Words fall short to describe the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. One always imagines snow while thinking about this beautiful state of India. There is a lot beyond snowfall and many interesting locations to explore. It possesses mystic element in its nature and has attracted tourists from all corners of the world to come and fall in love with it. The snow peaks, glittering sun rays, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, winding roads, highest mountain passes, breathtaking valleys, meadows and the list goes endlessly while describing the paradise land.
Here are top 10 places to tour in Jammu and Kashmir while you go on a holiday.
the summer capital, Srinagar is the prized possession of Jammu and Kashmir with a vibrant atmosphere and picturesque beauty. Situated on the bank of river Jhelum, it exudes majestic charm with Mughal gardens, architecture and cool breeze. The floating gardens, vegetable market and clear waters of Dal Lake engulf you with a sense of tranquility. The boat rides and Shikhara ride on the lakes is an ideal holiday for romantic couples. Water skiing, golfing and bird watching are other activities to spend your time merrily. Attain Nirvana by watching the beautiful sunset over the Himalayas with your partner by your side.
Witness heaven on earth at Leh due to its sheer proximity with nature and its queer beauty. Located at a high altitude of 3500 meters it presents a number of trails and trekking options to adventure enthusiasts. Being very close to Tibet it shares its culture and traditions and reflects a mixture of Indian and Tibetan lifestyle. The clear water lakes, monasteries and rough terrains add fun and beauty to the district. The monasteries and forts reflect architectural grandeur in their style and is a treat to the tourists and history buffs. Unleash the Himalayan panorama and its beauty during summers by exploring rafting and trekking.
This winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir is nestled on the bank of river Tawi. The place is a famous pilgrim attraction with Vaishno Devi temple and other holy places. The forts, caves and wildlife sanctuary of the city present you with perfect holiday spot to explore and imbibe the culture. It is one of the top cities in the state to attract tourists looking for peace and tranquility. The markets of Jammu city are quite popular for the high quality of products sold. Shop for handicrafts and pashmina shawls at their best price.
This a most popular hill station in Jammu and Kashmir with scenic routes and meadows. Gulmarg earned the name meadow of flowers with the presence of a variety of gardens and flowers engulfing the place. The summers and springs are the perfect time to take a walk among the gardens and the winters pose for a good skiing activity with its snowfall. A visit to the frozen lake, snowboarding, golfing and mountain biking are fun activities to do to enjoy your stay.
It is one of the beautiful and well-developed Kashmir valley located on the banks of river Lidder. The name literally translates into the village of shepherds. The Valley is an ideal destination for picnics with lakes and streams around it. It also serves as the base camp for pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra which occurs annually. It is also the zero point for trekkers by presenting the perfect weather and background. The velvety green grass, lush vegetation, and crystal clear skies will surely leave you spellbound and compel you to camp for the night under the stars.
For photographers and nature lovers, Sonamarg is the visual treat with the sun glistening brightly on the snow-capped mountain ranges. The name means meadow of Gold which was earned rightly when you see the valley sparkling under the sun rays. The Valley hosts mind blowing glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes and it should not be missed at any cost during the trip to Kashmir. The beauty of the valley transports your soul to a different world and stimulates your senses. Trekking and trout fishing are some common activities tourists look forward to in this valley.
This is the most fertile land of Kashmir and has earned many names like rice bowl of Kashmir and Dudhakul of Kashmir. The apple orchards and saffron plantations with lakes reflect the unmatched beauty of the place. the blue skies with golden cultivated lands portray the mixed hues of the place making it an eternal beauty on earth. With lakes, natural water springs and historic culture, Pulwama holds many secrets of the nature waiting to be unraveled. This charming town has historic sites and temples portraying the Mughal and Indian architecture.
Located in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges, Kathua offers a perfect spot for short holidays. This border town calls adventure lovers for trekking and mountaineering in its serene ambiance. The crisp mountain air and clear waters soothe the tired souls and is a great place to reconnect with your family. Enjoy your stay there with rafting, boat rides and visiting holy shrines. The valley is beautiful with waterfalls, gorgeous meadows, brooks, streams, and snow. Due to the existence of a large number of Sufi shrines the place is fondly called the city of Sufis.
It is the brave heart town located on the India-Pakistan border and has secured an important place in the history of India. This enchanting land lies on the bank of river Indus. The visit to an ancient village in Kargil is greeted by ruins of castles and forts from our history. The snow covered peaks and blue skies are a view to behold. The valleys let you comprehend the existence of mankind and its interaction with nature. A visit to war memorial is sure to bring up the emotions inside and gives us the pride with which our soldiers are safeguarding the nation.
The region of Hemis attracts tourists from all over the world with its culture and famous ancient monastery. It lies on the bank of river Indus on its western end. Thither important attraction of the place is its national park which is the house for various species of flora and fauna. If you want to have a look at snow leopard then it is certainly a place to visit. The Hemis festival held annually is so popular and it draws attraction of the visitors with an array of colors and dances.
Bharath Darshan tourism provides the best Jammu Kashmir tour and the agent Sunil Chauhan makes your dream holiday tour come true. Visit this beauty in its full glory and absorb its elements to the core.