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* [[Kashmir Valley]], under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
* [[Kashmir Valley]], under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
* [[Ladakh]], under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
* [[Ladakh]], under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Kashmir, one of the most important tourist destinations, is an exotic abode of overwhelming beauty. Create some of your finest memories here amidst the misty ranges of the mighty Himalayas.
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===Water Bodies===
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The Dal Lake, located in the capital city of Srinagar is more than popular among tourists for its exquisite house boats. The Shikara, a local boat is very popular here for a ride across the lake, and the resplendent flowers they sell. Another water body worth mentioning is the Vernag fresh water spring situated near the famous Mughal Gardens.
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===Pilgrimage===
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Kashmir is a significant place of pilgrimage with its many eminent temples. The Shankaracharya temple located at the mountain peak in Srinagar, the Kheer Bhawani temple located by the holy spring near Tula Mula village, the Amarnath temple, the Raghunath temple and the Vaishodevi temple near Jammu are all venerable places of devotion.
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===Hill Stations and Other Tourist Spots===
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The valley is also home to the picturesque hill stations of Sonemarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgaon and Yusmarg. These places are known for their winter sports. Pahalgaon is a prominent spot to spot some rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Other places of interest include Bahu Fort, Mubarak palace, Aru valley and the Zanskar trekking area.
  
  
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* [[Azad Kashmir]], under Pakistani administration.
 
* [[Azad Kashmir]], under Pakistani administration.
 
* [[Gilgit Baltistan]], under Pakistani administration.
 
* [[Gilgit Baltistan]], under Pakistani administration.
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===Resources===
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When to Visit Kashmir: http://www.weareholidays.co.in/travel-guide/when-to-visit-jammu-and-kashmir
  
 
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Revision as of 11:06, 22 February 2013

Kashmir can refer to multiple places:

Republic of India

  • Jammu division, under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Kashmir Valley, under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Ladakh, under Indian administration as the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir, one of the most important tourist destinations, is an exotic abode of overwhelming beauty. Create some of your finest memories here amidst the misty ranges of the mighty Himalayas.

Water Bodies

The Dal Lake, located in the capital city of Srinagar is more than popular among tourists for its exquisite house boats. The Shikara, a local boat is very popular here for a ride across the lake, and the resplendent flowers they sell. Another water body worth mentioning is the Vernag fresh water spring situated near the famous Mughal Gardens.

Pilgrimage

Kashmir is a significant place of pilgrimage with its many eminent temples. The Shankaracharya temple located at the mountain peak in Srinagar, the Kheer Bhawani temple located by the holy spring near Tula Mula village, the Amarnath temple, the Raghunath temple and the Vaishodevi temple near Jammu are all venerable places of devotion.

Hill Stations and Other Tourist Spots

The valley is also home to the picturesque hill stations of Sonemarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgaon and Yusmarg. These places are known for their winter sports. Pahalgaon is a prominent spot to spot some rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Other places of interest include Bahu Fort, Mubarak palace, Aru valley and the Zanskar trekking area.


Pakistan


Resources

When to Visit Kashmir: http://www.weareholidays.co.in/travel-guide/when-to-visit-jammu-and-kashmir


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