28 Places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir | Tourist places in Jammu & Kashmir

Top tourist places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir

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Places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir:

1. Srinagar

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Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar symbolizes nature, beauty, harmony and romance.

2. Vaishno Devi

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Located in Trikuta hills 13 Kms from Katra at a height of 1560 m above sea level with shimmering clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi.

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3. Gulmarg

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Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys.

4. Amarnath

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

5. Jammu

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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.

6. Patnitop

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With endless meadows lined with towering pine trees and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its best.

7. Pahalgam

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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.

8. Sonamarg

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Sonamarg is a town with snow-covered flower-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes.

9. Lamayuru

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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 tranquility.

10. Nubra Valley

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Amid enormous snow capped and rocky mountains dappled with greenery, reaching out to the pristine skyline, lies Nubra valley. The valley is embellished with Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful luminous monasteries colored with rich shades of golden, red and several others.

11. Hemis

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

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.

13. Anantnag

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Famous for its Martand Sun Temple and holy muslim sites, Anantnag is also regarded as the commercial and financial capital of the Kashmir valley.

14. Kargil

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Kargil is located in Ladakh and is a usual stopover for people leading towards Leh or Padum. The town is 11 Km away from the actual line of control and is small enough to be explored by wayfaring.

15. Dachigam National Park

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Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir is situated at a mere 22 kms from the main town of Srinagar.

16. Pulwama

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Pulwama, a small town in Srinagar district, is famous for its apple orchards, waterfalls, natural springs and scenic valleys.

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.

18. Dras

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Dras is the second coldest inhabited area in the world which is possessed with breath-takingly spectacular panorama.

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.

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.

21. Aru Valley

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Juxtaposed against the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, Aru Valley is an enthralling village in Kashmir. One of the most popular valleys in Kashmir, it is the base camp for visits to the huge number of lakes, meadows and peaks around it like the Kolhoi glacier and the Tarsar lake. The village of Aru lies beside the Aru river, a tributary of the Lidder river. The Aru valley is noted for its scenic meadows. Most tourists come here for areas of peace and quiet in the lap of nature. Aru is a great place for family outings because it has beautiful resorts and activities for all kinds of people. The locals truly make you feel at home with innumerable cups of Kaah'wa and by taking you sightseeing.

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 becomes apparent in spots like Panikhar and Parachik where you will see, in the latter spot, grass turning a bright, bold rusty orange against the backdrop of arid mountain ranges. Travelling to Suru and Zanskar valley, though, can be a little inconvenient, is a journey laid out with the most splendid of views and sceneries. Both these valleys come under one of the least visited spots in India due to the dirt track like roads.

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 the musk deer and Himalayan black and brown bear. Even though Kishtwar is not the only high altitude wildlife sanctuary, it is made special because of its large variety of flora and fauna.

24. Uleytokpo

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25. 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.

26. 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 become a tourist hub. At the moment, for those who enjoy trekking long distances and in the remotest of area, Yusmarg has forests with maple trees in them. Overall, Yusmarg is a beautiful place and can actually be called a mini hill stationed is a one of the most romantic places in the state.

27. 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.

28. Katra

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The shrine of Vaishno Devi, one of the most important places of worship in India calls the little town of Katra its home. Located in the Uddhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, Katra is mostly visited by devotees of Lord Shiva. The pilgrimage route is only complete when Shiv Khori, 1.6 km away from Vaishno Devi is also visited. Katra has a large collection of water bodies which can be easily accessed.

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