Kashmir is the house of excessive and gorgeous valleys with breathtaking landscapes and mesmerizing sightseeing. These beautiful valleys in Kashmir offer a quaint and peaceful escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Apart from these alluring valleys, Kashmir is beautified with freshwater streams, breathtaking lakes, vast dense forests, lush meadows, mighty mountains, hill ranges, walking trails and other scenic spots.
List of Beautiful Valleys in Kashmir
If you are planning to explore the beautiful valleys in Kashmir then Swastik Holiday offering a list of mesmerizing valleys with impeccable beauty of the nature. So checkout the list given below:
Gurez valley is a Himalayan valley located in north Kashmir and south Gilgit-Baltistan at an altitude of 2400 meters from sea level. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and 86 & 123 Kms away from Bandipur & Srinagar respectively. It is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir has different types of wildlife but Himalayan brown bear and the snow leopard can easily see here. The huge Kishenganga River, also known as the Neelum also flows through the valley. Gurez Valley is part of the old Silk Route that connects Gilgit to Kashmir. The people of Gurez Valley lives along wooden log houses, picturesque hamlet, shepherds, and spectacular natural background and are completely different in identity and culture as compared to Kashmiri people.
The Warwan is a Himalayan valley located 150 Kilometers from Srinagar in the Kishtwar District at an altitude of 2,134 m above sea level. It is bordered by Kashmir Valley in the North and Ladakh in the East. The valley is rich with medicinal plants which uses to treat for local people. Warwan Valley Trek is one of the most unique treks during Kashmir Holiday Packages. A huge amount of snowfall always occurs in winters so the valley closes nearly six to seven months.
Trekking Routes: Sukhnai- Chittergul- Aishmuqam, Sukhnai- Kanital- Panikhar, and Sukhnai- Kanital- Panikhar.
Best Time to visit: June to July.
Aru Valley is a best tourist spot Located in Anantnag District in Jammu and Kashmir State. It is 12 Kms away from Pahalgam and 11 Kms upstream from Lidder River. This valley is also a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake and situated on the left bank of Aru River. It is popular among the tourists for its scenic meadows, lakes, mountains and popular adventure activities like trout fishing, trekking, hiking and horse riding. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. During winters, a heavy snowfall occurs in Aru valley so people can practice skiing and heli-skiing.
Lolab Valley is a unique and oval shaped Himalayan valley located in the Kupwara District bordered by Kashmir and kishanganga. It is also fame as “the fruit bowl of Jammu and Kashmir”. The valley is a home of many ancient springs and Himalayan wild animals like black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, ibex, markhor, hangul and musk deer.
Bangus Valley is a beautiful Himalayan sub valley in Kupwara District, Jammu & Kashmir. It is located in the lap of Himalayan mountain ranges near Handwara Town along the Mawri River. It is at an altitude of about 10,000 feets from sea level. This valley radiates divine energy with surreal scenery everywhere and spread over 300sq kms.
Bangus has been derived from two words, “Ban” means “Van or Forest” and “Gus” means “Grass”. So it is a meadow with lush green wild grass. A small side valley, which is famous as Lokut Bang (Small Bungus) lies in the north-eastern side of the main valley. These valleys have stunning level green meadows surrounded by low lying mountains covered with dense pine forests (Budloo).
The Tulail Valley is a Himalayan sub-valley of Gurez valley. It is situated in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory and lies east of the Gurez Valley. This valley is 75 Miles northeast to Bandipora and 120 Miles from Srinagar at an altitude of 2,750 Meters. Tulail Valley is a remote valley with a central town Badugam. Houses in this valley makes through interlocking logs without nails. During winter, the valley closes due to heavy snowfall but in the summer, the virgin valley blooms and is great for picture sessions. This valley area is highly popular for freshwater Trout Fish.