Set like a crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a land of unimaginable beauty. The variety of terrains, snow-capped mountains, romantic houseboats and sunny gardens make this landscape extravagantly beautiful. Aptly called the ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir is a must visit destination for all those who wish to witness true beauty.The hospitality and warm welcome by the Kashmiris will make you fall in love with this place. To add to that extravagance, luxury hotels in Kashmir, like ‘The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar, ensure that tourists have a memorable stay while they explore the scenic beauty of the valleys.The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar is an epitome of comfort and luxury amidst nature’s beauty. Nestled amongst landscaped gardens, it is the ultimate romance destination in tranquillity, offering unparalleled luxury, peace and privacy.
Kashmir is bestowed with some beautiful valleys that lead to wonders for the majesty. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, these valleys echo nature and stir reverence for an untouched beauty. Listed below are the scenic valleys that must be on your itinerary when visiting Kashmir:
Positioned on the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir, Nubra Valley is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan ranges. It is located about 150 ks away from Leh and is also referred to as the ‘Orchard of Ladakh’. Picturesque and breathtaking views of the valley epitomize the surreal beauty of Kashmir. It will surprise you with its textures and colours, as it is rocky in some parts, green in some and cold desert in many others. Best time to visit is during the winter months when the whole valley looks like a site of the moon. The very same landscape is wholly covered with lush green trees in summers. Key places to visit here include Turtuk, Diskit and Hunder.
Located on the India-Pakistan border and surrounded by the PirPanjal range, Poonch Valley is one of the most scenic places that you will come across in Jammu and Kashmir. With its beautiful alpine mountains, beautiful natural lakes and verdant green meadows, the valley houses the raw form of nature. It has several tourist attractions which include, waterfall at BehramGalla named as NooriChhamb, the 18th centuryPoonch Fort (which has architecture similar to that of Mughals), GirganDhok, which is famous as the valley of seven lakes (Katorasar, Kaldachnisar, Sukhsar, Neelsar, Nandansar and Bhagsar), and small villages like SurankoteandMandi.
Betaab Valley gets its name from the Bollywood hit, Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh starrer movie ‘Betaab’, which was extensively shot here. Located in the district of Anantnag, 15 km away from Pahalgam, the valley since then has been used as a backdrop in many Bollywood movies. Stunning landscapes of this valley, which include snow-capped mountains, lush green pastures, and winding streams, makes it a dream destination for every photography enthusiast. The valley is also famous for its camping and trekking sites. Accommodation in hotels like ‘The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar,’ which is among the top hotels in Srinagar, will ensure you have a leisure stay as you explore this picturesque valley. The hotel, with its 113 palace rooms and suites including 10 luxurious cottages, is equipped with all 5-star amenities and offer a memorable stay to all its guests.
Located 5 km off the official Line of Control (LOC), Nagin valley is a haven for nature lovers and trekkers. The strikingly beautiful valley stretches for 10 km on the Gulmarg-Botapathri Road and is a part of the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. Guarded by snow-capped mountains, this valley is a visitor’s delight for all those who wish to experience heaven on Earth. It is famous for its blue pines, plush alpine meadows and wildlife which includes the memorable Kashmir stag, leopard, musk deer and red fox.