Best and Famous: Top 10 Tourist Places Jammu and Kashmir in India

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Tourist Places Jammu and Kashmir is a region administered by India as a union territory and consists of the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947 and between India and China since 1959.

Area42,241 km²
Union territory31 October 2019
Highest elevation (Nun Peak)7,135 m (23,409 ft)
HDI (2018)0.688 (Medium)
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Here are the top 10 famous tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir, India:

  1. Srinagar: Famous for its beautiful Dal Lake, houseboats, Mughal Gardens like Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, and the historic Shankaracharya Temple.
  2. Gulmarg: Known for its stunning landscapes, Gulmarg is a popular ski resort during winters and offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas.
  3. Pahalgam: A picturesque town renowned for its lush greenery, Lidder River, and as a starting point for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage.
  4. Sonmarg: Known as the “Meadow of Gold,” Sonmarg offers stunning views of glaciers, lakes like Vishansar Lake, and is a gateway to the Amarnath Cave.
  5. Leh-Ladakh: Famous for its rugged landscapes, Buddhist monasteries like Hemis Monastery, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, and high-altitude adventure activities.
  6. Jammu: Home to historic temples like Vaishno Devi, Raghunath Temple, and the beautiful Bahu Fort, Jammu is a significant religious and cultural center.
  7. Katra: The starting point for the revered Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, offering spiritual significance and picturesque surroundings.
  8. Patnitop: A hilltop destination known for its serene beauty, trekking trails, and adventure activities like paragliding and skiing during winters.
  9. Dachigam National Park: Famous for its population of the endangered Hangul (Kashmir Stag) and diverse wildlife in a stunning Himalayan setting.
  10. Nishat Bagh: One of the Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, known for its terraced lawns, beautiful flower beds, and stunning views of Dal Lake.

These destinations in Jammu and Kashmir showcase the region’s natural beauty, spirituality, and cultural heritage, attracting tourists from all over the world.

Best and Famous 37 Tourist Places List in India

Zone States
North Jammu & Kashmir

Himachal Pradesh





Central Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Uttarakhand
East Bihar


Odisha Jharkhand West Bengal
West Gujarat


Daman Diu Maharashtra Dadra Nagar Haveli
South Karnataka

Tamil Nadu



Andhra Pradesh

Andaman Nicobar



Northeast Manipur





Arunachal Pradesh

Southeastern Ladakh

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