Top 5 Places to Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir are one of those tourist destinations in India that have found a mention at every place where beauty, serenity, and nature are discussed. Tourists from across the world travel to India to visit the primary hill station of the country. The place is certainly a heaven for nature lovers who seek meditative peace among the lush of green and the lofty mountains; it is also on the bucket list of adventure enthusiasts looking for a trip that is full of adventures such as trekking, horse riding, and expeditions. While a selective part of the region is in political doldrums, the place is considered safe to visit.

Places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir:

  1. Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. Located at an altitude of 5200 feet, it is often referred to as the Summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir as well. The Dal Lake is nothing less than the heart of the city with the canopied Shikaras and the houseboats being everyone’s favorite.

  1. Pahalgam

When you are done with the hustle and bustle of Srinagar, Pahalgam will be quite welcoming with its serenity and tranquility. If you are a nature lover, you will be excited with the lush greenery and several unique species of birds and animals you can find here.

  1. Sonamarg

Sonamarg literally means ‘meadow of gold’. You must visit Sonamarg that is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters for its natural beauty and outstanding landscape. There are thick forests that have trees of fir, pine, silver birch, alpine flowers, and sycamore and snow-covered mountains that envelope them. Thajiwas glacier is a major attraction among several other excursions here. You can hire a pony or have a heart and walk to enjoy several small trips in the area.

  1. Gulmarg

When we are talking about Jammu and Kashmir, the mention of Gulmarg is often the first and customary. The place is beautiful, located very close to Srinagar and is considered a premier hill station in the region. The region also boasts one of the highest Golf course that is located at an altitude of 2650 meters.

  1. Pulwama

Fragrant saffron fields, loving and warm people and rich culture will welcome you in the Pulwama district. Some beautiful places perfect for sightseeing here are Tarsar Lake, Marsar Lake, Nagberan, Aripal Nag, and Shikargarh. The Aripal Nag which is situated 11 kms from the town of Trail is famous for natural water springs. Avantishwar Temple is a must-visit for all those who are interested in historical and religious places.

In terms of eateries, the place is famous for its dry fruits, saffron, and special Kashmiri handicrafts like carpets, rugs, and hand weaved shawls. One can enjoy varied activities such as boating, golfing, bird watching, trekking, and water skiing.

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