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What to See in Kashmir
The State of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its geographical and aesthetic beauty. Tours and travel to Kashmir involve a visit to some of the most interesting tourist attractions in India. Some of these are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Wullar Lake, Leh, Zanskar, Kargil, Patnitop, Sanasar, Kishtwar and Krimchi.
Srinagar is famous for its lakes and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. The Mughal Gardens are an important tourist attraction. Srinagar Tours involve Hazratbal mosque & the Hari Parbat fort.
Gulmarg is one of the most frequented hill resorts in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Prime tourist attractions in the region include skiing and Heliskiing, green golf courses, the gondola lift, the Gulmarg biosphere reserves and the Alpather Lake.
The Pahalgam valley is situated at the confluence of the Seshnag Lake and the Lidder River. Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amaranth yatra. The region is extremely popular among tourists for its outdoor activities like fishing, horse riding, golf and trekking.
The Golden Meadow is at an altitude of 2740 meters and is gateway to Ladakh. Three lakes viz Kishensar, Vishensar and Gangabal can be viewed from Nichnai Pass. 20 Kms east of Sonamarg is Zoji-La Pass at 3540 mtrs which leads into Ladakh Plateau.
Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of India and the second largest in the J&K state. Its three sides are surrounded by majestic mountains and a large number of gardens & orchards have been laid along the shores. Dal Lake is unique in having hundreds of houseboats, which afford an opportunity to tourists to reside in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
A paradise for an aquatic holiday, its waters are otherwise calm and peaceful. On the banks are a club, a bar and a tea pavilion.
The wonderful Wullar Lake is a famed Tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. Drawing water from the northern river of Jhelum, the place is at a distance of 60 kms from Srinagar. Said to be the largest fresh water Lake in the India.
The capital of Ladakh, Leh is a popular tourist destination specially for the adventurous people who like to go on mountaineering and trekking sprees. River-rafting, mountaineering, trekking, mountain-bike tours, wildlife trips are some of the adventure sports one can enjoy to the fullest in Leh.
About 20 kms. South of Rangdum stands the Pazila watershed across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans Himalayan Valleys. As the Zanskar road winds down the steep slopes of the watershed to the head of the Stod Valley, one of Zanskar's main tributary valleys, the majestic "Drang-Drung" glacier looms into full view.
Kargil 204 kms from Srinagar in the west and 234 kms from Leh in the east, is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh. Numerous caravans carrying exotic merchandise comprising silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory etc. transited in the town on their way to and from China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir.
112 kms from Jammu. This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, aPatnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountainscape of the Chenab basin.
Sanasar lies at a distance of 17 kilometers from Patnitop and is an ideal travel destination. Sanasar is perfect for those who are keen on spending a quite and peaceful holiday. There is a beautiful golf course for those interested in the game. Tourists, who travel to Sanasar and are inclined towards adventure sports, can enjoy paragliding, horse riding and camping activities.
Yusmarg is a small meadow, set in the heart of the mountains in the south west of Srinagar, at a distance of 32 Kms. It can be reached via Nagam and Tsar. The road is motorable. Yusmarg is an ideal picnic spot.
Lying on the northwestern side of Udhampur district, Krimchi is a popular tourist destination for a horde of reasons. The main reason for the popularity of this place however is that Krimchi is home to the three oldest temples of Jammu. These temples resemble in shape and pattern of Baijnath and Lingaraja temple at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa. The images of Lord Ganesha, Shiva, Trimurti and Vishnu are worshipped here.