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Jammu & Kashmir

  1. 1. JAMMU & KASHMIR » Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the  Kashmir valley and Ladakh. » Srinagar  is the summer capital, and  Jammu  is the winter capital. » While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous  shrines  attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. Photo credit: Dr.Partha S.Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah * 9433085694 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) JAMMU & KASHMIR » Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the  Kashmir valley and Ladakh. » Srinagar  is the summer capital, and  Jammu  is the winter capital. » While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous  shrines  attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. Photo credit: Dr.Partha S.Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah * 9433085694 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
  2. 2. Jammu » Jammu  is the winter capital of the state and most of the land is hilly or mountainous » Jammu City is also known as "City of Temples" as it has many temples and  shrines, creating the ambiance of a holy and peaceful Hindu city. ATTRACTIONS IN JAMMU: Vaishno Devi Temple Bahu Fort Bagh-E-Bahu garden Fish-Shaped Aquarium Nathatop Amar Mahal Palace Museum Photo credit: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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  4. 4. Vaishno Devi » Vaishno Devi Temple is one of the most visited and worshipped pilgrimages in India throughout the year. » The shrine of Vaishno Devi is covered with snow in the winter. » Situated at a height of 5200 feet above sea level and it is better to avoid visiting this pilgrimage during severe winters as the path becomes very dangerous due to snowfall and sleet.
  5. 5. Bahu Fort » Bahu Fort is one of the important landmark in Jammu city. » It is a fort of King of J&K with very old temple inside. » The fort has a beautiful garden adjacent to it and the location provides a wonderful view of Tawi river and Jammu city.
  6. 6. Bagh-e-Bahu » The Bagh-E-Bahu garden is located on the bank of Tawi River in the lap of nature, away from the hustle and bustle of Jammu City. » There are young couples enjoying their relationships, school children playing some games, old people walking in the garden and tourists admiring this beautiful piece of Jammu.
  7. 7. Fish-shaped Aquarium » The fish-shaped aquarium is the largest underground aquarium in the country and hosts an impressive collection of fish. » The aquarium is 22m in length and exhibits around 400 species of fish.
  8. 8. Nathatop » Nathatop is one of the most popular attraction, it offers a great view of snow coated hills specially during winters. » Now a days Nathatop is most popular due to paragliding. Hi flying from Nathatop will make you feel like that you are walking on the clouds.
  9. 9. Amar Mahal Palace Museum » Amar Mahal Palace Museum is situated at the top of a hill, it offers a commanding view of the river Tawi and the Shivalik ranges towards the north. » Amar Mahal has Art Galleries that promote Indian art and artists
  10. 10. KASHMIR VALLEY » Kashmir is also known as Kashir. The term Kashmir historically was described as the valley. » It is the land of snow clad mountains. » Tourism has been important in Kashmir for many years. Many people call the region Paradise on Earth. Amar Mahal Palace Museum » K
  11. 11. ATTRACTIONS IN KASHMIR: Gulmarg Gondola Gulmarg Skiing Sonamarg Tulip festival Nagin Lake Shalimar Bagh Baisaran
  12. 12. Gulmarg Gondola » Gulmarg Gondola is one of the most prominent attractions of the world famous resort of Gulmarg. » The Gulmarg Gondola is the Asia's highest and longest cable car project which travels up a height  of 13,500 feet above sea level.
  13. 13. Gulmarg Skiing » Skiing in Gulmarg is a wonderful combination of incredible powder skiing and the unique culture of India – one of the world’s greatest adventure skiing experiences!
  14. 14. Sonamarg » Sonamarg is a small and beautiful hill resort. » Sonamarg is the main base for the treks that passes along several mountain lakes like the Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal.
  15. 15. Sonamarg » Tulip festival in India is south Asia's largest Tulip festival that has been named after the Indian prime minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi. » This blooming festival is a real treat to the eyes as the garden is spread over 5 hectares of land with 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. » Around 2 million tulip bulbs bloom here and proudly display their beauty to the tourists.
  16. 16. Nagin Lake » The Nagin Lake is also known as “The Jewel in The Ring” is a must-visit tourist destination! » The water in Nagin is deeper and less polluted it's also good for swimming and there are fiber glass sailing boats available for hire and water skiing facilities.
  17. 17. Shalimar Bagh » Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. » This beautiful garden was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan. However, it is famous as the name of Shalimar Bagh 'The Garden of Love'. 
  18. 18. Baisaran in Winters
  19. 19. Baisaran in Summers » Baisaran, a beautiful lush green meadow surrounded by Pine trees from all sides... an unforgettable view indeed
  20. 20. LADAKH » Ladakh is often referred to as the "Little Tibet" or the "Last Shangri-La". » Summers are short, though they are long enough to grow crops. The summer weather is dry and pleasant. » Temperature ranges are from 3 to 35   °C  in summer and minimums range from -20 to -30 °C in winter. Photo Credit: Eye.Ess.Ohh / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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  22. 22. ATTRACTIONS IN LADAKH: Leh Town Kargil Nubra Valley Zansakar Pangong Lake Drass Rangdum Drang-Drung Glacier Photo Credit: Eye.Ess.Ohh / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  23. 23. Leh » Leh is the largest town of the region and the capital of Ladakh. » NamgyalTsemo Gompa, soma Gompa and Shati Stupa are the some popular Buddhist temples and tourist attractions of Leh.
  24. 24. Kargil » Kargil is the second largest town of Ladakh after Leh. » Kargil attracts a lots of adventure enthusiasts to trek its high mountain trails. » Suru Valley, Panikhar and Drass are some beautiful landscapes of Kargil.
  25. 25. JAMMU & KASHMIR » Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the  Kashmir valley and Ladakh. » Srinagar  is the summer capital, and  Jammu  is the winter capital. » While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous  shrines  attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. Photo credit: Dr.Partha S.Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah * 9433085694 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) JAMMU & KASHMIR » Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the  Kashmir valley and Ladakh. » Srinagar  is the summer capital, and  Jammu  is the winter capital. » While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous  shrines  attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. Photo credit: Dr.Partha S.Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah * 9433085694 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Nubra Valley » Nubra Valley is known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was originally called Ldumra which meant the valley of flowers. » Known for its orchards, scenic vistas, Bactrian camels and monasteries. » Nubra is still important as it is a major trade centre for woollen textiles made of Pashmina wool and horticultural crops Photo Credit: © Sohail Lalani, All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Zansakar » Zansakar is also known as‘The Virgin Vale’, the most isolated of all the trans Himalayan Valleys. » Steep, high brown peaks with a deep, nearly treeless valley  between them and a limitless blue sky filled with clouds like mountains.  » A long frozen river in a vertiginous defile.
  27. 27. Pangong Tso » Pangong Lake is long, narrow and enchanted lake, it is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350m. » During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. Photo Credit: © Sohail Lalani, All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Drass » Drass is the 2nd coldest place on earth after Siberia with temperature falling to 590 degrees centigrade during peak winter. » The town of Drass is located in a relatively flat and open space. In summer this town presents a pleasant look while in winter it discovered under a thick blanket of snow.
  29. 29. Rangdum » Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other. » Rangdum is the farthest and the most isolated part of the Suru Valley. Photo Credit: Prabhu B Doss / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  30. 30. Drang-Drung Glacier » The Drang-Drung Glacier is likely to be the largest glacier in Ladakh. » It is the long river of ice and snow, a source of Stod River which is a tributary of Zanskar River.
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