Truly a heaven on Earth, the land of Kashmir is worth exploring when its valleys are covered with fragrant blossoms during spring. It is an equally breathtaking destination to step in when it is sleeping beneath inches deep of pristine snow. Home to the Kashmiri Muslims, Pundits & Gujjars, Kashmir is an eclectic riot of rich cuisine, culture, and beauty. Seated at the northernmost juncture of India, it is surrounded by lofty mountains and the lesser valleys that are dotted by lakes where the shikaras, the famous houseboats of Kashmir, float by.
Every year, tourists embark on a journey by millions to pay their homage to the shrine of Vaishno Devi, where three avatars of the Goddess reside inside the cave situated amidst the Trikuta Mountains. A tour of the famous Dal Lake as you ride inside the cozy houseboats is a must try too. And trying out the Kashmiri cuisine prepared with warm spices, especially the gravy based meat dishes is a must on the to-do list. The 10,000 ft high cable rides at Gulmarg will offer you panoramic views of the Kashmiri valleys.
The Perfect Time to Step In
You can visit Kashmir any time of the year since it experiences a pleasant weather during summers owing to its close proximity to the Himalayas. The region around Srinagar experiences a temperate type of climate which is ideal for the tourists to move out and explore the destination with ease.