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May 4th, 2016, 02:05 PM
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Re: In Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. In Jammu and Kashmir the most important tourist places are Kashmir, Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, and Ladakh. Some areas require a special permit for non-Indians to visit.

Jammu is the winter capital of state and it is famous for its temples, particularly The Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra which is visited by over 1 crore (10 million) pilgrims every year, making Jammu the most visited part of Jammu and Kashmir State.

Kashmir Valley is Heaven on Earth, friendly people, beautiful gardens, vast lakes and perfect streams and stunning landscapes, it is all that "Enjoy the Incredible Kashmir"

Places to Visit:

In Kashmir Valley

Shikara in a Row
Vernag Spring and Mughal Garden- A fresh water spring and a Mughal garden next to it, spring is chief source of Jhelum River.
Amarnath temple - pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees of Shiva.
Srinagar - Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a popular hill station
Dal lake - famous lake in Srinagar, with house boats called shikharas.
Manasbal Lake
Shalimar Gardens—Mughal Garden
Nishant Gardens-Mughal Garden
Chashme Shahi- Mughal Garden
Badamwari Garden
Pari Mahal- old monument of Pari Mahal, one can have full view of Dal Lake.
Shankaracharya Temple- Ancient Temple of Lord Shiva
Hari Parbat- Ancient Temple of Goddess Sharika Bhagwati and an old fort on this hill.
Kheer Bhawani Temple
Martand Sun Temple - a Kashmiri Hindu temple dedicated to Surya (the chief solar deity in Hinduism) and built during the 8th century CE. Martand is another Sanskrit name for the Hindu Sun-god. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag.[10]
Gulmarg - Popular hill station and skiing destination.
Pahalgam - Hill station
Betaab Valley- A lush green valley 06 km from Pahalgam where the movie Betaab was shot.
Sonmarg - Hill station
Yusmarg - Hill station
Aru - scenic valley
Eco-tourism places:Gurez, Dudhpathri, Bangus valley.

In Jammu

Paragliding in Sanasar
Vaishno Devi - famous Hindu shrine.
Patnitop - Hill station
Bhaderwah - Hill station
Eco-tourism places: Mantalai and Shivkhori
Punj old fort
Shahdra Sharif shrine
Bhimgarh Fort
Ramnagar Fort in Udhampur District
Mansar Lake

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