Jammu Kashmir is situated in the lap of the Himalayas and known throughout the country and the world for its natural beauty. It has many sightseeing places, tourist spots, temples, and monasteries. If You are making a travel plan for visiting you should look down and see the places you intend to visit, that are open for tourists.
Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, and Jammu. Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath which has had a significant impact on the state’s economy.
The destination you will be traveling to might has some restrictions in place due to this COVID-19. Kindly read the guidelines shared by the State Government carefully and then book your travel accordingly.
‘The Paradise on Earth’
Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and the largest city in the Kashmir region. Srinagar is home to some of the most exquisite Mughal-age gardens in India, with the top attractions being Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashm-E-Shahi Garden.
Heavy snowfall affects the connectivity of Srinagar during the winter months of December to February. Communal tensions also lead to frequent curfews in some parts of the city. Make sure to check the situation before visiting.
‘The Epitome of Sanctity’
The holy altar of Amarnath Ji, or Amarnath Temple, is located at an elevation of 3,888 meters approx., about 29 kilometers from Pahalgam. Inside the cave is a Shiva Lingam (a phallus-shaped formation made of ice), considered to be the holiest symbol by Hindus all across the globe. The pilgrimage site received its name from the Hindi words ‘Amar’ which stands for immortal, and ‘Nath’ for god. Shesnag Lake is another popular attraction of Amarnath.
Besides seeking blessings at the Amarnath Temple, the views surrounding it are extraordinary.
‘Heart of Winter Sports in India’
Gulmarg stands for the paddock of flora. It is a magnificent hilly region prod in the province of Baramula of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg treasures loads of enchanting mountain ranges and peaks that will make you enraptured. Beautiful, tranquil landscapes and pristine lakes accompanied by lavish greenery are other capitative things of this region. Gulmarg is an absolute tourist destination to experience the heritage of the Northern part of the country. Gulmarg tourism includes visiting places like Alpathar Lake, Baba Reshi Shrine, St Mary’s Church, Maharani Temple, and other alluring destinations inside and near Gulmarg.
Pahalgam is situated at an altitude of 2,130 m. The climate is not too harsh and the sight of the stunning Lidder River flowing through the town is beautiful. Surrounded by beautiful hills and lots of greenery.
Pahalgam also offers a host of adventure and sports activities, such as river rafting, skiing, and golf. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals and get a chance to experience their simple lifestyle.
‘Pond of the Princess’
Patnitop is a hill resort located in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on a plateau in the Shivalik belt with endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest.
Patnitop is known for activities like skiing and trekking, as well as water springs, altogether making it a popular tourist destination. Major attractions are Nag Mandir, Sudh Mahadev Mandir, Sanasar, and much more.
‘Meadow of Gold’
The word Sonamarg literally translates into ‘the land of gold’. Sonmarg gives rise to the three Sisters of the Kashmir. Sonmarg is an extremely beautiful place. It has glaciers where snow remains for a whole year. The average temperature in Sonmarg is 6.5 °C (43.7 °F). Sonamarg is also the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes — Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar, and Gangabal.
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