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Jammu and Kashmir, India’s fascinating northernmost state consists of three
regions differing in topography and culture. Jammu was the stronghold of
Hindu Dogra kings and abounds with popular temples and secluded forest
retreats. Jammu the whole city of is sprinkled with temples, so much so it
is often called the city of temples. Kashmir is an emerald valley, cradled
in the Himalayas, under crystalline blue skies, and against the backdrop of
snow capped mountains. Kashmir’s capital city, Srinagar offers delightful
holidays on the lakes with their shikaras and houseboats.
Ladakh is the northern most province of the state, with a highland desert
lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. It is now organized in
to two districts: Leh and Kargil. Hilltop monasteries and a colorful way of
life, completely at one with the surroundings, make Ladakh one of the best
living traditions of Tibetan Buddhism in the world today.
Amongst the three regions of Jammu & Kashmir State, Jammu, perhaps, offers
the widest diversity of terrain and beauty. The entire region is pocketed
with lakes and valleys, some still little explored. The foundation of the
settlement of Jammu is attributed to King Jambulochan of the 9th century BC.
In 1730 AD, it came under the Dogra rule of Raja Dhruv Deva and Jammu became
an important centre for arts and culture, now renowned as the Pahari School.
The city also has some picturesque spots, in which Mansar is a beautiful
lake fringed by the forest covered hills. Religion plays an important part
as the whole city is sprinkled with temples.
Area: 20.36 sq. km., Altitude: 305 meters, Climate:
(deg C)-Summer Max.39.9, Min.23.4; Winter Max.20.2, Min.4.5, Rainfall:
107 cms (June to September),Clothing: Summer: Light cottons, Winter:
Heavy Woollens, Languages Spoken: Dogri, Kashmiri, Hindi, English,
Best Season: Throughout the year.
Places Of Interest:
Ranbireshwar Temple; Raghunath Temple, Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort, Bage Bahu,
Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Dogra Art Gallery.
Akhnoor- 32 kms, Batote-113 kms, Kud-106 kms, Mansar Lake- 80 kms, Purmandal
(Chhota Kashi)- 39 kms, Patnitop- 112 kms, Ramban-148 kms, Ramnagar- 102 kms,
Sanasar-129 kms, Sudhmahadev- 120 kms, Surinsar Lake- 42 kms, Kishtwar High
Altitude National Park- 248 kms.
Well connected with Delhi, Leh and Srinagar.
By Rail: Nearest
railhead is Jammu Tawi.
By Road: Amritsar-
242 kms, Chandigarh- 433 kms, Delhi- 590 kms, Katra- 47 kms, Srinagar- 309
kms, Manali- 426 kms.
The holy cave
shrine of Vaishno devi is situated in a beautiful racess of the Trikuta
Mountains forming a part of the lower Himalayas as in the state of Jammu &
Kashmir at an altitude of over 5000 feet. In the cave there are images of
three deities viz. the Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. For the
devotees it is a journey to peace and solace. For nature lovers it is an
excursion amidst breathtaking scenic beauty. The shrine can be visited
throughout the year, but during the winter season the route is often blocked
Places Of Interest:
Bhumika Temple, Darshani Darwaza, Ban Ganga Temple, Charan Paduka,
Adhkunwari Temple, Kalika Temple, Ram Mandir, Shiva Goompha.
Jammu- 62 kms is the nearest airport.
Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.
Jammu-Katra- 48 kms and Katra-Vaishno Devi-14 kms Route from Katra to
Vaishno Devi: Katra - Ban Ganga Ban Ganga - Charan Paduka ,Charan Paduka -
Adhkunwari ,Adhkunwari - Bhavan- 8 kms.
region in the Jammu & Kashmir state, Ladakh is a vast highland desert lying
between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. The region is now organized
into two districts: Leh and Kargil. Situated at the apex of a triangular
plateau formed by the Indus, at an altitude of 3500meters above sea level is
Leh – the biggest oasis of the mountain region and the heart of Ladakh. The
city is a great tourist attraction for the foreign tourists especially
during the Hemis Festival – the birthday of Guru Padmasambava, founder of
the red sect of Buddhism in Ladakh.
Ladakh is the abode of rare Kiang & highland Yak. Leh its capital city lies
at the Tri junction of the historic silk route from Sinkiang to West Asia
and to the plains of India.
Altitude: 3500 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer – Max, Min,
winter – Max, min, Best Season: May to November.
Places Of Interest:
At Leh: Leh
Khar Palace, Leh Monastery, Leh Mosque, Tsamo Gompa.
Kargil has beautiful Imambaras at Trespone and Sankho representing Turkish
architecture. Attached to these Imambaras there are famous Arabic and
Persian speaking Muslim divines known as ghas.
Mulbak Monastary- 190 kms, Lamayura- 125 kms, Alehi Gompa- 135 kms, Likir
Gompa- 140 kms, Phiyang Gompa- 20 kms, Spitak Monastary- 8 kms, Snaker Gompa-
3 kms, Shey Palace Monastary- 15 kms, Thiksey Monastary-19 kms, Hemis- 49
By Air: The
nearest airport is Leh.
By Rail: Nearest
railhead Jammu - 690 kms.
By Road: Leh to
Srinagar- 434 kms, Kargil- 230 kms. Manali- 497 kms, Keylong- 380 kms.
103.3 sq. km.,
Altitude: 1,730 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max.29.5,
Min.10.6; Winter- Max.7.3, Min.-1.9, Rainfall: 529 mms (Mid June to
Mid September), Clothing: Summer- Cottons/Tropical; Winter- Heavy
woolens, Best Season: Throughout the year, though winter months are
quite cold, Languages Spoken: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English.
Places Of Interest:
Pather Masjid, Shah Hamdan Mosque ,Jamia Masjid, Hari Parbat Fort, Nagin
Lake, Hazratbal, Shalimar Bagh, Harwan, Nishat Bagh, Cheshma Shahi, Pari
Mahal, Shankracharya Temple, Daal Lake and Shri Pratap Singh Museum at Lal
Pampore-13 kms. (The only place in the world, where saffron is grown),
Mattan- 61 kms, Martand- 64 kms, Achabal- 58 kms via Anantnag, Kokernag- 70
kms, Verinag- 80 kms, Daksum- 85 kms, Yusmarg- 40 kms, Acharbal- 51 kms,
Kounsernag Lake- 11 kms, Manasbal- 32 kms, Burzahon- 24 kms, Ganderbal- 19
kms, Wular Lake- 60 kms, Charari-Sharif- 30 kms, Dachigam National Park- 21
By Air: Nearest airport is Srinagar- 14 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Jammu Tawi.
By Road: Srinagar-Jammu 293kms, Leh- 434 kms, Kargil- 204 kms,
Gulmarg- 52 kms, Pahalgam- 96 kms, Delhi- 876 kms, Chandigarh- 630 kms.
What is there
in Amarnath Cave? It's a Shiva linga. Shiva is one of the holy Trinity of
the Indian mythology. And linga? Well, that is the phallic symbol of Shiva.
Shiva lingas are a common sight everywhere and worshipped in every nook and
corner of India. Then what is so special about the one in Amarnath?
Here it is a natural formation of snow seen only during July-August every
year. And it waxes and wanes with the moon.There is not just one. There are
two more ice stalagmite, close to the main one. These represent Parvati,
Shiva's consort, and their son, Ganesha.
Altitude: 3880-4218 meters, Best Season: Mid-June to
Mid-October, Grade: Moderate.
By Air: Nearest airport is Jammu.
By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.
(14 Nights - 15 Days)
Delhi - Manali - Marrhi Nallah -
Rohtang - Koksar - Sissu - Gondla - Tandi - Keylong - Gemur -
Jispa - Darcha - Patseo - Baralacha La - Bharatpur - Sarchu -
Brandy Nallah - Gata Loops - Naki la - Lachungla - Pang - More
Plains - Tanglangla - Rumtse - Gya - Upshi - Karu - Leh -
Motorbike Safari : (12 Nights - 13 Days)
Delhi - Shimla - Kalpa - Kaza - Losar - Jispa - Ride -
Brandy Nullah - Rumtse - Sumdo - Leh - Khardungla - Leh -
Mountain Bike Tour Manali to Leh : (15 Nights - 16 Days)
Delhi - Manali - Marrhi - Gondla - Jispa - Zing Zing Bar
- Sarchu - Takh - Pang - Rumtse - Upshi - Leh
Indus Rafting : (08 Nights - 09 Days)
Delhi - Leh - Thiksey - Spituk - Leh - Delhi
Biking in Kumaon : (09 Nights - 10 Days)
Delhi - Sattal - Baijnath - Kausani - Someshwar -
Ranikhet - Bhatrajkhan - Corbett - Kotabagh - Kaladungi -
Camping in Himachal : (11 Nights / 12 Days)
Delhi - Shimla - Kalpa - Recong Peo - Sangla - Chitkul -
Sarahan - Shoja - Jalori Pass - Sereolesar Lake - Goshani -
Kullu - Delhi
Honeymoon In Goa : (07 Nights - 08 Days)
Delhi - Mumbai - Goa - Delhi
Himachal Pilgrimage : (09 Nights - 10 Days)
Delhi - Chandigarh - Rewalsar - Kullu - Manikaran -
Dharamshala - Una - Chandigarh -