Top 10 Travel Tips for Kashmir


Kashmir, is one of the most beautiful and frequently traveled tourist destinations in India, whose ethereal beauty and mesmerizing locales, charm the tourists , enough to re plan a visit.

The valleys, trees, gardens, and lakes, everything about the place connects to the tourists. A Kashmir trip can be made an absolutely delightful experience, by keeping some important tourist guidelines in mind.

If you abide by the rules of the place and take care of your own requirements, you will only return with some amazing memories.

10 important guidelines for a Kashmir trip:

  1. Choose the correct season, according to your suitability. The weather of Kashmir is extremely pleasant in summers and spring, and that's when most of the tourists throng in the city; but if you enjoy snow and cold, then winters also are not bad for you. So make your plan accordingly.

  2. Consult a travel agent, and inquire for a tour package to Kashmir, this way you will be able to experience an organized and comfortable trip, without having any necessity to arrange things on your end. The agents will do all the things for you and you will only enjoy. Yes, but if you prefer spontaneity, adventure and roving in the most literal sense, then you can just take off with your back pack and welcome the unexpected.

  3. On your Kashmir trip, make sure that you carry all the necessary documents and identity papers. Carry your visa, tickets, license and other permits with you all the time, as the place being a little tight on military security, you might need them any time.

  4. Another important thing to remember is to carry sufficient money with you in an alien place. Carry all your ATM and credit cards, and take care of your ready money also, as the crowded tourist places are bound to attract pickpockets also.

  5. For your Kashmir trip, your luggage needs to be very well packed, first make sure to travel as light as possible, and then the clothing should be according to the weather. So inquire on which weather you are going and pack your woolens, casuals and comfortable clothes for a comfortable trip.

  6. Also carry your essential accessories and toiletries, as being prepared with everything you need, only increases the charm of a new place. Pack comfortable footwear, your body creams, shades, scarves, shaving kit and so on.

  7. You must always carry a first aid box with you, whenever on a trip. So pack your necessary medicines and tablets, anti allergic pills, antiseptic, anti nausea pills, bandages, and other prescribed medications. If you fall ill in a new place, these are the first things which will help you.

  8. Read the tourist guidebooks and interact with the local people to be aware of the customs and traditions of the place. It is very important, not to do anything which is outrageous and improper according to the customs, so be acquainted with that and be on your guard. In case you require any help regarding information about anything, it is better you ask the registered government authorities than some local guide.

  9. The code for the country is +91, the currency is Rupee ( 1 Rupee is equal to 100 Paise, and roughly 50 Rupees make a US Dollar), the coins are available for 1, 2, 5 and 10 Rupees, whereas paper notes, for 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000. You can take any amount of money there, with due formalities in check. To have a problem free trip to Kashmir, travel absolutely alcohol and drug free. Drugs are illegal in the city, so do not make things problematic for yourself.

  10. On your Kashmir trip , visit all the best places of the entire city, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and the iconic Dal Lake, also take a boast ride on Dal Lake in the shikaras. Do an exclusive Kashmiri shopping , especially of pashmina shawls, and eat the local dishes. If you know what to do, and where to go, your Kashmir trip will be an experience of a lifetime for you.

Last updated : Dec 12, 2011.

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