Kashmir, the name itself creates a picture of lush green surroundings, beautiful mountain ranges, sparkling water of flowing rivers, sunshine, meadows, valleys and much more. Undoubtedly the most popular of all tourist destinations in India, Kashmir is a place to relax and rejuvenate.
For all those who wish to stay secluded from the hustle bustle of tourists around, Kashmir offers some of the lesser known places that can be good choice for a relaxing trip. Come and discover the nature at its best at these secluded places, you will be mesmerized for sure!
If you are fond of exploring the nature by walking, you must visit Daksum, which is popularly known as ‘Walkers’ Paradise’. Situated at a distance of 85 kms from Srinagar, about 2438 m above the sea level, lies the dreamland of peace and tranquility, Daksum.A less spotted place by tourists, Daksum offers a quality relaxing stay. As you walk through the lush green surroundings up to the hills, you will discover the magnificence of nature here. Where at one side you will find dense Coniferous forests, on the other side, the flourishing green meadows will captivate your sight. You might want to relax and meditate for a while as the soothing sound of Bringhi river flowing right through the center creates perfect sound of nature suitable for meditation. The much needed solitude, long leisurely walks, rejuvenating fresh air, serene dense forests, snow clad mountains, peaceful sound of the river, one to one experience with nature – all of these factors adds to the most memorable experience of a lifetime at Daksum. Well, you have to see it to believe it.
Nestled in the snow covered peaks of Pir Panjal mountain range, this beautiful alpine valley called Yusmarg offers a captivating view of the nature. As you reach this place, acres of lush green land welcomes you under the clear sky. You will slowly find yourself in the lap of nature as you take a leisurely walk through the banks of a frothy river Doodhganga. Situated at a distance of 47 kms from Srinagar, Yusmarg is a place best suitable for adventure tourism. The natives here believed that Jesus came and stayed here for some time due to which it is named as Yusmarg, which, in Kashmiri means, ‘the meadow of Jesus’. You can also relish some authentic Kashmiri delicacies here.
A perfect juxtaposition of mountains, rivers, valleys, flora and fauna forms the most beautiful place on the land of Kashmir known as Gurez. Located at a distance of about 123 kms from Srinagar, Gurez is a valley located high in the Himalayas. Unfold the beauty of nature here as you trek up to the hills. If luck favours, you might get a chance to spot a Himalayan brown bear or a snow leopard here as this place is famous for its diverse fauna and wildlife. ‘Habba Khatoon’ mountain peak, named after a famous Kashmiri poetess, is the main attraction of the valley. A splendid view is created when the rays of sun falls on the sparkling water of river Kishanganga behind the tall mountains of the valley. This untouched and less explored valley of Kashmir is definitely not the one to miss on your trip.
Apart from the above mentioned places, Warwan Valley, Ishaan Village, Doodhpathri, Naranag Valley and the Nageen Lake are some of the secluded places that offer extreme serenity, picturesque beauty, and tranquility in abundance.
Surely, after a beautiful rendezvous with nature, you would want to spend more time here to explore the unexplored places in Kashmir.
Till next update, Happy Holidaying!