33 attractions you should visit in Jammu and Kashmir - With photos & details

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Top 33 attractions to explore in Jammu and Kashmir

Famous for its lakes, gardens and mountains. With a long history of nations fighting with each other for their territorial ambitions in the region.

Outdoors- Other
Notable Architectures
Hill Stations
Old Ruins

Parihaspora is an old town situated near the district of Baramula at 26 km from Srinagar. This town was the capital of Kashmir during the Shankervarman Regime. It was found in the 8th century AD by the king of Kashmir, Lalityaditya Muktapid. The most popular feature of this place is the ancient archaeological monuments present at the Parihaspora Pattan and the Pattan Bazaar. Apart from these monuments, the town also houses few remains of a Buddhist Stupa and monastery.

PatnitopPatnitop
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

The Lush Wooded Pine Forest In Patnitop Offers Ample Opportunity For Trekking[/caption]This state is known for its many picturesque locations and landmarks, and travelling to Jammu and Kashmir. Patnitop is located in the Lower Himalayan Range close to the Pir Panjal range, 47 km from Udhampur and 112 km from Jammu.This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 m across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes. The towns of Kud and Batote are nearby.

Peer Ki Gali Mughal roadMughal Road, Forest Block, Jammu and Kashmir 185102
Outdoors- Other

Peer ki Galli is a mountain pass and a tourist destination, located in the Pir Panjal Range in Jammu and Kashmir. It connects the Kashmir Valley to the Rajouri and Poonch districts via the 'Mughal Road'. It is the highest point on the Mughal road at 3,490 m (11,450 ft) and lies to the south west of the Kashmir valley.

SanasarSanasar 182143
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other
Hill Stations

Sanasar is the name given to the two small villages of Sana and Sar in Jammu province, Jammu and Kashmir state, India.  Named after small local lakes, Sana and Sar are located 20 kilometres  west of Patnitop, Ramban district on the national highway 1A. At an altitude of 2,050 metres , it is the hub for adventure and sport activities in the Jammu region. The area is notable for its scenic views of mountain ranges including the Brammah Massif.

Shree Raghunath Ji TempleFatthu Chaugan, Pakki Dhaki, Old Heritage City, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001
Hindu Temples

Raghunath Temple is a well-known holy shrine of the Hindus. Located in Jammu, Raghunath Mandir is one of the largest temple complexes of the Northern part of India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 1835, the construction of this temple was started by the founder of Jammu & Kashmir, Maharaja Gulab Singh. After the death of Gulab Singh, it was completed by his son, Maharaja Rambir Singh in 1860.

Sinthan TopSinthan Top, 192202
Mountain Peaks
Mountain Passes

Sinthen top is a mountain pass, a popular tourist destination located between South Kashmir's Breng Valley (Sub-District Kokernag) in Anantnag district and Kishtwar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the part lies on Kishtwar side.

SonamargSonamarg
Outdoors- Other
Cliffs
Hill Stations

Sonamarg, which means ‘meadow of gold’ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonamarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Private vehicles are not allowed. Visitors have to hire taxi .

Tarsar LakeTarsar Lake, 191202
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Mountain Peaks
Hill Stations

The Tarsar Lake or Tar Sar is an almond-shaped, oligotrophic alpine lake situated in the Kashmir Valley, specifically in Aru, Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Thajiwas glacier, Sonmarg, KashmirForest Block, Jammu and Kashmir 191203
Adventure Sports- Other
Mountain Peaks
Hill Stations

Thajiwas glacier at an altitude of 9,186 feet is a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and a clear blue sky. In summers, you can take a half-day hike to numerous waterfalls around this glacier. The road will be long and the journey hard but the captivating views make it worthwhile. On the way, have a friendly match with the local Gujjar kids who are almost always ready for a friendly snowball fight!

Wular LakeWular Lake
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Hill Stations

Wular lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River. The lake's size varies seasonally from 12 to 100 square miles (30 to 260 square kilometers). In addition, much of the lake has been drained as a result of willow plantations being built on the shore in the 1950s.

YusmargBudgam Jammu and Kashmir, Forest Block, 191112
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks
Hill Stations

Yusmarg is a hill station in the western part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 47 km south of Srinagar the capital of the state.

ZanskarZanskar 194302
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

Nestled in a remote corner of Ladakh, the Zanskar Valley is one of the most enchanting places to visit. It is located in the eastern corner of Jammu and Kashmir and is separated from Ladakh by the Zanskar Mountain Range. It is a part of The Tethys Himalayas which is formed with weekly transformed sedimentary series. Zanskar Valley is known for its wide views and sceneries, cave monasteries and mostly travelled to for its trekking trails and river rafting experiences and the Suru Valley, the two

Ziyarat Baba Abdullah ReshiParibal Rd, Chundina Deh Nowabad, Jammu and Kashmir 191131
Mosques
Man-made Structures- Other
Hill Stations

The Ziarat of Baba Reshi is a popular shrine of Baramula, situated near the Alpather Lake at 13 km from Gulmarg and belongs to saint Baba payam-Din. Baba payam-Din was a well-known Muslim saint as well as a courtier of the king of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. This shrine is that very site where Baba payam-Din died in 1480 after spending his days in prayer and meditation.

Map of attractions in Jammu and Kashmir