Jammu and Kashmir
Rightly known as the ‘Crown of India’, the state of Jammu & Kashmir’ indeed lives up to its nickname of being the ‘Paradise on Earth’. As quoted by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, “If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here”, Jammu & Kashmir casts a spell on everyone who visits here. It’s a dream of every Indian traveller to visit this paradise, at least once a lifetime. A holiday destination for every reason and for every season is this land that inspired poets since centuries. Enchanting Chinar trees, bewitching thick deodar forests, beautiful apple orchards, stunning saffron fields, majestic snow-clad mountains, adorable Shikaras, iconic Houseboats, colourful Tulips in spring, spectacular snow-heaven Gulmarg, stunning Solang, and the list is never ending. Jammu & Kashmir is the break you need. Explore the paradise’s unique attributes and experience their traditions and cultures like your own! Browse the beauty of Jammu & Kashmir along with all of our proficient Veena World online tour packages.
Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost Indian province, often dubbed as the crown of India. The state is located in the western foothills of the mighty Himalayan range. It is also one of India’s favourite vacation destinations. With a Jammu and Kashmir tour package, you can yourself witness the charm of this destination.
A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you to a destination that offers you a window to get up close with nature, with the magnificent mountains and extraordinary lakes that dot the entire region. The destination itself is fondly called “Little Switzerland” and it sure does live up to that name. The state holds a rich princely history and throughout time, as history stands witness, the beauty of Kashmir has always been a subject that has been marvelled upon.
Things to do in Jammu & Kashmir
There is so much to see and experience in the region and when you book your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages online, you can see if they cover the following key locations, attractions, and activities:
Visit the Vaishno Devi Temple:
The Vaishno Devi temple is located in Katra, a region in Jammu. The temple attracts thousands of devotees and pilgrims each year. Located 5200 meters above sea level, one has to complete a 12 km climb to get to the temple. Earlier, pilgrims would all do the climb on foot, however, now there are several other transportation facilities available, such as mules, palkis, cable transport, and even helicopters at reasonable prices! These costs are often included in Jammu and Kashmir tour packages.
Go Skiing in Gulmarg:
Established as a ski resort by the British, Gulmarg is every bit of a fascinating wonder that one could imagine. It is located 56 km north of Srinagar and is a popular destination throughout the year. During summers, the valley is bedazzled with lush flora and the views in full bloom during the summers are breathtaking. During the winters, Gulmarg undergoes a huge change. It snows heavily in the region, which forms a thick layer that is perfect for skiing. Ski equipment can easily be rented here at prefixed costs and the prices are reasonable. Most Jammu and Kashmir tour packages online include a trip to Gulmarg.
Visit Dal Lake:
Dal Lake has been dubbed as the jewel of Kashmir. It is a lake that is about 18 square km in area, and on a good day, offers clear views of the misty Pir Panjal Mountains. The lake is also where you can find the famed houseboats of Kashmir, which are inspired by the houseboats of the British Raj era. There are early morning floating markets in the lake as well, which offer an unforgettable experience. When choosing your Jammu and Kashmir package at Veena World, you can select one that also offers you the chance to stay a night floating in a houseboat atop the Dal Lake.
Visit Pangong Lake:
Another beautiful lake that you can visit with your Jammu and Kashmir tour packages, Pangong Lake is located in Ladakh and the freezing cold water splashing in the gusty winds is a truly a sight to behold. Pangong Lake is well renowned and can be seen in popular culture and media. One can only reach here by road and even the way to Pangong is as much a delight as is the destination.