Tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir

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Here are the top 28 places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020:

1. Srinagar

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Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar is known for the stationary houseboats and colourful Shikararas on Dal Lake.

Best Time: April to October

2. Vaishno Devi

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Vaishno Devi is a temple town that's home to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir. Popularly known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi and Trikuta, Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Durga. Located in Trikuta hills, 13 kms from Katra (in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir); this renowned shrin...

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. Gulmarg

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Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination located in Pir Panjal Range of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Surrounded by snow-covered lofty Himalayas, meadows of flowers, deep ravines, evergreen forested valleys, Gulmarg also has the world's secon...

Best Time: October to June

4. Amarnath

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Amarnath, located in union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most important pilgrimage in India for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave has an enshrined Shivaling formed naturally with ice, which resembles Lord Shiva.

Best Time: May to September

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5. Jammu

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Jammu is the southernmost-part of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir which sits proudly on the magnificent Shivalik mountain ranges. The Winter Capital of Kashmir, Jammu is a holy and peaceful city known for its majestic temples, religious shrines, glittering "shikhars", and cultural heritage....

Best Time: September to March

6. Patnitop

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With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest. Also spelt Patni Top, it is a famous hill station in the Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

7. Pahalgam

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Situated in the Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir Valley, Pahalgam is a beautiful hill station and a popular tourist attraction. With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, Pahalgam is situat...

Best Time: Throughout the year

8. Sonamarg

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Sonamarg is a picturesque hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, located 80km north-east of Srinagar. At an elevation of around 2800 km from sea level, Sonamarg is known for its snow-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes which casts subtle spells on the travellers.

Best Time: May to October

9. Lamayuru

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With a peculiar landscape on Leh-Kargil road, Lamayuru is a tiny village that's popularly known as the Moonland of Ladakh. Lamayuru is immensely popular for housing one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. However, its claim to fame is accredited to the surreal breathtaking view of moonl...

Best Time: April to June

10. Nubra Valley

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Nubra Valley lies in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh. Located on the ancient Silk Route, the valley has Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries.

Best Time: June to September

11. Hemis

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Hemis or Hamis is a quaint village in Leh district, located 40 km southeast of Leh on banks of the Indus River. Enveloped with a serene landscape, it is known for the Hemis Monastery. Built by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal, it is ranked as one of the wealthiest monasteries in India. ...

Best Time: April to June

12. Sanasar

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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. The area is built in a cup-shaped meadow surrounded by gigantic conifers. Sanasar is named after two local...

Best Time: April to June

13. Anantnag

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Anantnag is one of the most beautiful cities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with gushing streams and sights and sounds that make Kashmir the heaven that it truly is. Located at a distance of 53 km from Srinagar, Anantnag is regarded as the commercial and financial capital of the K...

Best Time: May to October

14. Kargil

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Usually a stopover for people travelling towards Leh or Padum, Kargil is a tourist hotspot that's small enough to be explored by wayfaring. Situated close to the line of control, Kargil is also a volatile region, owing to the terrorism prevalent from the other side of the LOC. However, apart from it...

Best Time: June to September

15. Dachigam National Park

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With lush green environs, beautiful flora and some of the rarest fauna, Dachigam National Park, in Jammu and Kashmir is a natural treasure. Dachigam stands for 'ten villages', which is kept in memory of the ten village communities that had to be relocated to create the catchment area and the park.

Best Time: April to October

16. Pulwama

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Pulwama is a small town in Pulwama district in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at a distance of 25 km from Srinagar, Pulwama is the 6th largest city in the state. Popularly known as the "Anand of Kashmir" loosely translated to the delight of Kashmir, this place has apple orchards, ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. Khilanmarg

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Khilanmarg is miniature valley set at a 6 km walk and 2000 feet above one of the most sought after tourist destinations in J&K - Gulmarg.

Best Time: May to September, November to February

18. Dras

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Dras, a town of the Kargil district in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is often called the 'Gateway to Ladakh'. It is located at the height of 3230m and lies on National Highway 1D leading to Srinagar. The stunning Dras is the coldest place in India and second coldest place (the first ...

Best Time: June to September

19. Baltal

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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

20. Bhaderwah

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Bhaderwah is a town located in the district of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir. It belongs to the Jammu division of the state. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, it has been given the status of sub-district. The spread of flora and fauna, stony hills, snow-capped mountains, valleys and the grassla...

21. Aru Valley

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Juxtaposed against the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, Aru Valley is an enthralling village in Kashmir. Located around 11 km from Pahalgam, it is the base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and the Tarsar-Marsar Lake. Aru lies beside the Aru river, a tributary of the Lidder river, and is known fo...

22. Suru Basin

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Suru Valley, like most of the rest of the state, is a spellbindingly beautiful valley interspersed by the Suru River, a major tributary of the River Indus. Extending from Kargil to Panzella glacier, this fertile canyon is cultivated more than any other region in Ladakh. The beauty of the Suru valley...

23. Kishtwar national park

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Kishtwar is on a plateau above chenab river and below the nagin sheer glacier, the area has saffron growth in a limited time and its harvesting is accompanied by ceremonies and festivals, this is typically during summer. Spread over an area of 400 sq.km the park contains 15 mammal species including ...

24. Uleytokpo

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25. Katra

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Katra is a small town in the foothills of Trikuta Mountains which is famous as the base camp for visiting the shrine of Vaishno Devi. Located in the Uddhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, the prime attraction of Katra is Vaishno Devi Temple. This is why it is also referred to as Katra Vaishno Devi...

26. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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Described as heaven on Earth, Kashmir offers some of the most exciting treks in India. This Great Lakes Trek is definitely one of them, though lesser known. Surrounded by sheer beauty, the trek begins at Sonamarg.

27. Yusmarg

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Considered by some as the best place in Jammu and Kashmir, mostly because of its undisturbed landscape, a less frequented but extremely beautiful hill station, Yusmarg is now connected by a very good motorable road. With the government working on its roads and connectivity, Yusmarg too, will soon be...

28. Tarsar Marsar Trek

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A trek that not only gives you a thrill of adventure but also a glimpse of nature’s beauty so spell bounding is one of the most memorable trips of Tarsar Marsar Trek. Nestled in the lap of Aru Valley of Kashmir, the trail is of quite a magnificence adorned with variety of landscapes.

FAQs on Jammu and Kashmir

What is not so good about Jammu and kashmir?

The constant unrest in the valley poses a great threat to the tourism sector.

How much does a package cost for Jammu and kashmir?

The packages for Jammu and kashmir start at INR 4216 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Jammu and kashmir?

The top things to do in Jammu and kashmir are Srinagar, Vaishno devi, Gulmarg, Amarnath, Jammu, Patnitop. You can see all the places to visit in Jammu and kashmir here

Who should visit Jammu and kashmir?

It makes an excellent destination for couples and is among the popular honeymoon locations in the country. Other than that, families also travel to Kashmir and Vaishno Devi for holidays and pilgrimage. Trekkers, backpackers, solo travellers and all travel enthusiasts, in general, have Ladakh on their wish lists.

What is the best time to visit Jammu and kashmir?

J&K is a four-season travel destination, you can go all year round basis your preference of season and it will never disappoint you. Having said that, October- March is considered a popular time in the local tourism industry. The weather during this time is most ideal and suitable for sightseeing.

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What is the local food in Jammu and kashmir?

Kashmiri Pulao, Kashmiri gravy, Momos and preparations of mutton, chicken are quite famous across the country. More than 30 preparations of mutton are eaten in the Kashmir valley, and that makes it the most common ingredient here. Wazwan, a multi-course Kashmiri meal is held high in regards to the Kashmiri culture and includes 36 courses out of which 15 to 30 can be meat items. Different forms of drinking tea constitute another influential culture in Jammu & Kashmir making it the most used beverage after water. Kashmiris are also very fond of desserts, and a lot of Kashmiri dishes are also slightly sweet, notably the Pulao and gravies. Kaah'wa is one of a kind Kashmiri tea prepared with spices that make it impossible to resist.

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