Kashmir's two major natural advantages are its mountains on the one hand, and lakes and rivers on the other. These waterways enhance the beauty of the land and are one of the chief sources that attract tourists to its verdant valleys. But more than just a means of pleasure, the water-ways are an activity oriented way of discovering new lei-sure sports.
To those of you who are by nature passive, there is little more needed than a wining nod to a passing shikara-wala before you are invited on board these narrow bo... read more
For trekkers, Kashmir is the ultimate paradise. The terrain from the Shivalik hills of Jammu to the rugged mountains of Ladakh is a geographer's delight. Nowhere in the world can one see so much change in geography in such a small distance: flora and fauna; Alpine pastures saddled among snow clad peaks with pure oxygenated air; high-altitude lakes of Kishensar, Vishensar and Gangabal full of trout. Your constant companions would be the nomadic shepherds - the Gujjars - the tough and sturdy mountain folk who can car... read more
Charar-e-Sharif in Kashmir is the mausoleum of Shaikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani at Charar-e-Sharif.
Charar-e-Sharif is dedicated to Sheikh Nooruddin, who was the greatest mystic-saint of Kashmir.
The Islamic militants burned it down in 1995 at the behest of Pakistan. The Sheikh was born as Nund Reshi in 1377 AD.
Saint Sheikh Nooruddin personified the Hindu-Muslim culture of the Valley, Nund, later named Nooruddin - "the light of faith", fully believed in the presence of God.
Kashmir, with its immense beauty and... read more
Kashmir has often been referred to as an angler's paradise, with a network of rivers and streams as well as high altitude lakes all abounding in trout - both brown and rainbow. Trout fishing in Kashmir is far, far cheaper than it is in any other part of the world. Criss-crossing the state are the well-known Sind and Lidder rivers, alongwith their tributaries and a silvery network of smaller rivers and streams. The geographical variation along the course of each river is immense, afford-ing endless possibilities for... read more
The meadow of flowers, Gulmarg is about 50 km from Srinagar, situated at an altitude of 2,730 m. It turns into a meadow of romance in winter, a small ski resort where everyone knows everyone else. There are comfortable hotels and huts to stay in. It is the only ski-resort in the mighty Himalayas where you can ski with a magnificent view of the Karakorams. Gulmarg provides an altitude difference of over 1,500 m with lengths of more than 10 km. But presently only a ski-mountaineer can reach these higher slopes. Four ... read more
Area covered- 141square.kilometers.
Location- The Park is situated around 22kms from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.
Explore the beauties of Dachigam National park!
The Dachigam National park is situated at a distance of around 22kms from the city of Srinagar. The Park covers an area of around 141sq.kms, which abounds in natural vegetation. The height of the Park varies from place to place and may vary between 1700m to 4300m. The chief attractions of the Park are the two steep ... read more
Jasrota National Park
Wildlife tours deep into the bamboo thickets of Jasrota National Park Kashmir show you an enchanting wild world agog with Himalayan wildlife and rare bird life.
Situated close to the Jasrota Village, the Jasrota National Park in Kashmir India is the perfect way to spend a romantic jungle sojourn. Set on the banks of River Ujh, Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary Kashmir India has a large population of Chital or Axis deer apart from other wild animals such as wild boars, rhesus monkeys, barking deer... read more
Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary
The Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary in Kashmir India gets its name from the Nandini Village located close by.
Primarily a bird sanctuary known for its thick pheasant population, the Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 28 kilometers from the Jammu city India and the perfect way to set out on bird watching tours deep into Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary greens would be to secure wildlife tour permits that are issued at the Regional Wildlife Warden, Jammu and Kashmir in Ramnagar... read more
Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is located 76-km from Srinagar , near Pahalgam, and has an area of 32.27-sq-kms. The area is home to a number of rare, threatened and protected species of birds and mammals. It sustains 13 species of mammals and over 80 species of birds. The sanctuary has acquired an outstanding position for its varied and magnificent species of pheasants.
The Overa Wildlife Sanctuary is richly covered with a variety of floral complexes, which comprise mainly of conifers; the principal species bei... read more
Location : 6-km. From Jammu, J&K
Area Coverage : 31.50-sq-kms
Main Attraction : Neelgai, Barking Deer
Best Time To Visit : Best season for mammal viewing is from the months of September to March and for bird viewing, March to May.
Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated only 6-km away from, Jammu city, this sanctuary occupies an area of 31.50-sq-kms. The sanctuary area sustains 8 mammal species including Nilgai and Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, etc. The sanctuary supports 15 spe... read more