Jammu and Kashmir Tours

Jammu and Kashmir Tours

The northern most state of Jammu and Kashmir offers a heady combination of imposing mountains, placid lakes mirroring the sky overhead, picture pretty gardens, not to mention the lip smacking cuisines. A tour to Jammu Kashmir is no doubt lends an experience of touring the heaven, right here on earth. Pay a visit to the archaic city of Srinagar in your Jammu and Kashmir Tour. Every pillar in this beautiful city, adorned with magnificent lakes and gardens would tell you the tale of a glorious love affair with the Mughals. Stay at a houseboat that rim the Dahl Lake or take a ride through the tranquil waters on a gorgeous Shikara.

A Jammu and Kashmir Tour may also take you to the cold of Ladakh. Plodding across the Himalayan wilderness you come across the desert quaint hamlets, exotic tribes and monasteries with prayer flags fluttering in the air. It is a laidback, alien land far from the urban clutter and clamor. A tour to Jammu and Kasmir would give you the impression that nature has been ubiquitously bountiful to the land. No wonder the Greek lieutenant of Alexanbder was bowled over its beauty and exclaimed - if there is heaven on earth, it is here..!

Best time to visit:   Throughout the year, though the winter months can be quite cold

Sightseeing in Jammu & Kashmir   is all about admiring the scenic beauty of Kashmir Valley, religious heritage of Jammu among other things.

Mother Nature has generously endowed the Kashmir Valley with unmatched natural beauty. High snow clad mountain ranges, picturesque green valleys, deep blue mountain lakes that reflect nature's bounty and sparkling silver rivers, thick forests and picture postcard perfect formal gardens and waterfalls make Kashmir amongst the most beautiful of places in the world.

Kashmir is a great place to visit for tourists whether domestic or foreign. Unfortunately, the surcharged atmosphere and constant border skirmishes do not make it an ideal holiday destination. A few of the main sightseeing places in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam Sonamarg, Leh, and Dachigam National Park. Kashmir has as well a few places of pilgrim interest such as Amarnath and Vaishno Devi, both these places being accessible, although Amarnath needs a special government permit.

Jammu was the stronghold of Hindu Dogra kings. Its religious heritage is evident in an abundance of temples, pilgrimages and popular temples like the shrine of Vaishno Devi. The region is also well known for its scenic beauty as it lies against a splendid background of mountains and secluded forest retreats.

Srinagar - Dating back to the 3rd century BC, Srinagar was founded on the banks of the River Jhelum by Emperor Ashoka, in the very heart of the Kashmir valley. Modern Srinagar lies around the picturesque Dal Lake. Take a sightseeing tour to the formal Moghul gardens, the Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chasm-e-Shahi, and Pari Mahal. These gardens were laid out by the Emperor Jahangir and are located between the Dal lake and the mountain ranges

Ladakh is the northern most province of the state, with an almost moonscape like topography in its topmost reaches, it is an interesting place to visit in Jammu and Kashmir. The Ladakhis lead a tranquil life, completely at one with their surroundings and the Tibetan Buddhist influence is very palpable. It can be seen at the numerous monasteries that seemingly cling precariously to hilltops and cliffsides making Ladakh one of the most vibrant repositories of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism anywhere in the world.

Jammu Kashmir Tourist Attractions

Situated on a hillock, beside the River Tawi, Jammu is the crown of India. As a melting pot for various cultures, Jammu and Kashmir is also a hot tourist's attraction for Indians and Foreigners alike. People visit this Heaven on Earth as Pilgrim tour, Archeological Excursion and also Nature Lover. A happy combination of crystalline lakes, bold mountains and meandering valleys, Jammu is also a home to various temples and Mosques that are held in high esteem by the archeologists and pilgrims alike. Foreign invasion and their historical remnants are indicative of the rich cultural influences that Jammu and Kashmir had been subject to. The main places of tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir are divided into the following; Religious Places, Historical Places and Monuments, Places Blessed with Scenic Beauty.

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