JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Location : Northern Most State of India
Capital City : Srinagar
Major Attractions : Trekking, Golf Course, Mughal Gardens, Lakes, Houseboat Stay
Mostly Visited For : Shopping , Adventure, Pilgrimage and Sightseeing
|Travel Destination :||Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, Sonamarg, Kargil, Patnitop, Leh and Ladakh.|
|Famous Monuments :||Hazratbal Shrine, Shankaracharya Mandir, Jama Masjid Srinagar, Strongdey Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Hemis Monastery Leh, Imambara of Trespone Kargil.|
|Paradise Attractions :||Golf Courses, Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Nagin Lake Shikara Ride, Houseboats Stay.|
|Other Attractions :||Cup shaped meadow of Gulmarg (53 km.), Thajwas glacier and golden flower meadow of Sonmarg (85 Km.), Gompas of Ladakh (434 Km) and Snow capped mountains of Pahalgam (84 Km.)|
|Exotic Trail :||Pampore Tour - Saffron Cultivated Region.|
|Festivals :||Baisakhi, Lohri, Eil ul Zoha, Hemis and Ladakh Festival.|
|Must Experience :||A Stay in House Boats, Golfing In The World's Oldest and Highest Golf Course.|
|Cuisines :||36 course Wedding Banquet, Wazwan, Dum Aloo, Chuk Wangun, Zaffran Pulao. Pahalwan Di Hatti (A Famous Sweet), Kahva, the World Famous Flavored Traditional Kashmiri Tea.|
|Shop From :||Srinagar - Shaw
Brothers on Boulevard : Carpets
Solomon's Mine : Jewelery and Antique Copperware.
Amin Bin Khalik at Polo View : Almonds, Walnuts, Saffron, Honey and Local Spice Cake.
Asia Crafts : For carpets, Paper-Mache, Walnut Wood, Needle Point Cushion Covers, Shawls and Stoles with Hook or Needle Embroidery and Crewel Work Rugs.
The Bund : Suffering Moses and Sadiq's handicrafts.
Jammu - Vir Marg Kashmiri Handicrafts, Dogra Jewellery, Walnuts and Carpets.
Raghunath Bazaar Dry Fruits and Designer Boutiques.
Hari Market Shawls, Walnut Wood Furnitures, Rajmah (Kidney Beans).
|Getting There :||Air Three
airports each at Jammu, Srinagar and Leh. They are well connected by
major airports like Delhi (876 km), Chandigarh ( 646 km).
Road Jammu to Srinagar 10 hours journey and Srinagar to Leh 2 days journey.
|Where To Eat :||Mughal Durbar Srinagar,Premiere's Victoria Junction Jammu, Dreamland Restaurant Leh.|
|Where To Stay :||Houseboats on Dal and Nagin Lake, Inter Continental Grand Palace Hotel Srinagar, Hari Niwas Palace Hotel, Hotel Jammu Ashok, Palace Road Jammu, Pine Palace (Located Near the Gandola) Gulmarg, Lasermo Hotel Leh.|
Oh, the beauty the majestic hills, lush green meadows,
the verdant woods that veil the wild flowers, mountain with the snow peaks
and most of all its lakes and rivers all these contribute to the visual
delight and the mental satisfaction of the holiday makers. Every traveler
to this land agrees with the Shahjahan's words that If there is
paradise on earth; it is here, it is here and it is here!. If you
really feel to spend your holidays in mother nature's lap, this state is
an ideal destination for you. Come rushing and get soaked in the splendor
and charm of nature that you will find very touching.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies mostly on the Great Himalayan Mountains is the northern most state of India. Famous for the two capital cities, this state has Srinagar as a summer capital and Jammu as a winter capital. The distinct landscape divides the state into three diverse geographical regions of Jammu , Kashmir Valley and Ladakh Region. Every nook and corner of the state has some thing to offer to its travelers it may be the pulsating nature, vibrant culture, exquisite arts and crafts or the adrenalin pumping adventure. It is thrilling to be in this state and cooling your heels away from the scorching sun of plains while enjoying a shikara (boat) ride in world famous Dal Lake.
The culture of the Jammu and Kashmir is very unique to
the rest of India and within the state it varies with the geographical
regions. The Ladakh region in influenced by the Tibetan culture and
Buddhism is the dominant religion in this region. Simple life style of the
Ladakhi people revolve round the festivals mostly associated to Gompas.
Weaving the rough woolen cloth called pattu is the main occupation of the
majority of population and archery and polo are the most popular sports.
Gonchas and the turquoise studded headgears is the festive dress of the
common folks. Kashmir region has an identity as a city with rich arts and
crafts be it the woodworks, paper mache, embroidery or shawl making there
is no competitor to valley. Plan a tour to this state and shop for the
best silken carpets, pashmina shawls and wood carved furniture. Jammu is
identical to the Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in culture and traditions.
The dress for women is Kurta shalwar while the married women prefer Sari.
The famous festivals of Jammu are Lori and Baisakhi. Come to this state
and enjoy the cultural heritage of this state that is as diverse and its
In this princely state you have a reason to live a life of king with such enthralling adventure possibilities that you will never feel the end. The hill stations that are thronged by millions of tourists every year, trekking in the wild coniferous forests and crossing the wild rivers, hiking the mighty mountains, skiing on the golden slopes of Gulmarg Ski resort and rafting in the roaring Zanskar river. What it takes to be a part of the adventure expedition in this state, is the love for nature and passion for exploring the untrodden tracks. The state offers the worlds best adventure trial that includes the popular trek routes, aerosports at Sansar and a game of golf at the worlds highest golf course at Gulmarg, this is also the place where you can also participate in the snow sports. What ever the season may be you can come to this place and indulge in adventure that is not limited to any season or place, so come and lose your self in the wilderness of the state.
People from all the faiths visit this place as there is one or another sacred places belonging to them. The state with the diverse religions, the temples, shrines and monasteries attracts millions of pilgrims every year. The Mata Vaishno Devi and Cave Shrine of Amarnath are the most sacred pilgrimage of Hinduism, In Kashmir Valley shrines of Khankah-E-Moualla, Makhdoom Sahib and shrine of Noorud Din Noorani are hallowed muslim shrines where annual Urs is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm, in the honor of these saints. There is also a shrine in valley believed to be the mausoleum of Jesus. Many tourists from all over the world visit these places to achieve the spiritual nirvana and receive the blessings of these saints and sages. The Monasteries in Ladakh are famous throughout the world and tourists including the Buddhist monks visit this place from every corner to have a look at the oldest gompas and spin the prayer wheels that is believed to bring the good luck. Come to this state to achieve the spiritual enlightenment and faith seems to thicken and reshape at these places of worship.
If this state is known as the paradise on earth it means there is much more than natural beauty, over the years the rulers of the Kashmir has played a vital role in shaping and reshaping the land of the state. The waste lands where turned to beautiful gardens and the already existed gardens where adorned with the symmetrical plantation of the chinar trees brought from the central Asia. The gardens built by the mughal rulers came to be known as Mughal gardens and are famous for there terraces, pools and the fountains that passes through the center of the garden. Adding to the charm of these gardens is the rich vistas of the Dal lake facing to its front side. The House boat and shikaras that lends the sight of royalty to picturesque to Dal attracts the tourists to explore the valleys water ways and the monuments of the Indo-Tibetan and Iranian architecture built on the banks of river Jehlum. On a tour to this state you can shop for the antique handicrafts, taste the Kashmiri cuisine wazwan and spend a night in the houseboat amidst the shimmering waters of Dal. So what are you waiting for came and enjoy the thrill.
In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the abundant beauty and adventure possibilities attracts many tourists every year who visit this city to spend their holidays and their tour may have a particular purpose. Many tourists visit this state the pay their tribute to the shrines of saints and temples and receive their blessing. In winters tourist came to Kashmir valley for snow trekking or participating in the Gulmarg Snow Sports. Similarly you can visit this state on a sightseeing tour or playing a game of golf at one of the worlds best golf courses in Kashmir. So choose your holidays according to your liking and enjoy the excitement and joy that is the part and parcel of Kashmir holidays.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jammu and Kashmir
A Land of Paradisaical Beauty
The Absorbing Adventure
Pilgrimage Tour Path To Self Realization
Culinary Taste of Jammu and Kashmir
Colors of festivity
Safari to Ladakh
The Taj and the
Mahal - White Wonder
Delhi - Eternal Capital
Sikri - City of Victory
- Out of The World
Rajasthan - Princely
State of India