This epitome of natural beauty, which is also considered as the most scenic summer getaway across Asia. This hilly region boasts not one, but of having at least 10 beautiful holiday destinations within it which makes it the most preferred summer destination for travelers. The most visited locals in the district are Shrinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Yousmarg, Patnitop, Leh, Zangla, Zanskar, Ladakh and Pahalgam.
What makes Shrinagar a must visit for all the Kashmir bound travelers is its connectivity to the rest of the nation and not to overlook, its breathtaking beauty. Its beauty is considered undisputable as the famous Dal and Nagin lakes landscape and the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year.
Apart from doing the regular skiing and skating activities, Kashmir offers a unique opportunity to play golf in invigorating surroundings, where the wind whispers through enormous trees of chinar and stately pine. In the verdant golf courses at Srinagar and Gulmarg, you will be able to play for longer hours than in the plains because of the lower temperatures. And delightfully, even during winters, the courses in Srinagar not closed until the city is snowbound. Also staying in the houseboats in the lakes of Kashmir is another attraction for many tourists and is sure to be a memorable experience for you to cherish. The other tourist attractions in the surrounding areas include the Bahu Fort, Hazrat Bal Shrine, Amar Mahal Palace, wildlife sanctuaries, fishing, bungee jumping and safaris. Shopping can be another attraction at the travelling in Kashmir.
The Kashmiri food can be the simple meal of a family, or a 36-course wedding banquet called wazawan. Made with rich and redolent flavour of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saffron, the cuisine is a foodie’s delight.
What is most commonly available here, even in the distant Dhaba is steamed rice. When in Kashmir, try the authentic kahwa (Persian tea), which is served after a lavish meal. Also while eating the traditional Kashmiri murg, opt for the traditional breads like tsot, tshochwar and bakerkhani.
In terms of Kashmiri cuisine mutton, chicken or fish are of prime importance. However, the vegetarians too have a share to relish. The Kashmiri dum-aloo is the best one has ever had in the country.
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