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Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats.
Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir geographically denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Today Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (which consists of the divisions: the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh), the Pakistani-administered Gilgit–Baltistan and the Azad Kashmir provinces, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract.
The Kashmir region has a total area of about 86,772 square miles (224,739 sq km) and much of it is undeveloped and dominated by large mountain ranges such as the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state under Indian administration. It is situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains. Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south and internationally with the People's Republic of China to the north and east and the Pakistan-administered territories of Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan, to the west and northwest respectively.
Kashmir, the "Paradise on Earth", is known for its captivating beauty. It is encircled by three mountain ranges of the Himalayas- Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal, running from northwest to northeast. Forming the backdrop of Kashmir, these snow-capped ranges make Kashmir look like a picture straight out of a fairytale. Dazzling rivers, serene lakes, splendid gardens, flowering meadows, etc are some other features of the landscape of the Kashmir valley.
The breathtaking beauty of Kashmir has earned it the name of the "Switzerland of the East". Nothing describes the beauty of Kashmir better than the following words of a Mughal emperor:"Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Ast, Hamin Ast Hamin Ast." It means that if there is paradise on this earth, this is it, this is it, and this is it. It is impossible to overstate the beauty of Kashmir. The gushing rivers, sparkling waterfalls, scenic surrounding and the lush green forests of Kashmir add to its splendor.
Kashmir Tourism is also famous for the exotic flora and fauna found in the region. The sanctuaries and parks in Kashmir abound in some of the rare and endangered species of birds and animals. Then, there are countless species of luxuriant vegetation too, attracting a number of botanists.
Kashmir Valley is also popular for various adventure sports that it offers. Skiing, golf, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, camping and a number of other sports draw large number of tourists to the Kashmir valley. The handicrafts of Kashmir are almost as popular as its scenic beauty. The popular handicrafts of the valley are Pashmina shawls, silk carpets, papier-mâché products, exquisite woodwork, copperware, silverware, and a number of other crafts. All said and done, the beauty of Kashmir is unparalleled and it is truly known as the "Paradise on Earth".
Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state in India. In the seventeenth century the Mughal emperor Jahangir set his eyes on the valley of Kashmir. He said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here, while living in a houseboat on Dal Lake. "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here. In Jammu and Kashmir the most important tourist places are Kashmir, Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, and Ladakh. Some areas require a special permit for non-Indians to visit.
Gulmarg (literary means a meadow of flowers), a beautiful hill station that lies at a distance of 56 kilometers from Srinagar, Kashmir, is among the most favourite holiday destinations. Gulmarg is located in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. The snow-capped peaks add to the grandeur of the land.
In winter, the stunning Gulmarg turns into a skiing resort. Khilanmarg is an important skiing center. The skiing season commences in December and goes on till the month of April. The most favorite tourist sports here include Skiing, Trekking and Heliskiing. Heliskiing is where a helicopter takes one to the chosen peak from where one can choose his own descent route. Gulmarg also acts as a trekking base for those who trek to the Pir Panjal Range, Nanga Parbat and Khilanmarg. Gulmarg offers facilities for hiring trekking equipment and local guides. The places to see in Gulmarg are the picturesque Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and the Alpather Lake. The Gulmarg biosphere reserve offers one of the most attractive wildlife tour packages and the Alpather Lake is a beautiful lake at the base of the Apharwat Mountain. It remains frozen till the month of June. The Alpather Lake and the melting snow and ice from the Apharwat Mountain form the Ningli Nallah, which is also one of the prime tourist attractions for those who travel to Gulmarg.
The Dal Lake the prime attraction of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, actually consists of 4 lakes connected by a intricate network of canals. The 4 lakes are namely Gargabal, Bod Dal, Lokut Dal and Nagin. Dal Lake also houses 3 island 2 of which are marked with four chinar trees at the four corners, thus are known as Char Chinar. First of the Char Chinar island is located on the Bod Dal and is known as Rupa Lank (Silver Island). Murad, brother of Arunagzeb, constructed the Rupa Lake. The second Char Chinar Island, known as Sona Lanka (Gold Island), is located on the the Lokut Dal, and over looks the holy shrine of Hazarat Bal. The photo taken on a early winter afternoon (about 11:30pm) shows the 4 leaf less Chinar trees of the Rupa Lank or Char Chinar,covered in a blanket of mist.
Sonamarg (literally, the meadow of gold) is a tranquil place set in a valley amongst glaciers and placid lakes. The flower-laden meadows, panoramic view of the lofty snow-covered Himalayan peaks and a number of trekking and hiking trails have made Sonamarg a popular tourist destination.
Sonamarg is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 2740 m above sea level amidst the Himalayan range. Sonamarg is 80 km northeast of Srinagar.
Sonamarg is the last stop of Kashmir that leads to the driveway from Srinagar to Leh. Trekking and hiking are quite popular here due to the presence of large number of mountains. Sonamarg is the starting point that leads to major mountain treks and lakes namely Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar, and Gangabal as well as Amarnath Cave.
Sonamarg is also popular for its walkways out of which the major attraction is the 4 km route to Thajiwas, which is a small valley at the foot of the Sonamarg Glacier, covered with pine, fir and birch trees. The Thajiwas range has a large number of camping sites and also comprises many waterfalls and the Thajiwas Glacier.
Pahalgam - The Valley of Shepherds, is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidderriver, Pahalgam was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is one of the famous and most visited spot among the traveller in Kashmir.
Around Pahalgam are many places of interest and the most beautiful of these is the huge, undulating meadow of Baisaran, surrounded by thickly wooded forests of pine. Hajan, on the way to Chandanwari, is an idyllic spot for a picnic.
Betab Valley is located just 7 km up from Pahalgam. Betab valley can be trekked from Pahalgam also or ponies can be hired to reach there. This beautiful valley is surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests.
This valley has a well maintained garden and a bridge to cross the Sheshnag stream which originates from Amarnath shrine. A paved walkway runs along the edge of the green meadows. Plenty of trees provide shaded spots for visitors to rest under. One can walk around leisurely enjoying the natural beauty of the place. The more adventurous can go for trekking in the adjoining hills. Trout fishing or River Fishing is very popular in Lidder River. Betab valley is an ideal picnic spot to enjoy with family and kids. The best time to visit Betab Valley is between the months of October and April. Call now at +91-9836117777 and book your Kashmir Package with Denzong Leisure amd make tour journey memorable.
Vaishno Devi is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The temple is located in the northern-most Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, more easily reachable from Jammu than from Srinagar. It is reached from the base town of Katra, the shrine is at an altitude of 5200 and is a walking distance of 14km on an uphill climb. Over a period of time, the path leading to the shrine has been made more comfortable, from the earlier steep stair climb to a modern path (on which horses or palanquin carriers can carry people) and part of the distance is also covered through a battery powered vehicle. In addition, there is also a helicopter ride to the shrine, which is very comfortable for those who want to do a quick journey or those who are unable to do the physical rigors of the trip.
The path leading to the Vaishno Devi shrine from the base town of Katra. The path is a paved and easy path with a metal fence at the side. A large number of devotees use this path to reach the shrine, and is a fairly comfortable path with facilites for food and rest at regular distances. The shrine of Vaishno Devi is one of the most revered shrines for the Hindu religion, and second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.
The Vaishno Devi Mandir is dedicated to the manifestation of Shakti and is a manifestation of the mother goddess (a supreme being who is extremely powerful and plays a very important role in creation). The crowd of devotees is such that a view of the stones inside the cave (the cave is housing stones that are supposed to be a representation of the goddess) is very brief. The amount of fervour of devotees visiting the shrine is incredible, and one can see people on the journey chanting religious slogans (jai mata di or songs of Gulshan Kumarr) honoring the goddess.
The temple is near the town of Katra, in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most revered places of worship in India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5200 feet and a distance of approximately 14 kilometres (8.4 miles) from Katra. Approximately 8 million pilgrims (yatris) visit the temple every year and it is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board maintains the shrine. A rail link from Udhampur to Katra is being built to facilitate pilgrimage. The nearest airport is Jammu Airport which has very high flight frequency. All leading domestic airlines have their services to Jammu Airport.
A view of illuminated Katra town from the way of Mata Vashnio Devi shrine. Holy cave of Mata Vashnio Devi shrine located in Trikuta Mountains. Due to vacations in most of the schools of northern India this shrine has been witnessing heavy rush of pilgrims.