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7 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do In Kashmir

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Kashmir has been a tourist favourite. It's difficult to get new experiences from Kashmir unless you’re happy about visiting tourist flocked places. HolidayIQ Travellers suggest 7 things you must do!

7 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do In Kashmir:

  1. Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Betaab Valley, Pahalgam (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Dal Lake, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)

1. Don’t Just Trek The Mountains. Go For A Gondola Ride Too

Don’t Just Trek The Mountains. Go For A Gondola Ride Toosource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Yasmin Patel shares, "The awesome view of snow-clad mountains from the second highest cable car in the world is a surreal experience." The first stage of the Gulmarg gondola connects Gulmarg to Kongdoori and the second stage takes travellers to the higher slopes of the Kongdoori Mountains.

2. Don’t Eat At Fancy Restaurants. Try Jan Bakery Instead!

Don’t Eat At Fancy Restaurants. Try Jan Bakery Instead!source: allwonders.com

Bakeries in Srinagar open early and you can enjoy local breads for breakfast. Try 'tsot', a small round bread topped with poppy and sesame seeds, which is crisp and flaky. 'Sheermal', 'baqer khani' (puff pastry), 'lavas' (unleavened bread) and 'kulcha' are other popular breads in Kashmir. Jan Bakery at Maharaja Bazaar is popular for its breads and pastries.

3. Don’t Just Camp Out. Go Fishing At River Lidder

Don’t Just Camp Out. Go Fishing At River Liddersource: Wikimedia

The Lidder River is not only known for the beautiful views it offers but also for the number of activities you can indulge in. The trout-laden waters of River Lidder runs through Pahalgam, making it a famous tourist attraction for angling.

4. Forget Alcohol! Sip Kahwa at Ahdoos, Srinagar

Forget Alcohol! Sip Kahwa at Ahdoos, Srinagarsource: emporerakbar.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sowjanya from Hyderabad shares, "When in Kashmir, you must try the different types of traditional biscuits, which are usually consumed with the 'kahwa', which is pink in colour. This tea keeps you warm during winter. There are different types of 'kahwa'. Do try all varieties."

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5. Don’t Just Go Boating. Visit The Floating Market At Dal Lake

Don’t Just Go Boating. Visit The Floating Market At Dal Lakesource: flickr - Basharat Alam Shah

HolidayIQ Traveller Divlyang shares, "A shikara ride on Dal Lake is an unforgettable experience." The floating market on the lake is one of the main tourist attractions.

6. Horse Riding In Gulmarg Is Better Than Walking Around

Horse Riding In Gulmarg Is Better Than Walking Aroundsource: flickr - nevil zaveri

HolidayIQ Traveller Dinesh Parashri from Delhi shares, “Shikara ride, Kashmiri shawl shopping, Gulmarg tour on horse ride and trip to Pahalgam are must things to do.”

7. Not Just The Apple Orchards. Check Out The Saffron Fields At Pampore Too

Not Just The Apple Orchards. Check Out The Saffron Fields At Pampore Toosource: Wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Ankita from Nagpur shares, "At the Srinagar airport, there are pre-paid taxis charging approximately Rs 1200-1500 (non-AC/AC). From there, it's a hassle-free journey devoid of ghats on good roads through scenic locations and saffron fields. You can also buy the world-famous Kashmiri saffron and cricket bats made from Kashmiri willow on your way."

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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