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Haven't Visited Jammu & Kashmir? Hawww! 10 Reasons You Should Feel Sorry For Yourself

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Hundreds of poets and writers have written paeans on the beauty of Jammu & Kashmir. HolidayIQ Travellers list down reasons to visit heaven on Earth.

Haven't Visited Jammu & Kashmir? Hawww! 10 Reasons You Should Feel Sorry For Yourself:

  1. Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Charar-i-Sharif , Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Dal Lake, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Rajauri (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir)
  7. Pulwama (Jammu & Kashmir)
  8. Pahalgam (Jammu & Kashmir)
  9. Anantnag (Jammu & Kashmir)
  10. Drass, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)

1. This Is What You Haven't Seen. The Gorgeous Beauty Of Srinagar

This Is What You Haven't Seen. The Gorgeous Beauty Of Srinagarsource: wikipedia.org

Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots.

HolidayIQ Traveller Syed Vaseem Ahmed Vazir from Bangalore shares, “I had been to Srinagar and surrounding areas along with my family this October. We enjoyed a lot in the lovely mountains mostly surrounded by snow on the top. Our first sightseeing was chashme shahi. An excellent garden built by the Mughals. The garden was surrounded by beautiful grass. From this spot we went to pari mahal. One can get a awesome view of dal lake from here and a lovely golf course view. One day we stayed in houseboat.”

2. The Taste Of Real Adventure Awaits! Try Skiing In Gulmarg

The Taste Of Real Adventure Awaits! Try Skiing In Gulmargsource: kashmirtoursonline.com

Gulmarg offers a spellbinding spectacular view of the snow peaks.  It is also possible to do heli-ski type runs from great heights off a gondola. Apart from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow scooters and snow bobbing are popular activities seen here.

HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan Bhowmik from Kolkata shares, “In winter the Gulmarg ski ground is one of the main attraction of tourists. You can gulp on some hot momos and brace yourselves to take a ski in the ground. Wear warm clothes here and try to come in winter if you are really interested in skiing. As during other times of the year, it may or may not remain open. Wear snow shoes and always carry your sunglasses here.”

3. You Haven't Seeked Spirituality At Charar-i-Sharif

You Haven't Seeked Spirituality At Charar-i-Sharifsource: holidayiq.com

Charar-i-Sharif is a holy shrine which is situated around 28 km from Srinagar. This shrine is more than 600 years old and is commonly known as Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ananta Neware from Nagpur shares, “We visited during our visit to Yusmarg, the quiet and peaceful place, feels like you are near to god, the experience is more wonderful. Outside you get to have nice kashmiri food and wonderful tea, there is a small market outside you can purchase kangri.”

4. It's Even More Gorgeous Than Shown In Bollywood Films! The Beautiful Dal Lake In Srinagar

It's Even More Gorgeous Than Shown In Bollywood Films! The Beautiful Dal Lake In Srinagarsource: wikimedia.org

Jammu & Kashmir is known for its charming scenery and the an beautiful amalgamation of beautiful springs, lakes, rivers and their tributaries which add to the natural beauty of the state.

HolidayIQ Traveller Jatin Tanwar from New Delhi shares, “The Dal Lake at Srinagar is the finest place I have ever been to. It is located in the middle of Srinagar and undoubtedly is the heart of Srinagar. There is a thing called shikara which is kind of very comfortable and romantic boat which takes you to a ride in the lake. Its really very refreshing and loved place.”

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5. Because You Still Haven't Seen The Beauty Of Rajauri

Because You Still Haven't Seen The Beauty Of Rajaurisource: travelwithsmile.com

Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, the scenic town of Rajauri is a quiet and beautiful hill station. It was known as Rajapuri or 'Land of the Kings' and was part of the Kashmir region, when Hiuen Tsang, the famous Chinese traveller visited India in 632 AD. There are several lakes located in and around Rajauri.

6. Or Revisited India's Glorious Past In Udhampur

Or Revisited India's Glorious Past In Udhampursource: wikipedia.org

It is named after the eldest son of Maharaja Gulab Singh - founder of Dogra rule in Jammu and Kashmir - Raja Udham Singh. Situated among lush green forests of Eucalyptus, it is the second-largest city of the Jammu region and the fourth-largest city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city houses relics from the age of Mahabharata.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sachin Rathore from Chandigarh shares, “Udhampur is a beautiful city in the state of jammu and kashmir. It is known for the holy river devika there. And also krimchi mansar in udhampur is known for ancient pandava temples. The place is surrounded by hills by all sides.”

7. See! This Is What Saffron Fields Of Pulwama Look Like

See! This Is What Saffron Fields Of Pulwama Look Likesource: flywithfarebuzz.blogspot.com

Pulwama District, referred to as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kashmir’, is situated in the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir. The valleys sprinkled by rivulets along with the Historical Mughal Highway, Aripal Nag and Aharbal waterfalls and Tarsar and Marsar lakes make Pulwama a popular tourist destination.

8. The Green Meadows And Lofty Mountains Of Pahalgam

The Green Meadows And Lofty Mountains Of Pahalgamsource: wikimedia.org

Popularly known as the valley of shepherds, Pahalgam is land of green meadows and the lofty mountains that offer breathtaking spectacular view of the mother nature in all its glory. A popular destination amongst nature lovers and adventure seekers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Trojan from Srinagar shares, “Betaab Valley on one side and Lidder river with crystal clear water on the other Pahalgam is undoubtedly the paradise. Betaab valley will remind you of many Bollywood movies especially of late 90s. And of you're a Lover of rafting then Lidder river will cater your needs. The tourist huts on its banks and some in the midst of woods will help you escape all the daily life tensions. It's a must visit place in Kashmir. You can't leave Kashmir without losing yourself in the meadows of Pahalgam.”

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9. Discover The Land Of Countless Springs - Anantnag

Discover The Land Of Countless Springs - Anantnagsource: wikimedia.org

The name Anantnag is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit term for 'Land of Countless Springs'. Anantnag is an ancient city that came into existence as a market town around 5000 BCE making it one of the oldest urban human settlements in the world.

HolidayIQ Traveller Syeed Muneeb from Srinagar shares, “Nice and very best city of Kashmir. Its free from air, water and noise pollution. Many tourist places lies here. Very honourable persons were living here. I think everyone should come and enjoy the beauties of Anantnag. Every facility is available here. The best place of Anantnag is sheer bag.”

10. Here's One More Place You Are Missing Out. Drass - The Coldest Inhabited Place In India

Here's One More Place You Are Missing Out. Drass - The Coldest Inhabited Place In Indiasource: wikimedia.org

Drass, the second coldest inhabited place in the world. One of the most popular activities that travellers can enjoy in Drass is trekking, which offers both long as well as short treks.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anup Upadhaya from Kolkata shares, “We went to Drass to see beautiful snowfall but the road of the Drass region was very dangerous that time because of the heavy rain and snow falling the all over Drass, Kargil and Ladakh Region. But we enjoyed a lot over there.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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