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Kashmir Valley:- some say it is Heaven on Earth, friendly people, beautiful gardens, vast lakes and pristine streams and stunning landscapes

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is well known for its amazing natural beauty and it is counted as one of the unique tourist destinations in the world. Gulmarg is surrounded by dense forest. This place is famous for its golf hikes and beautiful highland golf course. The natural beauty accompanied with clean fresh air and a beautiful environment highlights Gulmarg as a major tourist destination.

Sonmarg

The way to reach Sonmarg or the Meadow of the gold is from the sindh valley. This valley also shows more amazing facet in kashmir. Sonmarg is located at an altitude of around 2730 meters from the sea level; it has Snow Mountains as its backdrop against the sky.

Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shri Rama. All the inner walls of this temple are covered with gold, on three sides. Galleries of this temples are covered with ' Saligrams'. The other surrounding temples are related to other gods from the Ramayana. This temple is located in the centre or we can say in the heart of Jammu.

Bahu Fort

Bahu fort was modified and improved by Dogra Rulers of Jammu but first it was built by the Raja Bahulochan. This fort is located at a distance of around 5 km from the main city and perhaps is the oldest edifice in the Jammu. This fort is facing the Tawi River. There is a temple of goddess kali in the fort.

Mubarak Mandi Palace

Mubarak Palace was built with the touch of three different styles, Rajasthani, Mughal and Gothic. Most famous part of this Palace is the Sheesh Mahal segment. There is a Dogra Art Museum, which is a treasure house of miniature paintings from various hill schools.

Peer Baba

This is one of the holy places for Muslim saints. Here, people from all the religions comes in large number to pray, on Thursday.

Chadar Trek

Zanskar is located at a very high altitude in Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the best trekking destinations around the world. In Winter, Zanskar river freezes up, and get converted into an amazing adventures trek called Chadar-The Frozen River Trek. Khilanmarg is another beautiful senic beauty and a favourate tourist destination . the famour liddar valley is promintnt feature . The traditional name for the Zanskar Trek is Chadar Trek as the river becomes a snow sheet during winters due to heavy snowfall. It boasts of some of the lowest temperatures making it a challenging trek for the adventurers. The most isolated and inaccessible for nearly eight months in a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes; Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last few surviving cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here has enabled its ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity.

Other lesser known Tourist Destinations are Achabal, Kokernag, Verinag and Gurez

In Kashmir Valley

Skiing is popular in Gulmarg, showing cable car in a snow clad mountain.

  • Vernag Spring and Mughal Garden - A fresh water spring and a Mughal garden next to it, spring is chief source of Jhelum River.
  • Srinagar - Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a popular hill station
  • Dal lake - famous lake in Srinagar, with house boats called shikharas.
  • Manasbal Lake
  • Shalimar Gardens -Mughal Garden
  • Chashme Shahi - Mughal Garden
  • Badamwari Garden
  • Pari Mahal - old monument of Pari Mahal, one can have full view of Dal Lake.
  • Shankaracharya Temple - Ancient Temple of Lord Shiva
  • Hari Parbat - Ancient Temple of Goddess Sharika Bhagwati and an old fort on this hill.
  • Kheer Bhawani Temple
  • Gulmarg - Popular hill station and skiing destination.
  • Pahalgam - Hill station
  • Betaab Valley - A lush green valley 15km from Pahalgam where the movie Betaab was shot.
  • Sonmarg - Hill station
  • Yusmarg - Hill station
  • Aru - scenic valley
  • Amarnath temple - pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees of Shiva.
  • Eco - tourism places:Gurez, Dudhpathri, Bangus valley.