Places to visit in Jammu And Kashmir

Places to visit in Jammu And Kashmir
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Tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir as tourist attractions are Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh Region are Amarnath Temple, Vaishno Devi, Dal Lake, Bahu Fort  among others.

The twin states of Jammu and Kashmir are situated at the northernmost tip of India.

Naturally beautiful and very picturesque, J&K has been acclaimed as the most beautiful place on the earth by many travellers 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 religious shrines. J&K has unique handicrafts like Pashmina shawls, silk carpets, paper mache items and wicker baskets.

Further up the north, the Leh and Ladakh districts and primarily Buddhist with serene monasteries and snow clad mountains.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude :           1586 m
Temperature :    Min -2 Max 31
Clothing
Summer :          Light woollens
Winter :            Heavy woollens
Season :           Throughout the year

 

Tourist Places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir - Jammu and Kashmir Map

Jammu And Kashmir Map

Image courtesy : Censusindia

Tourist Places to visit in Jammu And Kashmir : –

JAMMU

Amongst the three regions of Jammu & Kashmir State, Jammu perhaps offer the widest diversities of terrain and beauty. The entire region is pocketed with lakes and valleys, some still little explored. The foundation of the settlement of Jammu is attributed to King Jambulochan of the 9th century BC. In 1730 AD, it came under the Dogra rule of Raja Dhruv Deva and Jammu became an important centre for arts and culture, now renewed as the Pahari school. religion too, played an important part in its development, so beautifully evidenced in its various shrines and temples spread throughout the region. Jammu is top tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Places to visit in Jammu

 

KASHMIR

Gateway To Paradise
Truly a tourist paradise on earth, Kashmir offers innumerable tourist attractions. Nature has endowed it with rivers, Lakes and gurgling streams with hills and mountains reflected in their waters. There are woods of fir and chinar (maple), meadows of flowers, mustard and saffron, fruit orchards, gardens and parks and ancient monuments.
Srinagar is itself a tourist center and is also the take-off point for excursions to other places of interest. The city is believed to have been founded by Mughal Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C. The Mughal emperors, for whom Kashmir was a summer resort, built gardens which are there in all beauty even today. Srinagar is top tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir and is also famous through out the world.
Srinagar offers a new and exciting tyoe of accommodation the houseboat, of which there are plenty on the Dal and Nagin Lakes. Gandola-like boats, shikaras, travel on the lakes bringing fruits, vegetables, flowers and handicrafts for sale, adding to the romantic ambience.
Each of the four seasons in the year offers special attractions which make Kashmir an all-the-year-round tourist resort.

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Tourist Places to visit in Kashmir

 

Ladakh Region

The flight into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is an unforgettable experience- over the dramatic expanse of the Himalayas- for Ladakh straddles four main ranges-the great Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh and The Karakoram. This is the highest inhabited region in India and the River Indus with its tributaries slice their way through the ranges.
Remote though it is , Ladakh has never been totally isolated. Over the centuries the trade route from India to Central Asia passed through this area undeterred by its high passes and desert landscape. Caravans carrying spices, brocades, pearls, carpets and more mundane merchandise like salt and tea took just two months to cover the distance from Amritsar in the Punjab to the Central Asian towns of Yarkand and Khotan ! Leh and Kargil on this ancient route developed then into centers of trade. Ladakh and Leh are top tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Tourist Places to visit in Ladakh and Leh

Trekking in Himalayan Ladakh

 

Access And Local Transport

Air
Srinagar is connected to Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Leh by Indian Airlines Services.
Rail
The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi(305 km) which has direct rail connection with Agra, Aritsar, Bhopal, Bombay, Calcuta, Cochin, Delhi, Kanniyakumari, Lucknow, Madras, Pune, Trivandrum, Varanasi etc.
Road
Srinagar is connected by road and is 305 km from Jammu, 434 km from Leh, 548 km from Amritsar, 741 km from Chandigarh and 892 km from Delhi.
There are regular bus service to Delhi, Jammu, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh and Kargil. In addition, there are fixed fares by taxi, jeep and jonga(6 eaters) on these routes.
LOCAL TRANSPORT
Tourist taxis, metered taxis, matadors , tongas and coach services are also available for food travel and taxi shikaras fro sightseeing by boat. The J7 K Tourism Directorate has laid down fixed rates for specified tours and for point to point travel by taxis and taxi shikaras.

 

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