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Jammu and Kashmir - The Journey to the Mystical Mountains

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Jammu and Kashmir is the replica of heaven on Earth and is famous all over the world for its ethereal beauty. Enjoy a holiday in Kashmir to experience the best of nature and man made attraction.

Jammu and Kashmir, is undoubtedly the most beautiful state in India. Often sobriquet as ‘Heaven on Earth’, this is indeed the most elite and sought after holiday destination in the world. Be it honeymoon, adventure holidays, holy pilgrimages, natural attractions or shopping, Jammu and Kashmir is the ultimate destination, so book your holidays in Jammu and Kashmir.

Cities - The Prime of the State!
The state of Kashmir is blessed with the most exotic destinations. Srinagar, the capital city, is the most important hub for shopping. The various attractions like Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake and other monuments make this is an ideal stopover in Kashmir. Jammu, the summer capital of the state is equally famous for its temples and shopping markets. Other important destination include Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Leh in Ladakh for those planning thier honeymoon in Kashmir.

Houseboat Stay - A Window Back in Time
The houseboat stay on Dal and Nagina Lake is the prime attraction that draws tourists to Kashmir. Book yourself in one of the houseboats and enjoy a pleasurable stay amidst the beauty of nature. While on the houseboats do not miss savouring the lip smacking Kashmiri cuisine, especially Wazwan and Kahva tea. Take up exclusive Srinagar tour packages to experience the joy of staying in a houseboat.

Shopping - Take a Piece of Divinity
Shopping is one of the most divine experience in Kashmir. The state has a plethora of unique arts and crafts that will drool the tourists. Hand woven carpets, hand knitted Pashmina and Shahtoosh shawls, Walnut wood furniture and souvenirs are some of the not to be missed while shopping in Kasmir. Metal crafts, wooden artifacts and junk jewellery too make important buys during your holiday in Kashmir. The major shopping destinations in the state are the various government emporiums located in Srinagar and Jammu.

Pilgrimage - The Holiest Among All!

Besides the panorama, pilgrimage too draws huge number of tourists to Jammu and Kashmir. Vaishno Devi Yatra and Amarnath Yatra are the two most holy pilgrimages in India. For the Muslims, Chrar-E-Sharief and Hazrat Bal Mosque are the ideal pilgrim spots. Besides, there are various temples and monasteries that too should be visited while vacationing in Kashmir. The famous monasteries located in Leh and Zanskar are ideal for the Buddhism inclined pilgrims so do not miss a trip to Leh Ladakh

Skiing - Enter the Snow World
Skiing is the most famous winter sports that tourists can enjoy on their tour to Kashmir. Gulmarg ‘The Upland Premium Hill Resort’, is the most famous destination in India, where one can enjoy this sport by booking holidays in Gulmarg. Visit Jammu and Kashmir in the months of November to April to enjoy skiing.The slopes at Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Tangmarg are ideal for this sport. The Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top should not to be missed.

Golfing - Get at Par
Visit Kashmir during the months from April to November, when the pleasure of golfing can be basked. Gulmarg, renowned as the highest and oldest golf course in country is the most delightful place to enjoy this sport. Gulmarg Golf Course, Kashmir Golf Course and Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar are the most popular golf grounds in Jammu and Kashmir

Wildlife - In the High Altitudes
The illustrious state of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with verdant woos and forests that serve as homes to some of the most rare and exotic species of flora and fauna. Snow Leopards, Cheetahs, Kashmir Stag, Black & Brown Bear, Bharal are some of the animals that can be sighted in the various national parks located in Dachigam, Ramnagar, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve. For the wildlife enthusiasts, Hemis in Leh and Kishtwar In Jammu are the popular high altitude wildlife parks.

Lakes - The Shimmering Beauties
Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is celebrated for the various lake bodies that serve as an excellent tourist attraction. Dal Lake and Nagina Lake the most famous entities that highlights houseboats and shikaras as their main draws. These water bodies are also ideal for bird sighting and viewing variety of aquatic beings. Mansar, Wular and Mansbal Lake are other water entities where tourists can enjoy water sports as well.

Other Adventures - Nerve Delighting
Besides the various winter sports and golf there are a host of mountain sports and land sports that tourists can enjoy here. Trekking in Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Ladakh, Rafting in River Indus and River Zanskar and Aerosports in Jammu and Sansar are a few nerve racking adventure options that tourist cannot miss to experience on their Kashmir holiday in North India.
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