The melting snow of the mountains fills the rivers, brooks, and streams meandering the valley, with hints of the past winter seen on the highest crags of the mountains, is what makes Kashmir even more inviting. You can spend your summer holidays in the verdant landscape of the Earth’s Paradise that offers treks in the mighty Himalayas, floating gardens on the Dal lake, water sports, golf, trout fishing, and bird watching.
The legendary beauty of Kashmir makes it the world’s premier hill resort. A jewel on the tourism map of India, Kashmir and its top tourist locales – Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, and Srinagar welcomes thousands of travellers from around the globe during the summer vacations.
Gulmarg was discovered in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sights of verdant slopes decorated with wild flowers. Today, Gulmarg is a premier mountain resort that offers pristine beauty and tranquility in its surroundings.
Sonmarg – “Meadow of Gold” stands tall at a lofty altitude of 2,740 m above sea level. The region is famous for its picturesque natural beauty that involves vivid glaciers and serene lakes, with colourful flower-laden meadow amidst the majestic Himalayas. This town is the gateway to Ladakh and suitable for all types of trekking expeditions, during the pleasant summers.
Pahalgam – “The Valley of Shepherds” is artistically placed at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river. It is an erstwhile shepherd’s village with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain peaks, verdant landscapes and refreshing atmosphere for a picnic.
Patnitop is yet another jewel in this paradise state. With River Chenab flowing in its proximity, the region offers pristine views of the landscape.
So come enjoy the shikara ride, a hike in the mountains, a quaint vacation in the raw lap of Mother Nature, or perhaps shopping for the Angora wool, paper mache products and other exotic flavours of the state.
Best places in Summers- Srinagar, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Patnitop, Gulmarg, Bhderwah
Best Time to Visit- April- September
Weather- Pleasant and cool with an average temperature hovering between 6 C and 25 C
Summer Activities- Shikara ride, hot air balloon, Fishing, River rafting, Zorbing, water rides, trekking
Where to stay in summer- Hotels that offers all basic amenities. You can select from budget and premium hotels
Best Cuisine in summers- rogan josh with parantha, there are several paneer dishes for the vegetarians, too
What to pack in summer tours-Some woollen clothes (you may never know when the temperature drops), first-aid kit, dry snacks and toiletries.