The northern Indian state Kashmir is said to be the paradise on the earth.The heaven of earth is surrounded by two major mountain ranges the great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal.It offers outstanding natural beauty, attractive landscape,snow_clad Himalaya valleys, dazzling gardens and its fragrant,cool and enjoyable climate. There are various trekking routes available across whole of Kashmir. Adventure sports in the form of water rafting, skiing available at various tourist locations in Kashmir. Thus .Kashmir is one of the most distinguished tourist spots in the world. Kashmir is also renowned as a religious centre for the Hindu devotees. The caves of Amarnath, Vaishno Devi dedicated to Goddess Vaishno are some of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Hindus located in Kashmir.
Amarnath hill station is the familiar Hindu holy place of Kashmir is to be found in the Valley of Lidder. The caves of Amarnath, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Amarnath cave believed to be 5,000 years old.
There is a legends associated with the cave of Amarnath , is that, Lord Shiva was looking for a place to tell the ‘Amar Katha’ to Goddness ‘Parvathi’, and thus he chosen the Amarnath Cave. One of the best attractions of Kashmir is ‘Amaranth Yatra’ organized by the government of India in sharavan month. The main Amaranth Cave Temple is naturally created of an ice –stalagmite. This Lingam is believed to grow throughout the period from May to August and gradually decreases thereafter. The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains.The amarnath climatic are uncertain. Rain or snowfall may come to pass at any time and any place during journey .sometimes temperature may fall up to minus degree C. Every year, thousands of central police and state police personnel are deployed to provide security to the tourist.
Vaishno Devi temple
Veshno devi is one of the most popular pilgrimage center in India which is dedicated to Devi Shakti. Every year millions of devotees visit this cave temple. The temple is located on Trikuta Mountain.The main attractions of the place of pilgrimage are the statue represents the 3 forms of Vaishno Devi, namely Mahakali; Mahasaraswati and Mahalakshmi.The Yatra of Veshno Devi is very hard and people used to reach at the Peak of Trikuta Mountain to seek the blessings from Goddess.
Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on bank of the river called Jhelum. Where the beauty and purity of the nature is clear on its every corner. This is a wonderful destination which is commonly referred as city of beauty and paradise on earth. Covered with huge meadows, surrounded by rich forest of coniferous trees, delightful lakes spread with richly painted houseboats and shikaras, snow roofed mountains, flowery gardens that creates such an awesome effect on its visitors. Srinagar lies in the Kashmir valley and is famous for the dry fruits and handicrafts. The enjoyable climatic conditions and incredible tourist attractions of Srinagar make the town as one of the most visited destinations of India.
Dal Lake is the main attraction of Srinagar and is popularly known for its houseboats and Shikaras .it is the second largest lake in the state. It has many channels that are well linked with each other. It is an ideal destination for enjoying swimming, kayaking, houseboats, Shikara riding , fishing and water surfing. The bright waters of Dal Lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and orchards gardens all along its coast, undoubtedly that make the lake most beautiful tourist destination. Houseboats are always ready to take tourists to an idealistic and peaceful ride of the lake and offer some of the most interesting views of the impressive scenery of the Dal Lake.
Srinagar is famous for its Mughal gardens. These gardens were made by Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the year 1619 .it is one of the grand places in this city. The Mughal Gardens is combination of three well-known gardens namely the Shalimar Gardens ,Nishat Bagh and Chashm-e-shahi. This garden is constructed in the Mughal style of architecture and design. These gardens are every visitor’s pleasure with beautiful plants, with exciting flowerbeds, terraced lawns and well long stretches of cascading fountains. Its magnificent charm attracts number of travelers from different corners of the world and makes a visit to Srinagar.
Sonamarg situated on the Srinagar-Ladakh Road .It lies in the Kashmir valley namely kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier and the bank of the river Nallah sindh. It lies at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. The snow point is far from the place where your vehicle drops you. From there you have to take a horse ride. Amazing views of the Harmukh range overlook at sonamarg and is a suitable place to who enjoy the ice. Sonamarg is a major local attraction during the summer months.