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Jammu and Kashmir

Amar Mahal PalaceThere is no word to express the whole beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the only state in the country which is also called as the Paradise on the Earth because of its beauty. The pride and paradise of India, Jammu and Kashmir is an extremely beautiful state of mountains, lakes and gardens. Jammu and Kashmir, a state which is divided into three parts Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. This state lies in north of India and the geographical area is almost covered with beautiful valleys, lakes and high mountains. This is the best tourist spot of the country. Some of the major tourist attractions in the state are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh, Patnitop and Ladakh. This state is also known for its popular temples, lakes, houseboats and mughal gardens. The best and major pilgrimage centers of the country are located in this state in which one is Amarnath Caves and the second is Vaishnodevi Shrine.
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Major Tourist Attractions in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu - Jammu is a beautiful place roosted at the foothills of Pir Panjal Mountains. Jammu has three major, beautiful and fast flowing rivers Ravi, Tawi and Chenab. Jammu is mainly known for its tourist and pilgrimage spots like Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort and Gardens, Peer Baba, Mahamaya Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Amar Mahal Palace, Sudh Mahadev temple, Gauri Kund, Mansar Lake and Purmandal.

Srinagar - Srinagar is a beautiful place housing several famous and beautiful Mughal gardens. One can also say that Srinagar is the Garden City of India. Centered in Kashmir, the gardens are a panoramic beauty of manicured lawns, stepped terraces as well as fountains. There are lots of gardens in Srinagar but the most famous are Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal and Harwan.

Ladakh - Ladakh is a beautiful place in the foothills of mighty Himalayas. Temperature of this place is always very low and sometimes it dips below zero. This place was formed by the great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. Ladakh houses several old monasteries. This is the only place which has the most dangerous treks for adventure lovers. Leh palace, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, Hemis, Thiksey, Spituk, Alchi, Lakes of Pangong etc are some of the major attractions of this place.

Gulmarg - Gulmarg a beautiful hill station of the region which is at a short distance from Srinagar. Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir has the highest Golf Course, situated at an altitude of 2,650 mts. Gulmarg is also number one and very famed ski resort in the world. This is the best place for skiing and adventure sports.

Shikara in Dal Lake Pahalgam - Jammu and Kashmir is never complete without a reference to the extremely beautiful Pahalgam. Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the river Lidder. This place is really a beautiful hill junction of the state. The beauty of this place always attracts thousands of people from India as well as from other countries.

Adventure Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir

Although Jammu and Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty and beautiful places but it is also like a paradise for adventure seekers. This state is also known for some of the adventure prospects available here like trekking, rafting and skiing. In the summer season this state offers a series of adventure sports, such as Water Skiing, Water trekking, Trout fishing, Trekking, Skiing, mountaineering expedition and Shikara Ride etc.

Major Cities in Jammu and Kashmir

There are several cities in Jammu and Kashmir which are as beautiful as jewels. These all cities have their own significance. Some cities of Jammu and Kashmir are famous for their pilgrimage places, some for their beautiful valleys and hill stations, some for their adventure sports, some for their scenic beauty and many more. All cities of Jammu and Kashmir have spectacular surroundings and pleasant climate. Some of the famous cities of this state are Poonch, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Likir, Shey, Rajauri, Baramullah, Ladakh and Patnitop.

Hotels in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has some of the best hotels to cater to tourism industry. Various ranges of hotels from budget class to luxury class are available here to fulfill all the requirements and needs of visitors. There is one more option of accommodation here which is very unique and it is houseboats. These houseboats are of all categories, like deluxe and economy. Some of the best hotels in Jammu and Kashmir are given below:
» Inter Continental » Dal Lake, Srinagar
» Hotel Shah Abbas - Boulevard, Srinagar
» Hotel Asia - Jammu
» Hotel Durga Palace - Katra
» Hotel Hilltop - Gulmarg
» Vardaan Resorts, Patnitop
» Asia Vaishno Devi - Katra
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