Some of Jammu and Kashmir’s major attractions are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, the Mughal Gardens and Jammu. Tens of thousands of pilgrims throng the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath every year, bringing in vast revenue to the state. Even within India, the Kashmir Valley is among the top destinations for both summer and winter vacationers. Gulmarg remains India’s most popular ski resort, aside from being home to the world’s highest green golf course. Jammu and Kashmir is known for its unique wooden handicraft and the famous, Kashmiri shawls.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir encompassing the Jammu region and the Kashmir valley is home to some truly beautiful valleys such as the Chenab Valley, Lidder Valley, Sindh Valley, and not to mention the Kashmir Valley. Dubbed as ‘heaven on earth’, the northernmost state of India is known for its picture-postcard scenery that comprises gurgling brooks, flowering gardens, snow-capped hills, lush meadows, apple orchards and serene lakes with the iconic shikaras.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies in the Kashmir Valley along the banks of the Jhelum River, and all-round Srinagar you will be stupefied by its natural beauty, its abundant gardens, houseboats and waterfronts.
The best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir is during the months of October to March when the weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir are at their best.
Vaishno Devi Temple, Gurudwara Sh Guru Nanak Devji, Chichi Mata, Surinsar and Mansar Lake, Jhajjar Kotli, Bagh e Bahu, Gadhadharji Temple, Shankaracharya Temple, Bahu Fort Dal and Nagin Lake, Mughal Gardens, Amarnath, Gulmarg, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastery are some of the prime tourist attractions in Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu & Kashmir travel destinations include Srinagar, Patnitop, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Katra.
By Air : Budgam airport is located at a distance of 15 Kms from the main city of Srinagar. Various airlines operate regular flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu. Tourist taxis and coaches of Jammu 7 Kashmir Tourism are available from airport to Srinagar city at reasonable rates.
By Rail : The most important railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is served by many important trains. There are daily passenger trains connecting Jammu with most of the major cities of the country.
By Road : Srinagar, the capital city is well connected to Jammu by an all weather road, which in turn is linked to many parts of North India.
Roads connect Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh to destinations within the state like Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. In Srinagar, the main bus station is at Lal Chowk -the center of the city. The Jammu Kashmir Road Transport Corporation operates buses between Jammu, Srinagar & Leh. City bus services, coaches, tourist taxis, MUVs, mini buses, auto rickshaws, tongas and rental vehicles are available in Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh.
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