Jammu & Kashmir Tourism
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the northern edge of India.
Kashmir valley is India's most beautiful tourist place and is considered haven
of the earth. It is famous for houseboats. The tourists can make a stay in Shikaras (House Boats). Dal Lake in Kashmir is the most famous tourist spot. The
tourists can also enjoy adventures like trekking, mountaineering and Trans
Himalayan Jeep Safari. The ideal month for trekking is April to November.
The Jammu & Kashmir state is divided into three distinct regions:
- The Foothill plains of Jammu
- Kashmir Valley
- Mountainous Leh Ladakh
In winters, Jammu and Kashmir gets entirely covered with snow. Srinagar
capital city is replete with mosques, temples and forts. The Mughal Gardens are
the attractions for tourists. The Mughal emperor had fallen in love with the
landscapes of the lily-laden lakes. The city of Srinagar is decorated with the
lovely beautiful gardens called the Mughal Garden. The important tourist
attractions of Kashmir Valley are Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Pari Mahal,
Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Chashma Shahi, Shankaracharya Temple and Martand,
Tour to Gulmarg Jammu & Kashmir is the mountain resort near Srinagar. Gulmarg is the highest green golf course and a ski hub located at an altitude of 2,650mtrs. The dense conifer forests surround Gulmarg. It is known as one of the matchless tourist destination.
Travel to Sonamarg is a real treat to the eyes. This is a famous hill station and adventure spot. Located at an altitude of 2740m, Sonamarg remains cold during the summers. The best time to visit Sonamarg is May and June. The tourists can take the advantage of trekking, sledging, fishing, paragliding, white river rafting and much more.
Visit to Panitop is located in the Shivalik hills of Himalayas. Its natural beauty
includes dense woods and green Pines. Panitop is one of the best-developed
tourist destination located in the Kashmir Valley. The 600-year old Lord Shiva
temple is its main attraction.
Tour to Pahalgam, popularly known as ?The Valley of Shepherds? is a small and
beautiful town, which is about 95 km away from Srinagar. The Aru and Sheshnag
rivers are outstanding places to view Kashmir?s glory. During the independence,
Pahalgam became a part of India. Amarnathji temple, located at 46 kms away from
Pahalgam, is an important pilgrimage in the region.
Pilgrimage tour to
Katra / Vasihnodevi Temple
is one of the most sacred places for the Hindus. The shrine
of Goddess Vaishnodevi is located 16 km north of Jammu and 13 km of Katra, in
the mountains of Trikuta Hills. The cave temple depicts the incarnation of
Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Kali and Goddess Saraswati. There is a strong belief
that whoever walks to the Mata Vaishnodevi and asks for a wish; they never get
disappointed. March-April and September-October are considered to be the
favorable times to visit Mata Vasihnodevi. The rest of the year it is very cold
Tourism In Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir
, the snow-capped mountains of the Great
Himalayas is a hot tourist attraction place in Kashmir. A travel to Leh-Ladakh
region can be made worth by visiting to Leh palace, Shey Palace, Stok Palace,
Buddhist monasteries of Phiyang, Hemis, Thiksey, Likir, Spituk, Alchi, Lakes of
Pangong and Tso-moriri etc. If you are adventure sports lover then the options
like river rafting, trekking and mountain climbing are available. There are some
other major tourist destinations of Jammu Kashmir, waiting for you for explore.