For all those who wish to stay secluded from the hustle bustle of tourists around, Kashmir offers some of the lesser known places that can be good choice for a relaxing trip. Come and discover the nature at its best at these secluded places, you will be mesmerized for sure!
The new highway is well-built and secure and almost effortlessly takes you to Sinthan Top. The vast majority of tourists are unaware of this place. The Sinthan top is around 12000 ft above sea level and is one of the finest experiences ever. Getting there may take a lot of time and energy for those who are occasional travelers but it is a place which is a must see for everyone. The road up is usually met with snow-formed streams at many places. The water level in these creeks is less and moves slowly throughout the year, thus offering an ideal spot for photo snappy tourists. Stop by, sit and relax on this gigantic stone with calm but cold stream flowing beside; a sight that simply mesmerizes your senses. Once you reach the very top, you would be simply blown away by the amazing vastness of the green mountains.
Before visiting Nara Nag, it is advised to book a tour guide as it will make your trip a lot easier than otherwise. As this place is not crowded, it allows you to have fun with your family and friends. Ethnic tourists, who like to know about the culture and traditions of people love to visit Nara Nag as this place allows them to get familiarized with the people and their village customs.
Nara Nag is a beautiful tourist destination and offers a number of trekking options to the travelers. Some adventurous trekkers trek up the mountains to get close to the nature in its purest form. Travelers can also hire the horses and mules to make their trek comfortable and less cumbersome. Nara Nag acts as the base camp of the famous GangabalLake. Travelers start at around 5.30 – 6.00 am in morning and climb up the mountain to the GangabalLake, which is at a height of 12,000ft. It takes almost 9- 10 hours to reach this Lake. The surroundings are charming and travelers enjoy the cool chilling weather of the place.
Nara Nag has two groups of temples and they are 100 yards away from each other. So this place is a delight for devotees and they like to visit this place of beauty and spirituality. Both of the temples were known to have outstanding architecture and still enough tourists in comparison to other standing temples in the state. Under the rule of Sangramaraja in 11th century, these temples endured several misfortunes and after his reign, many rulers tried to desecrate it but its ruins can still be found in Nara Nag. There is a spring, which lies at the foot of the Bhuteshwara or Bhutsher. The water of this spring is believed to have digestive properties.
Apart from the above mentioned places, Warwan Valley, Ishaan Village, Ahrabal, Kokernag, Verinag, Drung, Bangus Valley and the Nageen Lake are some of the secluded places that offer extreme serenity, picturesque beauty, and tranquility in abundance.
Surely, after a beautiful rendezvous with nature, you would want to spend more time here to explore the unexplored places in Kashmir.
Till next update, Happy Holidaying!