Jammu and Kashmir

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Popularly known as the Paradise on the Earth, Jammu & Kashmir is the most picturesque destination in the northern part of India. The home of the solid Dogras, Jammu and Kashmir is scattered with most lovely mountain peaks, immense glaciers, magnificent monasteries, blue lakes, rivers, woods, verdant meadows and tall pine trees. Known for its scenic splendour, rich wildlife, exquisite monuments and hospitable people, Jammu & Kashmir has become an awe inspiring holiday destination where one can also indulge into winter adventure sports in nature’s laps. Jammu Kashmir tourism is not just popular for its vivacious pure beauty and magnificent buildings, but is also famous as a perfect place to go for adventure sports.

The sloping meadows, tough terrains, stupendous mountains and snobbish hills are good take off point for trekking, mountain climbing and camping out tasks. Tourists can avail licensed Jammu & Kashmir tourism guides for trekking tours and contact Jammu & Kashmir travel agencies in Srinagar and Leh that conducts special trekking and camping tours. Adventure tourism in Jammu & Kashmir is not only confined till trekking and climbing activities. In addition, it contain a few of the most exhilarating adventure sports like white water rafting, diving, para gliding, para sailing, trout fishing, water skiing and ice skating. For each sport, there are centers run by Jammu & Kashmir tourism and private training institutes where equipment can be hired.

Professionally skilled teachers, and Jammu Kashmir tourist guides are additionally available to assist recreational experience enthusiasts. The lush green golf courses of Srinagar and Gulmarg are really appealing for avid golfers. Jammu Kashmir tourism provides a fantastic chance to golfer enthusiasts to play in the immaculately manicured grounds of golf in the enchanting places encompassed by Pine and Chinnar trees. The beautiful golf courses of Jammu & Kashmir offer the highest world standard golf facilities with huge lawns and holes. The best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir is during the months of October to March when the weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir are at their best. Travel to Jammu& Kashmir by Air: Budgam airport is located at a distance of 15 Kms from the main city of Srinagar.

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How to reach Jammu and Kashmir

By Air

You can reach Jammu and Kashmir by flight, because major airline companies operate regular flight between Srinagar to other cities of India. Mainly three airports used for tourist in Jammu and Kashmir.
o Jammu Airport in Jammu City
o Aerodome Airport in Srinagar
o Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh
By Road
Jammu is on National Highway 1-A and is connected by the highway network to all parts of the country. This National Highway in J&K is known as B.C. Road that connects Punjab in the south with major towns in J&K like Jammu and Srinagar ( Kashmir) that further leads to Ladakh in north. The road from Srinagar to Ladakh remain closed for the winter months of the year.

Local Transport

The widely used mini buses cover the entire city and suburban areas on fixed routes. Auto rickshaws are also easily available from all points in the city at negotiable rates.

By Train

The Jammu-Tawi Station is well-connected to all the major cities in the country such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Trivendrum and more. Your further expedition up North will be by bus, taxi or on a bike. Another option to reach Srinagar is Banihal railway station, which is accessible from Jammu by road. Banihal railway station has good rail connectivity with Srinagar but it is operational only during the summer season.

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