Welcome to Kashmir tourism
Inundated with vestiges of rich history, the modern day J&K had been the part of eminent Mauryan records in 250 BC. Turning pages of the vivacious era of Ashoka, Jammu and Kashmir was renowned as Pandrethan city that sheltered many Chaityas and Viharas. History records political disorders since time immemorial in the state, from the reign of Akbar in 1587 to the contemporary era, disarrangement has followed J&K incessantly. Despite the prevailing circumstances, the state has managed to grow as a hub of harmonious culture, ingenious art and craft and indomitable population. The reign of Zain-Ul-Abidin in the 15th century opened door for the prosperity of art, music and culture along with development in several other spheres. Under the Mughal rule, the two prominent gardens namely Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh were created. After the Sikh rule (1819-1947), the state of Jammu and Kashmir dawned into its original form under the Dogra rulers and thereafter officially integrated as a part of India in 1948.
TOURISM ATTRACTIONS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR:-
Each town and city in Jammu & Kashmir is blessed with natural spectacles and man-made masterpieces. Srinagar (Summer Capital) is replete with attractions like Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Chashme Shahi. The region of Jammu is famed for its sacred shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah, Raghunath Temple, Maha Kali Temple. and Gaurikund Temple, Sheesh Mahal and More.... are popular tourist places in Jammu & Kashmir. On the other hand Leh Ladakh has gained fame as a hub for adventure activities; it is however also dubbed as the land of the Buddhists. The major points of attraction are the Leh Palace, Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, Namgyal Tsemo and Soma Gompa.
Scintillating crown of the Indian Peninsula, the state of Jammu & Kashmir share border with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the south, while it also has an international border with Pakistan (Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir) in the west and northwest and Republic of China in north and northeast. Thus, it retains to itself a rather picturesque landscape that is capable of attracting tourists worldwide.
About Kashmir tourism
All cities in India connect daily flights to Srinagar. All airlines have flights from Delhi to Srinagar. And now, the Srinagar airport has become an international one too.
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The whole of India is connected to Jammu via rail networks. Construction of a rail link from Jammu Srinagar is almost complete and tested. It will soon be open to the public as well.
All places in Kashmir are at a distance of 4 – 6 hours from Jammu mostly. To reach Jammu, you can take a public transport or use the bus facilities available from New Delhi. By road, the travel time would be approximately twenty hours to reach Jammu. As you travel from Delhi towards Kashmir, the scenery keeps getting better and this is a major reason why globetrotters prefer road journeys to Kashmir over other forms.
Jammu and Kashmir clothing is reputed for their elaborate design and embroidery. The clothing of Jammu and Kashmir is prepared to suit the cold climate of the region. The richness of the tradition and culture of the state is reflected in the clothing of Jammu and Kashmir. The Phiran is the traditional dress popularly worn by the people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The gown is made of wool and is of a loose fit leaving air gaps and spaces to give the individual the warmth required in the cold climate of the region. The people carry earthen pots and hot water bags in the phirans to keep them warm in the winters while traveling long distances in the valley. The phirans are made for both the men and the women of the state of Kashmir
Traditional Kashmiri Jewelry
The women of the state of Jammu and Kashmir enjoy decorating themselves with the traditional Kashmiri jewelry. The traditional jewelry of Kashmir is specially made of silver. The sapphires mined in the region are also used to prepare jewelry in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The authentic and traditional Kashmiri jewelry comprise of the headpiece that is made of silver and has intricate designs made on the piece. The ethnic headpiece adorns the head of the Kashmiri women enhancing their beauty. Nose rings and studs are also popularly worn by the Kashmiri women. The tourists may gather the traditional jewelry of Kashmir from the rural centers of the state or from the various jewelry shops and showrooms in the city
The paradise on earth, Jammu and Kashmir is home to a rich cultural heritage, besides a panoramic landscape that leaves many a visitor spellbound. This culture and tradition is reflected in the several fairs and festivals in Jammu and Kashmir that are widely celebrated across the state with much zeal and gaiety. We at Indian Holiday take you on tours to Jammu and Kashmir that provide you with an exclusive opportunity to be a part of these memorable celebrations.
Almost all the major Hindu festivals in India are celebrated with equal enthusiasm in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Some of such prominent fairs and festivals in Jammu and Kashmir include Lohri, Holi, Navratri, Baisakhi or New Year Day, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday, Tihar and Samkrant. People from across Jammu and Kashmir gather in large numbers during the time of these festivals. Interestingly, all Hindu, Muslim or Sikh fairs and festivals are religiously observed in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.