7 Places Every Tourist Must Visit In Jammu And Kashmir

7 Places Every Tourist Must Visit In Jammu And Kashmir

When man talks about paradise what is very obvious is the reference to heaven, but only one who has been to paradise can draw relation to the reference being made. However, anyone who has been to the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India will surely draw the connection to the reference of the word paradise as the state is one of the most beautiful and picturesque destinations on the entire globe.

Jammu and Kashmir is known for its unbelievable attractiveness, picture-perfect honeymoon locations and breathtaking sceneries. We’re here to guide you to through the places we think are a must visit for anyone going to the state.

1. Leh

Photo by Silver Blue

Photo by Silver Blue

When we imagine of deserts, we imagine dryness in the atmosphere and red sand taking over the land, but least did you know that deserts could be cold and freezing. Known for being the land of adventures, Leh is the high-desert city on the Himalayas. With amazing roads and transportation, the Leh-Ladakh region is popular for road trips among the young and elderly alike. The Leh region is very mountainous and pleasantly beautiful to the eyes with three ranges – namely Zanskar, Ladakh and Karakoram – and numerous rivers flowing through it.

2. Vaishno Devi Mandir

Photo by Vineet Timble

Photo by Vineet Timble

As someone rightly said, a mother is the personification of God because God cannot be there for everyone at all times. The Hindu religion believes in the concept and has associated goddesses with the words ‘maa’ or ‘mata’ which mean mother. The shrine of Goddess Mahalakshmi in Karta, Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most popular and powerful idols of the goddess as described by the Hindus. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit the temple each year to offer their prayers and wish for success and prosperity.

3. Nagin Lake

Photo by McKay Savage

Photo by McKay Savage

Lakes are definitely a must visit location in the entire Jammu and Kashmir region as the beauty cannot be described in words or through pictures. The uniqueness of the lake is also signified in its name, which is acquired primarily from the trees that grow around the neighbourhood. The lake is deeply blue in colour and is mildly eutrophic in nature. A stay at the boathouses in the lake is a must for any tourist visiting the location.

4. Dal Lake

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah

The most central and integral element to the tourism of Kashmir are the lakes, and one lake in the center of the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, is the Dal lake. It is the second largest lake in the entire state and is named as the Jewel in the crown of Kashmir. The shoreline of the lake is about 15 kilometres and is spanned with beautiful greenery and houseboats. The Dal lake creates the perfect atmosphere by breaking the bustle of the populated city of Srinagar.

5. Gulmarg

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah

Photo by Basharat Alam Shah

What is the fun when you’re in the snow-capped Himalayas and aren’t exploring the adventurous person hidden deep within yourself? To let yourself bring out the child within you and generate some heat within that body of yours that is already cold, you definitely need to be at Gulmarg. About 50 kilometres from the capital city of Srinagar, Gulmarg is the most popular hill station for adventure sports which includes skiing, mountain biking and trekking. So, get on your shoes to ride down the hills.

6. Kargil

Photo by Rajesh

Photo by Rajesh

When the word war is uttered, the one location that flashes the memory of every Indian is that of Kargil, and is accompanied by the pride and power brought to the country by the army of India. The cold in the city of Kargil brings shivers to humans, but the shivers brought by the emotions is several times greater than that brought by the cold. The city also brings mind-blowing landscapes and treks to unite every tourist with a mission to explore the area.

7. Pahalgam

Photo by Partha S. Sahana

Photo by Partha S. Sahana

Being in Jammu and Kashmir and not staying close to nature would be unacceptable and thus a visit to Pahalgam is a must on your itinerary. The destination is lush with green lands and meadows that span across the region and camping in the woods is an experience to cherish. The view of the snow-capped mountains right from your room or your tent is mesmerizing and the early morning fishing experience is advised to not be missed by anyone.

The beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir has millions of travellers each year and thus makes it a reason to be visited by one and all who are planning to take a vacation. Summers or winters, the beauty changes with time, but the state doesn’t cease to amuse its visitors.

(In association with transindiatravels.com).

Rohit explores the most isolated and the most populated cities in India with equal passion and shares his experiences for the like-minded travellers to help them on their travels. You can read more about his experiences at transindiatravels.com.

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2 Comments

  • sheetal November 29, 2016 10.41 am

    Amazing article ! This is great for all those who are planning a trip to kashmir.

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    • Pooja Kshirsagar November 29, 2016 12.01 pm

      Yes Sheetal, it will definitely be helpful for us also one day! 😛

      Reply 

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