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.

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Mayank Gupta
  • Mayank Gupta
  • Lives in Patna
  • 3 Reviews

"Best experience ever" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a wonderful place. The scenes around Kashmir is to die for. The locales are amazing. the climate is so clean and pristine. You will certainly enjoy here.
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Sumit Yadav
  • Sumit Yadav
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 4 Reviews

"Jammu: The land of temples" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a wonderful trip. We went together as a family and had a great time together. The natural beauty of the place is awesome and the people there are friendly and supportive.
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Jnanendra Satapathy
  • Jnanendra Satapathy
  • 12 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Pre-winter view of J&K"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2013
In fact this was one of our stay points during our 7 days trip to Kashmir. This was our 1st point of stay after reaching Jammu. We realized that our stay planned on the 1st day itself was a right decision. Next we travelled to Pahalgam and then to Srinagar, Sonamarg and Gulmarg during our 6N/7D stay.

The timing was also good as we enjoyed the pre-winter view of the entire J&K Valley with view of the following places:
Got a beautiful view of the Betaab Valley, Chandanwari with snow fall, Apple Orchard with few trees still loaded with Red ripe apples to be plucked.
View at Sonamarg, Dal Lake and Gulmarg was breathtaking. We encountered snowfall at Gulmarg, but missed the same at Sonamarg by just 2 days.
Though I have posted few photographs, it is not possible to capture the beauty of these places in Camera.
Truly " Paradise on Earth"
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Keshavamurthy Achutarao
  • Keshavamurthy Achutarao
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 photos
  • 1 Review

"Heavenly Kashmir!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2013
We visited Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam & Sonmarg for 6 days during September this Year. As we had pre-bookings for Hotel & transport, we had no problem on that count. Our House boat stay on Dal lake Srinagar was excellent and people looked after us very well. From Sonmarg we visited Jojila war memorial and it was memorable. Scenery and surroundings were beautiful and breath taking in all the places. We liked Moghul Gardens at Srinagar and Betaab Valley at Pehalgam. Only flaw was closure of Gondola Ropeway at Gulamrg.
Thanks to the wonderful arrangements made by our Tour operators..
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Amitava Mukherji
  • Amitava Mukherji
  • 8 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"Peace and Tranquility"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
Me and wife just came back a couple of days ago from a trip to Kashmir. Most of our well wishers advised us to postpone/cancel our trip. I was nervous at the sight of so many heavily armed police and CRPF while going to the Hotel from the Airport didn't help to soothe my nerves. While going for our local sightseeing in Srinagar I asked the driver Saajid who was allotted to us on how safe Kashmir was. His answer "Sirji, aap Dilli mein kitna safe ho?" stumped me. His next words "Aap Kashmir mein Dilli se zaada safe ho" made me decide I am going to see and feel Kashmir with an unprejudiced view. From going to the dreaded Lal Chowk in the evening, from going to Kulkar market in the night, from taking early morning walks in Rajbagh to visiting secluded and isolated spots in Sonmarg and Baltaal, from sipping tea with local people at a roadside chai wala in Pahalgam. We felt and saw Kashmir from the warmth in the welcome of our driver Saajid, to the sincere smiles and unforgettable hospitality of Zulfiqar (the Manager at Hotel Mirage) and Gulzar (the manager of the Houseboat called "Lucky Dawn" Peace and Tranquility in a so called "Troubled State" while sipping tea in a roadside chai stall. On coming back to Delhi I asked the question to myself how safe and welcome am I at Delhi? This time the answer came to me very easily.
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Chandrashekhar Deshmukh
  • Chandrashekhar Deshmukh
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"Enjoyed the activities"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2013
It was very nice experience specially at Pahalgam and Gulmarg. We really enjoyed with all those activity. My kids was very much happy. Finally we are planing to go again with my mother, I want to show her the 'Jannat' of India.
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Nitesh Kumar
  • Nitesh Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Skiing in Kashmir"

  • Posted Aug 20, 2013
Kashmir is awesome. We roamed places which are too good like patnitop, srinagar, gulmarg, sonmarg, pehalgam.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: House boats are good.

Activities & things to do: Horse riding, gondola trolley.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Jammu to patnitop-srinagar-gulmarg-sonmarg-pehalgam
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Deepti Tamboli
  • Deepti Tamboli
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Discovering Kashmir"

  • Posted Aug 7, 2013
When I went to the Jammu Kashmir in March. My Experience there was pretty good, the hotels in Katra and Srinagar were good. All Was nice & beautiful, snowy mountains & rivers.Temples & monuments. Best was Vaishnodevi Yatra.
Raghunath temple and so on.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The food they mainly prefer there was Rajma Chawal with ghee, but I didn't like the food taste what I ate there, because it was tasteless, in some of the restaurants there, which I went. I love the parathas, in one of the restaurant. Also the food of Hotel Gupta Palace was good, except Chinese food which we have ordered. Shopping Experience was not Good. Because they cheated most of the time. Saffron I purchased was not up to the mark after opening. Almonds what I have tasted in Pahalgam was good,but what packed and given to me afterwards was literally bitter. So I was having a horrible experience shopping there.

Activities & things to do: In Srinagar, you can enjoy snow rafting in Sonmarg, Gulmarg and horse riding. Gondola ride in Gulmarg. Also temples like Raghunath temple in Jammu, hari ki pauri and so on. Patnitop in Jammu, Sudh Mahadev Temple, Gauri Kund and so on.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: One can travel to Jammu by train from Mumbai BDTS. You can also travel by air to Jammu or Srinagar, but if you prefer to first travel to Jammu then to Srinagar, then you can take private vehicle from Katra to Srinagar. Also somedays Srinagar highway is closed alternate side. So please take a note of above while moving out from Jammu.
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Anil kumar
  • Anil kumar
  • Critic
  • 6 Reviews

"Journey to the floating garden"

  • Posted Apr 23, 2013
To enjoy the Rich scenic beauty and chilled climate.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: To have Kashmiri food, Boating, shopping of Local made items

Activities & things to do: sight seeing, take Photographs

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By air and available conveyance
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Nawab  Khan
  • Nawab Khan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Holidaying in Paradise"

  • Posted Mar 22, 2013
It is one of the most visiting destination in India. A place were you feel you are holidaying in paradise.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are many restaurants were you can dine with your family & freinds. Also there are many attraction in the destination when you visit places like Gulmarg,Pahalgam e.t.c.And not to be missed the shopping of Kashmiri handicrafts and safron , dry fruits,Kashmiri shawls.

Activities & things to do: Go for Gondola ride at gulmarg, View beautiful and well maintained gardens in srinagar, Do not forget to take maximum benefit of shikara ride

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Visit Srinagar via Jammu which is around 300 km. hire a full cab if you are a family so that you can enjoy the beautiful sightseeing of valleys on your way.
People are very nice and co-operative. Select the best month for traveling to avoid other disturbances such as landslide, heavy snowfall e.t.c.
Rest every thing is fine in J& K
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