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Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

Capital City:
Sri Nagar
Population:
12,548,926
Geo Location:
Himalayas
Area:
222,236 sq km
Average Climate:
Summer: 12°C – 32°C
Monsoon: 18°C – 30°C
Post-monsoon: 10°C – 22°C
Winter: 03°C – 12°C
 
Best time to visit:
April to October

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About Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains bordering with the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the south. It has an international border also with China in the north and east, whereas the Line of Control separates it from Pakistani controlled territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan in the west and northwest respectively. Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions namely: Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh. Kashmir valley, famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu, known for numerous shrines and Ladakh known as `Little Tibet’, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. The Mughals called Kashmir ‘Paradise on Earth. It is a land where various holiday ideas are realised. It is a destination for tourist of all ages throughout the year, In winter, there is skiing, sledge-riding, tobogganing etc. along the gentle slopes. In spring and summer, the honey dewed orchards, rippling lakes and blue skies attract everyone to sample the many delights of the mountains and valleys. Most important tourist places are Srinagar, Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu and Ladakh. The valley of Kashmir is rich with its culture and natural phenomena. Sample exquisitely spiced native cuisines and festive teas, walk off your meal along the rugged trekking routes to the north. Marvel at the famous houseboats of Srinagar and take a spiritual moment to reflect at one of the many pilgrimage sites and religious shrines that dot the region. Of course, native craftsmanship makes for excellent souvenirs like carpets and textiles are an especial shopping must.  

Cities to visit


Srinagar
Srinagar, the first stop for most travellers to Kashmir is the state’s winter capital. It is city of lakes and waterways, gardens and picturesque wooden architecture. Romantic shikara rides, the charm of houseboats and the grace of its architecture give city a fitting introduction to the many enchantments of the valley. The city is located on both the sides of Jhelum River, crossed by seven ...
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Gulmarg
Gulmarg, or the 'Meadow of Flowers', at an altitude of 2,730 m, was developed by the British around a meadow on the northern flank of the Pir Panjal range. Gulmarg is located 52 km from Srinagar. Originally it was called as 'Gaurimarg'. Inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers, Sultan Yusuf Shah gave its present name in the 16th century....
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Leh
Leh was capital of the kingdom of Ladakh, is one of the coldest deserts in the world and is located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar. Leh is located in the Indus river valley at a crossroads of the old trading routes from Kashgar, Tibet, and Kashmir. Leh is now a dream destination of many and specially adventure enthusiasts, offering unique & special adventures in mountaineerin...
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Pahalgam
Pahalgam is a town located 45 km from Anantnag district and is also known as `The Valley of Shepherds’. it is situated at an altitude of 7200 ft. from sea level at the junction of the streams flowing from Lidder river and the Sheshnag Lake. Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of ...
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Hundar
Beautiful but remote, Hunder village is situated close the Siachen glacier and Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir and sits like an oasis in the middle of cold desert in Nubra valley. Hunder is approximately 160 km from Leh and one has to cross Khardung La, the world’s highest motorable pass to reach the remote village. Entry beyond Hunder village is barred as the area ahead is controlled b...
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Sumoor Village
Sumoor village is located in Nubra Tehsil of Leh district. The name of Sumoor village is derived from “Sum-yur” meaning three irrigation channels. The village of Sumoor is located at an altitude of around 10,827 feet above sea-level. Sumoor is situated on the left bank of the Nubra River along the historic Silk Route and can be reached by crossing the Shayok River by the Koya...
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Holiday packages in Jammu & Kashmir


Monasteries of Leh
Region: Himalayas
Jammu & Kashmir, New Delhi, Leh, Hundar

Several of Ladakh’s world-famous monasteries are situated along the Indus Valley, the region’s historical and cultural...


Festivals of Ladakh
Region: Himalayas
Jammu & Kashmir, New Delhi, Leh, Tsomoriri Lake, Alchi, Hundar

The Korzok Gu-stor festival is held at the monastery and attracts many Chang-pa, the Tibetan plateau nomadic herdsmen. It's a...


Overland Himalayan Tour
Region: Himalayas
Jammu & Kashmir, New Delhi, Nalagarh, Manali, Keylong, Sarchu, Tsokhar, Tsomoriri Lake, Leh

This epic Himalayan journey, crossing over five high-altitude passes and the Pir Panjal, Great Himalayan and Zanskar ranges is ter...


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