Often touted as heaven on earth, Jammu & Kashmir is a destination that allures people of all ages, genders and travel preferences from all over the world. This is a place where you can experience the ethereal beauty of nature along with so many other activities. Whether it is sightseeing, trekking, having fun in the snow, or spending a great time with your loved ones, this place lets you do everything.
J&K is a place meant for every kind of traveller. Whether you are a lone traveller or someone who enjoys the trip with their family, friends, or colleagues, you will enjoy every activity here. Jammu & Kashmir exceeds your expectations in every possible manner. By coming to this place, it is indeed possible to become familiar with the paradise that exists on earth.
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Best Places To Visit In Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India. This recently-formed union territory offers lots of things to tourists. It has been a place where people came from faraway places to witness the true beauty of nature.
Yusmarg is one of those places you fall in love you see it. Based in the western part of the valley of Kashmir, this place is full of beautiful landscapes. The locals from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community believe that this is a place where Jesus Christ once lived. The place gives you plenty of options to do sightseeing, horse riding, and trekking as well.
It is already one of the most popular destinations in Kashmir and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The snowfall and the skiing are two activities that draw the people to these people. Besides the main attractions, you have pine trees, daisies, and lakes. It is a place that you will enjoy with your friends, families, and colleagues. You also have cable car rides, the highest golf course in the world, Baba Reshi Shrine, St. Mary’s Church, and Maharani/Shiva Temple.
Another destination that enthrals you to the bones. With snow-capped mountains, forests, glaciers, and landscapes get icy and panoramic for every tourist. Also, the camping site lets you enjoy so many other activities. You also get to visit some pilgrimages and see three different lakes which are Gadsar, Vishanar, and Kishanar. It happens to be the starting point of the trek that leads you to Amarnath Cave.
Located in the Anantnag district, Pahalgam always remains on the list of places you visit in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the Lidder river and offers a breathtaking vista to you. The forests and the environment add a fabulous appeal to this region. You can enjoy a swashbuckling experience while enjoying a number of activities including a pony ride, trout fishing, and a picnic. The sightseeing attractions are sheikhpora, Baisaran, Betaab Valley, and Aru Valley.
As a tourist destination, Gurez Valley does a great job of enrapturing the tourists. The denizens of this place are among one the oldest bribes that settled down in Kashmir. Your eyes get a natural delight with willow trees, the Kishan Ganga river, meadows with lindens, walnuts, and snow-capped mountains. You can do mountain climbing, trout fishing, and trekking. And while having fun, you also think of visiting Habba Khatoon Peak, Peer Baba Shrine.
In the district of Anantnag, you find this small and quaint town that has many local attractions. The most notable of them is the stone basin & arcade surrounding built in the Mughal era by Jehangir. There is a beautiful garden adjacent to it which was built by Shah Jahan. The spring gets its water from the Jhelum river and the garden stands right in front of it.
Well, this could be the starting point of your itinerary since you’ll reach Srinagar first if you’re coming through a flight. Being famous as the “Land of Gardens and Lakes”, Srinagar offers a number of places that you can visit. The biggest attractions are the floating vegetable market, Mughal Gardens, Tulip Gardens Hari Parbat Fort, Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Shrine, Shankaracharya Temple, and Kheer Bhawani Temple.
Vaishno Devi is one of the most visited Hindu shrines in India. Not only it’s religiously significant, but its location makes your visit an encompassing experience. Situated in the Trikuta Hills in Jammu, this temple attracts thousands of visitors every year. There is a 14km long trek to reach the temple and devotees can choose to either walk that distance or take the help of various means such as helicopter rides, palkies, ponies, battery operated cars.
This is a place where you get to see mesmerizing meadows and gorgeous views of the Himalayan peaks. This is one of the winter gateways of Jammu that makes your visit absolutely memorable. Also, there are plenty of activities that you can enjoy here such as paragliding, skiing, enjoying picnics, and trying some delectable local delicacies. It is a place where you can see lots of hills and greenery.
Located in the eastern part of Jammu, this place has spectacular vistas of snow-clad mountains with pine trees strewn around. And besides being a beautiful place, it is also known for having a number of mosques and temples. For thrill-seekers, there are adventure sports like paragliding, trekking, mountain biking, snow skiing, camping, etc. It is one of the best destinations for honeymoon couples as well as groups of friends.
With mountains, meadows, and waterfalls, this is a place that truly represents the natural beauty of this region. The presence of a national park and numerous trekking routes make this place an apt destination for thrills seekers as well those who are seeking solace. The rich flora and fauna along with the presence of prominent mosques give more reasons you to visit this place.
Named after the Sanasar lake, this region has quite a few attractions that make it a perfect destination for a refreshing getaway. It is another vibrant meadow that gives you splendid views of Himalayan ranges. It is also a great destination for trekkers who want to experience some swashbuckling time. Here, you can enjoy a number of activities including bonfire, rappelling, rock climbing, golfing, camping, trekking, paragliding, etc.
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Best Time to Visit Jammu & Kashmir-Weather & Season
Snow lovers frequented to Jammu & Kashmir in winter season, From December to February snowfall continuously.
October to March is considered as the coolest period, Temperature falls down to minus 10 degree in these months and Jammu & Kashmir alchemizes in white icy wanderer.
From months April to June is the best time to visit Kashmir, as temperature ranges between 10 to 10 degree and all activity open for tourists. Most of tourists visit Kashmir in this season. Rain is unpredictable, in summers rain can sprinkle surprise on you anytime.
Things to do in Kashmir?
Kashmir is the most beautiful place and also called as heaven on earth. Every spot have distinct glory and scenery views those fascinates sorts of tourists every year from all over the world.
Other than visiting different beautiful spots in Jammu & Kashmir there are lots of activities for tourists those will doubles the joy. Such as-
- Shikara Ride
- Bike Riding on Mountains
- House Boat Stay
- Cable Car Ride
- Wildlife Tour
- River Rafting
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Angling & Fishing
- Snow Boarding
- Tulip garden
- Pony Ride
Kashmir is full of fun, once you will visit place, you even cannot ever forget this heavenly beauty.
How To Reach Jammy & Kashmir
The only airport in Kashmir is located in the capital city of Srinagar. It operates flights from all the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Leh, and Bangalore. The airport is located just 14km away from the main city.
Jammu’s airport is located 8km away from the city of Jammy. Like Srinagar’s, this airport is also well-connected to all the major cities of India.
Srinagar does not have any railway connectivity right now. But you can reach the Jammu Tawi railway station which is located 300km away from Srinagar. This station gets trains several trains from the national capital, Delhi.
Jammu and Kashmir have good road connectivity that enables tourists to reach from one place to another very conveniently. The buses run by J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) interconnect the cities of Jammu and Kashmir really well. The regions are connected by the Jawahar Tunnel.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel Kashmir?
Do we require any special permit to visit Kashmir?
What are the main spots to visit in Kashmir?
What is Special about Jammu & Kashmir Tour?
Jammu & Kashmir is exotic and is called as heaven on earth, no words can describe it. Visit and feel the aura.
How much does a Jammu Kashmir Trip Cost?
What is the best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir?
April to June is the most popular time to visit Jammu & Kashmir as the weather is cool and temperature ranges between 10 to 30 degree celcius.
From October to March month Kashmir, Srinagar alchemizes in to a winter wonderland; temperature drops in these months to minus 10 degree celcius. All lakes gone frozen and become the playground for cricket lovers, the slopes of Gulmarg see an ambush of skiers.
How many days are sufficient for Jammu & Kashmir Tour?
If one want to experience more deeply and opt for road trip than can increase days as per choice.
When does it snowfall in Kashmir?
How far is Jammu from the airport?
Srinagar domestic airport also (Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport) is well connected to the airports of all major cities in India.