Religious Places in Jammu and Kashmir

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Religious Places in Jammu and Kashmir

Religious places in Jammu and Kashmir include Vaishno Devi, Amarnath, Lamayaru and many others which are important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims from across India.

Here is the list of 9 Religious Places in Jammu and Kashmir

1. Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir - City of Temples

Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir - City of Temples
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Known For : Raghunath Temple, Jammu Amar Mahal Museum Ranbireshwar Temple

Be it the multi-hued flags representing the temples and shrines in the city, the tantalizing aromas that lift and diffuse from its spectacular cuisine or even the snow capped mountains that promise adventure and action, this 'City of Temples' has something to offer to everyone.

Best Time: September to March

28 Jammu Attractions

2. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves

Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves
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Known For : Vaishno Devi Mandir Ardhkuwari

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere.

Best Time: October to June

8 Vaishno Devi Attractions

3. Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir - A haven for pilgrims.

Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir - A haven for pilgrims.
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Known For : Amarnath Cave Amarnath Yatra Baltal

Amarnath is one of the most important pilgrimage in India for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave is haven to an enshrined image of ice called the Shivaling formed naturally, which resembles Lord Shiva.

Best Time: May - July

4 Amarnath Attractions

4. Lamayuru, Jammu & Kashmir - Moonland of Ladakh

Lamayuru, Jammu & Kashmir - Moonland of Ladakh
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Known For : MoonLand Lamayuru Monastery Uleytokpo

Lamayuru is a small village situated midway between Kargil and Leh on NH1-D also known as the Srinagar- Leh Highway. It is situated 100 km ahead of Leh, after Fotu La- the highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. Known as the 'place of freedom' and housing the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region, Lamayuru is the place to visit for all those seeking peace and tranquillity.  Lamayuru is immensely famous for a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery located nearby. However, its claim to fame is accredited to the surreal breathtaking view of moonlike landscapes carved into the mountains. A large lake long ago dried up and the protrusions looked like the surface of the moon. Tourists from various places visit this relatively serene destination to immerse in this scenic beauty.

Best Time: April to June

5 Lamayuru Attractions

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5. Baltal, Jammu & Kashmir

Baltal, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Amarnath Yatra Amarnath Cave Sonamarg

Set at an altitude of 2743 m, Baltal suffices as a halt destination just about perfectly for all the religious Amarnath Cave pilgrims. At a distance of 14 kms from Amarnath, this place serves as the base camp for devotees with adequate arrangements of pitch tents to spend the night.

Best Time: May to September

5 Baltal Attractions

6. Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Pangong Lake Khardung La Magnetic Hill

A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.

Best Time: April - Mid-July

70 Ladakh Attractions

7. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Aru Valley Chandanwari Baisaran

With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home.

Best Time: Throughout the year

21 Pahalgam Attractions

8. Hemis, Jammu & Kashmir - Home to the Snow Leopard Capital of India

Hemis, Jammu & Kashmir - Home to the Snow Leopard Capital of India
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Known For : Hemis National Park Hemis Monastery Gotsang Gompa

With beautiful paintings and peaceful serenity, Hemis envelops you in its calmness while the landscape adds to its pulchritude.

Best Time: April to June

6 Hemis Attractions

9. Nubra Valley, Jammu & Kashmir

Nubra Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Diskit Monastery Hunder Village Panamik Hot Springs

This masterpiece of God's own creation lies on the Silk route, in the paradisiacal of Jammu and Kashmir at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh. The valley is embellished with Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries colored with rich shades of golden, red and others.

Best Time: June to September

10 Nubra Valley Attractions

Jammu and Kashmir are more widely known for being naturally beautiful. Visiting these religious places in Jammu and Kashmir is eye-opening to understand the culture and local traditions of the state.

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