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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Parveen Sarwara

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  • Parveen Sarwara
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  57 readers

"Life time memorable trip with my family" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Life time memorable trip with my family. The place have everything in itself that we used to call a natural beauty experienced the houseboat adventure and would recommend everyone to visit such a nice place once in life. People of Kashmir are really helpful and cooperative.
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Shubham Bindal

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  • Shubham Bindal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"An amazing place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Jammu and Kashmir is no doubt, is a paradise on earth and is luckily a part of India. It's no less than the heaven on earth. A very beautiful place covered with only mountains and snow. The simplicity and warm welcoming by the people there is a proof that humanity still exists no matter what.
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Sudip Mondal

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  • Sudip Mondal
  • Lives in Tarakeswar
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome visit & beautiful places" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We went there in the month of may ending and June starting via Spice jet airlines. When we landed to srinagar, it's seems so cool. And we had to take warm clothes quickly. Then after launch, we went Pahelgam. It's was a most beautiful place I ever seen. We stayed there 2 nights and visited some sightseeing place. That's were to much impressive place. And the weather was awsome and it's little bit cold. Then we went for Gulmarg. It's totally coated with ice and awsome place to visit. We ride here in Ropoye. That's was memorable incident. After that day, we went for Sunmarg. In the way to Sunmarg, the sightseeing were to much beautiful that you cannot skip them without taking a single picture. And the place was very nice. After that, we back to Srinagar, and visited most wanted Dal lake. It's was awesome experience in boat riding. And we also visited some nearby Park and garden in next two days those are fully covered with many beautiful flowers. We shopped there some warm clothes, which were really attractive. After such beautiful experience, we came back to Calcutta. But then still that place was influencing in my heart.
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Sahil Wani

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  • Sahil Wani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  426 readers

"Perfect destination for winter"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kashmir is called the paradise on earth. It is such a beautiful destination that any visitor can this place any time this place is so beautiful through out the year. The places to visit are Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Mughal gardens, Dal lake, Manasbal Lakee, in winters there is no place in the world like Gulmurg every thing is covered under snow there are coaches also who provide coaching for skiing. Kashmiri Wazwan is the best food served here and Kahwah also. Lal chowk is the best place to go shopping. Kashmiri shawls are very famous. Traveller's should travel this place by road to explore more beauty. Every traveller must get some warm clothes with him.
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Vikas kumar Choudhary

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"Awesome family trip to Kashmir"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
In the autumn break we visited Kashmir. On the first day of trip we visited the gardens of Kashmir. The flowers are beautiful. I think to capture that moments for forever in my heart. Dal lake is a very romantic place for new couples. We stay in houseboats. That is very much awesome. Then we visited Pahalgaon. It was fully covered with snow and mountains. When we reached there snowfall started. I liked it very much. After then we visited many other sightseeing places. I loved that city very much. I recommend all the people to visit Kashmir once in life.
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Harshit Gupta

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  • Harshit Gupta
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  509 readers

"Heaven on earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We say heaven do not exist on earth but I say if you have to see heaven on earth then it's Kashmir what a beautiful place natural beauty incredible people. Helpful army people you can have all types of food there staying options are nice you can stay in Shikaras or hotels places like Gulmarg Sonmarg the Line of Control were all awesome experience. Natural sceneries are all heart touching I can bet if you went there once you can't resist yourself to move back again there.
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Joy Shome

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  • Joy Shome
  • Lives in Munger
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  637 readers

"Adventurous trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Had a great experience of long journey, sightseeing & enjoyed a lot with family members. Gone to many places in Jammu as well as Kashmir for example the Dal lake, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, some historic temples & ancient gardens. Had great experience talking with people of Jammu & Kashmir & analysed their way of living.
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Arhaan Khan

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  • Arhaan Khan
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  730 readers

"Lovely place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When I was 10 years old I went to Kashmir. The paradise of India. Truly an incredible experience. Beauty of India. I love Kashmir. The place to relax. Truly the paradise if India. One of d best place I have ever seen.
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Yogesh Tiwari

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  • Yogesh Tiwari
  • Lives in Moradabad
  • 10 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  6123 readers

"A Dream Spot just beyond the Imagination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Beyond the Imagination Dream Spot. Kashmir(Srinagar/Gulmarg):: What I heard about the terror among the traveller... Actually was terrible!!! But I forget all the bad things while I was there and enjoyed a lot. I believe Kasmhir is utterly the one of the most beautiful place on earth and as an Indian I am proud to have Kashmir in India.

Staying in the houseboat was the beautiful moment & the boats around the houseboat are floating in the Dal Lake as a means of transport.

Gulmarg was full with Beautiful lush green fields. It was great to see the Highest Polo ground. & the hospitality of the all local peoples ( Kashmiris) including police was good. Leh/Ladhakh/Kargil: Spellbound!! The best Motor Travelling way. Srinagar to Kargil then Kargil to Leh.

I was became enthralled after seeing the views of Green & Dry Mountain Covered with Snow, Dry Hill Snow laden (usually after Kargil), the river, which was running in opposite direction of our way. Although the road was not good while i was travelling From Srinagar to Kargil.. Especially three High Rock Mountain Zozila, Namki La, Fotu La were extremely harsh. Road before some distance from Kargil to Leh was extremely good. Cab Driver was running at 110 KM/hr sometime. It was a thrill experience & some breathtaking landscapes was more than beautiful. Heavy Army presence was there cause the highway is very close to LOC.

Visiting the Rancho's School was a proud feeling moment that how they peoples are helping to poor children in education. I thought that the school was totally damaged but true story was different. Guide told me that only furniture items was totally damaged by the sudden floods caused by a cloud burst & the structure spread in large area, was as it is.

Minimum Temperature at Leh was about -1 to -2 degree. But I was feeling the same as the temperature 5 degree of Our place because the Leh's coldness is very dry and moisture is about zero. The People of Leh are too simple & humble. I don't know how many more times but before leaving this world I want to go there again. :)
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Sagar Dewan

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  • Sagar Dewan
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  1014 readers

"Place of natural beauty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
L visit so many hills but Kashmir is unique. You cannot fill if you not visit this place. The beautiful nature, water falls, dal lake, magol garden, tulip garden and so many beautiful place we visit. In Bengali language I truly say its "bhusargo" of India.
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