Offbeat Places to Visit in Kashmir


Kashmir is all things beautiful - from mystical meadows to Shikara rides on the Lakes, from vibrant gardens to snow adventure fun, you can do so much as a tourist in Kashmir.

However, if you like exploring offbeat places, you can explore many such places on your Kashmir trip. Offbeat destinations will take you a step ahead of the tourist spots, where you can witness the raw beauty of nature.

These places are hidden gems for nature lovers and true travel freaks. So, the next time you visit Kashmir, take note of all these places we mention below.

1.  Daksum

Exquisite green meadows and snow-capped mountain ranges in the region are a treat to the eyes. It's one of the most unexplored regions of Kashmir - the most splendid one.

In fact, it can be an ideal picnic spot with your loved ones or a perfect spot for nature walks. Elevated at 2438m above sea level, you can find the best trekking routes - at the place.

The bubbling streams are clear and give you pleasant vibes. Ideally, you will love to sit and stare at the flowing streams of the region. The beauty of Daksum offers a pictorial splendor you will love, so do visit the place.

2. Gurez

Gurez is a popular valley for clicking some pictorial shots. The calm alpine valley stretches along the flowing river, making the region look divine. The minute you visit the valley, you will fall in love with the place. It is elevated 8000ft above sea level and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

During snowfall, the valley looks breathtakingly wonderful. Besides, the place is 130km from Srinagar, so easily accessible. Also, you can visit Razdan Pass, Harmukh, and Dawar when in Gurez. These destinations will offer a new insight into the place. Gurez Valley will mesmerize you as a tourist.

3. Karnah

Karnah is one of the most captivating places to witness the unexplored beauty of nature. Plus, you will be mesmerized by the natural beauty it offers. Apart from being an ideal picnic spot, it's also the best place for photography. If you want to be enthralled by nature's delight, you can visit Karnah.

In addition, the weather is perfect for exploring surrounding areas and regions. Most tourists visit Karnah during the winter season to witness the snow-capped mountains. You can participate in many snow adventure activities near the region. You must take advantage of this offbeat destination on your trip. 

4. Turtuk

Turtuk is another fascinating destination you can visit on your Kashmir trip. It's 90 km from Diskit, and you can reach the place by taxi or private car. Ideally, the place is famous for its pictorial views and peaceful nature. You can sit for hours admiring the natural beauty it offers. Turtuk is an ideal place for all those who love nature.

Unexplored places can give you a new insight into the region. Besides there are many home stay options in Turtuk, you can stay with locals to learn about their culture.

5. Warwan Valley

Kashmir’s Warwan Valley is a rugged and hilly landscape offering exceptional views. It's one of the most pictorial and remote destinations, allowing you to dwell in the raw beauty of nature.

Moreover, the valley is known for its trek adventures - the entire expedition is 100 km long, which includes 9 days of hiking. It's a good place to explore for all the adventure seekers and trekking experts.

Despite the hilly terrain, the region is famous for its scenic scapes, an attraction for tourists. If different adventures excite you, try the hiking trip to the valley.

6. Chatpal

Located in the Shangus area, Chatpal is one of the most offbeat places in Kashmir. The place is nestled in the laps of mountains and lush green meadows with wildflowers. Ideally, it's also an amazing spot for Instagram-worthy pictures. If you want a break from the chaos of city life, you can visit Chatpal.

The place is so quiet and peaceful that you will hear the chirping of birds. The beauty of Chatpal is truly enchanting, and it makes up for an ideal picnic spot. Plus, you can visit some awe-inspiring tourist attractions near Chatpal like - Sonamarg and Gulmarg.

7. Aru Valley

Aru Valley is the most picturesque place in Kashmir. 12 km from Pahalgam, it's an ideal choice to spend some time amid the beauty of nature.

Apart from clear streams and green mountains - it is also home to scenic meadows. The stunning scenic views of Aru Valley attract tourists from all over the region.

With that, it's also the base camp for most trek adventures and Kolahoi Glacier. Plus, the valley is famous for Ski adventures during the winter season. Though not completely offbeat, the place should be on your list of Kashmir destinations.


Plan your trip,

Planning a trip to offbeat places allows you to explore unexplored regions. As there is no crowd in these places, you can enjoy nature at its best. If you wish to visit any of the above-listed places, you can ask your tour operator to customize your itinerary.


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