Jammu and Kashmir tour Plan: Once a time Jammu and Kashmir were a Union territory of India. But after mid of 2019, it is divided into two-state as Jammu and Kashmir, and control l by the Indian Central Government. The land is a conclusion of India. Besides all of this, the place is a heaven destination for tourists from all over the world. The region is covered by high altitude mountains, an eye-catching valley, and beautiful lakes.
How to Reach?
Jammu and Kashmir is a most important Indian tourist destination. It’s well connected with all over India.
By Air: “ Sheikh UI-Alam International Airport” is the best airport to visit Jammu and Kashmir. The airport is 14 km away from the main city and well connected with all Indian Major cities.
By Train: The nearest railway station of Srinagar is the Jammu Tawi Railway station. The railway station is well connected with most of the Indian major railway stations by regular train. After reach, the station plans your tour.
By Road: The best way to explore Heaven is by road in your own car. But if you can choose the other options like by Bus or Cabs. Srinagar or all major city of Jammu and Kashmir is well connected with Delhi, Leh, Amritsar, Shimla, etc by regular Volvo and state Buses.
Best Places to Visit
Gulmarg is a popular Hill station in Kashmir, Situated in the Baramulla district. The Valley is surrounded by Pir Panjal Range. Most of the time in a year, the valley is covered by snow. The Place is well connected with Srinagar. It’s a fabulous tourist destination for family and also for adventure lovers. Gulmarg offers several sightseeing opportunities like Tangmarg and Ferozepur Nallah, Tangmarg, St. Mary Church, Maharani Temple, and Baba Rezi Shrine, etc.
For adventure lovers, Gulmarg is the best place. Here you can enjoy lots of adventure activities like Gonda Cale car ride, Skiing, trekking, and trout fishing.
Pahalgam is located 45 km away from Anantnag. It’s situated at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level, on the Liddar river bank. Pahalgam is famous for its lush green meadows and Pristine water. It’s a perfect place to do hiking and fishing. Pahalgam also the starting point of the holy Amarnath Yatra.
Sonamarg is a wonderful Kashmir valley for nature lovers. It offers significant views of lush green meadows, foaming rivers, and breathtaking snow-capped mountains. In Sonamarg, we found some of the most unexplored memorable destinations like Thajiwas Glacier, Zozilla Pass, Nilagrad River, Naranag village, Baltal, Gangabal Lake, Vishansar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Krishansar Lake, etc. It also offers one of the most popular adventurous River rafting in Sindhu River.
Besides these, Sonamarg is an iconic destination for Trekkers. The Major trekking trails and routes are the pristine Vishnasar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake, and Gadsar Lake.
Srinagar is heaven on Earth. It’s the summer capital in Jammu and Kashmir. The city is situated on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. Srinagar is known for the stationary houseboats and colorful Shikararas on Dal lake.
The main tourist attraction in Srinagar is Dal lake. here tourists can take Famous Shikara Ride. Shikaras are used by the tourists to see attractions like the floating vegetable market and the Miir bahris a lively community of people who live on the lake itself.
Srinagar also is known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts like Kashmiri Shawls and also dried fruits.
Srinagar offers some most exquisite Mughal age Gardens in India, like Shalimar Bag, Nishat Bagh, and Chashm-E-Shani Garden.
Patnitop is also a popular and budget tourist destination in India. It also offers heavy snowfall, during the winter season. It’s one of the base points of Mata Vaishnodevi Yatra. Besides the scenic view, here we can found the Indian longest mountain tunnel, called Chenani Nashri Tunnel. So overall it’s the best place to spend 2-3 days with eye-catching nature and delicious Kashmiri foods.
Kishtwar is located 235 km away from Jammu. It is the best place to see natural beauty. The place is blessed with unmatched natural beauty. It offers a lovely lush green valley, breathtaking mountain views, deodar and pine forests, Happily flowing streams and an abundance of wildflowers. The best place to explore in Kishtwar is Spectacular saffron fields, which are distributed across villages like Pochhal, Hatta, Bera Bhatta, matta, and berwar.
Here tourists can do some adventure activities like Paragliding and Rock Climbing in Paddar and Wadhwan valley. Trekking is also famous here, which goes through Paddar Valley to Zanskar Valley over the Umasi La Pass.
Aru valley is a famous tourist spot in the Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir. It located 12 km away from Pahalgam. Tourists attracted to it because of its lush meadows, pristine lakes, and mountains. It also serves as a base camp for trekking to the Kolahoi Glacier and Tarsar Lake. The valley also offers some adventurous activities like Horse Rides, Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Fishing in the Aru river, etc.
The Kashmir valley is well known as the vale of Kashmir, is an intermontane valley in the portion of the Kashmir Region. The valley is surrounded by Pir Panjal Range and Himalayan Range. The valley spread over 135 km long and 32 km wide in Kashmir Region. Here we can found a scenic view of nature and the Snowcapped Mountains. Paragliding is one of the most popular parts of the valley.
Kargil is the second largest town in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is located 205 km away from Srinagar. Here, tourists can visit in Kargil market and find many Woollen Items, Buddhist paintings, Pashmina Shawls, Tobacco Pouches, Brass kettles, etc. The most interesting place to visit in Kargil is Rangdum Monastery, Mulbekh Monastery, Suru Valley, and Kargil War Memorial.
Kargil memorial is the best part of the Kargil visit. The memorial is built to honor the soldiers who fought bravely in the Kargil war against Pakistan. The whole memorial is the Sandstone wall, in the open, which has the names of all the Indian army personnel who laid their lives during the Kargil War.
Best Time to Do Jammu and Kashmir Tour Plan
Summer: The Summer season starts in June and extends up to August. This is the best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir with family, the all tourists destination accessible by road. The weather is very pleasant at this time. In summer, you can visit all the above mention places and also get a snow-capped road and mountain views.
Monsoon: Monsoon(mid-august to September end) is not the right time to visit any hill stations. During this period, you would find most of the roads blocked by a heavy landslide. But if you like some adventurous activity, then you should go. For the Photographer is also a good time to explore.
Winter: Winter( October to March) is also a very good time for those people who love to do adventures on Hill. This time mountains and roads will be fully covered by snow. Only a handful of travelers visit this time. But if you a trekker, then this is the right time for you.
Our Jammu and Kashmir Tour Itinerary starts from Jammu Tawi Railway station.
Day 1 : After reaching Jammu tawi, proceed towards Patnitop(117km).
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Patnitop.
Day 3 : Patnitop to Pahalgam via Kishtwar.
Day 4 : Pahalgam local sightseeing(Include Aru Valley).
Day 5 : Pahalgam to Gulmarg .
Day 6 : Gulmarg Local Sightseeing.
Day 7 : Gulmarg to Sonamarg.
Day 8 : Sonamarg to kargil and back to Sonamarg.
Day 9 : Sonamarg Local Sightseeing.
Day 10 : Sonamarg to Srinagar.
Day 11 : Srinagar Local sightseeing.
Day 12 : Departures to Srinagar Airport.