Cities and Town in Jammu Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir has been
divided into 3 regions.
*** Jammu — most will only stop here to change from train to bus en
route to Kashmir, Jammu is the winter capital of state, it is famous
for its temples.
*** Kashmir Valley — some say it is Heaven on Earth, friendly people,
beautiful gardens, vast lakes and pristine streams and stunning
landscapes, it is all that but please see "Stay safe" below.
*** Ladakh — truly amazing landscapes high up in the Himalayas,
popular for trekking and with those on a search for the most serene
place in the world.
Main cities and
towns in Jammu & Kashmir regions.
- Anantnag -
- Choglamsar - a village with a large
Tibetan comunity, almost close enough to Leh to be a suburb.
- Jammu - the winter capital
- Gulmarg - decent skiing and the World's highest gondola.
- Kargil - town with much of interest
for travelers. A Budha statue erected at Mulbekh, another one at Sankoo
are the ones worthy wathching. Kargil provides excellant sites for
treking and mountaineering like the nun kun massif, also there is large
scope for river rafting in Zanskar region op Kargil district
- Katra - in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains and home of the
holy Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.
- Leh - the jumping off point for treks and adventures around Ladakh.
a medium sized town, not many "sites", but very picturesque and makes an
excellent base for exploring Ladakh - good guest houses and restaurants.
- Pahalgam - a calm and serene place offering multiple trekking
routes. Starting point of Amarnath Yatra.
- Patnitop - a small hill station in Jammu.
- Srinagar - the summer capital of the state, set around famous Dal
- Turtuk - a remote village inhabited by
ethnic Muslims on the 'line of control' between Pakistan and Tibet. Once
a part of Baltistan, shared strong economic and cultural ties with
- Udhampur -
- Zab Baihk -