From enjoying the much famous shikara ride over the Dal Lake to indulging in adventure activities like trekking, birdwatching or even tucking in to delicious local food, dry fruits as well as other delicacies, you can do a lot in Srinagar in December.
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In addition to witnessing snowfall on a daily basis here, you can also enjoy watching the snow-capped mountains from Gulmarg, or indulging in various activities, from mountain biking and trekking, to skiing as well as some of the best gondola rides over the valley. You can also enjoy a stay in one of the many cosy resorts or cottages here, and wake up to scintillating views of snow all around.
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With the entire landscape clad in pristine white snow, and the usual snowfall adding even more beauty to the place, the views of Sonmarg in December are nothing short of magical. To add to your experience of visiting this place, you can also indulge in a one-of-a-kind camping experience amidst the snow, near the crystal-clear frozen lakes and rivers that pass through Sonmarg.
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In addition to that, December also brings beauty to the already stunning lakes here, which get covered in a layer of frost, and the meadows of flowers, which look like a huge snowy desert. And with the serenity and tranquillity of the winter all around, the tiny town of Pahalgam becomes one of the best places to spend some time in the lap of nature, enjoying solitude and calm.
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In December, this district experiences serene snowfall, and turns completely white. One can also enjoy exciting trekking adventures here during December, in addition to soaking in views of the surrounding mountain ranges of Bulbeer, Feshiltong and Dajalongun. Besides that, you can also go for sightseeing to see the many attractions of Kupwara, all of which remain decked with fresh snow, and look extremely beautiful.
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The cosy houses and cottages, fragrant saffron fields and apple orchards remain decked in snow during the cold month of December. However, you can still find some gushing waterfalls that are partially frozen here, along with the snowclad valleys and forests. In December, you can also enjoy a wide array of adventure activities in Pulwama, including trekking, mountaineering, snowboarding as well as skiing.
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This town is also the commercial and financial capital of Kashmir, in addition to being the place of confluence of the three streams of Brengi, Sandran and Arapath. Besides stunning natural vistas, all covered in snow during December, you can also visit numerous temples and religious spots in Anantnag, such as the Martand Sun Temple, Ishmuqam Shrine, Kheer Bhawani Asthapan and more.
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While the pastures and meadows remain under a blanket of snow in December, you can still enjoy unparalleled views of the mountains, such as the Tattakutti Peak and Sunset Point from Yashmarg. The town also becomes a hotspot for snow sports like skiing and trekking in December. Besides that, the frozen streams, snowy pine forests and trails and the overall peaceful ambience surely make it a great place to be.
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In addition to the long spine-chilling history associated with it, Kargil also boasts of scintillating views of the Nun Mountains. Covered in thick layers of snow in December, Kargil offers a lot of activities that one can indulge in, including trekking to the Suru Valley, and exploring popular attractions here, such as the Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyen Dzong, Wakha Royal and more.
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With the seven lakes of Girgan Dhok being partially frozen, and the snow covering most of the other places, one of the best things that you can do in this village during the month of December, besides trekking and sightseeing, is simply relaxing in your hotel or cottage and sipping on some freshly brewed tea.
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With the majestic Zabarwan Mountains acting as backdrop, the garden dates back to the 17th century. It was designed by Asaf Khan, who was Noor Jahan’s brother, and has 12 terraces, all of which are tucked amidst magnificent Chinar trees. You can also find a central water channel and several stunning fountains here. In the month of December, you can not only enjoy panoramic views of the partially frozen Dal Lake, but also simply stroll along the paths, while watching the mountains.
The largest of all three Mughal gardens in Srinagar, Shalimar Garden is also known as the Crown of Srinagar, and offers some of the most unmatched views of the Dal Lake, especially in winters. In addition to taking relaxing strolls and enjoying the winter air here, you can also indulge in picnics, bird watching and seeing the chinar trees covered in snow at this public park.
You can also simply sit and meditate at the expansive halls here, which can accommodate up to 33,333 people at once, and soak in views of the beautiful snowfall in December.
It also becomes a great place to enjoy picnics, especially during the cold winter month of December. On rare occasions, you can also see the terraced freshwater spring of the garden partially frozen during this month. Boasting of the Iranian design and a more Persian style of architecture, the Chashma Shahi Garden also has verdant lawns, and rows of chinar trees, which add to its beauty.
Home to the Aru River, the entire valley gets covered in snow in the month of December, thereafter becoming a very beautiful sight to witness. Besides trekking, you can also enjoy other adventure activities in Aru Valley in December, such as hiking, horse-riding, and more. The snow-covered meadows, frozen ice spots in the lakes and rivers, as well as the rolling mountainsides also make Aru Valley a great place to indulge in Heli skiing and skiing.