(Last Updated on : 16/06/2017)
Hill Stations of Jammu and Kashmir
are the prime tourist attractions in global tourism sector. The snow capped mountains
, Himalayan subtropical pine forests
s and small streams are the cynosure to the national and international level tourists. The destinations are also popular for the adventure
and nature tourism
. Some of the hill stations
of Jammu and Kashmir are Bhadarwah
Bhadarwah, Doda District
Bhadarwah valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains
. It is located about 80 kilometres from Batote.
Patnitop, Udhampur District
Patnitop is noted for the Shiwalik
belt of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Patnitop is a popular place for paragliding
in the summer times.
Aru, Anantnag District
Aru makes one filled with joy while having a trek
to Kolahoi Glacier
, Tarsar-Marsar lakes
and Katrinag valley.
Gulmarg, Baramulla District
Gulmarg is known as the "Meadow of Flowers". Gulmarg allures the tourists for the beauty of Pir Panjal Range
Pahalgam, Anantnag District
Pahalgam acts as place for Bollywood
shooting location, because are summers are covered with flowers
Srinagar, Kashmir Valley
Srinagar is famous for its gardens
, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for the traditional Kashmiri handicrafts
and dried fruits
Yusmarg or Yousmarg, Kashmir Valley
Yusmarg is a hill station with an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of pine and fir. This place in Budgam District
is popular for trekking.
Sonamarg , Ganderbal District
Sonamarg is known as "Meadow of Gold". This place has the popular places like Kolhoi Glacier, Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. Previously Sonamarg acted as the gateway of ancient Silk Route.
Leh, Leh District
Leh is a place of Buddhist temples
and Himalayan desert. Khardung La
, Spituk Monastery
, Stok Monastery, Thikse Monastery
, Shey Monastery
, Alchi Monastery
, Pangong Tso
Lake, Siachen Glacier, Hunder Valley and Leh Palace are the popular tourism destinations here.