Home to majestic mountains, calm lakes and a cool climate, Kashmir can only be described as a paradise dressed in white. But this northernmost state is famous for a lot more than just snow. Here is a list of things to do and places to visit that will help you explore the unexplored land of Kashmir.
Out of the many things to do in Kashmir, visiting the Dal Lake has to be on your itinerary. Visiting this majestic lake will let you tick off three things on your sight-seeing list. The first is the beautiful lake itself. You could either walk by the lake with your loved ones, take a boat ride in it or simply relax in the evening as the cool breeze calms you.
The second thing to tick off your list while at the Dal Lake is the Hazratbal Shrine. Considered one of the holiest shrines in Kashmir, this stunning structure houses the Moi-e-Muqqadas relic which is a hair of the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself. With deep history behind the relic and how it came to be in Kashmir, this shrine is truly worth a visit.
Khardung La Pass:
It is the highest motorable pass in the world in the Leh district is the gateway to the beautiful Nubra Valley. This famed mountain pass is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. Tourists are required to carry an Inner Line Permit to pass through Khardung La. It’s best not to spend more than 20 minutes there because of the effect of high altitude on your body
How could one forget the beautiful lake near where the final scene of the blockbuster movie 3 Idiots was shot? Pangong Tso is a beautiful endorheic lake situated in the Himalayas and is 134 km long, extending from India to China. The landscape of this place is stunning and you would want to sit there and simply take in the breathtaking scenery before your eyes.