Travel Look Kashmir

I still remember the very first time when I landed in Kashmir in 2011 and was completely blown away by the beauty of the place. It was a family trip back then and we tried to cover as many places we could. Though this time around it was more of a luxurious and relaxing trip.

Gulmarg was blanketed with a fresh layer of snow and looked straight out of a winter wonderland. When I posted photos on my Instagram and Facebook page many could not fathom that it was our very own India.

I always wanted to revisit Kashmir. We were supposed to fly last year in March but we had to cancel our trip due to the unrest in the valley. Then again in August, we were supposed to fly but that was also cancelled.

So finally, when last month I got an invite from The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa to visit Gulmarg in April, I could not pass on the opportunity and glad that I didn’t. Though until the last minute we were a bit skeptical about the situation as it was election time and the news of constant pelting of stones was doing the rounds which led to more confusion. Even a strike was called on the day we were travelling. My parents were not that keen about me visiting Kashmir. But I was a bit adamant as I have always wanted to visit Gulmarg during winter and the recent snowfall pictures floating around the internet were enough to fuel my wanderlust.

In fact after revisiting Kashmir and returning safely. I can say for sure that Kashmir is safe for tourists and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many tourists. The stories that the media portrays is actually not the real picture. I don’t deny the fact that there is no unrest in the valley but it is limited to certain areas only.

Coming to the packing scene,  I did pack my winter coats, beanies as well but fortunately, it was not freezing. Evenings were definitely cold but days were warm and pleasant.

Packing for Kashmir changes with every season.

Pack all your winter clothing if you are visiting during winter months . Post-April, pack a winter jacket for evenings and snow boots especially if you are visiting Gondola and Sonamarg -Thajiwas Glacier.

( Read: Ultimate Guide for Packing for Winter )

Packing for Kashmir in April


Packing for Kashmir in April


Packing for Kashmir in April

Packing for Kashmir in April








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  • Reply
    Chaitali Patel
    May 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

    You look so pretty Swati! What I love best is how comfortable you look. The pop of yellow is great too.

    Surprised that it wasn’t too cold. Before I read this piece, whenever I saw your photos I aways wondered how come you weren’t freezing.

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    Zarina @ Living in Australia
    May 10, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I am so blown by the beauty of Kashmir. I love the ambience too. Nice photos! btw, I love your comfy outfit.

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    Iza Abao
    May 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Kashmir looks beautiful and picturesque. No wonder that you have mentioned that were a lot of tourists.
    I like your outfits especially the floral dress. It goes well with your sunglasses, beanie, and boots.

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    May 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Kashmir certainly does look like an incredible place and you’ve certainly managed to capture it with your snaps. Of course, you look wonderful yourself and those sunglasses are particularly cute. Not too sure about lying down in the snow for a fashion shoot however!

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    May 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Love the simple, elegant LBD! Against the white snow, the contrasting black looks stunning. The yellow gives the perfect dose of color & vibrancy! Overall, both the outfits are stunning and you looks fantastic!

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    May 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    You must be immune to cold, it’s refreshing to see someone fashionably in to me ‘less desired’ areas. I honestly love fashion, but I would look like a homeless person. so maybe I don’t love it as much as you.

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    May 20, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I love mountains and snowy destinations and after reading this post and looking the photos, I must give Kashmir a go. It looks so beautiful in the snow. πŸ™‚

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    May 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Your pictures are stunning! I love snow, and sometimes we don’t get much where I live, so I miss it. I would certainly get my snow fix there! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

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    May 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, that landscape looks stunning! Must have been amazing to be surrounded by those snow covered mountains! I have not heard much about Kashmir from a tourist perspective, so it’s nice to get a better idea just how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing and for the packing tips!

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    Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    May 21, 2017 at 1:48 am

    You are right. I would have never imagined snow in Kashmir! I must admit, though, I haven’t heard a lot about Kashmir either. Snowmobiling is such fun and this looks like a great place to carve some powder! Can visitors also ski? I love getting out on the slopes and I’m always looking for interesting places to ski.

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    May 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I have to admit that, as a Canadian, the idea of traveling to a destination where there is snow isn’t that appealing. We get so much at home! But I love how this post shows that every country has so many unique climate regions – there’s snow and sun and so much more in every country around the world.

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    May 23, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Your pictures of Kasmir are quite spectacular. I’m quite surprised to see all the snow and it is quite pretty. Was it cold? I would have expected that you would have been more bundled up. Regardless, glad you were able to get in and out safely, given that you were traveling at a time of unrest. Thanks for the introduction to Kasmir.

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    May 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Wow, that’s in India? Then I must go! Been wanting to go to a place with snow. And Kashmir definitely fits the description of winter wonderland.

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    Wanderlust Wayfarer
    May 24, 2017 at 12:34 am

    I love your floral dress and yellow vest–great looks and so versatile! I didn’t realize it would be so snowy in Kashmir. It’s great to hear so many tourists are visiting there and that it’s safe for travel.

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    Megan Jerrard
    May 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I love your yellow Herno! Looking very chic for the snow! I’ve heard so much about Kashmir, and agree that it seems to change quite dramatically with every season. I would love to visit, thankyou for the links to replicate your look!

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