Kashmir, the northernmost region of India, is known for its unparalleled natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse culinary traditions. Also known as the “Paradise on Earth,” this picturesque region in India is a haven for those seeking a tranquil escape. While every season unveils its unique charm in Kashmir, summer unveils its unique charm. When the snow-caps start melting it unveils a world of wonders that are simply irresistible. From lush valleys adorned with blooming flowers to glistening lakes reflecting the azure sky, Kashmir in summer is a collection of vibrant colors and unmatched beauty. Whether you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker, or just a history buff, there are plenty of things to do in Kashmir that will definitely keep you entertained. The following are the few things that you can do to enjoy Kashmir in its truest form.



Dal Lake - it is the heart and soul of Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir. A scenic water body surrounded by majestic mountains. The Dal Lake is a popular tourist attraction that offers a unique experience of Kashmir's beauty. You can take a ride on a traditional shikara, a wooden boat full of flowers and then you can explore the floating markets, vegetable gardens, and houseboats that line the lake. There is no smoke or sound from the vehicles, no irate people, no noise, nothing at all, just it will be you and the rhythmic sound of the boatman’s oar breaking the surface of the water. You can also witness the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views from the lake.



Trek to the Himalayan Mountains - Kashmir is a paradise for trekkers and hikers, with numerous trails leading to the majestic Himalayan Mountains. You can choose from easy day hikes to challenging multi-day treks, depending on your fitness level and experience. The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, the Tarsar Marsar Trek, and the Gangabal Trek are some of the most popular trekking routes in Kashmir, offering stunning views of the mountains, valleys, and lakes.


Visit the Ski Resorts - Kashmir is a beautiful and chilly place, with snow-capped mountains and freezing-cold river streams and the best time to come is the cold winter when the lakes are frozen. Kashmir is well known for its excellent ski resorts, which offer world-class snowboarding and skiing facilities. The resorts are located in the scenic valleys of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg, where one can experience the thrill of skiing on powdery snow amidst breathtaking landscapes. The Gulmarg Ski Resort is one of the most famous ski destinations in not only India but all over the world and it attracts thousands of tourists every year.


Camping - One of the best things that you can do in Kashmir is to camp outside. Kashmir provides adventure seekers with a treasure box filled with outdoor activities. The beautiful mountains along with the chilly wind makes it perfect for camping outside. With a hot cup of beverage you can enjoy the sunset with your family or alone if you’re traveling solo.  The Kashmir region of the union territory, ranging from Sonmarg's golden meadows and the gorgeous valley of Pahalgam to the Great Lakes in the middle of high Himalayan peaks, provides abundant opportunities for camping and adventure enthusiasts.


Experience the Local Cuisine - Kashmiri cuisine is a unique blend of Indian, Persian, and Central Asian flavors, with rich spices and herbs that give it a distinct taste. It is a culinary treasure that reflects Kashmir’s rich cultural heritage. The cuisine of Kashmir is a delightful blend of flavors, spices and cooking techniques mostly influenced by the region’s history and geographical location. The generous use of dairy products, and slow-cooked dishes is enough to make your taste buds melt with pleasure. One of the defining features of Kasmiri cuisine is the use of rice and fragrant spices, such as fennel, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and saffron. These spices make the dishes bloom with a distinct aroma and flavors that are comforting and appetizing. You must try the famous Kashmiri dishes like Rogan Josh - a flavourful lamb curry cooked in a rich gravy of yogurt and spices, Yakhni - a creamy yogurt-based curry typically made with chicken or mutton, Gushtaba - consisting of tender meatballs made from minced mutton, cooked in a thick yogurt-based gravy, and Dum Aloo - cooked with baby potatoes in a spicy tomato-based gravy, during your visit. You can also visit the local markets and street vendors to sample the traditional snacks like phirni, and kulcha.



So in conclusion, Kashmir offers everything that a person needs; adventure, excitement, mystery, beauty and serenity. It caters to every traveler’s desires and interests. It doesn’t matter if you are a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, a culture lover or a food connoisseur, Kashmir has something extraordinary to offer. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of its valleys, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and let the serene landscapes rejuvenate your soul and discover the true essence of "Paradise on Earth" and create unforgettable moments in the enchanting land of Kashmir.