Jammu and Kashmir Travel Guide

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Rafting in Lidder river Pahalgam

Rafting in Lidder river Pahalgam

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Jammu and Kashmir is very popular since the ancient time which became an important centre of Hinduism and later of Buddhism and because of its geographical importance as it is lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range bounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and China from the West to the East, this region became the hub of Muslim Monarchs, Afghan Durranis, the Sikhs, the British until 1947. It is because of this continuous intermingling of diverse cultures, religions and languages, the region of Jammu and Kashmir is representing the unparalleled cultural cohesion which symbolize the Indian unity in diversity. However, the regions are broadly divided into three main regions that comprise of Kashmir – the jeweled crown on the map of India, Jammu - the winter capital of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh - bounded by the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram and the Great Himalaya. The region of Jammu and Kashmir was so beautiful that the Mughals aptly called it as the “Paradise on Earth’ or “Heaven on Earth”.


The city of Jammu is popularly known as the ‘City of Temples’ with innumerable other places of worship and shrines of all faiths as well as other destinations to visit. Some of the famous attractions of Jammu are mountain ranges, Shivalik hills, Raghunath Temple, Trikuta hills, Portrait of a Dogra Ruler, the Pir Panjal Range, ruins of a fort in Kathua, Udhampur and Jammu districts, the temple skyline of Jammu city, Bawey Wali Mata Temple, the Peer Kho cave temple, Ranbireshwar Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Duda Dhari temple, Peer Baba Shrine at Satwari, shrine of Peer Mitha, St. Marry's Garrison Church, St. Paul’s Church, St. Peter’s Church, Jamia Masjid, Ibrahim Masjid, Sunder Singh Gurudwara, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Singh Sabha Gurudwara, the Amar Mahal Palace, Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort and Gardens, Peer Baba, Mubarak Mandi Palace etc.
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