Tour to Jammu and Kashmir is very popular since the ancient time which became an important centre of Hinduism and later of Buddhism and because of its geographical importance as it is lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range bounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and China from the West to the East, this region became the hub of Muslim Monarchs, Afghan Durranis, the Sikhs, the British until 1947. It is because of this continuous intermingling of diverse cultures, religions and languages, the region of Jammu and Kashmir is representing the unparalleled cultural cohesion which symbolize the Indian unity in diversity. However, the regions are broadly divided into three main regions that comprise of Kashmir – the jeweled crown on the map of India, Jammu - the winter capital of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh - bounded by the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram and the Great Himalaya. The region of Jammu and Kashmir was so beautiful that the Mughals aptly called it as the “Paradise on Earth’ or “Heaven on Earth”.
Tourist Attractions in Jammu
The city of Jammu is popularly known as the ‘City of Temples’ with innumerable other places of worship and shrines of all faiths as well as other destinations to visit. Some of the famous attractions of Jammu are mountain ranges, Shivalik hills, Raghunath Temple, Trikuta hills, Portrait of a Dogra Ruler, the Pir Panjal Range, ruins of a fort in Kathua, Udhampur and Jammu districts, the temple skyline of Jammu city, Bawey Wali Mata Temple, the Peer Kho cave temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Duda Dhari temple, Peer Baba Shrine at Satwari, shrine of Peer Mitha, St. Marry's Garrison Church, St. Paul’s Church, St. Peter’s Church, Jamia Masjid, Ibrahim Masjid, Sunder Singh Gurudwara, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Singh Sabha Gurudwara, the Amar Mahal Palace, Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort and Gardens, Peer Baba, Mubarak Mandi Palace etc.
Tourist attractions in Kashmir
Kashmir attracted the tourists from all over the world for sightseeing and adventure tourism with breathtaking highways, inaccessible villages, temples, landscape great rivers, valleys, forests, orchards, lily-laden lakes, the lake city of Srinagar, Dal Lake around Nehru Park, the Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Harwan, Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Khanqah Shah Hamadan, Hari Parbat Fort, Makhdoom Sahib, Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara, Martand, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Awantipur, the Old City, Zainakadal Bridge, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Amarnathji Yatra etc.
Tourist attractions in Ladakh
Ladakh is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations with awesome physical features traversed by world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram and the Great Himalaya along with Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Ladakh tourism are Leh Town, Monasteries and Monuments of Ladakh in the Indus Valley, Upshi, Khalatse, Kargil district, Suru valley, Zanskar, Drass, Wakha-Mulbek, Chiktan Gilgit Valleys, Agha, Mushkoo Valley, Wakha-chhu valley, Garkon, Mulbek, Shergol cave monastery, Tiger Hill, Tolo-ling, the Imambara at Trespone, the Kartse Valley, Panikhar, the Parkachik Glacier, Rangdum valley, Padum, Sani Monastery, Karsha Monastery, Stongdey, Zangla, Bardan, Phugthal, Zongkhul falls.