Jammu and Kashmir is a union territory of India nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. This place is famous all over the country and the world for its natural beauty. While there are many places of interest, tourist places, temples and monasteries are also located here. One of the most popular holiday destinations in Jammu and Kashmir in India. This place always attracts the lovers of nature, and the people who travel more.
And it is also said that the famous Mughal emperor Jahangir after seeing the beauty of this place. Had declared that if there is any heaven on earth, then it is this place.
It has magnificent mountain ranges, temples, glaciers and gardens. Make the grandeur of this place more attractive.
This is also one of the best thing about this place. There is no fixed time or month to visit here. Because Jammu Kashmir attracts tourists throughout the year due to its pleasant weather. Jammu Kashmir in particular is a good place for trekking. Whereas in winter season all these activities are discontinued.
In this article, we will tell you about the famous tourist destinations of Jammu and Kashmir. All the tourist places mentioned in the article entice the tourists visiting here. So if you are planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir too. So do visit the below mentioned tourist places and make your trip memorable.
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Srinagar is also mainly known as ‘Heaven on Earth’. While Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, offers an unusual view of natural sites situated on the banks of the Jhelum River. The first place to enjoy in Srinagar is the hills, while the second is the houseboat.
Tourists rent the houseboat and travel all over Dal Lake. Shikara riding on Dal Lake in particular is also an important activity. Which every tourist visiting here should experience. And the main floating vegetable market here is worth visiting. Dal Lake will also have the chance to enjoy water sports such as kayaking and skiing.
It is situated at the bottom of Mount Sridhar. And it is a very popular lake with houseboats. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Srinagar. Instead of staying in a hotel room. Renting a houseboat on Dal Lake would be the best experience.
Located in the Trikuta hills at an altitude of 1560 meters above Katra, at a height of 15 km above sea level. This city has a sacred cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi. Where there is spirituality and vibrancy in the atmosphere. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi to seek the blessings of the mother Vaishnas. While Vaishno Devi is a famous religious trekking destination. Here, pilgrims walk for about 13 km to reach small caves. Which is one of the 108 Shaktipeeths.
Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani. According to Hindu mythology there is an expression of Goddess Durga. Pilgrims show their dedication and enthusiasm by singing slogans and songs in praise of mother Vaishnavi on the roadside. A great place to visit if you have an inclination towards both Hinduism and nature. So you must go here once.
Gulmarg snow-capped mountains, lush green meadows. And is surrounded by evergreen forested hills and valleys. It has always been a popular place for shooting Bollywood films made in India. One of the top spots of honeymoon in particular, Gulmarg has also been developed as an adventure hub. Because the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located in Gulmarg itself.
While many courses of trekking, mountaineering, skiing, etc. are provided here by IISM at a great price. There are many other private tour operators in Gulmarg. Joe skiing, snowboarding. And provide similar courses and facilities for trekking. The cable car is also one of the major attractions here and it is the second highest cable car in the world.
This is one of the most important shrines in India for worshipers of Lord Shiva. As Amarnath Cave naturally displays the Shiva lingam built from snow. Every year lakhs of tourists visit this beautiful destination. Which is also known as the main Amarnath Yatra of India. Amarnath Cave is considered a revered place for pilgrims. This is the same cave, following the mythology where Lord Shiva told Goddess Parvati the secret of life and eternity.
The endless plains of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. And with panoramic views, Patnitop is one of the most beautiful places to experience nature. Tourists can enjoy skiing and trekking here. And the 17-kilometer Sanasar Paragliding Base is popular for golf courses as well as sightseeing options.
PAHALGAM BEASUTIFUL PLACE IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
With natural beauty, small houses, green fields and saffron fields in Pahalgam. And together the valleys here are very beautiful. One can trek to one of the many mountains that cover this place. While the 18 hole golf course is set amidst the icy environment of Pahalgam.
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Sonamarg is surrounded by snow-capped flowers, majestic glaciers and beautiful lush tranquil lakes. While Sonamarg is a picturesque city located in the Kashmir Valley. And the natural beauty here, breathtaking glaciers. And surrounded by serene lakes, this place is a popular tourist attraction of Jammu and Kashmir. Sonmarg in particular is also home to many beautiful and serene lakes.
Various mountain lakes in and around Sonamarg. Such as Gangabal, Vishansar, Gadar, Sattar and Kishansar are located here. And Sonmarg also includes another scenic lake. The famous Krishnasar Lake, at an altitude of 3, 801 meters above sea level, is popular for fishing with beautiful species like trout.
LAMAYURU BEAUTY OFJAMMU AND KASHMIR
It is a small village located on NH1-D between Kargil and Leh. Also known as Srinagar-Leh Highway. Lamayuru is known as the “place of freedom”. And one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the Ladakh region. Lamayuru is a good place for all those who seek peace. It is also famous for a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located near Lamayuru.
NUBRA VALLEY BEST VALLEY JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Nubra Valley is about 140 kilometers from Leh and along. Located on the Silk Road in the Paradiskal period of Jammu and Kashmir. While there are some beautiful monasteries around it with rich colors of gold, red and other colors.
While Nubra Valley famous for Banterian camel rides. It is also the highest desert in the world. And tourists in the Nubra Valley some beautiful Kashmiri or Tibetan artifacts. Pashmina can buy shawls, woolen socks, almonds, apricots, apples and other things.
HEMIS BEAUTIFUL JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Hemis is a popular tourist attraction of Jammu and Kashmir. Which is particularly known as Snow Leopard Capital of India. And together it is home to many other animals like langurs, wolves, marmots, deer, red fox etc. Apart from this, tourists can also enjoy trekking here.
SANASAR BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Sanasar is one of the lesser known hill stations in the Jammu and Kashmir region. While this place is very famous for various activities like paragliding, rock climbing, abisiling and trekking. However, Sanasar is named after two local lakes.
ANANTNAG JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Anantnag is one of the most beautiful parts of the Kashmir Valley. And Anantnag is a city in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir. And in particular it is considered the commercial and financial capital of the Kashmir Valley. While it is a large trading and trading center of the valley.
DACHIGAM NATIONAL PARK JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Dachigam National Park is a magnificent national park. And in this park, green environment, beautiful flora and some rare fauna species are found. Whereas it is India’s highest reserve forest at an altitude of 1,700 meters. Hallaki Dachigam National Park. However, Jammu and Kashmir is located just 22 kilometers from the main city of Srinagar. While Dachigam literally means ‘ten villages’, which is kept in memory of those ten villages. Which were to be moved to create catchment areas, and parks.
PULWAMA JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Pulwama is a small town in Srinagar district. Which is particularly famous for its apple orchards, springs, natural springs and natural valleys. With its natural beauty and rich culture. The city of Pulwama is also famous for the various temples located around it. While there will be opportunities for mountaineering and trekking in summer and skiing and snowboarding in winter.
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Baltal is a religious place for all pilgrims. Which is located 14 kilometers from Amarnath. While this place is a good medium to spend the night in a tent during travel. And apart from this, Baltal is also famous for its picturesque environment. Baltal is close to famous cities like Srinagar, Pahalgam and Sonamarg.
KISHTWAR NATIONAL PARK
Kishtwar National Park is situated on a plateau above the Chenab River. In this national park spread over an area of 400 sq km. There are 15 mammal species including musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bears. While Kishtwar is not the only high altitude wildlife sanctuary. Whereas due to its large diversity and flora, it gets special importance.
CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of about 4000 to 9000 feet. This Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is a world away from the world. Which shows tourists the world of rare wildlife. Tourists here black-necked cranes. And Tibetans can see rare wildlife like wild donkeys.
Zanskar valley is known for its elaborate scenery, cave monasteries. And most of the tourists here enjoy a good experience of trekking trail and river rafting. However, the Zanskar valley is located at an altitude of 13,154 above sea level. While this valley seems cut off from the rest of the world for 9 months of the year. People like Zanskar Valley a lot because of the adventure.
DARCHA PADUM TREK
Darcha Padum trek is one of the popular treks, which leads to Zanskar valley. In fact the trek from Darcha to Padum offers spectacular views of natural beauty from Manali to Leh. And the beauty of the rustic mountains leading to Leh is unique and glorious. The Darcha Padum Trek River originates from here. Especially in contrast to its background. Buddhist monasteries, especially Phuktal, Lingshet and Lamayuru. Char Chandra adds charm to this beautiful place.
KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TRERK
Kashmir in India facilitates a lot of treks. However, very few tourists are aware of these treks. While these treks start from Sonamarg. And the splendid rivers, rocky terrain and rustic villages make this trip more unique and memorable. However the trek is for those who want to make their trip memorable by enjoying the hidden valleys of Kashmir and the beauty of nature.