Known as the “Paradise on Earth”, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is renowned for its scenic beauty, towering Himalayan mountains, teeming wildlife, historic monuments, exquisite handicrafts and welcoming locals.
Kashmir lies to the north of Jammu and attracts a huge number of local and international tourists. The legendary Himalayan region of Ladakh in Kashmir is occupied by friendly Tibetan people. Timeless Buddhist monasteries along with charming, picturesque villages can be seen nestled across this calm oasis of inherent beauty.
The mountain ranges of Himalayas, Karakoram and Pir Panjal will fascinate you with their panoramic vistas. You can indulge in adventurous activities like skiing, trekking, river rafting or take a ride along the highest motorable road in the world – the Khardung La.
The best time to visit: March - October
Must visit places: Pangong Tso Lake, Dal Lake, Sonmarg, Leh, Gulmarg, Nishat Bagh
Top things to do: Take a Shikara ride, spend the night in a houseboat, paragliding, heritage walk in Old Srinagar