The Beauty of Jammu and Kashmir!!



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JAMMU KASHMIR FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Popularly known as “Paradise on earth”, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is rich in cultural heritage. The fairs and festivals of the state are a reflection of this diverse cultural and social heritage. It celebrates all Hindu, Muslim or Sikh fairs and festivals with  full vigor and enthusiasm regardless of the religion. Like all parts of India, Jammu & Kashmir also celebrates Diwali (Hindu festival, famous for fireworks, crackers and sweets), Holi (Hindu festival, famous for colours and sweets), Eid (Muslim festival, that marks the end of Ramzan, the Islamic holy month of fasting) and other major festivals.


LAKES OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR

1. Dal Lake

Popular as the jewel in the crown of Kashmir, the Dal Lake is the most famous and most visited lake in the state. Lined with Mughal-era gardens, the lake is rich in lotus, water lillies and water chestnuts. It is among those major destinations that let you free to enjoy life on water in the houseboats. One can have the pleasure of Shikara rides, kayaking, canoeing and other water activities in the Dal. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the lake gives a paradisiacal view when frozen in winter.

Other lakes are:

2Nagin Lake

3. Surinsar Lake

4Wullar Lake

5. Pangong Lake

6. Tso Moriri Lake

TEMPLES OF JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu is popularly known as “The city of Temples”. From Amarnath and Raghunath to Vaishnodevi, the state attracts pilgrims in hordes throughout the year, as great religious importance is attached to these places. 

Some temples are :

1.Amarnath Temple (Pahalgam)
2.Raghunath Temple (Jammu)
3.Vaishno Devi Temple (Jammu)
4.Shankaracharya Temple (Jammu)
5.Sudh Mahadev Temple (Patnitop)

JAMMU KASHMIR HILL STATIONS

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is declared a 'paradise on earth' because of its marvellous natural beauty. Majestic Himalayas, snowy valleys, plenty of pilgrims and stunning lakes form the identity of this 'crown of India'. J&K's hill stations make you experience the outstanding heights and engaging climate. A few destinations offer tranquil peace in cool natural surroundings, while some are known for various adventure sports. 

1. Srinagar

2. Gulmarg

3. Aru

4..  Dah And Hanu

5. Kishtwar
6. Patnitop

JAMMU & KASHMIR ADVENTURE AND SPORTS

The spirit of adventure and desire to explore leads us to scale mountains and dive deep in the oceans. J&K is one the most sought after destinations in India for adventure activities. The foothills of Jammu, the magnificent mountains of Ladakh, and the lakes and valleys of Kashmir that soar high into the skies offer a number of activities for people of all age groups. In fact, every region of the state offers a number of adventure activities depending on the geographical structure and climatic conditions.

The river Indus and River Zanskar are the major rivers that are used for Wild Water Rafting, Parasailing, and Swimming. Pahalgam is one of those locations, where facilities for Angling, Canoeing and Kayaking are provided Apart from this, sports like Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding and Ice Skating have unlimited possibilities in the entire Kashmir valley. In Ladakh and forested hills of Jammu, one can enjoy Bungee Jumps, Mountain Cycling, Jeep Safaris and Cave Exploration. Sports like Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning, Air Surfing and Sky Diving are becoming increasingly popular with the youth. Zanskar, Sanasar and few other parts of jammu are hot spots for hot air ballooning.









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