JAMMU AND KASHMIR

HEAVEN ON EARTH

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has became a great tourist destination because it has developed and taken care of its uniqueness in a perfect manner."Paradise on the Earth" the state is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, hospitable people and local handicraft.  Set amidst the fresh water lakes, and providing marvellous view of fountains and mountains, the splendid gardens of the state provide a gateway to the paradise on earth. Kashmir is considered the richest in gardens, consisting of numerous maple trees, refreshing fountains and countless blooming flowers. Gardens like the Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashmashahi, near the panaromic Dal Lake and enchanting hills, have made their mark as successful tourist spots.

Temples form an important element in the personality and uniqueness of the state of J&K. While visiting this northern most state of India, one can spot a number of towering temples apart from the appealing scenery and nature. Be it the Kashmir region or Jammu or Ladakh, the population is predominantly Muslim. This explains the presence of number of temples in the state, surrounded by lakes, rivers, snow and alpines. 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. Most of these are known for their unique architecture, solitude, and peaceful environment.

Visit the water bodies in the lower Shiwalik Himalayas, Kashmir valley and the high mountains of the Kashmir Himalayas for a complex and vibrant ecosystem. The center of life for the inhabitants of the state, these lakes are credited for the emergence of a unique culture of the state of J&K. One can almost see the whole city travelling through these lakes. These tranquil and snowy lakes have been a major attraction of this paradise on earth.