Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg:

Gulmarg is well known for its amazing natural beauty and it is counted as one of the unique tourist destinations in the world. Gulmarg is surrounded by dense forest. This place is famous for its golf hikes and beautiful highland golf course. It is also a ski resort holding the world's highest gondola. You can see the LOC line of control border of India and Pakistan. You can ski from a height of 4050 m.

Sonamarg:

The way to reach Sonamarg or the Meadow of the gold is from the Sindh valley. This valley also shows more amazing facet in Kashmir. Sonamarg is located at an altitude of around 2730 meters from the sea level; it has snowy mountains as its backdrop against the sky.

Raghunath Temple:

Raghunath Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shri Rama. All the inner walls of this temple are covered with gold, on three sides. Galleries of this temples are covered with ‘ Saligrams’. The other surrounding temples are related to other gods from the Ramayana. This temple is located in the centre or we can say in the heart of Jammu.

Bahu Fort:

Bahu fort was modified and improved by the Dogra Rulers of jammu but it was first built by the Raja Bahulochan. This fort is located at a distance of around 5 km from the main city and is perhaps the oldest edifice in Jammu. This fort is facing the Tawi River. There is a temple of the goddess Kali in the fort.

Mubarak Mandi Palace:

Mubarak Palace was built with the touch of three different styles, Rajasthani, Mughal and Gothic. Most famous part of this Palace is the Sheesh Mahal segment. There is a Dogra Art Museum, which is a treasure house of miniature paintings from various hill schools.

Peer Baba: This is of the holy places for Muslim saints. Here, people from all the religions comes in large number to pray on Thursday.

Sri Amarnath Ji:Holy Amarnath Cave Temple is situated 144 kms east to Srinagar - Jammu & Kashmir state. Lord Amarnath is in the form of an ice Silva-lingam. On the full moon day the lingam is approx 6 ft high. In Rigveda it is said "Ekam Sat" means "There is one Being, whom sages calls by many names. The Supreme Power Parmeshwar has three deities who carry on the world called - The Trinity . Lord Brahma - creator of World, Lord Vishnu - Perpetuator of life and Lord Shiva Mahesh - the purifier and perpetuator of good and destroyer of evil. Lord Shiva is known as Rudra in Rig Veda as in its following verse. " We Worship Tryambaka Rudra, who spread fragrance and Increases nourishment, may he release me, like the cucumber from its stem , from mortal life , but not from immorality . "

Amarnath - One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati the secret of creation in a cave in Amarnath. Unknown to them, a pair of doves eavesdropped on this conversation and having learnt the secret, are reborn again and again, and have made the cave their eternal abode. Yajur veda refers lord Shiva as an ascetic warrior whose robe is of deer skin and carries Damru and Trishul. As referred by the verse "Satyam - Shivam - Sundaram, one life must have three facets Satyam - Truth, Shivam - Good, and Sundram - Beauty. (http://amarnathyatrapacka...)

Mata Vaishno Devi (https://www.maavaishnodevi.org): A pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages of our times. Popular the world over as Moonh Maangi Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata, which means, the Mother who fulfills whatever Her children wish for, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the folds of the three peaked mountain named Trikuta pronounced as Trikoot. The Holy Cave attracts millions of devotees every year. In fact, the number of Yatris visiting the Holy Shrine annually now exceeds one crore. This is due to the unflinching faith of the devotees who throng the Shrine from all parts of India and abroad. The Holy Cave of the Mother is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. The Yatris have to undertake a trek of nearly 12 km from the base camp at Katra. At the culmination of their pilgrimage, the yatries are blessed with the Darshans of the Mother Goddess inside the Sanctum Sanctorum- the holy cave. These Darshans are in the shape of three natural rock formations called the Pindies. There are no statues or idols inside the cave.

chadar trek

Zanskar is located at a very high altitude in Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the best trekking destinations around the world. In Winter, the Zanskar river freezes up, and gets converted into an amazing adventure trek called Chadar - The Frozen River Trek.

The traditional name for the Zanskar Trek is Chadar Trek, as the river becomes a snow sheet during winters due to heavy snowfall. It boasts of some of the lowest temperatures making it a challenging trek for the adventurers. The most isolated and inaccessible for nearly eight months in a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes; Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last few surviving cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation, together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here, has enabled its ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity.