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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Haresh Pandya
  • Haresh Pandya
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Heaven on Earth" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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Nusrat Zuberi
  • Nusrat Zuberi
  • Lives in Aligarh
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  • 3 Reviews

"Mesmerising Kashmir, The picturesque views are to die for"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Drake Lawrence
  • Drake Lawrence
  • 1 Review

"An awesome place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Priyanka
  • Priyanka
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect for scenic beauty"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 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.
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Naman Singhal
  • Naman Singhal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2014
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.
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Ajay Jaiswal
  • Ajay Jaiswal
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"A place known for its good weather"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2014
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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