The state of Jammu and Kashmir which is in the northernmost part of India is popularly referred to as the Paradise of the North. The state has an abundance of natural beauty from its snow capped mountain ranges, its beautiful gardens, azure blue lakes to its lush green valleys all of which seem to attract domestic as well as foreign tourists.
The most popular Tourist Attractions in Jammu Kashmir include the Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Srinagar, Kargil, Leh, Zangla, Zanskar, Ladakh and Pahalgam.
Apart from sightseeing the other Tourist Attractions in Jammu Kashmir include trekking in the hilly terrains and lofty mountains for the adventure seekers, skiing in Gulmarg on the snow covered slopes, horse riding, water sports, camping and boating in the many lakes.
The contrasting landscapes and scenery will enthrall you as one region will have lush green valleys strewn with flowers while the other region will be barren with rocky and rough mountains. A major Tourist Attraction in Jammu and Kashmir is the places of pilgrimage and the exclusive handicrafts of the state which many tourists take back with them.
The state has a large number of hotels to meet the accommodation needs of the tourists. While staying at the Heritage, Five Star, Four Star and Budget hotels in the state you can visit the various places of Tourist Attractions in Jammu and Kashmir.
Staying in the houseboats on the lakes of Jammu and Kashmir is another attraction for many tourists and is sure to be a memorable experience for you to cherish. The other Tourist places in Jammu Kashmir include the Bahu Fort, Hazrat Bal Shrine, Amar Mahal Palace, wildlife sanctuaries, fishing, bungee jumping and safaris. Shopping can be another attraction as people purchase the hand woven carpets and shawls to take back with them.