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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K mohan Kumar

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A must-visit place in life time" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
We travelled to Srinagar, Kashmir in the month of May 2015 when Bangalore has hot weather. Srinagar is very cool near about 10 to 14 degree, it's like a dream destination absolutely beautiful. We stayed in boat house had a shikara ride in dal lake, when we were on ride several shikaras comes near to our boat for taking photographs we said ok to one photographer he told Rs 100 for a photo but we bargained and he ready to take photos for Rs 80. When he started to click he took more than 50 photographs which we did not expect after that he was asking for Rs 5000 for photos. We said that we don't want that much photos then he bargained and finally we choose about 25 photos for Rs 2000. So before agreeing for photograph you must finalize the price and decide how much photos you want otherwise you will be looted in that dal lake shikara ride.

Next day we visited Gulmarg about 14000 feet high from sea level absolutely beautiful, where ever you see only ice can be seen. You must carry warm clothes like gloves, jackets, shoes, if you have breathing problem it's better not to go for Gulmarg.
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Salman Khan

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  • Salman Khan
  • Lives in Delhi
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"A cosy and very beautiful place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very good place for visit with family. Peacefull place. If you want to be relaxed must go to Jammu. Surinsar Lake is approximately 24 km from Jammu. The lake is a beautiful and peaceful site to watch. Bazaars for shopping was really good. Prices of item in bazaar are normal.
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Mannan Shaikh

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  • Mannan Shaikh
  • Lives in Nadiad
  • 14 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Never seen such a place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited Poonch during our Kashmir visit in 2014. We stayed at Vivanta by Taj. Poonch is called as mini Kashmir and is a remote district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is bound by LOC on three sides. The place is named after the wife of Mughal Queen.
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Yash Phul

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  • Lives in Noida
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"Superb weather even in April"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
6th April, 2015 was the day when we four friends have visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi at Katra. We took a train from Anand Vihar to Jammu but when we reached Jammu, it was raining heavily there and also atmosphere became amazingly pleasant so we decided to drop at Katra directly.

First time I had been to Katra Railway station. What a beautiful station it has developed. Then we took lunch at Jewels near Main Bus Stand at Katra and started Journey. Cool breeze has welcomed all of us as we progressed our journey. Around midnight when we reached Main Bhawan and done with Darshan, we reached Bhairo Baba Temple and took rest at Sanjhi Chat. We usually rest at the same place when visit there and returned back to Katra by 6 am. I must say this was an amazing experience and had lots of fun there.
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Devansh Jain

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"India's Heaven"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Who wouldn't like to go to chillest place in India as an adventure. I loved it. Would like to go again. Wish could spend some more time. But any ways loved the time I spent there to the most. Haven't seen so much of snow in my entire life. I will go there again and again.
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"Beautiful nature is viewed here"

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  • Posted 3 months ago
Kashmir is a valley of mountains. Dal lake is very famous in Kashmir. It is the very beautiful place and its beauty is because of its nature. Kashmir is known as the heaven on the earth and Gulmarg is a place from where the beauty of the Kashmir can be seen by rope way.
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Darshil Shah

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"My holiday at heaven"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had most awesome experience of traveling to Jammu & Kashmir. The greenery, the sights, the weather, the snow, the climate was just so relaxing which gave me 10 day long experience of heaven in our own India. I loved the place and wish I could visit it again and again and experience the natures beauty to its fullest. I think everyone should visit it once in lifetime.
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Haresh Pandya

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
We visited Jammu & Kashmir on holidays with family and it was really bursting experience. We had been to every place of tourist interest and also felt the essence of the life their. The whole family felt thrill of snow fall, boating, places of religious importance and the flower gardens.
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"Mesmerising Kashmir, The picturesque views are to die for"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 24, 2015
No words to describe the beauty of Kashmir. This place is truly blessed. Though at first, I was disappointed when I came out of the airport in Srinagar as it was all dry and barren but as we moved on towards our destination we were started to feel the beauty of Winters there as we were surrounded by snow in Gulmarg.

We stayed at The Vintage Hotel. Though we found it to be slightly overpriced, the staff was very friendly and helpful. They had provided buffet food followed by games and DJ. They had organised a Valentine's Party The kashmiri food, the Wazwan is a delicacy especially the Goshtaba and Dhaniwal Korma is a must try.

Since, it is difficult to walk in snow, sledges are available for a to and fro trip to the Gondola along with the other points of interests. Remember to bargain well for the sledges. The Gondola ride is something that should not be missed. When you reach the phase 2, you feel on the top of the world. It is once in a lifetime experience to be standing on peak of Mount Affarwat.

Pahalgam is another spiritual experience as it offers you the view of snow laden mountains, a sparking river gushing along the stony banks and awesome plush green meadows. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach there. On the way, you can stop at Pampore(famous for Saffron Fields) to buy saffron, walnuts and other dry fruits. Back in Srinagar, one has lots of sightseeing to do.

Nishat Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Tulip garden, Chashme Shahi and Pari Mahal. You will be awestruck at the beauty of these beautifully designed gardens. Do buy some walnut wood Shikaras as souvenirs. And the heart of Srinagar, the Dal Lake offers soothing shikara rides. Though it seems to be polluted but still it should be given a try. We avoided staying in the houseboats as we found them unhygienic as all had a strange smell. All in all a good trip. Remember to bargain well be it shikaras, pony rides or sledges.
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"An awesome place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
It was really nice and cool experience in summer. I visited there in july. This is very cold place and nice to visit. A lot of tourists visit there everyday and it is famous in whole india. You can enjoy more cold weather if you can go in winter days. This is a hill station so its really peacefull to watch hills all around us and it is green and religious place.
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