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Popular Tourist Destinations in J&K

There are no words to describe the mystique beauty of Jammu & Kashmir which is rightly called the “Paradise on Earth”. Located in the northern tip of India, the state can easily be divided into three distinct regions such as Jammu plains, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Each region is rich in attractions and beholds its own charm and aura which is the biggest attraction of the state.

The state lies in the Himalayan Mountain range with Srinagar as the capital of the state. It features wide ranging attractions like snow capped mountains, swift rivers, beautiful valleys, religious and historical places, monuments and scenic passes. The sea of attractions and activities associated with this state make it the #1 travel and tourism destination in India.

Top Tourist Attractions in Jammu & Kashmir


Adventure Sports: The state of J&K offers its visitors all the three forms of adventure sport opportunities be it water, land or air. Water sports like White Water Rafting, Wild Water Rafting, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking and Trout Fishing. Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Patnitop offer the best adventure sports like Mountaineering, Skiing, Trekking, Snowboarding, Ice Skating, Bungee Jumping, Cycling, Jeep Safari and Cave Exploration. Aero sports like Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning, Air Surfing and Sky Diving are also popular adventure sports in Jammu & Kashmir.

Pilgrimage Destinations: There are lots of pilgrimage destinations in Jammu & Kashmir that attract devotees of major religions in India. Major Hindu pilgrimage places in Jammu include Vaishnodevi, Amarnath Cave, Raghunath Temple and Shankaracharya Temple. Popular pilgrimage places for Muslims in Kashmir include Peer Mitha, Charar-e-Sharif and Hazratbal Mosque. Major Buddhist pilgrimage centers in Ladakh include Rizong Monastery, Likir Monastery and Lamayuru Monastery. Major Sikh pilgrimage places in Jammu & Kashmir include Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Nangli Sahib Gurudwara and Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara.

Romantic Houseboats: The houseboats in Kashmir are renowned throughout the world as the best medium of staying close to nature. Houseboats are best suited for honeymoon couples as they are located in the most romantic setting and natural surroundings of Dal Lake, Nagin Lake and Jhelum River.

Scenic Lakes: The Shiwalik Himalayas, Kashmir valley and the high mountains of the Kashmir Himalayas feature abundant lakes. Kashmir lakes are renowned for Shikara rides and offer scenic views amidst picturesque surroundings. Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Wullar Lake, Surinsal Lake and Tso Moriri Lake are some of the famous lakes in J&K.

Accessibility & Lodging


The state of Jammu & Kashmir is well connected with the rest of the country and within the state via air, rail and road. To accommodate large influx of tourists from home and abroad, the state features numerous hotels, houseboats and resorts that provide the best luxuries and accommodations.