Kashmir India � Fast Facts
North India, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Weather of Kashmir:
Kashmir is a very cold place to live or to visit.
In the valley, summers are mild with temperatures in the range of 10-25 degrees. However,
winters in the valley are very cold with temperatures routinely dropping below 0
degrees. Heavy snowfall may also occur during the latter part of winter.
Best Time to Visit:
As this place is quite cold, so people here generally wear woolen clothing.
About Kashmir Valley
If there is heaven on earth, then its here only here'. This saying aptly apply to Kashmir,
the heaven on earth. Located in the Northern part of the country, Kashmir region is extremely
beautiful and immensely blessed with natural charm. A destination that inspired many poets
and writers, is definitely a must visit place.
Kashmir Tourism Information
Lush green valleys, snow capped Himalayas, enthralling natural view, vivacious rivers,
alpine meadows the words will fall short, but one can not explain how beautiful this place
is. Along with amazing picturesque landscape are famous temples like Vaishnoo Devi and Amarnath,
attractive mosques and monasteries. In short a trip to Kashmir India will take you to some of the
most famous pilgrim centers along with nature's best views.
Enjoying Kashmir Holidays
There is so much to explore in here that you need plenty of time for this. So come lets explore some beautiful aspects of this heaven on earth.
List of Jammu Kashmir Tourist Places
Is the capital city. Most of the attractions are pure delights of nature like lakes and gardens. The attractions
include the Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashme Shahi. The exotic boat houses
on the lakes of Srinagar also attract tourists from all over.
Most tourist come to pay a visit to
famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine which is located in Jammu. Besides this the Sheesh Mahal of Jammu
is regarded the most stunning site of the place. Once the residence of Dogra kings, the Mahal also
houses a museum.
Located 32 kms southwest of Jammu, Akhnoor is a beautiful little
town standing on the banks of the mighty Chenab river. Along the banks of the river, the majestic
ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization could also be seen.
Leh - Ladakh
Leh is known as one of the most popular Buddhist destinations of Kashmir India.
Beautiful Leh is lapped in the snow-covered fringes of the Himalayas. The place has been
a center of Tibeto-Buddhist culture since ages. Located at altitudes over 3,505 metres
above sea level, the prime attractions in Leh are Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Sankar
Gompa, Shanti Stupa and Soma Gompa.
Gulmarg, located at a distance of 56 kms from Srinagar is one of the most popular hill resort
destination. Gulmarg is a popular destination for skiing and heliskiing also. Other attractions
of the place are green golf courses, biosphere reserves and the Alpather Lake.
Thousands of devotees from all over India and abroad visit Pahalgam during the annual
Amarnath yatra. Picturesque Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of Seshnag Lake and Lidder
river. Apart from religious celebrations, the region is also very popular among tourists for
outdoor activities like fishing, horse riding, golf and trekking. activities.
Kargil is famous as a destination for challenging car rallies.
Tourists who come to the place should not miss the opportunity to pay tribute at the newly
constructed Kargil war memorial.
There are nine monasteries in Zanskar whose architecture is very
impressive. The largest of the monasteries is called Karsha. The people of Zanskar are also
very religious and known for their hospitality.
Travel To Kashmir � Enjoy The Serenity
Apart from its popular travel attraction, there is so much to see and do in Kashmir. Lets have a look at it.
Gardens In Kashmir
Nature seems to be more than generous to Kashmir then the rest of the places. The state
is bestowed with numerous meadows and several well maintained gardens. The gardens built by
the Mughal kings are simply superb. The very face of these gardens change with seasons - it
is lush green in the springs, golden red in the fall and black and white in the winters. The
famous three - Nishat, Shalimar and Harwan are located on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake.
Lakes In Kashmir India
Lakes further add beauty to this state. Among all Dal lake is most famous of all. Exploring
the beauty of these fresh water lakes during a houseboat ride is one experience that you
will never forget. Exquisite wood works and equipped with the luxuries of a five star hotel,
the house boats boast of an incredible accommodation in the city. Other lakes here that you
can see are Wular lake, Hokarsar Lake and Manasbal Lake. Also a perfect destination to do
lots of photography and click photos of Kashmir.
Kashmir � Adventure's Paradise
The wavy slopes of Kashmir, place it among one of the most sought after destination for
adventure sports. It is a key destination for Winter Sports
like skiing, ice hockey, white water rafting. Gulmarg, basically a hill station,
features some of the best slopes for skiing. Foreign tourists could be seen
flocking with their bag packs in winters here. Pahalgam, some 90 kms from Srinagar
is a great challenge to rafters.
Handicrafts of Kashmir India
Handicrafts industry is one flourishing enterprise, beside tourism, in this state.
Carpets, Shawls, Paper Mache works and wood works are irresistible. Every year thousands
of tourists take more than just souvenirs from Kashmir.
Shopping In Kashmir
Shopping in Kashmir is a great experience. Once here you can buy carpets, made both
in wool and silk with Persian designs. The pure woolen products of Kashmir, mainly the
Kashmiri shawl would also be good to buy. Then, there are items like jewelery boxes,
mirror frames, a range of intricately carved walnut wood furniture and accessories and
stone jewelery boxes to buy.
Where To Stay In Kashmir
Accommodation is not a problem in Kashmir, as every year thousand of tourists come here.
So there are plenty of good staying options here, from budget to luxury hotels, resorts,
houseboats you will find it all here.
How To reach Kashmir
By Air :
There are three domestic airports in
the state-Kashmir, Jammu and Leh. Flights are available to the places from
most major destinations of India.
By Rail :
The total number of railway stations in the state are
seven. Express train services operate between many destinations of India and
Jammu-the main station of the state.
By Road :
A good road network connects the state of Kashmir with
the rest of India. Bus services are available from national capital Delhi
and many destinations of north India.
Kashmir Vacation Tour Packages
Highlights : Zanskar Valley,
Indus Valley, Himalaya, Tikse, Hemis Gompas, Ladakh, Barma La, Pikdong
La, Kanji La, Heniskot, High Passes, Glaciers.
Highlights : Starting from
Delhi, this tour provides the touch and feel of major tourist
attractions of Leh, Likir, Lamayuru and Alchi. The sojourn is
accompanied with tours to the famous hill stations of these regions.
Highlights : An especially customized tour
package, Ladakh treks in India gives you a wonderful chance to enjoy
trekking across the Great Himalayan ranges and Karakom ranges. Besides,
it also take you to the enchanting monasteries and old palaces of
Highlights : A 14 Days tour, Festivals of
Ladakh tour package provides an excellent opportunity to participate in
colourful festivals of Ladakh. As most of the festivals in Ladakh are
related to Buddhism, so you get a close look of the Buddhist traditions
Highlights : Norther Zanskar Circuit, a 22
days tour package is very much suitable for adventure seekers and common
traveller as well. On this tour package you can enjoy the adventure
option such as trekking in popular Zanskar circuit of Ladakh.
Highlights : Visit district Leh, district
headquarters of Ladakh on this tour package. See the magnificent Leh
Palace, Leh Gompa and Sankar Gompa. Also pay a visit to the popular
Hemis and Thikse monasteries, located close to Leh city centre.