Jammu and Kashmir, India's one of the most picturesque state
lies on the peaks of Himalayan Ranges with varying topography
Jammu was the stronghold of Hindu Dogra kings and abounds with
popular temples and secluded forest retreats. Kashmir's capital
city, Srinagar offers delightful holidays on the lakes with
their shikaras and houseboats.
Kashmir, the upper most alpine region of North India,s the
ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as ‘The Last
Shangrila’, Moonscape, Little Tibet and so on. Ladakh is an
endearing abode of scenic charisma and diverse adventure
activities like rafting, jeep safari, water sports and much
more. Ladakh Tourism in mountainous region of India will
felicitates exploring sensuous snow clad mountains, track routs
and pilgrimage of Ladakh, that have kept the legacy of India
alive. On your holiday vacations in India, travel to Ladakh, to
explore the mystical appeal of the exotic adventure destination.
Ladakh Tourism promises some of the golden moments in your
memorabilia on your holiday trip to Ladakh in India.
They say a visit to Kashmir can divide your life into two
halves- before and after Kashmir. For indeed, after a trip to
this unforgettable land, you are never quite the same again.
Nestling in the lap of the dazzling, snow-capped Himalayas, the
Kashmir valley is undoubtedly a jewel in India's crown. An
inspiration for so much art, music and poetry, Kashmir is also
honeymooners' paradise, a nature lover's wonderland and a
shopper's dream come true.
Over the years, Kashmir tourism has come a long way, to love and
look after its tourists, fulfilling their every whim. Tourists
are everywhere, soaking up all that Kashmir has to offer - the
walks, the pony treks, the shikara rides at sunset on the Dal
Srinagar -- Capital of Jammu and Kashmir
The state capital, is situated at an altitude of 1,730 metres
above sea level. It is connected by Indian Airlines and Jet
Airways flights directly to Jammu and New Delhi, and hence to
every part of the national network.
Srinagar is connected by an all-weather road to Jammu, which in
turn is connected to many parts of North India. Srinagar's
nearest railhead is Jammu which in turn connects all parts of
the country, including Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Mumbai and
¤ Travel to Kashmir's Most Popular Resorts
Pahalgam:, at an altitude of 2,130 metres above sea level, 96
kms. from Srinagar.
Gulmarg:, at an altitude of 2,730 metres above sea level, 56 kms.
Sonamarg:, at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level,
87kms. from Srinagar.
All these resorts can only be visited by road from Srinagar, as
they are not connected to each other directly.
Ladakh : There's just no place on earth quite like Ladakh.
Starting from its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence,
wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen - everything about
Ladakh makes it stand apart, like a jazz crescendo on the lose.
This ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as 'The Last
Shangrila', Moonscape, Little Tibet and so many others - all of
which ring true, is a land that seldom fails to baffle or
If planning to take a travel trip to Kashmir, summers are the
best from June-August, during this time the temperatures of
Srinagar is between 25°C and 35°C, temperatures in the hill
resorts are considerably lower. In the evenings, light woollens
are required for Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg, but not for
Srinagar. Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are
cold. With minimum temperatures plunging down to 7°C, woollens
are necessary. On the plus side, these are Kashmir's most
picturesque seasons; off-season discounts are given and all
houseboats and hotels have ingenious central heating. Winter
(December-February) has snow in all three resorts and frequently
in Srinagar, with temperatures sometimes reaching -10°C. Heavy
woollens are required. Winter is off-season in Srinagar,
Pahalgam and Sonamarg, but peak season in Gulmarg.
Kashmir receives most of its rainfall in spring.
105 sq km
Summers - 29.5 deg C to 10.6 deg C
Winters - 7.3
deg C to1.9 deg C
Best Time to Visit:
March to October
Spring and autumn - Light woolens
Summer - Cotton
Winter - Heavy
Hindi and English
Eid-ul-Zoha, Lohri, Baisakhi and Navratri
Jhiri Mela, Bahu Mela, Mansar Food and Craft Mela,
Pumandal Mela and Chaitre Chaudash
Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Houseboats, Mughal Gardens, Dachigam,
Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, Charar-I-Sharif,
Shankracharya, Hazratbal, etc.