Exploring Jammu and Kashmir’s Scenic Beauty

Exploring Jammu and Kashmir’s Scenic Beauty

If you’re planning your summer trip to Jammu and Kashmir, there are multiple locations you need to travel to for the full scenic experience. Train live running status will help you plan your trip effectively, even at the last moment. Here is brief about the places of interest.

Srinagar

Best time to visit: Post summer in June up till November. If you enjoy then snow, then December & January would be the best

 Things to do: Stay in the boathouse!

Gulmarg

Best time to visit: June to October, and for snow December & January would be the best

 Things to do: Mountain biking, trekking, and skiing if you visit in winters and Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the valley.

Sonamarg

Best time to visit: June through October, December & January for snow

 Things to do: Trekking, Camping and nature walks.

Leh

Best time to visit: April to June, and September to October.

During November, due to heavy snow, most tracks remain closed.

Things to do: Trekking and Mountain Biking is all it takes to give you a lifetime worth memories.

Kupwara

Best time to visit: April to October

Things to do: Visit Lolab valley, Qamar Reshi Sahib Shrine, and Sheikh Baba Behram.

Kathua

Best time to visit: Summer is the best time to visit Kathua

Things to do: Jasrota fort is a must visit for history lovers and picnicking in Ujh Barrage.

Kargil

Best time to visit: March to June

Things to do: Mountaineering in the Nun Mountains, trekking to Suru Valley and visits to Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal.

Pulwama

Best time to visit: April to October

Things to do: Mountaineering and trekking in summers and skiing and snowboarding in winters.

And some of the other places include:

  1. Betab Valley, Kashmir: – Located at just 7 kilometres up from Pahalgam Chandanwari Road, is the beautiful Betab Valley. It is surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests. There is a well-maintained garden in the valley and a bridge to cross the Sheshnag stream which originates from Amarnath shrine.
  2. Nishat Garden, Kashmir: – Nishat Garden, located on the banks of the beautiful Dal Lake, is one of the largest Mughal gardens. Known as “the garden of bliss,” this garden was designed in 1633 AD by the brother of Nur Jahan, Asaf Khan. Zabarwan Mountains form the backdrop of this beautiful garden.
  3. Shiv Khori (Temple), Kashmir: – Shiv Khori, a natural cave is located in a hillock in the Reasi Tehsil. Stretching for around 1 km, the cave is situated at a distance of 100 km from Jammu. Consisting of a naturally formed Shivalingam, the cave is around four feet in height. Around 100 years old, the cave was discovered by shepherds, who resided in the nearby villages.
  4. Jama Masjid, Kashmir: – Jama Masjid, located in Nowhatta, is one of the most important mosques in Srinagar. However, later the mosque was extended by Zain-ul-Abidin, who was the son of Sultan Sikandar.
  5. Dachigam National Park, Kashmir:- Dachigam National Park, sprawling over an area of around 141 sq. km is located at a distance of 22 km from Srinagar. This park is famous for the endangered Hangul, which is the only species of red deer to be found in the country. The park is nestled in the deep valleys, steep wooded slopes, rolling alpine pastures and rocky outcrops.

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