Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Overview

 

God must be in a romantic mood while giving a ravishing touch to the mesmerizing land of Jammu and Kashmir. Not even the humans, but the divine beings left the souvenir of eternal love story in this heaven lookalike land. Various folklores, legends and verses comprising of zillions captivating words fails to define the mysticism the place possesses within it.

The Mughal emperor Jahangir once while living on a houseboat in Dal Lake saw the picturesque panoramic view of the place and said “”Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast” meaning if there is heaven on Earth, it is here. The state touches the borders of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the South and shares an International border with China in the north-east.

Jammu and Kashmir region is divided into three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Laddakh. No matter what your hobbies are as an explorer, the place has countless things to offer. The green bushes, thriving meadows, enchanting snow mountains, breathtaking landscapes and the gushing turquoise water and the list go on. Here is a caboodle of famous places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir creating a problem of plenty.

Climate

The region of Jammu can be visited anytime during the year, but the ideal time for visiting the place is between September and March.  During this period most of the area is covered with snow making it a play ground of winter sports enthusiast. If you admire the scenic beauty of the nature, the months of March and October are the best time to visit in Kashmir.

The time when green turns to gold and cool breeze whispers romance in the ears. This is the most cherished season for voyagers, who loves sightseeing and enjoy the pleasant weather in tranquility.

Summers are preferable to visit Laddakh because a thick sheet of snow covers the entire area in winters blocking all the roads and other ways.

Top attractions in Jammu and Kashmir

Vaishnao Devi,Srinagar,Laddakh ,Khilanmarg,Sanasara,Lamayuru, Dal lake, Pangong lake, Gulmarg, Mughal Garden, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Patnitop, Drass, Kargil, Krimchi, Kishtwar, Shivkhori.

Flora and Fauna

From arid plane to alpine floras of higher altitude the place is blessed with thorn bush plants, Maple, Horse chestnut, Silver fir, birch, rhododendron, Berber and other medicinal plants.

The place is blessed with a diversity of fauna, including Leopard, Cheetah, Bear, Sheep, Brown musk,  a wide variety of Bats, Snakes, Lizards and frogs. The birds are the gem on the crown, they include Peacock, Snow Partridge, Pheasants, Wagtails, Ducks, Doves, Yak and Gazelle.

 

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