Jammu and Kashmir
Location : West India
Capital : Srinagar
Major Attractions : Dal Lake , houseboats, wintersports
Temperature (°C) : Summer- Max.39.9, Min.23.4 Winter- Max.20.2, Min.4.5
Best Season : Throughout the year
Nestling In The Laps of Snow-Capped Himalayas
Jammu and Kashmir , India 's one of the most picturesque state lies on the peaks of Himalayan Ranges with varying topography and culture.
Jammu was the stronghold of Hindu Dogra kings and abounds with popular temples and secluded forest retreats. Kashmir 's capital city, Srinagar offers delightful holidays on the lakes with their shikaras and houseboats.
Kashmir ,the upper most alpine region of North India ,s the ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as 'The Last Shangrila', Moonscape, Little Tibet and so on. Ladakh is an endearing abode of scenic charisma and diverse adventure activities like rafting, jeep safari, water sports and much more. Ladakh Tourism in mountainous region of India will felicitates exploring sensuous snow clad mountains, track routs and pilgrimage of Ladakh, that have kept the legacy of India alive. On your holiday vacations in India , travel to Ladakh, to explore the mystical appeal of the exotic adventure destination. Ladakh Tourism promises some of the golden moments in your memorabilia on your holiday trip to Ladakh in India .
They say a visit to Kashmir can divide your life into two halves- before and after Kashmir . For indeed, after a trip to this unforgettable land, you are never quite the same again.
Nestling in the lap of the dazzling, snow-capped Himalayas , the Kashmir valley is undoubtedly a jewel in India 's crown. An inspiration for so much art, music and poetry, Kashmir is also honeymooners' paradise, a nature lover's wonderland and a shopper's dream come true.
Over the years, Kashmir tourism has come a long way, to love and look after its tourists, fulfilling their every whim. Tourists are everywhere, soaking up all that Kashmir has to offer - the walks, the pony treks, the shikara rides at sunset on the Dal lake...
and once you have visited Kashmir,, you will agree that what began as a dream, lives on as an unforgettable experience.
Courtesy J&K Tourism
Srinagar -- Capital of Jammu and Kashmir
The state capital, is situated at an altitude of 1,730 metres above sea level. It is connected by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways flights directly to Jammu and New Delhi , and hence to every part of the national network.
Srinagar is connected by an all-weather road to Jammu , which in turn is connected to many parts of North India . Srinagar 's nearest railhead is Jammu which in turn connects all parts of the country, including Delhi , Calcutta , Pune, Mumbai and Kanyakumari.
Travel to Kashmir 's Most Popular Resorts
Pahalgam : , at an altitude of 2,130 metres above sea level, 96 kms. from Srinagar .
Gulmarg : , at an altitude of 2,730 metres above sea level, 56 kms. from Srinagar .
Sonamarg : , at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level, 87kms. from Srinagar .
All these resorts can only be visited by road from Srinagar , as they are not connected to each other directly.
Ladakh : There's just no place on earth quite like Ladakh. Starting from its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen - everything about Ladakh makes it stand apart, like a jazz crescendo on the lose.
This ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as 'The Last Shangrila', Moonscape, Little Tibet and so many others - all of which ring true, is a land that seldom fails to baffle or surprise.
If planning to take a travel trip to Kashmir, summers are the best from June-August, during this time the temperatures of Srinagar is between 25°C and 35°C, temperatures in the hill resorts are considerably lower. In the evenings, light woollens are required for Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg, but not for Srinagar.Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are cold. With minimum temperatures plunging down to 7°C, woollens are necessary. On the plus side, these are Kashmir 's most picturesque seasons; off-season discounts are given and all houseboats and hotels have ingenious central heating. Winter (December-February) has snow in all three resorts and frequently in Srinagar , with temperatures sometimes reaching -10°C. Heavy woollens are required. Winter is off-season in Srinagar , Pahalgam and Sonamarg, but peak season in Gulmarg.
Kashmir receives most of its rainfall in spring.