Must-Visit Places In Kashmir This August

OT Staff

Why To Visit Kashmir In August

In August, the valleys of Kashmir bloom with colourful flowers, the lakes shimmer under clear skies, and the mountains stand tall in lush greenery. With mild weather inviting outdoor adventures and rich cultural experiences, Kashmir is one of India's best places to visit in August. 



Sonmarg, located in the heart of the Himalayas, is known for its pristine beauty. Its name, "Meadow of Gold," hints at the golden hues of its landscapes, adorned with verdant valleys, glistening glaciers, and majestic peaks. Trekking and camping are some popular activities among tourists.

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Kishtwar boasts rugged beauty and cultural richness. It entices with its serene charm, encircled by towering peaks and lush valleys. Trekking through its wilderness reveals stunning vistas and ancient temples.

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Pahalgam is a paradise of natural beauty and adventure. Its scenic vistas, including the Lidder River and snow-capped peaks, lures anglers and rafters alike. Trekking trails, like the Amarnath Yatra route, beckon pilgrims and adventurers.

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Kupwara is a peaceful retreat blessed with verdant meadows, dense forests, and snow-capped peaks. Renowned for its apple orchards and almond groves, it offers a quiet escape for nature lovers. It also boasts historic sites like Lolab Valley and the shrine of Sheikh Baba Reshi.

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Yusmarg's ambiance, dotted with alpine trees and gurgling streams, offers a perfect retreat for nature lovers and adventurers. Trekking, horse riding, and picnicking amid breathtaking scenery make it an ideal getaway off the beaten path.

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Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, and dense forests, Gulmarg is renowned for its world-class skiing slopes, attracting thrill-seekers year-round. The iconic Gulmarg Gondola, the highest in the world, offers panoramic views of the Himalayas.

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Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and Dal Lake, Srinagar delights with its Mughal gardens, historic mosques, and bustling markets. Houseboats, shikaras, and floating gardens add to its unique allure.

Shikaras in Dal Lakr, Srinagar | Shutterstock


Sanasar, located in the lap of the Shivalik range, is encircled by lush meadows and pine forests. Adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, and camping abound, while its beauty and pleasant climate make it a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts.

Tulips in Sanasar | Shutterstock

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A trekker take photo at past Gadsar Lake and a meadow at Kashmir Great Lakes Trek in Kashmir. | Shutterstock