Jammu Kashmir- “Heaven on Earth”
Millions of tourists visit Jammu Kashmir every year to see its fascinating tourist destinations, exotic wildlife and heritage sights. Jammu Kashmir, situated in northern India has been famous for its natural beauty since time immemorial and has been aptly described as "Heaven on Earth".
Formerly one of the largest princely states of India , it is bounded to the northeast by the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xingjian and to the east by the Tibet , to the south by the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab , and to the northwest and west by the Pakistani-administered portion of Kashmir . The administrative capitals are Srinagar in summer and Jammu in winter.
The city of Jammu is known for its temples, Srinagar is famous for its houseboats while Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty. Kashmir has often been referred to as "The Switzerland of the East". Some of the major pilgrimage centers of the nation are located in Jammu Kashmir, the two most important being Amarnath cave and Vaishno Devi shrine.
The state has a lot to offer to its adventure loving visitors like trekking, mountaineering, skiing, paragliding, cycling, water sports, angling, hand gliding and hot air ballooning. Jammu , Gulmarg and Sonamarg are few places where these activities are carried out.
Famous places in Jammu and Kashmir that are worth visiting are Patni top, Dal Lake, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Leh, Ladakh, Katra, Bahu Fort, and Raghunath temple.
The hotels in Jammu Kashmir ranges from deluxe, luxury, five star, budget hotels to business, economy hotels. Dal Lake Houseboats have similar categories.
Houseboats are greatest attraction in Kashmir . The bewitching water-boat residences carved out of cedar wood are impressively finished with stately living rooms, drawing and dining rooms, carved wooden furniture, beautifully embroidered rugs and fabrics. The main idea behind the concept of a houseboat is the fact it provides a haven for those who like to spend a quite holiday, away from the noise and bustle of the cities. Most of the houseboats have all the amenities of a five star hotel. The houseboats have everything from spacious bedrooms, sun decks washrooms with the latest amenities, electricity and plumbing etc.
After touring Kashmir you will surely say, “If there is paradise anywhere on earth, "It is here, it is here, it is here.”, once said by famous Mughal Emperor, Jehangir.
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