Kashmir is not only a place to visit; it's a place to experience and feel. Snow-clad mountains, warm cozy fireplaces, and meandering rivers will blow you away. Have a charming experience of bliss and evenings of enchantment.
Nothing spells romance than visiting the place as you can feel Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' vibe in Kashmir Valley. If you want a unique setting to spend with your beloved, here are the ten places to visit in Kashmir to set your heart soaring.
"Beauty of Kashmir can't be compared by the whole world " — Aqdas
1. Dal Lake
Dal Lake in Srinagar is one of the most romantic places to visit in Kashmir. Tourists can see traditional houseboats and floating markets and love to ride in Shikaras, which float around the lake. It is the second-largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir.
How to reach: Dal Lake in Srinagar is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and is only 6 km from the city center. Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport, which is conveniently connected to most of the nation's cities, is the closest. Visitors can quickly travel to Dal Lake via cab from the bus stop and airport.
Best Time To Visit: May to November
2. Betaab Valley
Betaab Valley is surrounded by lush green meadows and snow-clad mountains. It got its name from Sunny Deol - Amrita Singh's debut film Betaab. This is considered a romantic place in Kashmir. No trekking is required to visit the valley.
How to reach: You can hire a cab from Pahalgam Taxi stand, which will cost you between Rs 900/- to 1500/- depending on vehicle type.
Best Time To Visit: October to April
3. Drung Waterfall
Drung Waterfall is a top-rated tourist attraction in the Gulmarg region. A cascading waterfall set amidst majestic mountains freezes entirely during winter due to shallow temperatures. This frozen waterfall is a must-visit for the honeymoon trip.
How to reach: It is just 3 km from Tanmarg, Gulmarg. One has to rent a cab from Tanmarg to the waterfall. There's another option of an ATV ride to visit the waterfall.
Best Time To Visit: February to March
4. Padri Meadow
Situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft, it is nicknamed by locals as 'Switzerland of India' This meadow is a very tourist spot filled with igloos, bridges, huts, and beaches. The place also caters to many adventure activities like horse riding, skiing in winter, and paragliding in summer, making it one of the most exciting places to visit in Kashmir.
How to reach: It is located 41 km from Bhaderwah. You can hire a taxi from Bhaderwah to reach the place.
Best Time To Visit: July to September
5. Thajiwas Glacier
'The Hidden Jewel of Kashmir' is a short trek where love fills the air. One gets to experience the beauty of glaciers by trekking from Sonamarg. You can also click amazing pictures with your partner and enjoy sledding.
How to reach: You need to hire a pony which will cost you around 1500/- to 1700/- INR, or you can hike a 2.5 km easy trek depending on your fitness
Best Time To Visit: April to October
6. Seven Spring
Among the places to visit in Kashmir, this beautiful stream offers a spectacular view of the Gulmarg and Srinagar valleys. The Gondola cable ride to reach Seven Spring is a fascinating journey for loved birds to cherish. You can also enjoy a sumptuous meal around the place.
How to reach: Taking a cable car ride from the base of Apharwat Mountain is the best way to get to Seven Springs.
Best Time To Visit: October to February
7. Aharbal Waterfall
The water plunges from 25 meters at three different places before it falls into the valley. The scenic surroundings captivate honeymooners long enough to stay with them for an hour or two. One can also indulge in various activities, including horse riding, skiing, water rafting, and photography, making it one of the best places to visit in Kashmir.
How to reach: It is 70 km from Srinagar and can be contacted via the Shopian route in 2.5 hours. You can also take an alternative way which passes through Kulgam
Best Time To Visit: April to October
8. Alpather Lake
The frozen lake, which owes to being frozen from November to June, is a well-kept secret of Kashmir. It has unmatched landscapes and lesser crowds covered with wildflowers making it a perfect place to visit in Kashmir for honeymooners. The lake is also a must-visit for trekking enthusiasts.
How to reach: It requires a 13 km trek from Gulmarg to reach Alpather Lake
Best Time To Visit: May to September
9. Aru Valley
The unexplored valley is perfect for a weekend or romantic getaway because it has beautiful lakes and meadows. One can also enjoy trout fishing in the lake. It is renowned for horseback riding and trekking.
How you reach: It is about 12 km from Pahalgam, which takes 30 minutes to arrive. You can hire a taxi or any Pahalgam vehicle to Aru Valley.
Best time to visit: July to September
Entrance Fee: INR 25 per person (approx)
10. Shalimar Garden
Shalimar means 'Abode of Love' and is a perfect romantic place in Kashmir. The outstanding combination of spectacular artificial structures, dazzling architecture, natural attractions, and well-kept gardens can be found in the garden. The main attraction of the garden is picnicking and bird watching.
How to reach: The Shalimar bus station of Shimla is only 650 m away from the place. You can walk or hire a vehicle to get to Shalimar Garden.
Best Time To Visit: February to April
Entrance Fee: INR 10/- per person (approx)
Frequently Asked Questions
Which places are ideal for a honeymoon trip in Kashmir?
The best places to visit in Kashmir for a honeymoon trip are Sonmarg, Gulmarg, and Srinagar.
When is the ideal time to go on a honeymoon in Kashmir?
Kashmir can be visited all year round, and each season offers various adventures and experiences for honeymooners, but the best time to visit is from March to May.
How many days are sufficient to visit Kashmir?
It will hardly take 5 to 6 days to visit all the top landmarks in Kashmir.
What are the top attractions in Kashmir?
Betaab Valley, Dal Lake, Pahalgam, and Vaishno Devi are the top attractions in Kashmir.