A paradise on earth, the stunning combination of nature and land, snow-clad mountains, verdant wavering foliage and the gleaming blue water accompanies the many fascinating vistas that prevail in the land of Jammu & Kashmir.
The state is divided into three prime regions Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, which are fringed by Great Himalayan and Pir Panjal range. A dream place for every mountain lovers, from all prospectors and a well-deployed state for tourism and adventure, it is set amidst the majestic beauty of nature that rejuvenates and offers impeccable peace of mind. The state officially integrated in 1948 as a part of India, when the existing rulers agreed to join Indian federation. Travel to Jammu & Kashmir to find a world away from the confines of mundane.
Scintillating crown of the Indian Peninsula, the state of Jammu & Kashmir share a border with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the south, while it also has an international border with Pakistan (Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir) in the west and northwest and the Republic of China in north and northeast. Thus, it retains to itself a rather picturesque landscape that is capable of attracting tourists worldwide.
J&K as it is often dubbed as has the wide vista that surfaces rich in culture, tradition and history. Swathed in the constricted mist of spirituality, experience the real meaning of Unity in Diversity and celebrate the gift called life by seeking blessing at Mata Vaishno Devi, Maha Kali and Thiksey Monastery. Sail on the sparkling waters of Dal Lake or stroll through the resplendent trails of multi-hued flowers at Mughal Garden. Take chances at easy to rigorous adventure activities like golfing, trout-fishing, trekking and mountaineering offered at different regions of the state. Savour the taste of mouthwatering Kashmiri cuisine and cherish the fantastic hospitality offered by sundry hotels & resorts.
Jammu & Kashmir is blessed with cool and refreshing climate 12 months. Jagged topography results in diverse climatic conditions in different zones in the state. Expect semi-arctic (Dry and Cold) climate in Ladakh region and heavy monsoonal rains (March to May) in Jammu and Srinagar along with humid summer season in Jammu zone. Despite the fact of extremes be assured that bright sunny days are not rare and the moderate weather does exist in the periphery.
Srinagar (Summer Capital) is replete with attractions like Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi. The region of Jammu is famed for its sacred shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Raghunath Temple, Maha Kali Temple. and Gaurikund Temple, Sheesh Mahal are popular tourist places in Jammu & Kashmir. On the other hand, Leh Ladakh has gained fame as a hub for adventure activities; it is however also dubbed as the land of the Buddhists. The major points of attraction are the Leh Palace, Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, Namgyal Tsemo and Soma Gompa. Each town and city in Jammu & Kashmir is blessed with natural spectacles and man-made masterpieces.