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Places to Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

Places to Visit in Jammu and Kashmir: The phrase “Jammu and Kashmir tourism” has been used so many times that it feels like the ultimate compliment. However, there is a haziness to it that does not do this part of the country justice.

In Jammu and Kashmir, what exactly is paradise? It’s the alpine meadows, the crystal clear lakes, the autumn amber hues of the trees, the boathouses, the gondolas, the apple orchards, and everything else in the landscape.

Places to Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

It has a timeless beauty as if nature chose to create it with all of her imagination. This blog will introduce you to some of Jammu and Kashmir’s best tourist destinations, highlighting the state’s timeless beauty.


Snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, lakes, pine and fir forests, and a variety of flowers surround Gulmarg. It is hidden in a valley of the Pir Panjal Range. There are several flower meadows, as the name implies. Above all, Gulmarg is Asia’s best skiing destination, with the highest green golf course in the world and the highest cable car project.

Top Gulmarg Tourist Attractions are Baba Reshi Shiva Temple/Maharani Temple St. Mary’s Church

Popular Gulmarg Activities

  • The highest golf course in the world is where you can play.
  • Take a trip on the cable car at Gongola.
  • Shark Fin is Gulmarg’s best skiing slope.


Pahalgam is a must-see for any visitor looking to see the best of Jammu and Kashmir. On the banks of the River Lidder, it is situated in the Anantnag district.

It is a visual treat with its meadows, forests, and pristine environment. Because of places like Aru Valley, Betab Valley, and Baisaran, Pahalgam is the best place in Kashmir for a sightseeing tour.

Top Sightseeing Attractions in Aru Valley

Betaab Valley

Best Activities in Baisaran

  • Sheikhpora 
  • Fishing for trout
  • Pony ride

The Gurez Valley

For six months, the Gurez Valley is cut off from the rest of the world, adding to its allure as a popular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. One of Kashmir’s oldest tribes, the Dard Shin Tribe, lives here and speaks a Shina language.

Snow-capped mountains, linden, walnut, and willow tree meadows, and the raging river Kishan Ganga surround the picturesque valley.

Trekking Activities at Habba Khatoon Peak Peer Baba Shrine

  • Mountain climbing while trout fishing 


Srinagar is on this list because it is a popular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir as well as a popular honeymoon destination.

Srinagar has earned the nickname “Land of Gardens and Lakes” due to the presence of numerous Mughal Gardens, religious and historical sites, as well as Dal and Nageen Lakes. The floating vegetable market on Dal Lake is another thing that will take your breath away. Srinagar also has Asia’s largest Tulip gardens.

Top Tourist Attractions

  • The Mughal Gardens
  • Tulip Gardens
  • Fort Hari Parbat 
  • Hazratbal Shrine
  •  Shankaracharya Temple Kheer Bhawani

The Best Activities

  • Riding a shikhara on Dal Lake.
  • Spend the night on a houseboat on Dal and Nageen Lakes.
  • Visit the Dal Lake floating vegetable market.


Sanasar is one of the most beautiful places in Jammu and Kashmir, named after the villages of Sana and Sar. In Jammu, there is a cup-shaped meadow.

Coniferous forests, flower-filled meadows, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan Ranges await you. The area is ideal for trekkers due to the abundance of trekking trails. There are also camping options, such as lighting a bonfire, if you’re traveling with your family.

The Most Popular Tourist Spots

  • Lake Sanasar 
  • Nag Temple 
  • Shank Pal 
  • Suri Kund Temple 
  • The Golf Course

The Most Exciting Sports

  • Paragliding
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Rappelling Leaping up ledges

Tarsar Marsar Lake

This trek is frequently compared to Kashmir’s Great Lakes Trek. The three lakes visited on the trek are Tarsar, Marsar, and Sundarsar. Because the third lake is obscured by clouds, the two former lakes are where one can camp. The journey to the alpine lakes begins at Aru base camp and ends at Lidderwat. 

The trek begins at the Kolahoi glacier and continues along the Lidder river, passing through a magnificent Chinar tree forest. Then there’s the long trek to Shekwas, which leads to Tarsar. Nature’s silence, with its soliloquy of flora and fauna rhythmically dancing in its lyre, adds sensuality to life.

Tarsar Lake Activities

  • Include Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Camping.
  • Trekking to see different types of birds


Sonmarg, which translates as “golden meadow,” is one of the best tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir for sightseeing and adventure. Glaciers, forests, and snow-capped mountains dot the landscape.

You can visit Kashmir’s three Great Lakes from here: Kishansar, Vishansar, and Gadsar. Camping and trout fishing are two popular adventure activities. Sonmarg also serves as the starting point for the trek to Amarnath Cave, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site.

Best places to visit in Sonmarg

  • Thajiwas Glacier is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sonmarg.
  • The Baltal Valley (close to Sonmarg)
  • The Amarnath Cave
  • Naranag
  • Lake Kishansar
  • Lake Vishansar

Activities to do in Lake Gadsar Sonmarg

  • Rafting on whitewater Camping Trekking
  • Trout catching


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