Kashmir is a nature’s paradise. The amount of enjoyment you see here is mesmerizing. This land of beauty is perfect in itself and therefore, the top 5 places you must see today are as follows:
Leh-Ladakh is on the checklist of every adventure lover. This extremely photogenic terrain has trekking, mountain biking, camping and much more for one who is an adventure seeker. It is located 434 kms from Srinagar and brings spirituality, serenity, natural beauty, and adventure altogether in one place. The architectural marvel at monasteries such as Alchi monastery, Hemis Monastery, Spituk monastery, and several others is enough to dazzle all its visitors. Leh is a picturesque, beautiful and quiet town; you make a day visit to Ladakh and other neighboring villages.
- Vaishno Devi
If religion and spirituality can take you to places, you must not miss Vaishno Devi, the holy place of Hindus. It is located at an altitude of 5200 feet above the sea level and 61 km north of Jammu. The holy shrine of a Hindu mother goddess is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year who trek up the steep slopes to offer their prayers to the goddess, Vaishno Devi who is believed to reside in a holy cave that is nestled in the Trikuta Mountains, the lower part of Himalayas.
Kupwara is another beautiful attraction in the states of Jammu and Kashmir. The state boasts of several lofty mountain peaks such as Nastachun, Shamsbari, and Dajalonjun. The tourists can have a panoramic view of the valley of Kashmir from the Ranch Mountain. Other than the natural beauty, there are several historical villages here like Gushi, Karnah, and Kieran that give enough food for thought to all the history lovers. Do not forget to visit the Lolab valley that steals all the limelight there.
Another pearl in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir is the Badgam district that truly reflects the natural beauty of the state. There are some exceptionally beautiful locations such as Yusmarg, Khag, Sang-e-saved, and Pehjan. The Nilang Lake that is located 4 kms down the hill from Yusmarg is a beautiful and serene spot to halt. For adventure-seeking individuals, the region also has a number of natural trails that offer a great opportunity for trekking. Sang-e-saved, Doodpather, and Mount Tatakutti are perfect trails for trekking.
Kargil is situated at the India-Pakistan border at an altitude of around 2800 m above the sea level. The place is set in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. There are some great options for trekking here; the Nun Mountain is popular for the mountain expeditions that it allows.
Thus, one can make special excursions to the Drass region and visit attractions like Tiger hill, Mushkoo valley, and Tolo-Ling. A short walk to Goma Kargil has some breathtaking views to offer.