The power of nature is overwhelming, as you can never find a parallel to it. The mighty river, majestic mountains, dense forests, roaring waterfalls and everything that is natural, is beautiful, mysterious and powerful. A natural surrounding can stimulate you, calm you, and challenge you to explore its beauties or stun you into silence to enjoy its serenity. If you are game to enjoy the limitless beauties of nature,Kashmir could be the right place for you. Kashmir, the land that is beyond description, greets you with its snow capped mountains, picturesque valleys, serene lakes, magnificent trees, vibrant flowers and with a scope to indulge in plenty of adventures including trekking, water rafting, canoeing and a lot more. Here are the leading places to visit in Kashmir, the dream destination.
1. Breathtaking Lakes
It may be a gross injustice if one lake is mentioned and the other overlooked as every lake in Kashmir needs special mention. Here is an earnest attempt to cover the important lakes of Kashmir.
2. Gorgeous Gardens
Everything about Kashmir spells beauty. There is magic in the air and the gardens of Kashmir take you to a different world. Here are some ‘must visit’ gardens in Kashmir.
3. Spectacular Valleys
It is obviously not possible not to mention valleys when we talk about Kashmir. Here are some important valleys in Kashmir that are never missed on a tour.
4. National Parks
While the entire Kashmir Valley looks like a huge park with limitless beauty, the national parks here may be an humble representation of the timeless beauty of the land.
5. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden was set up in the year 1969. However, it was completed in the year 1987. Located at Zabarwan mountain foothills, the garden covers a sprawling 80 acres of land. The garden is divided into four sections namely sporting garden, botanical garden, and research section garden and plant introduction center.
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6. Apharwat Peak
Located at an altitude of 13500 feet, Apharwat Peak is a destination that you cannot afford to miss on your Kashmir tour. It is 13 km from Gulmarg and it is very near the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Gondola ride, the term referring to cable car system, lets you have breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks. You can go hiking until you reach the first phase and opt for gondola for going to the second phase.
7. Sinthan Top
Sinthan Top is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir. At 12000 feet above sea level, you are sure to be enthralled by some of the best landscapes in the snow-clad region. From the top, you will love the 360-degree view, which is snow all over. The fact that the place remains unexplored makes it all the more inviting.