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Jammu and Kashmir Tourism

Tourism In Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. The Mughal emperor Jahangir said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here. In Jammu and Kashmir the most important tourist places are the Kashmir Valley, Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, and Ladakh.

Regions of Jammu and Kashmir

There are three regions in Kashmir

  • Jammu
  • Kashmir Velly
  • Ladakh

Cities of Kashmir

There are nine cities in Kashmir

  • Jammu
  • Sriganar
  • Gulmarg
  • Katra
  • Leh
  • Pahalgam
  • Patnitop
  • Udhampur
  • Zab Baihk

Languages in Kashmir

There are five languages using in Kashmir

  1. The state official language is Urdu
  2. Kashmiri in the Kashmir Valley
  3. Ladakhi in Ladakh
  4. Digri in Jammu
  5. Most people can speak Hindi as a second or third language

The tourism economy in the Kashmir valley was worst hit. However, the holy shrines of Jammu and the Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh continue to remain popular pilgrimage and tourism destinations.

sirinagar- jammu and kashmir - pkmediahub
Sirinagar Kashmir – pkmediahub

Tourist Places in Kashmir

There are eight places for Tourist in Kashmir

  1. Gulmarg
  2. Vaishno Devi
  3. Sonmarg
  4. Raghunath Temple
  5. Bahu Fort
  6. Mubarak Mandi Place
  7. Peer Baba
  8. Chadar Trek

The most isolated and inaccessible for nearly eight months in a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes. Other lesser known Tourist Destinations are Achabal, Kokernag, Verinag and Gurez. The traditional name for the Zanskar Trek is Chadar Trek as the river becomes a snow sheet during winters due to heavy snowfall. It boasts of some of the lowest temperatures making it a challenging trek for the adventurers.

Tourist Places in Kashmir Valley

  • Vernag Spring and Mughal Garden
  • Amarnath temple
  • Srinagar
  • Dal lake
  • Manasbal Lake
  • Shalimar Gardens
  • Nishant Gardens
  • Chashme Shahi
  • Badamwari Garden
  • Pari Mahal
  • Shankaracharya Temple
  • Hari Parbat
  • Kheer Bhawani Temple
  • Martand Sun Temple
  • Gulmarg
  • Pahalgam
  • Betaab Valley
  • Sonmarg
  • Yusmarg
  • Aru

Tourist Places in Jammu

  • Vaishno Devi
  • Patnitop
  • Bhaderwah
  • Poonch
  • Sanasar
  • Eco-tourism places
  • Punj old fort
  • Shahdra Sharif shrine
  • Bhimgarh Fort
  • Ramnagar Fort in Udhampur District
  • Mansar Lake

A temple for a snake god, Sheshnag, is located on the banks of lake. It is believed that it is auspicious for newly wed couples to seek blessings of Sheshnag by performing three parikarma around the lake. Holy dip in the Mansar Lake is assumed to be purifying the sins.

Tourist Places in Ladakh

  • Leh
  • Nubra Valley
  • Lake Moriri
  • Pangong Lake
  • Zanskar
  • Suru Valley
  • Drass
  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

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