Located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir lies in the vicinity of the Karakoram and western Himalayan mountain ranges. Filled with snow-clad mountains, glittering peaks, variety of flowers that welcomes you into a perfumed air, Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise in itself, enticing all those who choose to visit the place.
Location: Jammu and Kashmir is located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir lies in the vicinity of the Karakoram and western Himalayan mountain ranges.
Tourist Destinations: Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise in itself, enticing all those who choose to visit the place like Sheesh Mahal,Shrinagar and more the following are..
Srinagar is always the favourite destination among tourists. Now, open to tourism after a spell of troubled times, Srinagar is again attracting hordes of tourists and is definitely proving to be the most famous tourist destination in the state. An ancient city, there are many attractions that can lure the tourist to this land. Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi are some of the best-known tourist spots in Srinagar.
Most of the tourists who come to the Jammu region make it a point to visit the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, which is situated quite close by. The other major tourist attraction is the Raghunath Temple Complex, which is the largest temple in North India devoted to Lord Rama. Other temples in the city include the Peer Khoh Cave Temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Gauri Kund Temple, Shudh Mahadev Temple, Shiva Temple, and the Parmandal Temple Complex.
The most visited site in Jammu is the Sheesh Mahal. The Pink Hall of the palace is now home to the Dogra Art Museum, which has miniature paintings of the various hill schools. The palace was once the royal residence of the Dogra kings. The Amar Mahal Palace Museum is again a beautiful palace made of red sandstone, which stands amid the most picturesque environs of Jammu. It offers a beautiful view of the Shivaliks in the north and the river Tawi in the south. This was once the residential palace of Raja Amar Singh, but now it has been converted into a museum.
Patnitop, situated near Vaishno Devi Temple, is a busy hill station and a good place to enjoy the nature, which is always in its full bloom. Ladakh is home to the minority Buddhist community in the states. They have preserved their unique culture for the past hundreds of years. Leh is the headquarters of this region. The major points of attraction are the Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, and Soma Gompa.
How to reach Jammu and Kashmir
» By air : The state has three major civil airports at Srinagar, Jammu, and Ladakh connected to Delhi and other places in the country.
» By Rail : Jammu Tawi is the main railhead of Jammu & Kashmir. It is connected to most of the important towns and cities of the country.
» By Road : One can reach Jammu by the National Highway 1A that goes from Punjab and runs through this city, connecting it to the rest of the state. There are several buses to most of the big towns and cities in north India from Jammu and Kashmir and vice versa.
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