Jammu & Kashmir Tourist Places and Travel Attractions

Jammu & Kashmir is a land of swift-flowing, sparkling rivers and placid lakes, beflowered gardens laid out by connoisseurs of all things beautiful, temperate forests of shade and cool, valleys of emerald green, and towering snow-clad mountains. Temples and mosques, monasteries and caves, all sacred to many faiths – they too lend serenity to a valley truly blessed by the Gods.

It is situated at the northern most tip of India. Naturally beautiful and very picturesque, J&K has been acclaimed as the most beautiful place on earth by many travelers and poets. The state is dotted with various hill stations each with excellent facilities. J&K has beautiful valleys, mountains, springs, gardens, waterfalls, rivers and religion shrines. J&K has unique handicrafts like Pashmina shawls, silk carpets, paper mache items and wicker baskets. Further up north, the Leh and Ladakh sistricts are primarily Buddisht with serene monasteries and snow clad mountains.

When to visit: Summer: April-October, Winter: December–January

Airports: Srinagar, Jammu, Leh

Places of Interest

Achabal: Gardens, Camping and Picnic site, Fishing.

Kokernag: Mineral spring, Spa, Gardens, Fishing.

Akhnur: Fort, Picnic spot.

Amarnath: Major pilgrim centre, Emeralds lake frozen till June.

Sheshnag: Lake, Glaciers.

Anantnag: Sacred spring, Gardens.

Athwatoo: Holiday station.

Basoli: Frescoes in palaces, Temples.

Bilaur: Pilgrim centre.

Batoti: Jammu hill station.

Dachigam: Wildlife sanctuary, National Park, Season- September to December at Lower Dachigam and May to August at Upper Dachigam.

Dras: Coldest place in Asia.

Ganderbal: Riverside spa.

Gulmarg: The Meadow of Flowers.

Tangmarg: Camping site.

Harwar: Excavations, Fishing.

Jammu: Temples, Palaces, Art Gallary, Fort, Tombs, Museum.

Mansar Lake: Picnic spot, Boating, Antiquities.

Purmandal: Hindu pilgrim centre.

Kargil: Base for Trekking, Mountaineering and visiting between Muslim and Buddhist Ladakh.

Khajiar Glacier: Scenic beauty.

Kishtwar: Muslim Tombs, Sapphires.

Kud: Hill station, Scenery, summer dance festivals.

Patnitop: Picnic spot, Pilgrim centre, Sudh Mahadev murals in temple, Fair.

Sansar: Scenic beauty.

Leh: Palaces, nearby Buddhist monasteries, Mosque, highest airport Golf Course in the world, Handicrafts, Cuisine, Trekking.

Alchi Gompa: Monastery of the head Lama of Ladakh.

Martand: Ruins of temples, Sun temple, sacred spring and Gardens.

Pahalgam: Holiday resort, Fishing (Best April to September), nearby Picnic spots and Saffron fields.

Aru: Scenic beauty, Meadow & woods.

Kolhoi Glacier: Scenic beauty.

Lidderwat: Meadows in the forest, Camping site, Trekking.

Ramnagar: Palace, Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary in Jammu District.

Sonamarg: ‘Meadows of Gold’, Flowers, Lakes, Camping site.

Gangabal: Lake-side, Hindu pilgrim centre, Hazratbal Mosque.

Awntipura: Temple ruins.

Burzahom: Excavations.

Charar-i-Sharif: Muslim pilgrim centre.

Chashmasahi: Waterfalls with healing properties, Gardens, Picnic spot by Dal Lake.

Khirbhawani: Hindu pilgrim centre.

Manasbal Lake: Bird Watching, Lotuses.

Tasrar Sharif: Shrine sacred to Muslims and Hindus, autumn fair.

Wular Lake: Scenic beauty, Fishing, Largest fresh water lake in Asia.

Tarsar: Lake, Scenic beauty.

Vernag: Famous spring, Gardens, Fishing.

Vaishnodevi: Hindu pilgrim centre.

Katra: Base for Vaishnodevi, Forts, Shrines.

Watlab: Camping site by Wular Lake.

Yusmarg: Camping site on beautiful meadow.

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