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Jammu and Kashmir - The Journey to the Heaven


Jammu and Kashmir, is undoubtedly the most beautiful state in India. Often sobriquet as ‘Heaven on Earth’, this is indeed the most elite and sought after holiday destination in the world. Be it honeymoon, adventure holidays, holy pilgrimages, natural attractions or shopping, Jammu and Kashmir is the ultimate destination.

Cities - The Prime of the State!
The state of Kashmir is blesses with the most exotic destinations. Srinagar, the capital city, is the most important hub for shopping. The various attractions like Mughal Gardens, Dal Lakeand other monuments make this is an ideal stopover in Kashmir. Jammu, thesummer capital of the state is equally famous for its temples and shopping markets. Other important destination include Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Leh in Ladakh.

Houseboat Stay - A Window Back in Time
The houseboat stay on Dal and Nagina Lake is the prime attraction that draws tourists to Kashmir.Book yourself in one of the houseboats and enjoy a pleasurable stay amidst the beauty of nature. While on the houseboats do not miss savouring the lip smacking Kashmiri cuisine, especially Wazwan and Kahva tea.



Shopping - Take a Piece of Divinity
Shopping is one of the most divine experience in Kashmir. The state has a plethora of unique arts and crafts that will drool the tourists. Hand woven carpets, hand knitted Pashmina and Shahtoosh shawls, Walnut wood furniture and souvenirs are some of the not to be missed while shopping in Kasmir. Metal crafts, wooden artifacts and junk jewellery too make important buys during your holiday in Kashmir. The major shopping destinations in the state are the various government emporiums located in Srinagar and Jammu. 


Pilgrimage - The Holiest Among All!
Besides the panorama, pilgrimage too draws huge number of tourists to Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi Yatra and Amarnath Yatra are the two most holy pilgrimages in India. For the Muslims, Chrar-E-Sharief and Hazrat Bal Mosque are the ideal pilgrim spots. Besides, there are various temples and monasteries that too should be visited while vacationing in Kashmir. The famous monasteries located in Leh and Zanskar are ideal for the Buddhism inclined pilgrims.


Skiing - Enter the Snow World
Skiing is the most famous winter sports that tourists can enjoy on their tour to Kashmir. Gulmarg ‘The Upland Premium Hill Resort’, is the most famous destination in India, where one can enjoy this sport. Visit Jammu and Kashmir in the months of November to April to enjoy skiing.The slopes at Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Tangmarg are ideal for this sport. The Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top should not to be missed. 




Golfing - Get at Par
Visit Kashmir during the months from April to November, when the pleasure of golfing can be basked. Gulmarg, renowned as the highest and oldest golf course in country is the most delightful place to enjoy this sport. Gulmarg Golf Course, Kashmir Golf Course and Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar are the most popular golf grounds in Jammu and Kashmir


Wildlife - In the High Altitudes
The illustrious state of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with verdant woos and forests that serve as homes to some of the most rare and exotic species of flora and fauna. Snow Leopards, Cheetahs, Kashmir Stag, Black & Brown Bear, Bharal are some of the animals that can be sighted in the various national parks located in Dachigam, Ramnagar, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. For the wildlife enthusiasts, Hemis in Leh and Kishtwar In Jammu are the popular high altitude wildlife parks. 



Lakes - The Shimmering Beauties
Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is celebrated for the various lake bodies that serve as an excellent tourist attraction. Dal Lake and Nagina Lake the most famous entities that highlights houseboats and shikaras as their main draws. These water bodies are also ideal for bird sighting and viewing variety of aquatic beings. Mansar, Wular and Mansbal Lake are other water entities where tourists can enjoy water sports as well. 


Other Adventures - Nerve Delighting
Besides the various winter sports and golf there are a host of mountain sports and land sports that tourists can enjoy here. Trekking in Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Ladakh, Rafting in River Indus and River Zanskar and Aerosports in Jammu and Sansar are a few nerve racking adventure options that tourist cannot miss to experience on their holiday in Kashmir.

2 Responses to “Jammu and Kashmir - The Journey to the Heaven”

Anonymous said...
16 December 2011 at 18:47

Well this place is very nice with fresh air, clean water, green hills, blue sky and friendly people.But I don't think we should develop the tourism of this area because finally it will easily be polluted by the tourists.
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