Tourism Places in Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir, India's northern most state is one of foremost tourism destinations of India. The Kashmir Valley of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is considered as the 'true paradise on earth' and attracts hundred of thousands of tourist every year. Jammu and Kashmir holds several temples including Vaisno Devi Temple in Katra and Amarnath caves in Amarnath Mountain where millions of devotees reach every year. J&K is divided into three regions ? Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Tourism in Ladakh Jammu Kashmir, the favorite Buddhist Pilgrimage as well as tourist destination of India.
Jammu & Kashmir is full of pristine natural beauty. Its majestic hills, marvelous valleys, green vegetation, crystalline lakes, awesome snow capped mountains, fascinating hill stations, adventurous passes, rich heritage and culture and terrific handicraft works attract myriad tourists every year. The Dal lake and Wular lake, the Mughal Garden, Nishat Garden and Shalimar Garden, house boats and Shikaras, the farms of saffron and the orchards of Apples, the yak and Pashmina shawls are some of the most recognized and unique symbols of Jammu and Kashmir. This state is also amongst top most pilgrimage destination for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.
Jammu & Kashmir has some incredible tourist destinations like:
Jammu Tourism Places
The Jammu region is one of the three administrative regions of J&K. The Jammu city is the largest city of Jammu regions and is studded with temples and shrines. That's why it is called the 'City of Temples'. Jammu has Hindu?s one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites 'Mata Vaishno Devi Temple', where millions of devotees come for worshipping. The other major temples and shrines in Jammu region are Purmandal, Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Gadhadharji Temple, Panchbakhter Temple, Peer Kho cave, Shivkhori, Panchbakhtar temple, Nagbani, Shahdra Sharief, Peer Baba Shrine, Shrine of Peer Mitha, St. Marry's Garrison Church, Jami Masjid, Gurudwara Singh Sabha and Sundar Singh Gurudwara etc. The major tourist destinations of Jammu are ? Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, Manasar lake, Bahu Fort, Amar Mahal Palace. Mubarak Mandi Palace etc. Other major tourist attractions in Jammu are Akhnoor, Jajjar Kotli, Krimchi, Purmandal, Patnitop-Sanasar Circuit, Sudh Mahadev etc..
Kashmir Valley Tour
The Kashmir Valley nestles between inner Himalayas and Pir Panjal range and one of the three administrative regions of J&K. The Kashmir region holds several picturesque landscapes, crystal clear watery lakes and springs, gushing rivers, eye soothing greenery packed with various flora and fauna, the rich heritage culture and unique tradition make this region most worth visiting site. Srinagar, falls in the Kashmir Valley is one of the most beautiful cities of India while the Kashmir Valley is called the earth?s paradise. The famous and one of the most significant pilgrimages of Hindus ?Amarnath? falls in the Kashmir Valley. This holy cave attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims every year. The other major attractions in Kahsmir Valley are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Aru, Dah and Hanu, Kishwar, Patnitop, Sonmarg etc. The Wular lake is the largest lake in Kashmir Valley.
Ladakh Tourism India
The Ladakh region falls on the higher altitude of Himalayas and Buddhists dominating region. Ladakh is the third administrative region of J&K. Ladakh region is divided into two districts Leh and Kargil. Ladakh is the place of several Buddhist monasteries and pagodas. Suru Valley, Leh, Kargil, Sarchu, Keylong, Tso morari Lake, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardung Pass, Lamayuru, Alchi, Stok Khangri, Drass Valley, Rangdum, Padum, Nun-kun and Zanskar are the major tourist places of Ladakh. The major monasteries in Ladakh are Hemis Monastery, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Sankar Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Likir Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Spituk Monastry. Gurudwara Patthar Sahib is a sacred place for Sikhs in Ladakh.
Srinagar Tourism Kashmir
Sriagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is the one of the hottest destinations in India. Thriving on both sides of River Jhelum, Srinagar is packed with some wonderful natural beauties and man-made structures. Due to a large number of small and big lakes, Sri Nagar is called the city of Lakes. However, Sri Nagar also holds some magnificent gardens like Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Garden), Shalimar Bagh, Chashmashahi garden etc. that provides the city one of the most picturesque garden cities of the world. An ancient temple of Shankaracharya is a famous Hindu pilgrimage for Hindus while the Dargah (Shrine) of Hazrat Bal is a remarkable and one of the most prestigious pilgrimages for Muslims in Srinagar. The major tourist attractions of Srinagar are Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Dachigam National Park, Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashmashahi, Jhelum River, Martand and Hari Parbat Fort, etc.. Amongst the other place of worship in Srinagar are Makhdoom Sahib, Jama Masjid, Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Kheer Bhawani, and Awantipur etc.
Gulmarg lies in Baramula district, 56 k.m. South from Srinagar on Pir Panjal mountains range. Gulmarg is the one of the most favourite tourist destinations for adventurous sports lovers. Gulmarg also hosts world?s highest golf club. It is also one of the best skiing resorts in India. The colourful flora scattered in the vall