Kashmir is dream destination for every couple. Every couple wants to explore the destination. However due to such a popularity, opportunistic cost in Kashmir has increased quite a lot. A traveller can avail one activity at dirt cheap as well as insanely costly prices. Though it can really be not avoided, but we are sharing list of activities and approximate price for reference for bargains. We may not have included few activities, but most of them are included and give fare idea of cost.
|Dal Lake, Srinagar||Shikara Ride||500 Per Hour||500 for 1 Hour and 800 for 2 Hours,
One Shikara will host max 5-6 people.
|Shopping from the shops during floating Market visit or shopping from vendors on Shikara.|
|Lal Chawk, Srinagar||Shopping||As per the Item||Shop for Kesar, Pasmina Shawls, Dry Fruits from the Local Whole Sale Market. Still try at 4-5 shops and then buy.||If you are not aware of Quality, Please do not buy.|
|Chashme Shahi Garden||Shopping||As per the Item||There are 2 Fixed Prices Shop which offers Good Winter Items.||No Bargain so you must be aware of Quality first.|
Srinagar has less activities but main earning point at Srinagar is the shopping. Rates are extremely negotiable. If you are shopping at Lal Chowk and you have good idea about things, then check the prices at minimum 4 shops to come up with the right price for your shopping list.
Gulmarg has many activities to enjoy. So choose and pay wisely. Save yourself from traps too.
|Gandola Ride, Phase 1||Ropeway||1,000/- Per Person||If Phase 2 is not open, you are allowed to till Phase 1 only. All activities are available here in Winters.
|Getting trapped from Poni wala that Gandola is not operational.
Ticket counter is hardly 1 Km away from Parking spot.
|Gandola Ride, Phase 2||Ropeway||1,800/- Per Person||Highest Ropeway within India. If operational, enjoy it. https://jammukashmircablecar.com/||You may face breathing problem due to height of the mountain, so do not try to resist the problem and return after spending small amount.|
|Gulmarg||Guide||INR 400/-||Not much needed, but keeps spammers away from you.||If you have already travelleds, he is not much needed. He can be avoided.|
|Gulmarg||Pony Ride||Any thing they can ask||When Gandola is closed, Horse ride are the way to reach to Phase 1.||Do not trust their words and prices. They will quote 4-5 times of actual price.|
|Gulmarg||Ski||800/- Per Person and higher||Most enthralling & sold experience of Gulmarg.||Do not be easy prey of price chart. Bargain very hard.|
|Gulmarg||Quad Bike Ride||1800-2000 Per Person||Available at Phase 1 & 2||No bargain rates are fixed.|
|Gulmarg||Sledging||300-600 Per Person|
|Gulmarg||Skating||500-600 Per Person||Do not be easy prey of price chart. Bargain very hard.|
Sonamarg is less visited in Winters, as the valleys offers the same experience those offers in Gulmarg and Pahalgam together yet if you are visiting the place, you can enjoy the following activities in the area.
|Sonamarg||Zero Point View Point/ Tejaswar Glacior||Cab charges are INR 3,500/-||From here you can view the Tejaswar Glacior and same cab also cover various places of Sonamarg.||Demanded Prices are extremely high and avoid this in winters.|
|Sonamarg||Sking||800/- Per Person and higher||Most enthralling & sold experience of Gulmarg.||Do not be easy prey of price chart. Bargain very hard.|
|Sonamarg||Skating||500-600 Per Person||One time activity to enjoy the return from Mountain top to base without Gandola. Not for Faint Hearted.||Do not be easy prey of price chart. Bargain very hard.|
|Sonamarg||White Water Rafting||Not Known||The longest rafting expedition in Sonamarg starts from Baltal and ends at Shutkari Bridge. There are other stretches too where you can go rafting.||In Low Water Level.|
Pahalgam the valley of Shephards is Primarily famous for it’s valley. In addition, Golf Course i.e. Bisaran is also another point to visit.
|Aaru Valley||Horse Ride||Max Rate mentioned on the board.||Driver will drop you at Aaru Valley Parking point, from there Pony ride is required to visit the valley.||Rates are bargainable yet again.|
|Betab Valley||Sking||800/- Per Person and higher||Most enthralling & sold experience of Gulmarg.||Do not be easy prey of price chart. Bargain very hard.|
|Bisaran||Horse Ride||700-900 Per Person||The Road taken by horse is little too difficult so it is Not for Faint Hearted.||In Winters, you can surely give it a miss.|
|Chandanwari||Horse Ride||Max Rate mentioned on the board.||Driver will drop you at Chandanwari Parking point, from there Pony ride is required to visit the valley.||Rates are bargainable yet again.|
|Pahalgam||White Water Rafting||Not Known||Avoid it when Water Level is low.|
In addition, it would be best to buy from Srinagar/carry few items with you while travelling to Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg in winters when it is snowing even at Srinagar.
|Things to Buy (Or Carry) Specially in Winters|
|Rubber Shoes||It would be needed at Every place in Winters and you would be charged 100-200 Rs per renting, so better buy it at Srinagar at INR 500/600.|
|Rain Coat||As everyplace will have snow, all your woolen clothes will save you from cold until they are not wet. So raincoat will keep them dry.|
|Socks||Additional 2/3 pair socks will keep you active during your travel.|
|Rubber/ Leather Gloves||It will help you keep warm and active in snow.|
These are few activities that you can enjoy in Kashmir. If there is something that we have missed, please help us imporve the article.