Jammu & Kashmir, the fairyland for every traveller and heaven for honeymooners, is a slice of heaven on Earth. The lush green pine forests, mesmeric beauty of snow-laden mountains, sparkling lakes, and streams and sprawling meadows can enchant any traveller. With so much in store, here's a list of 10 best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir in October to experience the beginning of winter.
Adorned by pristine scenery, Badgam is an unconventional and exquisite place in Jammu & Kashmir. Dense coniferous forests, lush green meadows and streams together make the pretty scene at Badgam. People visiting this place in October enjoy horse rides or day picnics at Doodhpathri.
If you have a daring heart and planning for Jammu & Kashmir in October, keep Patnitop on your list. Surrounded by Shivalik Range and pine forests, Patnitop is a paradise for adventure freaks. With natural wonders like springs, valleys and snow-capped mountains and thrilling adventure sports options; Patnitop in October is a complete package.
Locally translating into 'meadow of flowers'; Gulmarg is another scenic place in Kashmir. Pay a visit to the opulent strawberry fields encircled by snow-laden mountains and witness nature in full bloom here. Experiencing the best panoramic views of the hills, springs, and lake from a Gondola is not only thrilling but equally fascinating. Are you fancying? Then plan for Gulmarg- one of the must-visit places in Jammu & Kashmir in October.
Looking for a serene and relaxing winter vacation? Enjoy chilled-out and rejuvenating time at the spectacular Aru and Betaab valley, during your trip to Jammu & Kashmir in October. Much famed as a shooting location of many Bollywood movies; Pahalgam is also a favourite honeymoon destination in Jammu & Kashmir.
Sonamarg is one of the most charming places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir in October that looks fresh, verdant and enchanting during winter. Tucked at 2800 m, Sonmarg, also known as 'meadow of gold', is a pretty collage of lakes, mountains, glaciers and opulent meadows. The temperature stays moderate, ranging between 10 to 20 degrees, thus making the place perfect for trekking, camping and nature walk.
Popular amongst honeymooners and nature-buffs; Pulwama is another place, you cannot ignore during your vacation in Jammu & Kashmir in October. Heritage temples, cascading streams, lakes and sprawling saffron fields make it look nothing less than a painting.
If you are planning to explore Jammu & Kashmir in October, Leh should be on your bucket list. You can indulge in trekking, camping, biking and mountaineering, in this cold desert in May. And not to miss the breathtaking and clear views of lakes, hills, mountain passes and monasteries that Leh offers in the cool and breezy weather of October.
Located near Leh, Hemis or Hamis is a small and quaint village and one of the most preferred Jammu & Kashmir places in October. The bright and colourful Hemis monastery established in 1672 by Ladakhi ruler Sengge Namgyal is a major attraction among tourists, but the sprawling national park by the same name equally pulls wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts to this somewhat offbeat place.
One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir in May is Srinagar, as the Dal Lake looks luxuriant and refreshing during this time of the year. Srinagar looks like a beautifully painted canvas with clear and stunning views of Dal Lake, Nigeen Lake and Wular Lake surrounded by snow-capped Himalaya and sparkling Jhelum River, rolling down the hills in full volume.
Kargil is one of the most favourite destinations in the list of places to see in Jammu & Kashmir in October. Kargil is synonymous with spine-chilling war memories, but one cannot ignore the breath-taking beauty and serenity, this place has to offer in winter. Trekking, visiting gompas and mountain biking are key attractions here.