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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Bratadeep

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  • Bratadeep
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  250 readers

"Beautiful and picturesque place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Heaven in India. I think all people in world should spend some tome with Kashmir.. Its like peace is just setting here. Waiting for us to welcome us.. Just for some relaxing you should go there and enjoy with your all family members. Enjoy some special arrangement in Dal lake.
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Vinu Pradeep

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  • Vinu Pradeep
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  4196 readers

"Nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
It has been nice to be in Kashmir. But the beauty of Kashmir is not so as expected. The weather goes worse some days which was quiet disappointing. Had a temperature of 5 degree some days. Visited Taj Vivanta. An awesome point to be visited. It was so stunning to see beauty of nature here
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Darshan kumar vaid

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  • Darshan kumar vaid
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  •  5 helpful votes
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
J&K state has everything for every age group. If you have a love for mountains, yeah like the Alps one, and wanted to experience snowfall with big meadows(Gulmarg), then you have parked your car at the right place.

If you are a spiritual types(Jammu), then Vaishno Devi is a must visit place for you, Plus there's a small hill station(PatniTop) which is near to it, so you get a pilgrimage and a small weekend get away with less travel and more privacy.

But as they say, If there's heaven, its here, here and here( Srinagar city). Places to visit can be endless but mainly Dal lake(boulevard road), Shankracharya, Chashma shahi, Pehalgam, Shalimar and Gulmarg are few not be missed places.

Jammu city is having its only charm(esp'lly during winters) but to experience that beauty you might have to go to remote areas like Badarwah, Bani or even Akhnoor(for river Chenab). But the city is more or less like a developed tier 2 city where govt n business activities take the centrestage. Best to have a last stop to buy souvenirs from this god gifted state for best quality stuff like Kesar, Walnuts, Basmati, Rajmah etc.

Lastly its home to only snow desert in the country called Ladakh. Since, the beautiful lake and toughest terrain has been shown a-lot in movies, adverts and bike expeditions from across the world. This place is like no other in the country. Where would you find greenhouse effect to be used practically to keep the houses warm, yes, the temp sours as low as -20 to -28 Degrees.

Foodies you are going to love each bit of bit. Adventurers gonna have a ball. For the faintest of the hearts, just simply sit back n enjoy the views.

Lastly, only advice for my countrymen or any tourist for that matter, please keep yourself warm n carry good wool jackets and pashmina (kashmiri speciality) shawls
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Mukesh Shrivastava

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  • Mukesh Shrivastava
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 1 Review
  •  1517 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2016
Not to miss in your life time! Splendid gardens, superbly decorated long and green landscapes in summer with a dash of chill lair in the grand evenings! Extremely friendly people despite the political climate, and the bazaar in the Lal Chowk down town Srinagar is not to be missed.

Stay at least a day or two in a house boat over the Nageen lake; have a boat ride over the majestic dal lake too; visit Shankaracharya temple over the hills and round off your trip with a visit to the tulip gardens and the majestic Shalimar garden.

Not much woollen required in the summer; whether is sublime at this time. You could book your hotels in advance ;plenty of choice from star to budget hotels are available!
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Aman Thakur

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  • Aman Thakur
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3357 readers

"Incredible kashmir"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2016
Kashmir is so beautiful place as we all know. If you're planning to relax with your family or with partner then Kashmir is best option. You can easily hire innova or other cars by contacting hotel manager or travel agents whereas they also help you in bargain of hotel rooms in whole Kashmir like Srinagar or other places you can enjoy snowfall too but if you're planning about to visit Kashmir then bring at least one jacket with you because its too cold even in summers during night.

You can reach Jammu by train, bus or flight after that you can hire any cab from travel office whereas you can bargain in booking price too. Innova's charge will not exceed 15000 for 3-4 days stay and return back to Jammu is also include so its not worthy. You will definitely enjoy a fairprice tour and most memorable, enjoyable too
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Manoj Saxena

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  • Manoj Saxena
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"A fun filled trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2016
We visited Kashmir during Independence day weekend in 2015, it is a good time to visit, as some times it may rain, some time hot and even cold in few places like Gulmarg/ Pahalgam.

We went by flight to Srinagar, stayed in a house boat beside Nageen Lake and straight away went for local sight seeing that day itself, stayed in house boat at night. Next day we departed to Sonmarg to see the snow, and we were very lucky to see the snow in the higher reaches there. When we were returning back it started drizzling, it was awesome.

Same night we went to Dal lake, went for purchasing souvenirs for the trip. We went for the dinner at Krishna Vaishno dhabha, excellent veg food to have.

Next day we went to Gulmarg, it is called paradise on Earth. Went for Gondala ride upto the second phase, it was open at that time, try to purchase tickets by self or online, if there is a peak season, else you will be looted by touts.

For purchasing original Kesar go for M/S Noor Mohammed Bhat shop which is on the way to Pahalgam from Srinagar/ Gulmarg at Pampore, where Kesar is grown.

Our last point was Pahalgam where we stayed at Himalayan House. Form pahalgam we directly shifted to Srinagar airport.
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Rishi ashdhir

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  • Rishi ashdhir
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4449 readers

"Paradise on Earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2016
Kashmir is paradise on earth & we were blessed to see it & would love to see again & again. There is mountain, snow, greenery, nature's blessing. We were happy to see beautiful natural landscape. Ideal place for a family holiday. People are also nice.
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Yogesh Yogesh

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  • Yogesh Yogesh
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"J&K- heaven on earth!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 2, 2016
I have been to Kashmir and it's really good place and first time in life I saw a snow fall it's very good place its really a heaven on earth. And the dry fruits of Kashmir really good, especially Akhrod. Jammu is also good for religion people.
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Rohan Bhogle

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  • Rohan Bhogle
  • Lives in Dombivli
  • 1 Review
  •  1644 readers

"Heaven on earth!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2016
A best place to visit! A pleasant atmosphere, cool weather, healthy air, snow. No words to explain beauty. One should definitely visit the Himalaya and their snow covered summits. Dal lake, Shankaracharya temple, Gulmarg, Sonmarg are some spots.
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Ranjit Sawant

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  • Ranjit Sawant
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1631 readers

"Heaven of the world!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2016
Recently I went to the Kashmir with my family. I think it is heaven of world because of Shreenagar & Shalimaar baug. I also liked throwing snow towards my brother. I will remember throughout my life, I love Kashmir.
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