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Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Jammu is the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Nestled against the backdrop of the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city of Jammu, is the epicenter of all socio-economic activities in the Jammu region. Although Jammu is considered as a stopover point for moving to higher regions of the Himalayas, there are some interesting places to visit in Jammu. It is also the base for visiting various tourist and pilgrimage places in which the region abounds. Jammu is often known as the City of Temples due to the temples of Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple and Rambireshwar Temple. The most important pilgrimage centre is the shrine of Mata Vaishnodeviji situated in the Trikuta hills at a distance of 60 kms from Jammu.

The city of Jammu comprises of two distinct parts which are the Old Town that overlooks the Tawi river and the New Town. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Jammu are the Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort, Art Gallery and Amar Mahal Museum.

Popular Destinations in Jammu

Raghunath Temple, Peer Khoh, Ranbireshwar Temple, Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort and Gardens, Aquarium Bagh-I-Bahu, Peer Baba, Mahamaya Temple and City Forest, Mubarak Mandi Complex, Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Dogra Art Gallery

Kashmir

Kashmir is know all over the world for its beauty and charm; set like a jeweled crown on the map of India; Kashmir is a multi-faceted spell-bound diamond, often referred as the "Switzerland of the East" It is a magical land of silvery streams, rivers, fresh water lakes, pine, deodar and chinar forests, snow clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls, shikaras, green meadows and grassy slopes full of flowers of vibrant colours. It is an oval plateau over 5000 feet high and framed by three Himalayan ranges – the Karakoram, Zanskar and Pir Panjal. Two major Himalayan ranges, The Great Himalayan Range and The Pir Panjal, surround the landscape from the north and south respectively. The Mughals aptly called Kashmir 'Paradise on Earth.

Popular Destinations in Kashmir

Some of the famous places to visit in Kashmir are Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Yousmarg. Srinagar is the capital and heart of Kashmir. There are various gardens and lakes in Kashmir. Wular and Dal lake are the famous lakes in Kashmir.

Popular Destinations from Srinagar

Wular Lake, Manasbal Lake, Watlab, Achabal, Daksum, Kokernag, Yousmarg, Aharbal, Verinag,

Kashmir for adventure lovers and sport lovers

Golf, Trekking, Skiing, Fishing

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