5 Romantic Destinations in Jammu & Kashmir

With so many options available out there labeled as the best honeymoon destination, picking up one location is not an easy task. Depending on the travel preferences couples

With so many options available out there labeled as the best honeymoon destination, picking up one location is not an easy task. Depending on their travel preferences couples can at least narrow down the list of options. However, if you decide on an Indian destination then nothing beats the Kashmir valley. Appreciated as “Paradise on Earth ” Kashmir along with Jammu is home to majestic mountains, striking lakes, thick forests, and beautiful meadows. All these features make Jammu & Kashmir the perfect destination for newlyweds. For an adventurous as well as a romantic trip, activities such as trekking, boating, rafting, snowboarding, and fishing are also available here. Here in J&K flowers in the spring season and snowfall in winter are surely a treat to watch. Kashmir’s houseboats are popular among couples for a unique experience during your honeymoon stay. This article briefly explains the top 5 romantic destinations in Jammu & Kashmir for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Pahalgam: This beautiful hill station in the Anantnag district is regarded as the top holiday destination in any Jammu and Kashmir honeymoon package. Pahalgam, charged with romantic vibes, is nestled amidst Aru and Betaab Valley. The landscape of this place is also mesmerizing where lush green meadows show the immaculate beauty of the town. Some recommended places to visit in Pahalgam are Tulian Lake, Baisaran, and Shesh along with the aforementioned valleys. To make your vacations more adventurous trekking, canoeing, river rafting at Liddle River, and horse riding are some of the available options in Pahalgam. At a distance of 26 km from Pahalgam lies the Kolahoi Peak in the north-western Himalayan Range. This valley glacier fills a tranquil feel in the entire space. The famous Hindu pilgrimage Shri Amarnath Yatra starts from Chandanwari which is very near Pahalgam. Overall, this jewel of scenic beauty is an ideal location for your honeymoon.

Jammu: Primarily recognized for the famous Hindu religious shrine Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu is also a perfect destination to enjoy honeymooning. The famous town Katra of Jammu is situated at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains. Stunning hamlets on your route to Katra from  Jammu are. Natural beauty and rich cultural heritage make Jammu suitable for a romantic holiday. There are so many shopping markets in Jammu, the well-known are Raghunath Bazaar, Bahu Plaza, City Square Mall, Vermani World, Gole, and Hari Market. One can buy souvenirs from here to make their honeymoon memorable. To experience the rich flora and fauna of Jammu a visit to the Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is suggested. The historic Bahu Fort of Jammu on the banks of the Tawi River is the oldest edifice in the city. Owing to the elevation a panoramic view of Jammu can be enjoyed from the top of this fort.

Gulmarg: Blessed with splendid natural beauty, Gulmarg is a major tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir union territory. This place is a true delight for newlyweds and a comprehensive Kashmir honeymoon package will surely cover Gulmarg in it. Astounding landscapes of the hill station will fascinate you to traverse every nook and corner of the town. Some major attractions of Gulmarg are Ningle Nallah, Banibal Nag, Alpather Lake, Baba Reshi Shrine and Rani Temple. Top places specifically appreciated by couples include Gulmarg Ski Resort, Apharwat Peak, Imambara Goom, Gulmarg Biosphere, Kong Dori, and  St. Mary’s Church. Whether you visit this place in summer or winter the breathtaking views of this place don’t fade away. To spend quality time together, Gondola Gulmarg is the perfect place in the town. For an adventurous experience during the honeymoon, couples can relish the popular skiing activity along with snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing, trekking and fishing.

Srinagar: The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is situated at the banks of the Jhelum River. The stunning view in the evening from the shore is an unparalleled beauty to be experienced. The two of you can enjoy a playful ride on Shikara (a kind of houseboat) on the famous Dal Lake. Water skiing on Nigeen Lake is also a great adventure. There are so many short-length treks in Srinagar for strolling purposes. The Mughal Garden in Srinagar is filled with romantic vibes and is a highly popular place among couples. Some old religious sites including Shankaracharya Temple, Jama Masjid, and Hazratbal Mosque could be visited to witness their marvelous architecture. To appreciate the natural beauty and birdwatching, Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary and other locations like Shalimar Bagh, Tulip Garden, and Apple Orchards of Srinagar are not to be missed. All in all, Srinagar offers an array of options to make you feel the true essence of romance and togetherness.

Sonmarg: One of the most romantic places in Kashmir is Sonmarg. What makes Sonmarg distinct is the abundance of pristine freshwater lakes. The unwinding view of frozen lakes from an elevation is truly heavenly. Couples can enjoy and cherish the popular trout fishing activity in this city. Taking a dive into Krishnasar Lake rejuvenates the soul beyond your imagination. Other lakes including Gangabal, Gadsar, and Vishansar Lake also offer a similar kind of experience. Some water bodies have sparkling green color water which spreads the prismatic beauty and mesmeric charm in the surrounding. In Sonmarg, watching the confluence of Nilagard stream and Sind River is a treat to one’s eyes. The Great Lakes Trek in Kashmir is one of the least explored starting with Sonmarg. A little bit risky but at the same time thrilling experience of crossing one of the highest mountain passes Zoji La can also be earned in Sonmarg.

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