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Jammu and Kashmir Travel Tourism - Tourist Places in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Gulmarg

  • kargil

  • Nubra-valley

  • Sonamarg

  • Srinagar

  • Dalhousie

Located at the Karakoram Pass, Nubra Valley is a recently unblocked area of the Ladakh. This valley connects Turkistan and Tibet through the Karakoram Pass. By just a view of this you will remember 'Shangri La' which is almost forgotten by everyone. The Nubra Valley has a very amazing sight and wonderful scenic beauty. Along with this the experiences of residing with very humble inhabitants is just great.

Situated on a beautiful location besides the striking Suru Valley, Zanskar is considered as a hill resort. It is located on the top of Pensi La which is the in Leh Ladakh region. This place is at a distance of about 230 km from Kargil. Known for its mind blushing landscape view, Zanskar is renowned for the rich Buddhist Culture that dwells in people over there. This place was named as Zanskar because some of the rivers that flows there bear copper sediments in it and the actual meaning of Zanskar is Copper Star. Zanskar is also included in the list of tourist destination that attracts a lot of international audiences. The way people over here live and their culture is what lures people towards them. In case you are planning to tour here then you got to know that summers is the best time for to go there. The winters of Zanskar are extremes to the extent that it freezes the River Zanskar and covert it into Chador Road.

A beautiful and a remarkable place in the history of India, Kargil is the second largest town in the county of Ladakh. The snow sheltered peaks of Kargil along with the beauty of this place adds a zest to the location and scenic view. This dynamic and astonishing landmark is about 200 km away from Srinagar and almost like 230 km away from Leh. You can say that it is almost at the center of Srinagar and Leh. For the people of India, Kargil has a very significant place especially after the Indo Pak war. This place actually lies on the border to India and Pakistan. The best time to visit this place is during the summer when the blend of the snow covered peaks along with the extravagant beauty of the greenery astonishes many tourists coming over there.

Leh Ladakh is considered as one of most beautiful places in the world. This place has its own majestic view that is magnificent in its own. Spread over an area of about 100000 sq. km. this place covers a huge area of Kashmir. It appears as separate section but actually is a part of Kashmir. The great Himalayan Range is the one that bisects out Leh Ladakh from the gorgeous Kashmir.

Katra is a small town in Jammu which is located at the distance of 50 kms from the main city. This place serves to be the base camp for all those who wish to visit the popular temple of Vaishno devi located at Trikuta hills. Once you have reached Katra from Jammu, you just need to trek for about 13 kms and you can reach this famous shrine of Vaishno devi. This shrine is a crown of Trikuta Mountains and it is a part of lower Himalayas region.

One of the wonderful hill stations of the Jammu and Kashmir is Sanasar which is actually a mini Gulmarg and the remotest region in India. This place received its name from the small local lakes ‘Sana’ and ‘Sar’. This town is made up of cup shaped meadow which is surrounded by extremely huge conifers. This place has gained a lot of attention from the tourist to Jammu and Kashmir.

Located in Udhampur, Jammu Kashmir Patnitop is at an altitude of 2050 across the Jammu-Srinagar highway. This place derived its name from “Patan Da Talab” which is well known as the “Pond of Princess”. But then with the passing time the name of this place was changed to Patnitop and is still the same. Here you can have great fun especially when you are out on a picnic, the mountain terrain and the thick wooded forests make this place worth visiting.

Considered as a paradise on the earth, Jammu is the second city in the Jammu and Kashmir. The best part of this city is that it is so huge that it is divided in two sperate sections. One is an old city and another is the new city. The old city of Jammu is located on the top of a hill is such a location that you can not see the River Tawi whereas the new city is located at some distance along the other side of the same river.

Sonmarg is situated at 9000 kms above sea level and is a perfect picturesque for scenic beauty and marvelous landscapes. Gushing rivers which are flowing down from snowy forests are really very beautiful. Sonmarg can definitely offer you a adventurous trip in form of treks, angling, alpine skiing and even white water rafting. At the end of Kashmir District, Sonmarg is located which is about 2743 m above the sea level and is truly a Breathtaking place.

Srinagar is termed to be a city of beautiful landscapes and abundant natural beauty. When you visit this place, it will surely leave you unspoken with its mind blowing score of tourist destinations. Srinagar is situated at the foot of Himalaya Hills and is popular as a tourist destination for its stunning locality, tumbling rivers, lakes and also lush green meadows. You can say that it is completely a treasure trove of beauty due to its picturesque lakes like Dal, Nagin and Anchal.

A hill station located at forty five kilometers from the District Head Quarters a Anantnag is Pahalgam. This hill station is located at the river Lidder and it is at the altitude of 7200 feet above the sea level. For the famous Amarnath Ji Yatra this place serves as the base camp. This is one of the places where tourist has shown much of interest and it is one of the places which has also gained attention by the Bollywood for shooting.

A beautiful town situated at about 2700 meters, Gulmarg is a part of the state Jammu and Kashmir. This is a very stunning place which is famous for skiing. Surrounded by splendid mountains and hills all round this place has a lot of tourist attractions since a long period. Gulmarg was discovered by the British officers long back and since then many people from round the globe come to India to visit this place.