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Jammu & Kashmir

Area: 20.36 sq. km., Altitude: 305 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer Max.39.9, Min.23.4; Winter Max.20.2, Min.4.5,Rainfall: 107 cms (June to September),Clothing: Summer: Light cottons, Winter: Heavy Woollens, Languages Spoken: Dogri, Kashmiri, Hindi, English, Best Season: Throughout the year.

Places Of Interest: Ranbireshwar Temple; Raghunath Temple, Ranbir Canal, Bahu Fort, Bage Bahu, Amar Mahal Palace Museum, Dogra Art Gallery.

Excursions: Akhnoor- 32 kms, Batote-113 kms, Kud-106 kms, Mansar Lake- 80 kms, Purmandal (Chhota Kashi)- 39 kms, Patnitop- 112 kms, Ramban-148 kms, Ramnagar- 102 kms, Sanasar-129 kms, Sudhmahadev- 120 kms, Surinsar Lake- 42 kms, Kishtwar High Altitude National Park- 248 kms.

Reach -
By Air: Well connected with Delhi, Leh and Srinagar.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi.
By Road: Amritsar- 243 kms, Chandigarh- 436 kms, Delhi- 586 kms, Katra- 48 kms, Srinagar- 305 kms, Manali- 428 kms.

Vaishno Devi

Places Of Interest: Bhumika Temple, Darshani Darwaza, Ban Ganga Temple, Charan Paduka, Adhkunwari Temple, Kalika Temple, Ram Mandir, Shiva Goompha.

Reach -
By Air: Jammu- 62 kms is the nearest airport.
By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.
By Road: Jammu-Katra- 48 kms and Katra-Vaishno Devi-14 kms Route from Katra to Vaishno Devi: Katra - Ban Ganga Ban Ganga - Charan Paduka ,Charan Paduka - Adhkunwari ,Adhkunwari - Bhavan- 8 kms.

Leh (Ladakh)

Altitude: 3500 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer – Max, Min, winter – Max, min, Best Season: May to November.

Places Of Interest: At Leh: Leh Khar Palace, Leh Monastery, Leh Mosque, Tsamo Gompa.

At Kargil: Kargil has beautiful Imambaras at Trespone and Sankho representing Turkish architecture. Attached to these Imambaras there are famous Arabic and Persian speaking Muslim divines known as ghas.

Excursions: Mulbak Monastary- 190 kms, Lamayura- 125 kms, Alehi Gompa- 135 kms, Likir Gompa- 140 kms, Phiyang Gompa- 20 kms, Spitak Monastary- 8 kms, Snaker Gompa- 3 kms, Shey Palace Monastary- 15 kms, Thiksey Monastary-19 kms, Hemis- 49 kms.

Reach -
By Air: The nearest airport is Leh.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Jammu - 690 kms.
By Road: Leh to Srinagar- 434 kms, Kargil- 230 kms. Manali- 497 kms, Keylong- 380 kms.

Srinagar


Area: 103.3 sq. km., Altitude: 1,730 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max.29.5, Min.10.6; Winter- Max.7.3, Min.-1.9, Rainfall: 529 mms (Mid June to Mid September), Clothing: Summer- Cottons/Tropical; Winter- Heavy woolens, Best Season: Throughout the year, though winter months are quite cold, Languages Spoken: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English.

Places Of Interest: Pather Masjid, Shah Hamdan Mosque ,Jamia Masjid, Hari Parbat Fort, Nagin Lake, Hazratbal, Shalimar Bagh, Harwan, Nishat Bagh, Cheshma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankracharya Temple, Daal Lake and Shri Pratap Singh Museum at Lal Mandi.

Excursions: Pampore-13 kms. (The only place in the world, where saffron is grown), Mattan- 61 kms, Martand- 64 kms, Achabal- 58 kms via Anantnag, Kokernag- 70 kms, Verinag- 80 kms, Daksum- 85 kms, Yusmarg- 40 kms, Acharbal- 51 kms, Kounsernag Lake- 11 kms, Manasbal- 32 kms, Burzahon- 24 kms, Ganderbal- 19 kms, Wular Lake- 60 kms, Charari-Sharif- 30 kms, Dachigam National Park- 21 kms.

Reach -
By Air: Nearest airport is Srinagar- 14 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead Jammu Tawi.
By Road: Srinagar-Jammu 293kms, Leh- 434 kms, Kargil- 204 kms, Gulmarg- 52 kms, Pahalgam- 96 kms, Delhi- 876 kms, Chandigarh- 630 kms.

Amarnath Yatra / Trek

What is there in Amarnath Cave? It's a Shiva linga. Shiva is one of the holy Trinity of the Indian mythology. And linga? Well, that is the phallic symbol of Shiva. Shiva lingas are a common sight everywhere and worshipped in every nook and corner of India. Then what is so special about the one in Amarnath?

Here it is a natural formation of snow seen only during July-August every year. And it waxes and wanes with the moon.There is not just one. There are two more ice stalagmite, close to the main one. These represent Parvati, Shiva's consort, and their son, Ganesha.

Altitude: 3880-4218 meters, Best Season: Mid-June to Mid-October, Grade: Moderate.

Reach -
By Air: Nearest airport is Jammu.
By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.
 
 
 

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