There are a lot of places to visit in Kashmir. May brings with it the charm of summer and the freshness of spring. In May as the temperature is moderate one enjoys this month the most. The morning and evening breezes make the body and mind relax and rejuvenate. Be it trekking, day walk, shikara ride, dal lake tour, Mughal garden visit, you can enjoy all the activities here. Besides, all the places are accessible in May, unlike during winters.
Here are some of the handpicked places you can visit here in Kashmir in May
1. Mahadev Trek
In May, the Mahadev trek is incredibly beautiful. It is covered in snow in the upper reaches and in the lower reaches you see the greenery and flower bloom. Mahadev peak is the highest altitude peak of Srinagar and is part of the Zabarwan mountain range.
This trek gives a panoramic view of Srinagar and surrounding areas. It goes beside Dachigam National Park and one can encounter wildlife also while going up for the summit.
The trek starts and ends in Srinagar.
2. Gulmarg Sightseeing
Gulmarg is a hill station that falls in Pir Panjal Range and is one of the best hill stations in India. It is primarily known for skiing and snowboarding.
In May this place is lush and gorgeous with the background of enticing mountains.
Take a cable car ride called Gandola ride. The ride will take you to the higher reaches of Gulmarg and give you breathtaking panoramas and a bird view of the entire area.
Gandola ride is among the best romantic rides in India.
Also, visit Mary’s church and the temple there which have quite a serenity in them.
3. Dachigam National Park
This is Kashmir’s most famous and most visited National Park. It is the home of the famous Hangul – a Kashmiri stag. It is home to varied animal and bird species like leopard, brown bear, black bear, hangul, Himalayan Serow, Jackal, Black bulbul, etc.
Enjoy the walk in the jungle of Dachingam while walking beside the river stream that is refreshing.
Permission from the wildlife department has to be sought for visiting this place.
4. Aru Valley Visit
Aru valley is hands down the best hamlet and valley in Kashmir. Situated 12 km ahead of Pahalgam, this valley has river streams, mountains, village walk, etc.
It is a heaven for trekkers as from here many of the famous treks in Kashmir starts.
Take a walk up to Lidderwath valley or Nafran valley to see its pristine meadows beside its shimmering river streams. It holds a wildlife sanctuary as well that is the home for many animal and bird species.
5. Badamwari Garden
May is the best season in Kashmir to see the bloom of almond flowers. During the almond bloom, it is a fairyland with colorful flowers decorating this entire garden.
The garden is situated in Srinagar and stretches on a vast area beside a lake. It has a quiet location and is easily accessible.
Badamwari has some stone artistry artifacts in its garden. This garden was built in the 14th century although it has been given recently a modern touch with fencing and grooming.
6. Mughal Garden Visit
Mughal legacy in Kashmir is quite visible with the Mughal Gardens. They are situated just parallel to the famous dal lake. The two famous Mughal gardens are Nishat and Shalimar gardens.
They are terraced and decorated with flowers, chinar trees, and other plants with water streams and fountains gushing water beautifully.
Mughal gardens are a treat for Photography lovers and are the best place for honeymoon couples and families alike. You will see local and other families and tourists sitting on picnic mats enjoying the food and this quiet place.
7. Dal Lake
Dal lake is situated in the heart of Srinagar. It is the prime tourist location in Kashmir. It is a popular destination for tourists from all across the world. It is here where most of the movies and shot.
Enjoy the dal view and explore it with a lovely shikara ride. Relax and lie back while the shikara tours you around dal lake and its interiors.
Shikara ride is a treat for a honeymoon couple. The ride is supremely romantic and memorable.
Dal Lake is the best place to visit in Kashmir in May.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the famous tourist places in Kashmir?
Srinagar, The Mughal garden, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg are the best places.
What is the famous Kashmiri cuisine?
Wazwan is the most famous and delicious cuisine of Kashmir in Non-veg. In veg, the best dishes are Haakha and Nadru along with Kashmiri pickle. Kashmir is famous for its picturesque lakes and gardens.
What are Kashmir’s famous spices?
Saffron is the most famous Kashmiri spice. It is grown in the Pampore area.
What we can buy in Kashmir?
One can buy Kashmiri Handicraft, Pheran, Kashmiri shawls, carpets, paper machie items, dry fruits, saffron, and apples, etc.