ammu & Kashmir is lovingly called the Heaven on Earth. The land of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with exquisite natural beauty. With the snow clad mountaintops, exotic orchards, lush green pastures, alpine forests and many more, the divine and delightful land of Jammu & Kashmir is a boon to the worldwide nature lovers.
The state of Jammu & Kashmir offers a good many numbers of places that have acquired immense popularity as tourist destinations from time immemorial. Each and every of the tourist spots in the state of Jammu & Kashmir is unparallel in the scenic beauty. The panoramic view of the long stretches of sun kissed mountains and vast spread meadows makes the uniquely beautiful land of Jammu & Kashmir, a real Paradise for the tourists.
Some of the most famous and cherished tourist spots of Jammu & Kashmir are:
Srinagar- this place is also known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and it has a very pleasant weather. This city contains the world famous Dal Lake. The other tourist spots are the Hazratbal Shrine and the Mughal Gardens.
Pahalgam - is one of the most beautiful valleys in the land of Jammu & Kashmir. The Pahalgam wildlife sanctuary is a major attraction of this place along with the trekking routes.
Gulmarg - it is one of the most appreciated tourist spots in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The natural beauty of the place is sublime and among the sight seeing spots, the ski resort and the world's highest golf course are the most famous.
Bahu Fort - The original fort was built by Raja Bahulochan but was modified and improved by Dogra rulers. This fort, perhaps the oldest edifice in Jammu, is located 5 km from the city. The fort is built on rocks facing the Tawi river. A temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is also inside the fort. Exquisitely laid-out gardens surround the fort on all sides.
Mubarak Mandi Palace - The architecture of this palace has a unique blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and even Gothic styles. The palace complex dates back to 1824 AD. The Sheesh Mahal segment in the palace is most famous. The pink hall has now been converted into the Dogra Art Museum. This museum is a treasure house of miniature paintings from various hill schools.