Do you want to see heaven? If yes then you must visit the Northernmost state of India which is Jammu and Kashmir. The mesmerizing beauty of Jammu and Kashmir gives refreshing and soothing energy to the souls of the people who visit there. Its charismatic beauty attracts tourists not only from India but from all over the world. Jammu and Kashmir is an angelic place with a fascinating environment that connects people directly with nature and gives such a positive vibe. There are so many things to love about Jammu and Kashmir that will remain in your heart and mind forever and ever. The beauty of this place will leave you awestruck for a lifetime.
This beautiful territory of India shares its borders with two states of India which are Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and also shares its border with neighboring countries of Pakistan, China, and Afganistan. This Paradise consists of three regions-Jammu, The Kashmir valley and Ladakh and these three regions offer 28 must-visit tourist destinations which are as follows-
- Vaishno Devi
- Nubra valley
- Dachigam National Park
- Aru valley
- Pangong lake
- Sursu Basin
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Kishtwar National Park
Jammu in winters(November to April)
Srinagar in Summer(May to October)
valleys in Jammu and kashmir-
Kashmir valley, Chenab valley, Sindh valley, and Lidder valley
Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri, Pahari, and Dogri
why visit Jammu and Kashmir-
For the honeymoon, trekking, skiing, beautiful sceneries, pleasant weather, exploring wildlife, mountain biking, lakes, jeep safari, and for culture.
- Tulip festival-1April-30 April
- Hemis festival-30 June -1 July
- Amarnath Yatra-Starts on 28 June
- Shikara festival-Once in a Year
- Sindhu Darshan festival-12 June-14 June
- Ladakh Festival-22 September-25September
- Matho Nagrang festival-8March-9March
art and craft-
Embroidered pheran, Willow basket, Pashmina shawl, Walnut wood, Carved articles, Paper mache, Kashmiri handicrafts, and carpets.
Pehran is a famous costume for men and women in Kashmir.
- Kachaloo chaat
- Kaladi kulcha
- Rajma chawal
- Khatta meat
- Dum aloo
- Kashmiri polao
- Seekhk kebab
Never miss these 20 activities to do in Jammu and Kashmir-
Apart from the beautiful sceneries and fascinating environment, Jammu and Kashmir offer various activities that will make your vacations blissful and unforgettable. Listed below are some mindblowing activities that tourists should never miss during their trip to Jammu and Kashmir.
Activities to do in Jammu and Kashmir-
- Shikara ride
- Mountain biking
- Hot air ballooning
- Jeep safaris
- Horse riding
- Monastery tour
- Camel safaris
Best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir-
You can visit here at any time throughout the whole year. Any season is best to visit this beautiful place Jammu and Kashmir. There are three different kinds of seasons in the region of Jammu and four kinds of seasons in the Kashmir valley. Each season has its own quality, so it’s up to you which season you want to enjoy.
Seasons in Jammu-
Winter season in Jammu continues from October to February and temperature varies from 5 degrees Celcius 18 degrees Celcius. This is considered as a perfect time to try adventure sports, sightseeing and other tourist activities.
This season starts from the month of March and temperature reaches up to 40 degrees Celcius in this season. In the month of March, you would see the greenery in the city. Baisakhi is celebrated in the month of April.
This season starts around the mid of June. Humidity remains high during this season and hence this season is not considered an ideal time to visit Jammu.
Seasons in Kashmir-
This season in Kashmir continues from the month of March to May. Temperature varies from 6 degrees Celcius to 23 degrees Celcius. Spring season in Kashmir is quite interesting because of the sights of the beautiful flowers in the Mugal Gardens, which bloom profusely during this time.
This season arrives after Spring and continues from June to August. Temperature varies from 25 degrees Celcius to 30 degrees Celcius. July is the hottest month. This season is considered as an off-season in Kashmir, hence you will be able to get huge discounts on hotels and resorts.
The Autumn season arrives after the Summer season and ends before the Winter season. Temperature varies from 10 degrees Celcius to 23 degrees Celcius. This season is considered to be the best time to visit Kashmir as the weather remains cool but not too cold. Kashmir during this season is indeed magnificent and resplendent with its rich colours.
winter season in Kashmir continues from late November till the starting of spring. Temperature varies from 8 degrees Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius. If you want to enjoy the snowfall and winter sports then this season is perfect for you to visit Kashmir.
How to Reach Jammu and Kashmir-
Jammu and Kashmir is considered as one of the best tourist destinations of India which comprises of snow-capped hills, wonderful sceneries, wildlife, and various cultures. In order to reach this dreamy place, one can take the medium of road, air, and train.
National Highway 1-A connects Srinagar with Jammu whereas Jawahar Tunnel connects Jammu with Kashmir valley and many neighboring cities of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab such as Manali, Shimla and Ludhiana are also well connected with Jammu by road. One can also easily reach Jammu from New Delhi by road. Many tourist buses are run by Jammu and Kashmir state road transport corporation, both the deluxe and regular buses are available and fare varies depending upon the type of bus as well as the distance covered. One can also reach Jammu by taxi or in their own car. The benefit of reaching Jammu by road is that you can enjoy the view of beautiful sceneries.
distance of Jammu from various cities by road-
- New Delhi
- 400 km
- 412 km
- 604.7 km
- 214 km
- 280 km
- 264.2 km
- 813.7 km
- 222.7 km
- 107.7 km
- 341 km
- 10 h 19 min
- 8 h 58 min
- 10 h 31 min
- 3 h 50 min
- 4 h 58 min
- 6 h 58 min
- 22 h 26 min
- 3 h 56 min
- 2 h 14 min
- 6 h 10 min
There are total three airports in Jammu and Kashmir which are as follows-
Many flights from this airport departure every day to Leh, Mumbai, New Delhi, Srinagar, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and various other cities. Main airlines that provide a number of flights on a regular basis are-Goair, Indigo, Kingfisher, Spicejet, and Jetkonnect
nearest airport to Kashmir-
Srinagar airport, also known as Sheikh Ul Alam is the nearest airport to Kashmir and it is connected to Mumbai, Jammu, Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Banglore with regular flights and this Airport also offers few flights to Dubai and Jeddah. This Airport is only 15 km away from Kashmir.
Leh airport is also known as Late Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. This airport is situated at the highest altitude in the entire World.
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION TO KASHMIR-
Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station from The Kashmir valley and it is situated at a distance of 330 km from Kashmir. It is connected to all four Metropolitan cities of India. Taxis are available from the station to reach several places in Kashmir.