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Road Trips to a Few Beautiful Places in Kashmir during the Spring

Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in India which none of us can describe in just a few words. From the picturesque landscape to the snow-clad mountains surrounding the towns, from beautifully woven carpets to stimulating kahwa, each of the things in Kashmir is one of a kind and unmatched. The place has been a favorite of Bollywood for a long time as many movies have been shot here and also has been a hub of tourists. And if you can manage to visit the place during the Spring season, you will see a totally different side of it. So, are you ready for it? If yes, then let us first discuss some of the beautiful places to visit in Kashmir.

9 Best places in Kashmir in spring season

1. Sonamarg


Also called the Meadow of Gold, Sonamarg is popular for a wide variety of flowers and many trekking routes. You will be able to witness some of the breathtaking views. To see the valley in its full bloom with various types of flowers, you must visit the destination during the spring season.

  • Best time to travel: May to October
  • Things to do: Nature walk, camping, trekking

2. Kupwara

Kupwara is a hamlet, situated at a distance of 90 km from Srinagar. While visiting this place, you must keep your camera ready to click some of the best photographs of your life. You will be able to enjoy the finest views, see the thriving meadows, and alpine mountains. Once you are there, you will either not feel like leaving the place or may keep visiting it. This is certainly one of the best places to visit in Kashmir.

  • Best time to travel: April to October
  • Things to do: Visit Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine, Lolab valley, Sheikh Baba Behram

3. Kathua


Kathua is mostly called “the City of Sufis” by the locals here. It is a town that shares its borders with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. You will come across several Sufi shrines of many Pirs here. If you have an interest in history, you must visit this place at least once in your lifetime. The atmosphere of this place is serene and the views are gorgeous.

  • Best time to travel: April to September
  • Things to do: Visit Jasrota fort and picnic at Ujh Barrage

4. Pahalgam


If you want to see heaven on earth, you have to visit Pahalgam. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Kashmir, Pahalgam is located at an altitude of 2740 m. The place is enveloped by thick forests, meadows of flowers, and serene lakes. If you are stressed for some reason, you must visit this place and all your stress will be drained.

  • Best time to travel: June to October
  • Things to do: Horseback riding, canoeing, visiting Betab and Aru Valleys

5. Kishtwar

Kishtwar Kailash Highway

Among the offbeat Kashmir tourist places, Kishtwar tops the list. With verdant greenery and lofty hills dotted with deodar and pine forests, Kishtwar is a gem. In the national park here, you can spot several wild animals. While you are here, you can be a part of the Sarthal Yatra and Machail Yatra. Make sure you add this place to your bucket list while planning your road trip to Kashmir.

  • Best time to travel: June to October 
  • Things to do: Camping, trekking, wildlife safari, and taking a tour of pilgrimage

6. Poonch


One of the places in Kashmir that is going to stay in your mind for a long time is Poonch. From verdant meadows to the snow-clad mountains, and the Poonch Fort that dates back to the 18th century, there are so many things to see in Poonch. You will also come across shrines here such as Baksh Sahib and Gurudwara Nangali Sahib.

  • Best time to travel: May to October
  • Things to do: Sightseeing, trekking, visiting religious places

7. Nishat Garden

Nishat Garden

If you are visiting Dal Lake in Kashmir, you must take a tour of the ever-beautiful Nishat Garden. Perched on the banks of the Dal Lake, Nishat Garden is also popularly called the Garden of Bliss. At the back of the garden, you enjoy the view of Zabarwan Mountains. The garden was designed by Nur Jahan’s brother, Asaf Khan. Surrounded by greenery, this garden is the perfect place where you can find peace.

  • Best time to travel: May to October
  • Things to do: Nature walk

8. Yusmarg

YusmargThis is one of the places to visit in Kashmir which is simply perfect for people who are fond of nature. This is one of the hidden gems in the state that is one of a kind. Coming 4km downhill, you will be able to witness Nil Nag Lake which is no less than a treat to the eyes. While planning your road trip to Kashmir, you must include Yusmarg on your bucket list.

  • Best time to travel: May to October
  • Things to do: Pony riding, trekking

9. Patnitop


Patnitop is all about nature and its beauty. Well, it also has some of the best trekking sites in Kashmir. You will also find several other thrilling activities to indulge in which will certainly get your adrenaline level higher.

  • Best time to travel: May to June, and September to October
  • Things to do: Skiing, trekking, paragliding

To enjoy your road trip to Kashmir at its best, you should get a self-drive car rental service from Revv. You can very simply rent a car from Revv by downloading the Revv app on your smartphone. Moreover, the car will be delivered to your doorstep and you can use it for as many days as you want.

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