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Jammu & Kashmir

JAMMU & KASHMIR

JAMMU AND KASHMIR WEATHER

Useful Info & Guides

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    AREA

    42,241 km2

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    POPULATION

    1.22 crores approx

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    MAJOR FESTIVALS

    holi, Diwali, Eid, Makar Sankranti / Lohri, Navratri, Dussehra.

    Accession Day, Dosmoche, Galdan Namchot, Kashmiri Hindu festivals

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    NATIONAL PARK

    Dachigam National Park, Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park, Salim Ali National Park

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    UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

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CITIES OF JAMMU & KASHMIR

SRINAGAR

Cherishing the placidity of Jhelum River, Srinagar is a Heaven on Earth. This union territory is a world-renowned destination for the quaintness of the lake with photographic beauty. Treasuring the romantic moments in the traditional houseboats Sikhara, which is a part of culture, sailing across the lake is one of the wonderful opportunities. These houseboats as used for luxurious guesthouses and also as shops on the water. On the other side, Mughal gardens make the city bloom with the colours of exquisiteness. Along with nature’s blissfulness, Srinagar lives with several mosques, shrines and bazaars of typical Central Asian feel.

PLACE TO VISIT

Dal Lake, Khanqah Shah-i-Hamadan, Nighat Bagh, Hari Parbat Fort, Shankaracharya Mandir, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, Badshah Tomb, Floating Vegetable Market, Sri Pratap Singh Museum, First Row Houseboats, Shalimar Bagh, Pir Dastgir Sahib, Mirzabagh Veg Boat Dock, Rozabal, Makhdoom Sahib Shrine, Bund, Pathar Mosque, Badamwari Gardens, Kathi Darwaja, Tulip Garden, Mosque of Akhund Mullah Shah, Pari Mahal, Naqshband Sahib, Botanical Garden, Cheshmashahi Garden
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DAL LAKE

PAHALGAM

The mystic ambiance, alpine peaks, mountains and deep valleys with thick vegetation makes Pahalgam look like a colourful scenery. The natural richness of this tourist town has bestowed it with several lakes. The pristine land of Pahalgam with untouched dense green meadows immersed in the vibrancy of Himalayas leaves one thunderstruck for a moment. The flashy ice-water steams and the wind whistling through the forests bring this place to life. For adventure lovers, the town offers every reason to camp, trek mountaineering and skiing.

PLACE TO VISIT

Betab Valley, Mamal Temple, Sheshnag Lake, Lidder Amusement Park, Aru Village & Valley, Baisaran Hills, Avantipur Temple, Pahalgam Golf Course, Tullian Lake, Chandanwari, Kolahoi Glacier
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Aru Village & Valley

SONMARG

The Meadow of Gold, Sonmarg lies at green Kashmir Valleys. Wrapped in thick foliage, encircled by steep peaks such as Amarnath Peak, Kolahoi Peak, Sirbal Peak, etc. this all-encompassing hill town is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and adventure addicts. Immersing in camping surrounded by snow-capped mountains and trekking into the woods is an experience no one wants to miss. In the months of summers, the land blooms and looks appealing to the eyes due to the flower-topped valley. If one needs a place to rejuvenate and embrace nature, there’s nothing better than Sonmarg.

PLACE TO VISIT

Zojila Pass, Thajiwas Glacier, Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, Vishansar Lake, Baltal Valley, Thajiwas Glacier, Satsar Lake, Krishnasar Lake, Nichnai Pass
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Baltal Valley

GULMARG

This grandiose hill station is located in the striking Himalayan range; Gulmarg is a nature’s gift to Jammu and Kashmir. Since the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here, the place has now developed as a major adventure activity destination. Deep gorges, giant mountains covered with snow, valleys painted in green, surrounded drenched with the scent of flowers; Gulmarg transforms your imagination in the real world. Several kings have visited here and spent time along with families. Some sources claim that Mughal Emperor Jahangir used to visit this place to relax and rejuvenate. The notable Central Asian explorer, Sir Marc Aural Stein stayed here during the 20th century while he was on expeditions.

PLACE TO VISIT

Gulmarg Gondola, Apharwat Peak, Alpather Lake, Outer Circle Walk, Baba Reshi Shrine, Ningle Nallah, Rani Temple, Drang, Kongdori, St Mary’s Church, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Children’s Park, Strawberry Valley
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Ningle Nallah

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