The state of Jammu and Kashmir often represented as "Heaven on earth" has so much to offer that simply words cannot describe it. One has to see in person, the magnificent snow-capped mountains, the luxuriant woods, the sparkling rivers and the serene lakes of the state in order to believe it.
Tourist Places in Jammu Region
As one of the wonderful hill stations in Jammu region, its name is taken from small local lakes 'Sana' and 'Sar'. This town is surrounded by huge conifer trees and has beautiful view. This place has achieved lots of tourist attention in recent times and provides an excellent spot for adventure sports.
Popularly known as "Mini Kashmir", the town is gifted with awe-inspiring views and charming beauty due to striking woodlands and gleaming streams flowing through different parts of the town. It also has many historical and religious places.
Jammu is a city that is considered as a paradise on earth. The city is divided into two parts old and new city. The city has a number of temples wrapped in age-old myths and quite a few forts and palaces.
14 km from the town of Katra, the famous shrine of the Goddess Vaishno Devi is considered one of the most sacred places of worship among the Hindus.
One of the key hill stations in the region, it is famous for its adventure sports like skiing in winters and in summers it offers paragliding rides and picturesque picnic spots.
Some other important places of interest in Jammu are:
- Ranbireshwar Temple
- Raghunath Temple
- Bahu Fort & Gardens
- Peer Baba
- Mahamaya Temple
- Lakshmi Narayan temple
- Amar Mahal Palace
- Sudh Mahadev temple
- Gauri Kund
- Mansar Lake
Tourist Places in Kashmir Region
As the summer capital of the state, Srinagar lies on the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its Mughal gardens, tranquil lakes and lush green meadows. There are lots of tourist attractions in the city like Shikaras (houseboats), shrines and traditional handicrafts markets.
The 'heartland of winter sports in India' is a beautiful town surrounded by splendid snow covered mountains famous for skiing and trekking. It's an ideal place for adventure lovers. At an altitude of 2690 m, it has the highest green golf course in the world and a ski resort for the winters. The location is also used for shooting movies and songs.
Situated at the River Lidder, Pahalgam is a hill station with incredible beauty. The place serves as a base camp for the famous Amarnath Yatra. One can experience the sensational view of the valley with its pine forest, snow capped mountains and green pastures. The flowing water of River Lidder complements the Backdrop of the valley.
The meadow of Gold, Sonamarg is a hill station with natural picturesque beauty, marvelous landscapes, gushing rivers and snowy forests. It's definitely an adventurous place for treks, skiing, white water rafting etc. Covered with alpine forests this place has the most unique collection of flowers and one can also find blue water lakes at this place.
Some other important places of interest are:
- Shalimar Bagh
- Nishat Bagh
- Chashma Shahi
- Pari Mahal
- Hazratbal Mosque
- Jama Masjid
- Shankaracharya Temple
- Makhdoom Sahib
Tourist Places in Ladakh Region
It is considered as the most significant and beautiful town in the region. Listed among the most visited tourist destinations in India, it is popular among those people who love to travel and explore new places. People come here especially for the thrill of adventure from all corners of the world.
Situated near the Karakoram Pass, the Nubra Valley has astounding views and breathtaking beauty accompanied with snow covered peaks and scant vegetation. The valley has quite a few Buddhist Monasteries, a hot spring and a few other tourist places to visit.
Known for its mind blowing landscapes, Zanskar is notable for the rich Buddhist Culture that resides in people over there. The way of life and the culture of the people living in these parts is what attract lots of international tourist towards this place.
As the second largest town in the Ladakh region, Kargil holds a remarkable place in Indian History. It retains an extremely important place particularly after the Indo Pak war. The snow laden peaks, the green meadows along with patriotic stature add a whole new meaning to this place.
Some other important places of interest are:
- Leh Palace
- Shey Palace
- Stok Palace
- Monasteries of Phiyang, Hemis, Thiksey, Likir, Spituk, Alchi
- Lakes of Pangong and Tso-Moriri
Last Updated on 6/26/2012
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