Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Delhi (to Jammu)- 583 kilometers
Between 1,000-28,250 ft.
Max. – 43.0 (summers)
Min.-below 0 (winters)
Light cottons/woolens in summers
Heavy woolens in winters
Jammu Kashmir is the first Himalayan state
of India, divided into three regions: the
foothill plains of Jammu, the lakes and
blue valleys of Kashmir, and the high altitude
plains and starkly beautiful mountains of
Kashmir is one of India's most beautiful
and popular tourist destinations. It is
famous for its houseboats on picturesque
Dal Lake and no visit to Kashmir is complete
without staying in one of these houseboats.
But other than houseboats, Kashmir Valley
has lot more to offer to Tourists.
Around the capital, Srinagar, there are
a number of interesting mosques, temples
and forts and, of course, the beautiful
Moghul Gardens - laid out in formal patterns
hundreds of years ago. The Dal Lake in Srinagar
brings with it snow in winter. Sometimes
the Lake freezes during this season offering
the most wonderful sights and scenes. The
river Jhelum and the Dal and Nagin lakes
dominate Srinagar and its life and activities.
You can see the lush green gardens of lotus
and water lily flower amidst bustling lanes.
By the lakeside there are gardens of the
Mughals in patterned beauty. Srinagar's
'Takht-i- Sulaiman' hill forms the famous
backdrop to the city.
Jammu is famous for its temples. In fact,
it is known as the city of temples. Bahu
Mata is the presiding deity of Jammu, while
the dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah is its
famous shrine. The other major tourist attraction
is the Ragunath Temple Complex. The complex
also houses a rich collection of ancient
texts and manuscripts.
But to really enjoy the beautiful valley
of Kashmir, you will have to get away from
Srinagar up to the hill stations around
the valley. Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg
are all delightful in them and offer great
opportunities for adventure sports like
trekking, mountaineering and Trans Himalayan
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