Tourist spots in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is known as heaven on earth. Blue valleys, alpine passes - this state is full of scenic beauty. The tropical climate also adds to the fascination of the state. 

The Shankaracharya Temple offers a terrific view of Kashmir. The Mughal Garden of Shalimar along with beautiful flowers, fountains and streams, also has the magnificent mosque of Hazrathal.  

The major tourist attractions of Jammu are the Raghunath temple and the Vaishno Devi temple that attract pilgrims from all over the country. 

In Ladakh, the palaces that are of great interest and attract tourists are the Leh Palace and the Thiksey Monastery. The Stok Palace and the Museum houses relics of the last ruling family.  

Other places to visit include the Bahu Fort that is built on a rock facing the Tawi River. A temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali is also found inside this fort. Beautifully laid gardens surround the fort adding to its beauty. The Mubarak Mandi Palace has a unique blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and gothic style. Katra acts as a base camp for tourists and pilgrims going to the Vaishno Devi temple. The Dal Lake comprising of a series of other lakes is where modern boats are mostly anchored. 

Peer Baba, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Hemis Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and the Shanti Stupa are other touristsí attractions of the state, each having unique characteristics and something different to offer.



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