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Home :: Indian Tourist Destinations :: Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

Houseboat KashmirIntroduction
Jammu and Kashmir is popularly known as the heaven on the earth. India's most fascinating northern most state consist of three regions differing in topography and culture. Jammu was the strong hold of the Hindu Dogra King. The heritage of Hindu and Muslim society can be seen in these states. Snow covered mountain, chilled weather, gardens of flowers and apples, beautiful and romantic shikara (houseboat) – all helps in creating a pictorial vacation.

Jammu & Kashmir Cities :
Srinagar   |   Jammu   |   Ladakh   |   Katra

Shaalimar Garden» Srinagar - Srinagar offers delightful holidays on the lakes with their Shikaras. According to the sources Srinagar was founded by the Emperor Ashoka .This city of Lakes with its lush beauty and hospitality will leave you complete speech less. Holiday experience to this beautiful city is an unmatchable experience that will leave you breathless. your heart will feel up with the experience of cleanliness and purity. The evening rid on shikara with your loved one on the Dal lake and Nagin lake is itself a out of the world experience. Shaalimar Garden, Nishant Bagh, Shankaracharya Temple,Hari Parbat Fort are also some much adored tourist destinations of Srinagar.

» Jammu - Jammu is popularly known as the "City of Temples".This city is located on the bank of River Tawi. A city of peace and harmony, where no one had enemies, Jammu's natural beauty make any one speechless. This city is consists of two towns. For its famous temples and shrines Jammu is well known. People come from all over the country and abroad to visit these temples. The majestic Bahu fort is situated on the banks of the river Tawi which is once acted as the barrage to the foreign invasion. It has lush terraced gardens with waterfalls and flowers and is a popular tourist spot. Besides natural beauty and holy shrines Jammu is also a popular place for the shopping. where one can shop dry fruits traditional dresses, handmade Kashmiri Shawls and not to forget fashion accessories.

» Ladakh - This is the northern most a are of the state. With a bleak terrain of barren mountains, hilltop monasteries and a colourful way of life, completely at one with the surroundings,make Ladakh one of the best living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the world today.

» Katra - This place is much known as the Base camp for the Vaishno Devi.This all shopper's paradise is known for souvenirs, dryfruits, woolen garments, hosiery, leather jackets. Aghar Jitto, the Shrine of Baba Jitto, a devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi is just five Km away form the Katra. Shiv Khori, a natural made Shiv ling is about 75 Km away from the city. The Temple of Mata Vaishno Devi is situates 14 kms away. Every year over hundreds of devotees comes there to offer their pray to Devi.

Holiday Options :
Jammu and Kashmir offers a lots of options as a holiday destinations. Apart from the Much famous their natural beauty it also offer one to behold different cultures their life style and traditions. These places are perfect destination for shopping. For a long tie honey moon in India or Vacation in India was synonymous with Kashmir visit .From boating to adventurous sports this state has a strong x factor which attracts normal visitors.

Major Airport / Railway Station :
» By Air - From Srinagar Indian Airlines flights are easily available from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. Now jet airways too have flights from Delhi to Srinagar and Jammu. Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the main city.
» By Rail - Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead for the Srinagar. There trains arrive from Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Ahmadabad, etc

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