The place famous all over the world, Jammu & Kashmir, located in the Northernmost part of India, is a land of unimaginable beauty. Ranging from amazing lakes, snow-clad peak top, lush green meadows, and hill stations, it has several exotic locations which are very suitable places to get some relief from the scorching heat of summer or enjoy the beauty of winters, J&K has it all. Here are 5 famous places in Jammu & Kashmir that you can unwind with your family.
Surrounded by the backs of the Pir Panjal mountains, Jammu is a famous historical city and a land of great ancient temples. It is built on a series of hills and consists of many temples, hence it is known as ‘The City of Temples’. Other tourist’s attraction includes Bahu Fort, Raghunath Mandir, and Hari Niwas Palace. The place is also a focal point on the route to Mata Vaishno Devi. You can reach Jammu anywhere in India, thanks to the excellent road, railway network, and air connectivity.
Pahalgam lies at a distance of about 100 kilometers from Srinagar city. It is surrounded by the Lidder river on one side and Betaab Valley on the other. While you are here you can explore the market for traditional Kashmiri art, and enjoy other leisure activities. River rafting is a major adventure activity that often happens here every summer. Closed during the winter season, Pahalgam is the perfect summer destination.
Patnitop is easily one of the best tourist places in North India. It is also a great place for people who want to have fun and who enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty. Located in the region of Jammu, Patnitop is one of the most beautiful and famous places in Jammu and Kashmir because of its impressive features and amazing landscapes. Skyview by Empyrean is located at Patnitop which offers many activities such as gondola, which is India’s highest in terms of ground clearance, a zipline ride, and mountain biking. You can also relish the mouth-watering dining options in its restaurant and café. There are many hotels for staying overnight which makes a trip to Patnitop a must-visit place.
The word ‘Sonamarg’ translates into ‘Golden meadows’ and exhibits one of the most spectacular views in Kashmir. With lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, Sonamarg is also one of the starting points of Amarnath Yatra. Horse riding and hiking are a variety of activities performed at this beautiful location. The best time to visit Sonamarg is in the summer season, as it receives heavy snowfall during winter.
Rocky high mountains, flowing rivers, and amazingly beautiful meadows paint a beautiful picture of this place. Popularly known as the ‘Crown of Kashmir’, Kupwara is visited by many tourists and adventurers alike. It is one of those places is a place where one can live, relax, and enjoy the best that nature can offer. The Lolab valley, which is an unexplored gem, is a beautiful place with open lush green meadows and sky-blue rivers, depicting the raw beauty of the region.