Jammu & Kashmir Tourism

Jammu & Kashmir Tourism


About Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir is India's northernmost state, sharing international borders with Pakistan and Tibet, with Himachal Pradesh to its south. It comprises three very different topographic and cultural regions: Jammu region, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh-Leh. Jammu city is in the south of the state and is the only region that lies in plains and foothills and is the capital of the state for winter. Kashmir Valley to the north of Jammu has higher elevations, encompassed by the Pir Panjal range on the west and parts of the Great Himalayas on the north east. Srinagar town, the heart of the valley is Jammu & Kashmir's summer capital. Ladakh region is a mountain desert terrain and takes up almost 2/3rds of J&K's territory from the centre to the east.

 

The natural beauty of the Kashmir valley has been a byword for centuries. The 17th-century Mughal emperors retreated here for summers and built some famous gardens. Srinagar town is defined by the River Jhelum, the Dal and Nagin Lakes, canals and backwaters, as well as old wooden architecture and 17th century mosques. Nearby Gulmarg (2730m) is a meadow with one of the highest golf courses in the world and one of India's rare ski resorts.

 

In contrast to the valley's comfortable altitudes, Ladakh region is so high that it receives no monsoon rains. The Ladakhi peaks go up to the 7135 m (Nun Peak) in the Great Himalayas range and 7464m of the Teram Kangri 1 Peak in the Karakoram range. The region is interspersed with oasis-villages. Ladakh has been home to Mahayana Buddhism for a thousand years and has noted monasteries along the River Indus: Alchi, Basgo, Thikse, Hemis and Lamayuru. Ladakh's capital Ladakh' is a good base for visiting these and for trekking. Snowbound Ladakh is closed off by road between October-June.

 

Tourism was J&K's main industry till 1989 when political insurgency began here. Get the latest information on the prevailing situation before visiting the state.

More about Jammu & Kashmir ›

Popular destinations in Jammu & Kashmir



India Says Yes Award

India Says Yes Award

Winner for categories:

  • Honeymoon
Check out India Says Yes Award Winners
Srinagar - One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
India Says Yes Award

India Says Yes Award

Winner for categories:

  • Adventure
Check out India Says Yes Award Winners
Gulmarg - One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
India Says Yes Award

India Says Yes Award

Winner for categories:

  • Honeymoon
Check out India Says Yes Award Winners
Kashmir - One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
India Says Yes Award

India Says Yes Award

Winner for categories:

  • Honeymoon
Check out India Says Yes Award Winners
Patnitop - One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir
India Says Yes Award

India Says Yes Award

Winner for categories:

  • Pilgrimage
Check out India Says Yes Award Winners
Vaishno Devi - One of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Traveller Reviews

WRITE A REVIEW
Read 52 state reviews
with average rating of 6.2/7, 1
out of 59 Jammu & Kashmir reviews 52
Sort by:
Priyanka
  • Priyanka
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect for scenic beauty"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's heaven on earth. In Srinagar most beautiful place according to me is tulip garden. Most beautiful place in Kashmir is Gulmarg, must visit. Visit pahalgam, sonmarg, gulmarg and srinagar on priority basis. Go there via plane. And for perfect touring book it through some tip organiser. We booked from Holidayiq and we had a wonderful experience without any problem.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Naman Singhal
  • Naman Singhal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had been to Vaishno Devi, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Patnitop. We went there in the month of May 2014 and even though it is summer in India, it was pleasantly snowing in Gulmarg and Sonmarg. The route to reach Vaishno Devi Temple is excellent & everyone must go to this temple once.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ajay Jaiswal
  • Ajay Jaiswal
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"A place known for its good weather"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I was happy to experience of Jammu and Kashmir. I went there because of it lovely weather. I felt great over there. I want to tell this to everyone that they too should go and experience the lovely climate of this place. It is a very romantic too. So couples can also enjoy this place.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 2 votes

Krushant Gandhi
  • Krushant Gandhi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Itís the mini Switzerland of India"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014
Jammu and Kashmir is the best place to go for and summer is the best time to go to Kashmir. It is the best place for nature scenic beauty and wonderful lakes like Dal Lake and Jhelum. The Sky Resorts at Jammu and Kashmir are amazing. The gardens are very silent and beautiful. One should go one time to Jammu and Kashmir. Itís the mini Switzerland of India.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Aarav Yadav
  • Aarav Yadav
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"fabulous tour"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2014
Everyone should visit in the month of August as it is the best time to be there to have a look over every place in kashmir for boating as well as ice skating and trekking purposes. You can enjoy the snowfall as well as the view of dal lake and snow covered mountains. Various places everyone should visit dal lake, gulmarg and gardens for romantic place and pahalgam for ice skiing and hotels made over the hilly areas and the view from the balconies of that hotels.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Mohammed Mashood np
  • Mohammed Mashood np
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews

"The best place I have ever seen in my life"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 3, 2014
The best place which I have seen in my whole life. The majestic gardens and the charming snow white mountains add to the charm to this place. I would like every one to see the natural beauty and Kashmir, which is one of the best. Srinigar has a modern water world, dominated by Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum are amazing.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Jainam Shah
  • Jainam Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"The heaven on earth"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2014
The best place which I might have seen in my whole life. The majestic gardens and the charming snoy white mountains add to the charm of the place. Road journeys is good but very hectic and vaishnaodevi mandir is best trek all around and after all it pays by the blessing of the Mata Rani. Jai mata di!!! The mountains give the feeling of Switzerland. So i would like to conclude my review by telling if you have not visited Jammu and Kashmir please do visit it. It is India's jewel and pride.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Azaad Yadav
  • Azaad Yadav
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Full enjoyment"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2014
It is one of the best place. Srinigar is a modern place dominated by Dal Lake and its twisting waterways, tree-lined Nagin Lake, and the Jhelum River. Engulf yourself in local culture by embracing your by renting one of the wooden boats called shikaras for a daytime or twilight cruise.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Kamal Sharma
  • Kamal Sharma
  • Lives in Sirsa
  • 1 Review

"A holy trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2014
I had a great trip of Vaishno Devi Gith my friends. It was a great experience. I took the train from hissar and went to ludhiana and from there I took super-fast express for Jammutavi. Then took a bus to katra.. The near by places to visit are The Trikuta Parvat, Garbhjun Gufa and Darbar, after that Bhairav Mandir was wowww!!!! I cant explain the experience.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Sachin Sukhathankar
  • Sachin Sukhathankar
  • Lives in Goa
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews

"Our Trip to Jammu & Kashmir."

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2014
In March 2011 we had been a trip to Jammu & Kashmir ( not through any tourism package ). On the 22 nd March we reached in Srinagar. After booking an accommodation in Hotel Naya Kashmir we expressed our wish to visit the places of tourist interest wherein the manager introduced us to a person by name Mr. Mehraj - (a Auto Rickshaw Driver by profession).

Mr. Mehraj mentioned that in 1 day he will take us for local sight seeing trip in the rickshaw for just Rs. 700/-. This sight seeing trip comprised of DAL LAKE, CHAR CHINAR, HANDICRAFTS FACTORY & A FEW GARDENS. It was indeed a very much interesting trip. We really enjoyed the round of the DAL LAKE where we saw the Char Chinar, Floating Farm & Furniture Factory in a House Boat in dal lake itself.

The next day we precoded for Gulmarg in a Tavera. We checked out from the hotel and Mr. Mehraj helped us by shifting our baggage to a house boat which we had booked the prior evening. The owner of the tavera Mr. Raju - a very co-operative in all respects. When we started off at 8.30 in the morning, he instructed us that he will give us such a person who will guide us appropriately in Gulmarg that we don`t have to worry at all. On reaching Gulmarg we were introduced to Mr. Ismail - who accompanied us to the main base in Gulmarg. Further we hired sledge owners who take tourists around Gulmarg through the snow. It was an excellent experience but we felt that it was too straining for them who pulled & controlled the sledges manually on the climbs & especially on the slopes. We proceeded to another base which 10500 ft. above sea level in a cable car. Here we witnessed an overwhelming experience of being surround by snow. It was like we are standing amidst an ocean of snow which we used to see in movies. By around 4.30 we started back to Srinagar to our House Boat.

The house boats in DAL LAKE are very much luxurious, with complete wooden carving interiors top to bottom, spacious rooms (4) on one boat, dinning hall & all other luxurious amenities. If any tourist wants to book these house boats, should contact Mr. Mehraj. Honesty runs in their blood which we experienced. Most importantly when we said we are from Goa they were more happy because the Goan coastal belt is full of Kashmir people.

In the entire trip we noticed one prominent thing that all the roads in Jammu & Kashmir were under strict surveillance of our Indian Armed Forces 24 X 7 (right from Jammu Railway Station to each & every corner of Kashmir). Absolutely no one has to worry about militants or militancy whatsoever. On discussing with a few local youths it was learnt that the main culprit in spoiling the image of J & K are the POLITICIANS & the moreover the MEDIA. So I request all our Indians to enjoy the scenic beauty of J & K, as this is the only source of earnings for our own Kashmiri brothers & sisters.

I think we all Indians should realise that we can enjoy life in different ways just because of our Armed Forces are deployed in such places like Srinagar, Kashmir, Siachen, Ladakh etc.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 4 votes

Destinations in Jammu & Kashmir (Where to go in Jammu & Kashmir)

1

How to reach - Jammu & Kashmir Destinations

- Posted by
1 of