What do you know about Things to do in Kashmir in December?
Kashmir is gorgeous equally in all seasons. It’s an all-season destination in India. In winter, it offers some exquisite places and activities that make the trip to Kashmir here charming and quite memorable. All the places are accessible via road and tourists throng there be it Gulmarg, Sonamarg or Pahalgam.
Kashmir is best to celebrate your Christmas, New Year, or Valentine’s.
In winters, Kashmir is enticingly covered in all white snow. The icicles hang around wanting one to crush them in mouth.
We have handpicked the best 8 activities you can do in Kashmir in Winter to make the trip memorable and interesting.
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Things to do in Kashmir in December
Below is the list of top activities you can plan here in Kashmir in advance.
1. A Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
Although Shikara is mostly famous during summers, it is equally an experience to take the ride in winters. Most of the dal lake gets frozen and there are paths that shikara riders create to roam around dal lake.
This ride is in the middle of the all-beautiful Srinagar. In the background are the snow-covered mountains and the frozen glass of lake. It is serene and surreal experience.
This is the perfect romantic ride you can have across India.
2. Skiing, Snowboarding and Cable Car Ride at Gulmarg
Of all the adventure activities in winter in Kashmir, skiing and snowboarding stand as one of the most sought-after activities.
Gulmarg is heaven for a winter adventure with skiing and snowboarding practiced by the tourists. It has wavy slopes with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Another attraction of Gulmarg in winter is to take a cable car ride called Gandola ride. This cable car will take you to the higher slopes of Gulmarg to get a wide panoramic view of the mountains and valleys. It is the best romantic journey you can have with your partner.
Other activities that you can do here are ice skating, heli-skiing, ski mobile ride etc.
3. Snow Day Walks
If you are not a camping person and spending night in camps and sleeping bags, then this is for you.
You can still enjoy the day hike in snow to different incredible places in Kashmir. You can leave in the morning and spend your day in the hike and come back by evening to your hotel.
Best snow walks: Dhumail walk, Marchoi walk, Dachigam National Park walk etc.
4. Spending a night in an alluring Pahalgam
Pahalgam has all the winter facilities and is abuzz with a lot of festivals and winter engagements. You can take a pony ride in Pahalgam to betaab valley to enjoy the snow.
Book your room in a hotel that looks out onto lidder river, you will wake up to a fairy land of white cover.
5. Snow Treks
Camping in snow always gives a kick to any adventurous soul. Enjoy the bonfire in winter treks here in Kashmir while the snow falls quietly.
The best winter/snow trek here in Kashmir is Marchoi Trek. This is a 4 days trek that starts from Naranag area. It gives the best highlight of Kashmir in snow. Behold the mighty and enticing Harmukh mountain from here.
Popular Places For Camping In Kashmir: Naranag, Aru, Sonamarg, Mohandmarg etc.
6. Harissa: The National winter delicacy of Kashmir
Kashmiri wazwan is famous in the entire world. However, in winter, the best delicacy you can have here is Harissa. A non-veg paste of meat served with roti is a treat to taste buds. Lamb and rice are two of the main ingredients of Harisssa. It is traditionally taken in the early morning and its taste will remain with you for long.
And, takes around a day to prepare harissa. It has dedicated chefs and restaurants, and if you want to taste from its authentic chefs then you better visit Srinagar’s downtown area.
We hope you liked the post about Things to do in Kashmir in December and You are able to choose your trip activities accordingly. We suggest you try Skiing in Kashmir If your body allows it.