What are some of the interesting facts about Jammu and Kashmir?
· Kashmir is said to be, one of the earliest inhabited lands of India.
· According to legends, Kashmir used to be a lake, and it was drained.
· The K2 located in Kashmir is the world's second-highest mountain peak.
· The residents of Jammu and Kashmir hold double citizenship- one of the state and other of the nation.
· Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India, that has its flag, animal, flower, bird, and tree.
· Only those with citizenship of the state can buy property here.
How to reach Jammu and Kashmir?
Jammu and Kashmir are connected to all the major cities of India, by flights of all leading airlines. The best way to reach the state by railways is to get down to Jammu railway station. Cabs and buses are frequently available from Jammu to all the important tourist spots in the J&K tour packages. Udhampur, the last railway station in the Northern line is also available for you to make a stop, but compared to Jammu, it has less frequent taxis and buses. If you want to reach Jammu and Kashmir by road, traveling to Jammu and then to Srinagar, or from Manali to Leh, can be the best way to enter the state. Many government buses and private taxis are available to travel within the state.
When is the best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir?
Jammu and Kashmir can be visited all year round, as it never disappoints you. If you want to witness the snow and enjoy the snow activities, winter might be the best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir. The ideal weather for sightseeing is from October to March and is considered as the peak time to visit the state.
What can you do in Jammu and Kashmir?
Jammu and Kashmir offer numerous options for everyone who visits the state. For those seeking peace and tranquility, taking a ride on the Shikaras in Dal Lake is the best activity. For shoppers who seek peace? Well, the floating vegetable market and the Mir Bahris, (a community of people living on the houseboats themselves) selling shawls, and dry fruits on the floating market is the best place. Lal Chawk Market is another famous market selling Kashmiri Shawls, Kashmiri apples, and dry fruits. For tourists craving the adrenaline rush, Kashmir lives up to their expectations, since, Gondola rides to horse rides, skiing to mountain biking, trekking to golfing, the state has opportunities for all.
What is the cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir?
Jammu offers all types of cuisines that you can get in any other state of the country, from Chinese to Continental, from fast-foods to "Ghar ka Khana". Kashmir's cuisine has two types- one of the Kashmiri Pandits, strictly vegetarian, without onion and garlic, yet mouthwatering. Another non-vegetarian cuisine originates from the popular foods of Muslim households. Kashmiri Pulao, Kashmiri gravies, and Momos are some examples of the cuisine. Mostly, Kashmiri cuisine contains different preparations of mutton and chicken meat. Wazwan is a popular Kashmiri multi-course meal, consisting of 36 courses. Kashmiri Desserts are also to be relished while you visit the state. Teas in Kashmir are an important part of the cuisine. Kaah'wa is one such kind of tea, prepared with lots of spices, making it irresistible
How much does a vacation to Jammu and Kashmir cost?
Jammu and Kashmir have many hotels, varying in their package costs. Basic Hotels costs you around INR1000 per night. For those seeking luxury and modern amenities, hotels have prices around INR7000-10000, per night. The cost of hotels depends on the luxuries provided, distance from railways stations and airports, and distance from major tourist spots. To travel within the state and explore the tourist spots, taxis may cost around INR2000-3000 per trip. Moreover, buses take trips around the state to popular tourist spots, ranging INR100-200 per trip. Meals at restaurants also depend on the type of restaurant you are dining in. The meal budget can range from INR400 to INR1500. Thus, a J&K tour package may cost you around INR15000-30000 per person, depending on your spending habits.