Travel gives a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Hence a traveler often looks for a place to enjoy their fullest. Kashmir is one such place, a heavenly beauty one should at least visit once in a lifetime. The tourism of Jammu & Kashmir is beyond words. It is so beautiful that you will sing the melody of your soul. Do you want to know how?
12 Best Tourist Places in Jammu & Kashmir
- Vaishno Devi
- Aru Village
- Betab Valley
- Baisaran Valley
- Lidder Valley
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With the gorgeous Nagin and Dal Lake added as a pearl in the beautiful necklace of Kashmir, Srinagar, your heart will be the nearest to expressing the inexpressible. Known for Lofty Himalayan mountains, Mughal Era Gardens, stunning lakes and mesmerizing valleys, the beauty of Srinagar, if once entered to the soul, becomes a sort of immortal spirit whose memory keeps on rejuvenating your mind even after you have left its shore.
Crossing the Chinar Trees, colorful Bazaars, wooden bridges, your words will leave off and you will be overpowered by bliss of these beautiful ambiance. The magnificent Forts and Sufi shrines also adorn this beautiful summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir.
During winters the entire landscape of Srinagar is covered in snow and in summer the snow melts to showcase the colorful flowers blooming in full hope to win the heart of the tourists. It is one of the best places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir.
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Gulmarg is an all-rounder, it is one of the best summers as well as winter destinations to visit in Jammu & Kashmir. During summer, the beautiful and serene meadows will heal your soul, the wild flowers all around will bow down in reverence to the lofty Himalayan mountains, the sound of mountain streams will flow through you. During winters it turns into snowy land. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy Skiing which is one of the best things to do in Gulmarg. You can also enjoy snowboarding, Heli skiing, Off-piste skiing etc. Another major attraction here is the world-famous Gondola Ride which is the second highest car cable ride in Gulmarg.
Fascinated by the rolling meadows and snowy landscapes, even Britishers could not resist themselves to build the British Ski club of India. No doubt its beauty is incredible. It is one of the top winter tourist destinations to visit in Jammu & Kashmir.
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Scenic backdrop of lofty Pir Panjal Range and awe-inspiring Lidder River and Sheshnag Lake, Pahalgam is an artist’s canvas. It is one of the must-see tourist destinations to visit in Jammu & Kashmir. Even a normal person would feel inspired to write beautiful lines on the beauty of Pahalgam. It houses the serene meadows, stunning picture-perfect landscapes where you can stop and ponder the tranquility of nature and the most loveable spot for adventure trekkers – Chandanwari.
Moreover, the most popular tourist attraction of Pahalgam, the nine-hole golf course offers views of stunning landscapes which you should not miss. The forests and alpine meadows of Pahalgam often lead you to unknown paths to get lost in the folds of time away from the chaos of the world. It is also a starting point of the holy Amaranath Yatra.
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The painter paints pictures on canvas but God paints pictures on earth. One such beautiful creation of God is the beautiful Sonmarg. It is a place where the travelers come to feel the silence of nature. If the universe has a rhythm, then Sonmarg is the best place to feel it. It is one of the top tourist destinations in Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 2730m, it is a quaint valley decked with breathtaking flowers, still lakes, and gorgeous Sindh River. If you love fishing then trout and Mahseer fishing is the best thing to do here. Pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier would also make your Sonmarg Sightseeing Tour more interesting.
Honeymoon couples love this place as the silvery landscape of Sonmarg and pristine mountain lakes like Gadsar, Satsar, Kishansar, Gangabal and Vishansar are the sights to stop and hold each other’s hands to spend some romantic moments.
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5. Vaishno Devi
Vaishno Devi is one of the major tourist attractions to visit in Jammu & Kashmir. It is also one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for which devotees come from all across the world to seek divine blessings.
Located at an altitude of 5200 ft, the temple of Vaishno Devi is dedicated to goddess Shakti. It is said that the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi was built by the Pandavas of Mahabharata.
Also, don’t forget to visit Charan paduka. As per the legends Vaishno Devi who was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu took the vow of Celibacy but Lord Bhairav chased her. During this process she felt thirsty and shot an arrow into the earth where a spring gushed out which is today known as Charan Paduka. It still has the imprints of her feet. This place is also considered as her resting place.
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Hokersar is very popular for Hokersar Wildlife Sanctuary. One will definitely look at Hokersar if solitude drives you and the sweetest songs of the migratory birds will send light into the mind darkened by the hustle and bustle of city life. This place is absolutely worth your time to listen to the silence of nature. Beautiful birds from Central Asia, North Europe, Siberia come here to delight your soul. Most prominent among them are common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Koklass Pheasant etc. It is one of the best places to see in Jammu Kashmir.
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7. Aru Village
Aru Valley will give a soothing glow to your vision. It is one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in your Kashmir Sightseeing Tour Stunning Pine forests will seduce your eyes wherever you look, the mesmerizing Liddar River, leisure walks to Kothpathri from where beautiful springs emerge, the twin Peaks of Kotanag; the list doesn’t end. Every mile offers some gorgeous views which are awe inspiring. A trek to dreaded meadow and Kolahoi Glacier trek which is at an elevation of 18 ft and fishing in the streams near Aru Valley are some of the best things to do here to fully enjoy the best of Kashmir Tourism.
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8. Betaab Valley
Betaab Valley is one of the most popular places to explore in Jammu & Kashmir if you are a nature lover. The serene vibes and picturesque beauty of lofty Himalayas would welcome you here with a smile, Deodar and Pine forests, Willows, Poplars would blow your heart away. One of the most interesting things to know about this place is the origin of its name. Betaab Valley got its name from a Hindi Bollywood movie named Betaab, starrer Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. This Valley was earlier known as Hagan Valley or Hagoon.
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9. Baisaran Valley
Dark meadows of Baisaran resemble the meadows of Switzerland. Hence it is famed as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India. This valley is 5km from Pahalgam. The snow-capped mountains and soul seducing meadows, the breathtaking Tulian lake offers panoramic views to the tourists. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Kashmir. It is also the best place to spend some quiet time with family and loved ones. It is very popular for horse rides, pony rides, zip lining, and zorbing.
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Do you want to relax on a velvety meadow that sits perfectly surrounded by snowy peaks and fringed by lush green forests? Doodhpathri is such an attractive tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir where you can spend some refreshing time like this. Located in the Budgam District, at a height of 2,730 metres, Doodhpathri is one of the tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir that offers an awe-inspiring view of Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The valley can be easily accessed from Srinagar within one and a half hours, so you can add this place to your Jammu Kashmir tour plan. This new tourist destination in Kashmir is a hidden gem and you must explore the amazing places like Tangnar, Diskhal, Mujh Pathri and Palmaidan here. If you are planning to go on Jammu Kashmir Tourism holiday then must add this place to your itinerary.
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11. Lidder Valley
A picturesque gorge valley, on the bank of the Lidder River, Lidder or Liddar Valley is an attractive tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. It is located around 60 kilometres southeast from Srinagar and one can easily visit this place while having a Jammu Kashmir tour from Srinagar. This new tourist destination in Kashmir is considered epitome of pure nature for its stunning Himalayan views that create picture-perfect landscapes. It is one of the hidden tourist places in Kashmir that attracts travellers who want to explore offbeat and less-crowded places.
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Located in the Udhampur District, on the bank of the famous Chenab River, Patnitop is an attractive tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of such tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir that attracts several photography enthusiasts from all over the globe. This popular tourist destination in Kashmir, Patnitop showcases beauty in all forms. It’s also one of the best places to buy dry fruits, Pashmina shawls, handicrafts and sweets that have unique taste. Places like Naag Mandir, Billo ki Powri, Madhatop and Nathatop in Patnitop offer an amazing experience of a Jammu Kashmir tour.
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Best Time to Visit Jammu & Kashmir
It depends on what time you want to visit in Jammu& Kashmir. It is beautiful in all seasons. Each season has a different charm here. In summer enjoy the best meadows, hill stations and valleys decked in lush greenery and in winter enjoy the glittery white snow land. Monsoons bring the pleasure of being drenched in rain and refreshing vibes of nature with a little touch of humidity but that doesn’t matter if the view is good.
How to Reach Jammu and Kashmir?
By Flight – Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar/ Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport connected to all the major cities like Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.
By Road – Jammu & Kashmir has good road connectivity. NH1 and NH44 connect Kashmir to all the major cities and the Jawahar Tunnel connects Jammu to Kashmir Valley. Buses are also available which are operated by J&K Road Transport Corporation.
By Train – Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the major Railhead which is well connected to all the major cities.
Other Important Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Information at a Glance
|Popular Adventure Activities to Do in Jammu & Kashmir
|Skiing, Trekking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Wildlife Safaris, Paragliding, Ice Skating, Gondola Riding, Snowboarding
|Popular Tourist Destinations in Jammu Kashmir
|Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Yousmarg, Betaab Valley, Patnitop, Udhampur, Katra, Jammu City, Aru Valley, Baisaran Valley..etc
|Must Visit Lakes in J & K
|Dal Lake, Gangabal Lake, Nigeen Lake, Tarsar Lake, Wular Lake, Mansar Lake, Kishansar Lake, Manasbal Lake, Nundkol Lake,Surinsar Lake…etc
|Popular Religious Places to Visit in Jammu Kashmir
|Vaishno Devi Temple, Baba Reshi, Shankracharya Temple, Hazratbal, Amarnath Cave..etc
|Must Visit Gardens in J & K
|Tulip Garden, Shalimar Garden, Harwan Garden, Pari Mahal, Chashmashahi..etc
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