Ultimate Guide: Planning a Memorable Family Trip to Kashmir

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Blog Home | Mujtaba Hussain | 04-11-2023


We welcome you to read this blog which will make you aware of the place called Kashmir. You will discover the best places, local delicious food and precautions to consider. The Vale of Kashmir is a destination to get lost in with its natural treats of high peaks, vast meadows, green pastures, charming waterfalls and soothing lakes. This guide will help you in laying out a lovely family trip to paradise on Earth.

Choose the right time to visit:

Plan your trip to Kashmir around March through October, when the climate is mild and the flowers are most beautiful. This is the finest time of the year to see the region.

Choose the suitable accommodation:

When selecting lodging, select a suitable lodging for families, like a resort or a hotel with facilities such as a swimming pool, playground, and activities for children.

Plan your itinerary:

Consider each of your family member’s interests while planning the itinerary. You may incorporate shikara rides on Dal Lake, skiing in Gulmarg, trekking in Pahalgam, and the Mughal Gardens in your itinerary.

Try local cuisine:

The tasty Haake Batte is served on a copper plate with sliced onions. Source: Kashmir Online

Kashmir’s cuisine is very unique and is a mix of Afghan, Iranian and Indian cuisine. It has delicious recipes for both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian communities. Known for its unique Nun chai or salted tea which is consumed with the local bread called ‘chot’. The Kehwa is a nutritious green tea that has lovers in every part of India.

Then there is the wholesome feast of Wazwan which can have up to thirty dishes or more in number. Wazwan is mainly veg-focused. The delicious Harissa which is a speciality of winter in Kashmir is as tasty as something from heaven.

The vegetarian menu has many options such as the Haake Batte which is staple Kashmiri rice with spinach, the Kashmiri Rajma Dal, and the royal Kashmiri Pulao.

Explore the local markets:

An old man is selling spices in the city centre Lal Chowk. Source: Kashmir Online.

Shopping in Kashmir is a relaxing and satisfying work when you explore its rich markets. The most famous markets are located in the business hub ‘Lal Chowk’ which hosts different markets for each item. The Sunday market in the Lal Chowk is open only on Sundays and has every kind of steal deal for you. Lal Chowk has from the most luxurious to the most affordable items available.

You can also visit the Jamia Market which is located around the famous Jamia Masjid of Srinagar. You may also go to the Maharaji Bazar in the old town which is located near the historic monument of Badshah tomb. This market is a historic place and has items from spices to clothes and utensils.

Safety precautions:

Even though Kashmir is a relatively risk-free location for tourists, it is still wise to take sensible safety measures, such as bringing along a first-aid kit, adhering to the regulations of the road, and avoiding late-night strolls in isolated places.


Plan the perfect family vacation to Kashmir with our guide to the best family tour packages. Discover the best family-friendly activities, adventure travel options, cultural experiences, and vacation packages for a memorable trip with your loved ones.

Visiting the Mughal Gardens, going on a shikara ride on the Dal Lake, skiing in Gulmarg, trekking in Pahalgam, and other such activities are just a few of the things that Kashmir has to offer families. With the assistance of our tour guide, you will be able to organise the ideal holiday for your family in Kashmir and ensure that it will be an experience to remember.

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Mujtaba Hussain is a poet, writer and analyst. He loves to research different things. Travelling is his passion, and he is in quest of learning something about everything.