Tourist destinations in Jammu & Kashmir

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LEH LADAKH

Best Time: JUNE – SEPTEMBER (summer)

Stretching between the Karakorum mountain ranges in the north and the Greater Himalayas in the south is this piece of unique landscape. If you are looking for a break from the daily hustles and be an adventurer, then this is your perfect getaway. Leh Ladakh is not for the weak-hearted; she is an untamed beauty and loves to surprise you at every turn of the road. So expect the unexpected and enjoy the thrill throughout the journey, for you will fall in l...

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Srinagar

Best Time: April to October

This heaven on earth rests in the valley of the mighty Himalayas along the banks of the Jhelum River. Mother nature decorated this place so fiercely its beauty has been praised since ancient times. Srinagar is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India and is known for the Mughal gardens, the rare Pashmina products, the unforgettable Shikara rides through Dal Lake and the breathtaking view that one encounter in every direction. The clean air, the...

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Vaishno Devi

Best Time: March and October.

The yatra to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is one of the holiest and the most arduous pilgrimages for Hindus all over the world. The shrine is at an altitude of 5,300 feet and is about 14 kilometres from Katra. The trek is not an easy one as the hills are steep and requires a lot of stamina and fitness. Instilled with a belief that Mata Vaishno Devi grants wishes to those who seek her blessings, from newlyweds to old couples, everyone undertakes this yatra. ...

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Sanasar

Best Time:  May-June and September- October  In Sanasar, winters are too freezing and temperature may dip below freezing point. It is advisable to carry light woolens during summer as nights are bit chilly.

Sanasar is the name given to the two little towns of Sana and Sar in Jammu region, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. One of the lesser known hill stations in Jammu-Kashmir region, Sanasar is an adventure enthusiasts' haven offering various activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and trekking.Named after little nearby lakes, Sana and Sar are found 20 km west of Patnitop, Udhampur area on the national roadway 1A. An adjacent mountain go is ...

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Khilanmarg

Best Time: May and September. The best time for skiing and other winter sports is from November to February.

Set about 2000ft above, the small valley of Khilanmarg is one of the most beautiful places to be in Kashmir. With the cool atmosphere, panoramic views to the snow-capped mountains, the thick tree covers around it along with adventure sports, makes the place a favourite destination for both tourists and adventure enthusiasts. Khilanmarg is an excellent place to travel to if you are an offbeat travel enthusiast as the place is not accessible directly by ...

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Lamayuru

Best Time: April-June

Lamayuru is a serene little village, which falls in the Khalsi tehsil of Leh district in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Housing one of the largest monasteries of Ladakh, Lamayuru is a peace-seeking destination of Indian tourism. Although famous for its Buddhist Monastery, Lamayuru also has a breathtaking landscape that is carved in the mountains in the shape of the moon. Legends say that once it had a large lake, that dried up in few decades and left the s...

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Sonamarg

Best Time: November to March  April to June

In the lap of Jammu and Kashmir, lies a mystically endearing land of bliss and fantasy named Sonamarg. The mesmerisingly aesthetic spot offers a kaleidoscopic view of the heavenly Himalayas, flourishing floret, glittering glaciers, lull lakes and calming conifers together making this place a promised land of placidity. 'Sonamarg' literally means 'Meadow of Gold' however, even figuratively this place is no less, it is an Aurelian exquisiteness which make...

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Gulmarg

Best Time: December-end to mid-February

  Tucked into the Pir Panjal Ranges in the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2650m, Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination in Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at distance of 56km from Srinagar, Gulmarg is a magnificent valley, with snow clad pine and fir tree belts in the winters and with beautiful wildflower covered meadows during the spring and summer. The meadows along this cup-shaped valley have a number of parks and small lakes surrounded by thick conifer...

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Nubra Valley

Best Time: July-September

Nubra Valley welcomes you to an excursion that will take you back in time into an overlooked piece of history known as 'Shangri La'. With amazing perspectives and friendly inhabitants, it is a significant experience to visit the valley. Nubra Valley lies around 150 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachen, meet together to form an extensive valley. This valley separates Ladakh from the Karakoram Ranges and the renowned Siachen Glacier deceive...

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Dachigam National Park

Best Time: April-October

Dachigam National Park is a national park that covers an area of 500 square km. It is located at a distance of around 22 km. The name means “ten villages”, it is believed that the name is given in the memory of the ten villages that were shifted from that place for the formation of the national park. The park has a water body located very close to the national park by the name of Sarband water body. The park was initially protected by the Maharaja of Ja...

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Patnitop

Best Time: November - July.

This beautiful hill station is tucked in between the Shivalik belts in the Himalayas, on National Highway 44, on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar, with the majestic River Chenaab flowing along Patnitop. Winters in Patnitop look nothing less than what we have seen in fairytales. A thick blanket of snow covers the whole of this place during the cold months often blocking the roads, including National Highway 44. The Patnitop Tunnel or the Chenani-Nashri ...

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Jammu

Best Time: March to October

The snow- capped mountains, mesmerizing scenery,  the aromas of pahadi cuisines and spices, the multi-coloured flag and the ancient glorious shrines, the city of Jammu is rightly known as both the Winter Capital of the state and the City of Temples. Situated on the banks of the Tawi River and the foothills of the Himalayas, Jammu is also called as the Gateway to Kashmir. It is nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the reg...

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Pulwama

Best Time: April-October  

Pulwama District, alluded to as the 'Rice Bowl of Kashmir', is arranged in the northernmost territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The region is spread over a zone of 1,398 sq km and is encompassed by Budgam, Srinagar, and Pahalgam areas. Pulwama has 554 villages that are regrouped in four tehsils, in particular, Shopian, Tral, Pulwama, and Pampore. The antiquated area of Pulwama was known as Panwangam, which later moved toward becoming Pulgam and at present P...

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Hemis

Best Time: April-July.

Hemis is a small village located in the Leh tehsil, 40 kilometres southeast of the Leh town, in the Land of high passes, Ladakh. Famous for the Hemis Monastery and the Hemis National Park, this village is a must visit, if you are planning a vacation to Ladakh. Inhabited by approximately three hundred people, the place is quite secluded and some what peaceful as well as relaxing. Three other Gompas, or monasteries situated here are the Gotsang Gompa, Sha...

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Pahalgam

Best Time: March-November

Situated on the conversion of Lidder River and the stream starting from Lake Sheshnag, Pahalgam is a spot in between the pleasant valley. Tranquility and holiness that lies in the land encapsulate the soul of Kashmir. The place that is known for the delicate race, it offers a staggering impression on the Himalayan Range. Predominantly any Pahalgam visit bundle incorporates a visit to Betaab Valley and Chandanwari. Experience the unassuming impact of nat...

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Amarnath

Best Time: May-September

Located in one of the world’s most incredible landscapes of Lidder Valley in Kashmir, the cave shrine of Shri Amarnath is situated at an altitude of 3680 meters. Flanked by breathtaking snow-clad capped peaks, this Shiva shrine provides a wonderful opportunity to soak in the sacred energies of the Himalayas. Each year in the month of Shravan (July-August) when the moon is full, thousands of yatris, as pilgrims are called, congregate here to worship a na...

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Baltal

Best Time: May-September

Baltal takes qualifications for being a remarkable campground for Amarnath explorers on the lower regions of Zojila Pass. It is found 15 km far from Sonmarg and on the unassuming banks of River Sindh. Baltal valley emanates peacefulness and serenity and takes extraordinary pride in being the asylum for enthusiastic travellers. A crowd of multi-toned camps pitched all through the valley offers an amazing perspective on the spot. The peaceful vibe propoun...

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Anantnag

Best Time: May-October

Anantnag is a standout amongst the most excellent regions of the Kashmir Valley, with spouting streams and sights and sounds that make Kashmir the paradise that it genuinely is. It is a result of its reviving atmosphere, the motivating glory, its elevated mountains, the pleasant progression of sweet waters of its springs and streams, rich soil, fragrant blooms, and heavenly natural products that the region has come to be synonymous with significance. An...

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Kargil

Best Time: March-October

Kargil is situated in Ladakh and is a standard stopover for individuals driving towards Leh or Padum. The town is 11 Km far from the genuine line of control and is small enough to be explored by wayfaring. Arranged radically near the Line of Control, this town, aside from being a traveler hotspot, is additionally an unpredictable locale, attributable to the psychological warfare common from the opposite side of the LOC. Kargil, otherwise called the Land...

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