Updated: Aug 5
Jammu and Kashmir, when we hear this name we can visualize that scene of mountains and peaks are covered with ice, all over lust green areas and enthusiastic environment. When we see this state in the map of India, then we find that it looks like Crown of India, so it is also known as the crown of India.
Lots of people of various religion come here to stay in a pleasant atmosphere and few of them take renunciation and stay there for their rest of life. J&K has lots of temples, majids, monasteries, caves, lakes, rivers, parks, valleys and lots of entertaining and interesting tourist places.
Top 12 Devotional Places in Jammu - Kashmir:-
The Lord Surya or Martand Temple
Sharika Devi Temple
The Kheer Bhawani Temple
Ziarat Dastgir Sahib
Durgah Peer Budhan Ali Shah
Top Lakes in Jammu - Kashmir :-
You have to visit this lake by taking a special permit. This is an isolated area at a 5 hr drive (160 km) from Leh, this 134 km long lake extends from India to China. The Pangong lake boasts of being the world's highest brackish lake at a height of about 4,250 m (13,900 ft) from sea level. Villagers can be seen with their large herds of Pashmina sheep and long-tailed yaks.
Wullar Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia with a width and length of approximately 10 and 24 km. The lake gives about 60 per cent of the fish yield of the region.
Located east of Kashmir, the lake lies on the foothills of the mountain Zabarwan. A number of willow and poplar trees lining the lake, Shankaracharya hill on the south and Hari Parbat on the west provide a charming view to the surroundings.
Lined with Mughal-era gardens, the lake is rich in lotus, water lillies and water chestnuts. The lake gives a paradisiacal view when frozen in winter. Dal Lake is the most famous and most visited lake in the state.
Popular for the food and crafts festival, the Mansar lake draws thousands of tourists every year around Baisakhi. Situated about 40 km south of Udhampur, the Mansar lake is surrounded by dense forests and hills.
The lake appears like a lotus garden in summers. The beautiful Surinsar lake is a great picturesque tourist spot situated about 42 km from Jammu. According to Hindu mythology, the lake originated when Arjuna, the hero of the epic Mahabharata, shot an arrow to the land.
18 Food Dishes That You Must Try When You Visit Jammu - Kashmir :-
Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry
Kashmiri Muji Gaad
In your life, if you are finding a peaceful place and you are a nature lover then Jammu and Kashmir is the best option. You will forget all your tension here and lost in the beauty of nature. The beauty of J&K is the reason why it is called as The Heaven on Earth. Do visit this place in your life once.