There is plenty of choice in Jammu and Kashmir if one is really digging to see the beauty of the Himalayan ranges. The major Kashmir tourist places to check out in the Kashmir region are Srinagar , Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg. While Srinagar is a best stop over for a week, the other three Kashmir tourist places also make nice hop over destinations for a day from the capital city. While Jammu has got plenty of options for pilgrims, check around it too, especially Patnitop & Kishtwar, which are considered to be the best tourist spots. Not leaving Ladakh behind, tourist looking for some seclusion can visit Aru, Dah and Hanu to enjoy some peaceful quite retreats. These hilly sites also offer abundant adventure expedition options.
Important Kashmir tourist places are:
Literally meaning “Medow of Flowers” is a hill station. It is a popular Kashmir tourist places for Skiing. A huge cup shaped meadow, lush and green with slopes where the silence is broken only by the tinkle of cowbells, Gulmarg looks like a fantasy set in a film.The valley of Gulmarg, a large meadow about 3-sq-kms in area, stands at 2,730 metres, 56-km south west of Srinagar . The name means ‘Meadow Of Flowers’ and in the spring it’s just that, a rolling meadow dotted with countless colourful Bluebells, Daisies, Forget Me Not’s and Buttercups. The valley itself is about 3-km long and up to a km wide
Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term ‘Kashmir’ referred only to the valley lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range; since then, it has been used for a larger area that today includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir consisting of the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh; the Pakistani-administered provinces of the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir, and the Chinese-administered region of Aksai Chin.
Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former home of the royal family of Ladakh, which resembles a mini-Potala Palace. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,483ft).
Carpeted by a floral splendour in spring and several feet of snow in winter. Hence it offers a different view depedns upon the season.It’s a 600-metre ascent from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg. In early spring when the snow begins to melt, the path turns slushy and can be quite a daunting experience. However, once you reach your destination, you will be amply rewarded with an unparalleled view of the great Himalayas from Nanga Parbat to the twin peaks of Nun and Kun to the southeast.
Saser Kangri is a massive mountain with four high peaks rising from a glacier, covering the north-south summit ridge. This Kashmir tourist places is famous for trekking. Located near the north of Leh city in Jammu and Kashmir, the mountain is seen in the southeastern side of Karakoram. It is placed at an altitude of 7672 m in the region of Saser Muztagh. Indo-Tibetan Border Police expeditions were the first climbers to climb Saser Kangri in 1973. The ideal months for trekking are from July, August and September.