Pay A Visit to Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is a glorious representation of nature. Swathed in the constricted drizzle of spirituality, experience the real meaning of Unity in Diversity and celebrate the gift called life by seeking benediction at Thiksey Monastery and temples.
Travel to Jammu & Kashmir to find the world away from the confines of mundane. Sail on the sparkling waters of Dal Lake or stroll through the resplendent trails of multi-hued flowers at Mughal Garden. Take chances at easy to rigorous adventure activities like golfing, trout-fishing, trekking, and mountaineering offered in different regions of the state. Savor the taste of mouth–watering Kashmiri cuisine and cherish the fantastic hospitality offered by sundry hotels & resorts. The vast exploratory resources, ample of adventure options along with an abundance of cultural treasure make holidays in Jammu & Kashmir.
Places of Interest
- Hazratbal Shrine
- Nigeen Lake
- Shalimar Bagh
- Shankaracharya Temple
- Dal Lake
- Pari Mahal
- Tulip Garden
- Apple Orchards
The white marble dome structure reflecting its charm in the waters of Dal Lake on its western shore is the Hazratbal Mosque. Being a prime place of worship for the followers of Islam the mosque holds the relics of the prophet Muhammad.
In contrast with the Dal Lake, Nageen Lake is quieter and calmer and separated through a causeway from the Dal Lake. While the center of the lake has clean blue placid waters the edges reflect the trees that are rowed along the shore line.
The Persian style of architecture, the Shalimar Bagh garden is built on the periphery of the Dal Lake the garden was built to please Queen Noor Jahan by Shehenshah Jahangir. Laden with trees on the sides and a canal flowing through the middle of the garden paved with polished stones the garden is a mesmerizing beauty.
Beginning back to 200 BC the temple is built on the top of Shankaracharya Hill. Being devoted to Lord Shiva the temple holds a prime significance to the Buddhists as well.
The alluring Shikara or the wooden boats that float on the beautiful waters impart a view of the circumference of the lake that promenades the Mughal gardens. The colorful hues of the nature and the sunrise and sunsets from the lake are impeccable.
The multi-terraced garden, literally translates to the ‘palace of the fairies' is built at an elevation and offers splendid views of the Dal Lake. The Pari Mahal garden has velvety green gardens and has a historic importance that is much older than the Mughal Era.
The largest of its kind in Asia, Tulip garden houses about 60 variants of tulips. When in the full bloom the tulips sprawl in about 12 hectares of area and provide a mesmerizing view.
Famous for its Kashmiri Apples, one cannot skip visiting an apple orchard. Strolling through the red and green pathways that are laden by the trees and colored by the apples is an amazing experience.
How to reach
AirwaysYou can reach Jammu and Kashmir by flight because major airline companies operate a regular flight between Srinagar to other cities of India. Mainly three airports used for tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu Airport in Jammu City
Aerodrome Airport in Srinagar
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh
RailwaysThe Jammu-Tawi Station is well-connected to all the major cities in the country such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Trivandrum and more.
RoadwaysThe National Highway 1A connects the different cities of Jammu & Kashmir and the rest of India. The state road transport corporation buses connect to the neighboring states of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab and more. However, some of the points are a bit hard to access, to reach the areas one can hire jeeps and other vehicles, they are expensive.