Top Places To Visit In Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Top places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir are:

Srinagar:

Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round.
The main attraction of Srinagar are Dal Lake, Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh, Nishant Bagh, Char chinar, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and many more.
Taking a relaxing shikara ride across the scenic Dal Lake at the backdrop of the majestic slow clad Himalaya's is indeed an lifetime experience that is both enjoyable and memorable.

Leh Ladakh:

Leh Ladakh also known as 'India's Own Moonland' is truly a heaven on Earth with fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture. The Ladakh range is bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is divided into three parts as Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Ladakh, further is divided into two districts as district Leh, and district Kargil. The former district has a popular town "Leh" and is a great tourist attraction because of its beautiful monasteries, picturesque locations, and interesting markets defining the culture of the place.
The main attraction of Leh Ladakh are Pangong lake, Shanti Stupa, Tsio Moriri Lake, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill and many more.

Vaishno Devi:

Vaishno Devi is located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air. This town has the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere. Thousands of Pilgrims visit each year to seek blessings and show unflinching faith in this temple. Vaishno Devi is a religious trekking destination where pilgrims walk about 13 km uphill to reach the little caves. This is considered as one of the 108 Shakti Peetha. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani is a manifestation of Durga. Although it might be a little difficult for kids and elderly people, the trek itself is very enjoyable with lots of shops selling snacks, food items and various religious goods all the way.

Gulmarg:

Gulmarg is known for its scenic beauty which is situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level. Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys. It is a popular destination for shooting of various Bollywood films. It is one of the most popular ski resort destinations in India, and is also home to the world's highest green golf course. Gulmarg has also been developed as an adventure hub as Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here. A lot of courses on trekking, mountaineering, skiing, etc. are offered by IISM at great prices here. It is advisable to book your course well in advance if you are planning to do a course. The cable car here is the second highest cable car in the world and is also one of the prime attractions here.
The main attractions of Gulmarg are Gulmarg Gondola, Khilanmarg, Maharani temple, Ningle Nallah and many more.

Amarnath:

Amarnath is one of the most important pilgrimage in India for the worshipers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva. Every year millions of tourists visit this place from all across the world in what is famously known as the 'Amarnath Yatra'. This place is regarded to be the same cave where Lord Shiva revealed the secret of life and eternity to Goddess Parvati.
The main attractions of Amarnath are Amarnath Cave, Amarnath Yatra, Baltal, Pahalgam and many more.

Jammu:

Jammu also known as 'City of Temples' is a land of grand ancient temples and beautiful palaces. Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu & Kashmir which is nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains. It forms part of the transition between the Himalayan range in the north and the dusty plains of Punjab in the south. A series of scrub-covered hills, forested mountain ranges and river valleys lies between these two extremities. The microclimatic regions extend from Kishtawar in the north-east to Akhnoor in the south-west, and the historic town of Poonch in the north-west to the borders of Kangra of Himachal Pradesh in the south-east. The Shivalik hills cut across the area from the east to the west while the rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab cut their way through the region.
The main attractions of Jammu are Bahu Fort, Mubarak Mandi Palace, Raghunath Temple, Shivkhori, Purmandal, Shesh Mahal, Dogra art museum and many more.

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