Jammu & Kashmir : ~
The northern most state of Jammu and Kashmir offers a heady combination of imposing mountains, placid lakes mirroring the sky overhead, picture pretty gardens, not to mention the lip smacking cuisines. A tour to Jammu Kashmir is no doubt lends an experience of touring the heaven, right here on earth. Pay a visit to the archaic city of Srinagar in your Jammu and Kashmir Tour.
Every pillar in this beautiful city, adorned with
magnificent lakes and gardens would tell you the
tale of a glorious love affair with the Mughals.
Stay at a houseboat that rim the Dahl Lake or
take a ride through the tranquil waters on a
gorgeous Shikara. A Jammu and Kashmir Tour may also take you to the cold of Ladakh. Plodding across the Himalayan wilderness you come across the desert quaint hamlets, exotic tribes and monasteries with prayer flags fluttering in the air. It is a laidback, alien land far from the urban clutter and clamor.
A tour to Jammu and Kashmir would give you the
impression that nature has been ubiquitously
bountiful to the land. No wonder the Greek
lieutenant of Alexander was bowled over its
beauty and exclaimed - if there is heaven on
earth, it is here..! We offer exciting tours to Jammu and Kashmir. Have a look at the packages on offer or ask us to customize one for you.
Travel to Jammu and Kashmir is an unforgettable
experience. The northern-most state of India, Jammu
and Kashmir is mostly nestled in the Himalayan
Mountains. Spread across the Himalayan and
Karakoram ranges, the state of Jammu and
Kashmir is known for its paradisiacal landscapes of gardens, lakes, mountain peaks and valleys. Located in North India, Jammu and Kashmir offers adventure opportunities including trekking, skiing, nature trailing around wildlife protected areas, river rafting, camping, angling and paragliding. Travelers interested in historical sites have a range of monasteries, temples, mosques, palaces and mausoleums around the state.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir has 3 distinct regions that tourists can visit. Kashmir, with its capital in Srinagar, is noted for its stunning landscapes, Mughal Gardens, Mosques, Buddhist ruins, and some dilapidated and some renovated temples. Ladakh, with its capital in Leh, is a sought after destination for adventure enthusiasts. It is also known for its gompas and Buddhist palaces. Jammu is a major Hindu pilgrimage destination that has notable sites like Vaishno Devi and Raghunath Temple. O your travel to Jammu & Kashmir, you can visit places like Leh, Jammu, Katra, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Udhampur and Patnitop. You can also visit following attractions on your tour to J & K.
Heritage Buildings of Jammu & Kashmir..
Hazratbal Mosque - Built in the 17th century in
Srinagar by the Muslim Auqaf Trust, this mosque
situated on the left bank of Dal Lake is a
landmark. This white marble monument is noted
for its Mughal architectural style and is believed
to have the hair of Prophet Muhammed.
Shankaracharya Temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva,
this temple in Srinagar is considered to be the oldest
temple in the Kashmir Valley and is visited by people
of all religions. It is situated at a height of 1,100 feet
on a hill named Takht -e-Sulaiman overlooking a valley named Bagh-e-Sulaiman. Built originally in the 2nd century BC, the temple has seen several renovations through the years.
Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara - Built in the memory of the 6th Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib, who visited Srinagar in the year 1616, this Gurudwara is a well known Sikh religious site in Jammu and Kashmir. While visiting this place, you can also see the 16th century Hari Parbat Fort towards its northern direction.
Shey Palace and Monastery - Located about 15 km from Leh this palace complex, with a Gompa of same name, is a popular tourist attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. This Buddhist monument was built in the 17th century and is noted for its copper and gold gilded statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, 12 m of height.
Thiksey Monastery - One of the largest monasteries
in Ladakh, this 15th century monument is known for
its Maitreya Temple, a 15 m tall statue of Maitreya
Buddha and several Buddhist artifacts in the Gompa
premises. Situated 19 km from Leh, its imposing structure attracts tourists from far and wide.
Ramnagar Palace - Located in the Udhampur district in a town of the same name, this large palace was built in the 19th century and is famous for its stucco work on the walls, intricate designs on the stained glasses and murals depicting scenes from the epic Ramayana. The palace is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.
Sudh-Mahadev - This temple, 120
km from Jammu near Patnitop, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is noted for His lingam and trishul or trident.The shrine is believed to
have been in existence for the past over 2800 years.
Honeymoon in Kashmir
Entitled as Paradise on Earth, Kashmir is one of the most beautiful and integral part of India. it is so beautiful valley on earth that the famous Mughal emperor Jahangir remarked about it "If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here". Honeymoon in Kashmir has been a common phenomenon since ages among newly married, honeymooners and couples who want to spend more time in intimacy where no one can disturb them.
Capital city (in summer months), Sri Nagar is
one of the most beautiful and eye-catching tourist destination in the valley of Kashmir where you will get a chance to explore lakes, river, snow covered mountain ranges, prehistoric monuments and lot more. Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Katra, Patni Top, Vaishno Devi temple, Amarnath, Jammu (the winter capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir) are some other worthwhile places to explore during your honeymoon in Kashmir.
Those travelers who come to celebrate their honeymoon in Kashmir, Srinagar serves as the base to venture into the region's splendid locations fringing the valley. This summer capital of the beautiful valley has a lot to explore as at the core of the city is the tranquil Dal Lake, a home and source of livelihood to many. On the other hand, a boat cruise through the Lake is a must-do for honeymooners; you can even put up on a houseboat and spend leisurely hours admiring the astounding views from the deck.
Known for magnificence, beauty, and unique architecture of trees, plans and grass, the Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar Gardens built by the Mughal Emperors are a riot of color amidst terraced lawns and cascading fountains. During honeymoon in Kashmir, a one-day trip to Gulmarg, famous for its world-class skiing facilities, Pahalgam and Sonamarg take you through alpine slopes and frothy, white streams in a wonderful combination of green, blue, white and vivid shades of blossoms.
The summer months between May to September are perfect for leisurely walks, pony rides, golfing or angling in the white waters of the stream that tumbles through Pahalgam. Sonamarg or the 'meadow of gold' can be your base for a trek to the lakes of Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also along the road to Ladakh, which must be visited if you have the passion for thrill and adventure. The Ladakh region is on tortuously high altitudes reaching 19,700 ft on an average, and has trek routes through bare slopes and lonely monasteries.