the most ancient shrines in Kashmir. About 600 years old, it pays homage to Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani, a highly revered Sufi saint.
Anantnag, besides being called the rice bowl of the Valley, contains all that is beautiful in Kashmir. Its natural beauty has never failed to captivate visitors, and won’t fail to do so during your honeymoon. It is home to places of unbelievable beauty like Achabal. Once the pleasure retreat of Empress Noor Jahan, it is home to an ancient spring flowing in a terraced garden developed by Mughals.
There is also a mosque constructed by Dara Shikoh, the Mughal prince. If you have dreamt of spending your honeymoon wandering among pine trees and sitting leisurely by streams filled with trout, then Daksum is where you should be headed. One beautiful sight succeeds another in Anantnag, with Verinag spring being an example. The cerulean waters of the spring are a pleasing sight to the tourists.
If your honeymoon plans involve some adventure, then Sonmarg is where you should be with Kashmir travel packages. Trekking can be enjoyed along the shores of Vishansar Lake, which extends to almost 1km and is revered highly by Kashmiri pundits. If you visit Sonmarg in winter though, you can enjoy ice scooting and a pony ride at the Thajiwas Glacier. Fishing can be enjoyed at the Krishnasar Lake which is filled with trout fishes. Baltal Valley is also a major draw in Sonmarg. Located at the base of Zoji La Pass, it’s where you can enjoy trekking.
Pulwama, located in the central part of Kashmir, is famous for producing the highest quality of saffron in the world. With its streams, waterfalls and rows of saffron fields stretch for miles, Pulwama always looks like it’s lost in some romantic thought. If you love being in the company of nature, then Pulwama is the best place to be with Kashmir vacation packages. You should visit it to simply relax and lose yourself in the dreamy ambience. Spend some time by the Aharbal Waterfall or by the lakes of Tarsar and Marsar.
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