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10 Enchanting Places of Jammu & Kashmir




Where the word 'beauty' is an understatement to this place, Aharbal is an exotic hill station in the South-Western part of Jammu and Kashmir. Famous for its captivating waterfall it is referred to as the Niagara Falls of Kashmir owing to the abundance in the volume of water that gushes down these falls. A popular base for adventure tourism the enchanting Veshu River is stocked with trout fish. Explore this hill station on horseback, or simply click selfies along the way. You can also try your hand at skiing on the pure white snow here during winter, whatever may be your reason for visiting Aharbal you will go home with a bag full of memories...  



Have you ever heard of another Kashmir within Kashmir? If not then you haven't seen the enchanting town of Bhadarwah. This mesmerizing town is so beautiful that you will fall in love with it at the first glance. Popularly known as "Mini Kashmir" this breathtaking town has an exotic forest and small streams flowing through its various parts. What's more when you visit the main market of this town you can view the spectacular Halyan River. Visit Banderwah and be the first ones to boast about its breathtaking beauty to your family and friends. For More..



Daksum is located in the green forest of Jammu and Kashmir at Anantnag is a natural scenic spot. As you drive past the Mughal Gardens of Achabal, you will come across the picturesque Daksum. Situated amidst the magnificent grandeur of the Kokarnag springs, it presents an awe-inspiring sight. Standing at an altitude of 2438 m in a densely forested gorge, Daksum offers peace and tranquility. The only sound heard there is that of the Bringhi River,rushing right through its center. Daksum in Kashmir valley is a must for those fond of walking and nature. A walk in Daksum will take you up to the hills enveloped in lush coniferous trees and past gurgling brooks and the simple music coming out of the flute of an unseen shepherd tending to his flock will keep you mesmerized. The landscape of Daksum is quite erratic.



Situated amidst the lush Deodar forests Mantalai in Jammu Kashmir is a place where the glorious Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were unified by marriage. Treat your sights to the view of mountainous landscapes that will pull you towards this place like gravity. You can view these landscapes by an adventurous excursion through the woods of Naina Devi which is just at a distance of 5kms from this place.


Patni Top

Patnitop is a beautiful hill station located in the Udhampur District of Jammu and Kashmir and it was originally known as 'Patan Da Talab', translated as 'the pond of the princess'. According to a legend, the pond was used by an actual princess for her daily baths and the name however changed to Patnitop from 'Patan Da Talab' over the years. During the winter season, tourists make a beeline to Patnitop to participate in a number of outdoor activities, such as skiing and trekking and it is also suitable for activities, such as golf, paragliding, aero sports, horse riding and photography, among others. The main attraction of this beautiful hill station are The Naag Temple, the Buddha Amarnath Temple, the Bahu Fort and Temple as well as sacred spots like the Sudh Mahadev, Gaurikund, Kud, and Shiva Garh.


Poonch is a beautiful town and a municipal council in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has many historical events witnessed and also has been ruled by outsiders and locals at different junctures till it became a part of independent India. Literature in languages of Poonch is rich in folk songs. Most of the Punchi folk songs make women as their central theme. Family feuds, battles, love, marriage ceremonies, social rituals, social evils and superstitions are also have been given attention. Chann, Kainchi, Sepaiah and Maiah are some of the popular folk songs. Folk songs also speak of the bravery and heroism of the peoples of Poonch.



Sanasar is a beautiful small village of Sana and Sar in Jammu province in Jammu and Kashmir state, India. It is named after small local lakes and it is located 20 Km from Patnitop. A nearby mountain range called the Shanta Ridge and the Shank Pal Temple is located at the highest point of the Shank Pal ridge, at an altitude of 2,800 metres, a few hours walk from Sanasar. The 400-year-old temple is dedicated to Nag Shank Pal and no mortar was used to join the stones of this temple.


Shopian is a smart district of Jammu and Kashmir which is situated at a distance of 51 Km from Srinagar. The currently under construction Mughal road is now expected to link District Shopian with the Districts of Poonch and Rajouri. The natural and pristine beauty of the area and also Known as the 'Apple Town' of the Valley; it is dotted with verdant meadows and breathe taking landscapes. Some of them are widely renowned like Aharbal and Dabijan while others, although less known but equally awe-inspiring like Sedow, Hirpora, Pir ki Gali and the upper reaches of the imperious Pir Panjal mountain range. This sylvan town has the potential to become a major tourist spot and the opening up of much awaited Mughal Road may help in bringing the untrodden areas into the limelight.

Sudh Mahadev

Sudh Mahadev Temple is a house of a natural black marble lingam, The Trident of Lord Shiva which is 2800 year old and a mace believed to be that of Bheema, who was one of the five legendary Pandava brothers. This holy temple is near Patnitop and is situated at an altitude of 1225 meters and is about 120 Km from Jammu. Sudh Mahadev has a spring by the name Pap Nashni Bowli and it is believed that taking bath in it relieves a devotee of all sins and after a bath one can proceed towards the holy temple of Lord Shiva


Verinag is an amazing town in Anantnag district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is named after Nila Nag, the son of the wise saint, Kashyap Rishi, who reclaimed the Kashmir valley, the original shape of this spring was in the circular form of a kund. The spring which has a circumference of 80m in enclosed today by a brick wall under which are vaults and the lakes like waters have a limpid clarity in which the verdant surroundings of pine trees are mirrored. Fish swim in the cool depths and this picturesque setting that so captivated the Mughal emperors has lost none of its pastoral charm over the centuries. There are lawns around the spring are a beautifully manicured green and banks of massed flowers add splashes of color to this symphony of greens and browns.