Published on : Thursday, February 3, 2022
Jammu and Kashmir boasts of tropical, subtropical and temperate climates, therebymaking it distinct from other parts of India. A huge Trans Himalayan landscape presents a diverse socio- geographical landscape for the onlookers and visitors. The Himalayas, with snow cladded peaks throughout the year offer great scope for adventurous activities.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is divided into two divisions: Jammu division and Kashmir division which addan element of diversity to the Union Territory. Both the regions have great potential for tourism due to their mesmerizing geographical landscaping.
Kashmir is well-known for its scenic beauty, verdant valleys, lush green vegetation, snow clad mountains, fascinating gardens, among other attractions.
The region falls mainly in subtropical and temperate latitudes with harsh winters caused by western disturbances and western winds. The region also experiences rainy season in summers. Kashmir Valley has places with immense tourism potential.
Be it Dal lake, Mughal gardens, Nishatbagh, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Doodhpathri, Tosamaidan, Aharbal, Kokernag, Achabal, Sonamarg, wular lake, Nagin lake, Shankracharya temple, Khirbhawani and Amarnath shrine, Kashmir Valley presents varied options for visitors to take pleasure in the scenic and scintillating beauty.
The Valley is charming in all the seasons. Ski enthusiasts can enjoy the exotic Himalayan landscape during winters. Gulmarg, popularly known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’, is an ideal haven for adventure enthusiasts. Along with skiing, trekking, snowboarding, golfing, mount biking and fishing are other exciting alternatives that one can enjoy in Gulmarg.
In the summer months, the numerous Alpine Lakes are preferred places for trekkers and campers who explore the adventurous potential of the Kashmir Valley.