It is a state in northern India, often denoted by the acronym J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Here we present to you the top 10 places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pangong Tso, Ladakh
Many films have been shot on this location. During summer, the Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks are commonly seen here. The region around the lake supports a number of species of wildlife including the kiang and the Marmot.
During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. It is not part of Indus river basin area and geographically a separate landlocked river basin.
Vaishno Devi, Katra
Also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta and Vaishnavi is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi. The Holy Cave attracts millions of devotees every year. In fact, the number of Yatris visiting the Holy Shrine annually now exceeds one crore.
Dal Lake, Srinagar
The shoreline of the lake is about 15.5 kilometers (9.6 mi), is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats, and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shoreline Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar
Also known as Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Farah Baksh, and Faiz Baksh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now a public park.
Thiksey Monastery, Leh
It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey village, approximately 19 kilometers (12 mi) east of Leh.
It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh, notably containing a separate set of buildings for female renunciates that has been the source of significant recent building and reorganization.
Gulmarg Gondola, Gulmarg
Gulmarg boasts Asia’s highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 ft)).
The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski.