Anantnag is a charming old-world city and district located 53 kms from Srinagar. As a kid-friendly destination, Anantnag is preferred by families either as a short weekend vacation or a center point for visiting different places in Kashmir. As the name Anantnag literally translates into “countless springs”, the area is abundant with lakes, rivers, flower fields, and other kinds of blossoming flora and fauna.

Anantnag is known to have a lot of places of religious importance both for Hindus and Muslim like Hazrat Baba Reshi, Goswami Gund Ashram, Shilagram Temple, Aishmuqam Shrine, and Martand Sun Temple. The hindu temples in Anantnag give a fascinating insight into the Kashmiri hindu architecture prevalent hundreds of years ago in the Jammu and Kashmir region.

A prosperous city with moderate temperature, the best time to visit Anantnag would be during the months of May to September.

Places to visit in Anantnag: Martand Sun Temple, Aishmuqam Shrine, Kishtwar National Park, and Kherbawani Asthappan.

Current Weather: 8 degrees

Famous for: Religious tours, Sightseeing, Wildlife treks, camping, and fishing

Experience Type: City

Best time to visit: May to October

Travel Tip: Motorcycle enthusiasts can strike a good bargain and rent a bike to explore the town.