Srinagar, ‘the paradise on Earth’, ‘the heaven on Earth’, appropriately sums up the description of the city. Besides being the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir, it is the hub of tourism in the Union Territory.
Scenic beauty is hard to put down in words and best experienced. The magnificence and purity of nature draw tourists from all over the world. Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg enchant visitors with their own distinct magical charm. Sikhara ride over Dal Lake, gondola ride across Apharwat Peak, snow-biking to Thajiwas Glacier, and reminiscing the 90s era of Bollywood in Betaab Valley are some of the memories that you cherish for a lifetime, after paying a visit to Srinagar.
The dual aspect of nature, one seen in the summer and the other in winter, gives us a different perspective towards the way of life in the valley. The greenery during the summer season makes the valley full of life and energy, while the winter snow covers the valley in a white quilt.
Kashmiri shawls, also knowns as Pashmina made of Cashmere Wool, are famous all over the world and are in high demand. Kashmiri cuisines are pretty famous across India.
Due to its scenic beauty and panoramic landscapes, multiple valleys in Kashmir are used in films. Some of the blockbusters shot in the region are – Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Betaab, Haider, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Rockstar, Raazi, and many more.
Languages commonly used in this region are Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, and English.
When to Travel?
Kashmir is known for its snowfall and white cover valley in the winter season and lush green cover and freshness in the summer season. That’s why it is said to visit Kashmir once in winter and once in summer to experience both the colours of Kashmir. The best time to visit Kashmir in summer is June – September. The best time to visit Kashmir in winter is December – March.