Top Destinations to Explore in Autumn, Tourist Spots Kashmir

Captivating Kashmir: Top Destinations to Explore in Autumn

Captivating Kashmir : Top Destinations to Explore in Autumn

Kashmir is a place of unparalleled beauty, charm, and exuberance. Each of the four seasons that visit this valley gives it a distinct hue that is pleasantly unique and fascinating.

However, the most beautiful of all seasons in this valley is considered to be autumn which brings with it a variety of exquisite shades of red, yellow, and orange. For an outsider, autumn in Kashmir is no less than a scene from a fairytale and the tourists from all across the world wait all year to be here, especially in the said season.

If you are planning a visit to Kashmir this autumn, you will need a list of the most visited sites that are dream destinations for every tourist who visits this valley. In this article, we will share with you some of the most dazzling, captivating, and enchanting destinations of Kashmir that you can visit in autumn so stay with us till the end.

Here are the top destinations to explore in Kashmir in the autumn where you can fully immerse yourself and come back with unforgettable memories.

  1. The Dal Lake
Dal Lake

The Dal Lake also known as the Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir is a place with unmatched beauty and charm. Upon entering the boulevard beside this magical and magnificent lake, you start to feel a certain peace and elation that stays with you for a long time.

In the autumn, the rustling sound of fallen chinar leaves on the ground and their beautiful tapestry on the lake combine to give you the most exhilarating sensation. The lake looks enchanting and everything around it including the sky splintered in countless hues and golden-colored trees is a real treat to watch.

  1. Pari Mahal
Pari Mahal

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Pari Mahal is adorned with shades of yellow, orange, and gold around this season making it a great attraction for visitors. It has a seven-terraced garden each with a variety of plants, shrubs, and beautiful, tall trees that turn orange and gold in autumn and present you with the most mesmerizing landscapes to behold.

Pari Mahal which is made from sand brown stones looks even more attractive in autumn since the colors of the leaves and the sky add more depth and flavor to its architecture.        

  1. Char Chinar
Char Chinar

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This location is found in the middle of the Dal lake and this mini-island gets its name from the four Chinar trees that can be seen at its four corners. This perfect fall landscape is characterized by wet and cool wind from the lake and an enchanting combination of red, orange, and golden trees and bushes.

What makes char chinar so amazing is the combination of chinar leaves sprinkled over the lake on all sides, stunning mountain peaks in the background, and a peaceful and quiet wind that flows from the lake captivating both your mind and body.       

  1. Naseem Bagh
Naseem Bagh

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This garden is located at the campus of Kashmir University which is situated on the west bank of the mesmerizing Dal Lake. This picturesque garden has a wide range of plants and trees that turn golden and red in the autumn giving you a peaceful and magical place to rest and to walk around.

Walking amidst the dry colorful fallen chinar leaves with green buildings in the background gives you an immense sense of peace and quiet that is hard to come by in any other such location. 

  1. Shalimar Garden
Shalimar Garden

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You can visit this grand garden any time of the year and be amazed by its wonderful ambiance. However, autumn is the time when it is at its best in terms of magical hues and charming breeze.

In the winter the fallen chinar leaves create a thick foliage on the surface that appears just like a beautifully crafted carpet. The scenic beauty of the Shalimar Garden in the autumn is so irresistible that whenever someone visits Kashmir they cannot wait to be in this vast and color-rich garden.     

  1. Dachigam National Park
Dachigam National Park

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The fiery autumn ambiance of this national park is further complemented by the presence of ancient trees, birds, beetles, wildflowers, and Kashmiri Stag (Hangul). The fall foliage is at its peak in autumn and that fills this park with mesmerizing hues of gold, orange, and red.

You can also find here a wide range of trees including apple, Kashmiri walnut, oak, chestnut, pine, and chinar. All these trees appear exciting and you cannot take your eyes off of them while you take a stroll in this magical destination.     

  1. Pampore
Pampore

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Pampore is located at a distance of about 14 km south of Srinagar. Its ideal weather conditions and soil make it a huge attraction for people who want to get a firsthand experience of Kashmiri Saffron preparation, growth, and cultivation.

In the autumn season as the saffron flowers start blooming, they fill this region with a vibrant sea of purple. Due to this reason, people often refer to this region as the Saffron Town Flower of Kashmir. Pampore is vibrant, scenic, and mesmerizing and you cannot get enough of it no matter how long you stay there.
 

  1. Shankaracharya Hill
Shankaracharya Hill

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You can visit this location if you wish to see untarnished nature at its finest. This hill has a thick forest which is filled with a wide variety of trees and plants of orange and yellow color.

The hill has a temple at its top that contains a peaceful resting place from where you can see the entire Srinagar in all its glory. This hill gives you the most panoramic and peaceful scenes to enjoy alone or with your loved ones.

The natural beauty of this hill combined with the mesmerizing architecture of the Shankaracharya temple make it a must-visit destination of Kashmir.  

Final Thoughts

Autumn season in Kashmir is characterized by a breathtaking range of colors, beautiful landscapes, and mesmerizing rivers and mountain peaks that combine to create an out-of-the-world environment that leaves you in awe.

So many tourists wait all year to be in Kashmir in the winter seasons to see this heaven on Earth and are never disappointed by its unique culture and natural beauty.

If you wish to have the most memorable vacation this autumn, then we urge you to consider visiting Kashmir. We can assure you that this will be an experience that you will not forget any time soon.

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