Try a tour to Jammu-Srinagar-Gulmarg and frolic in the misty mountains. Jammu, known as the City of Temples and Mosques, has a number of ancient and beautiful temples and mosques where you can offer prayers. While Srinagar, which is about 295 km away from Jammu can be reached through the narrow mountain pass. This city is famous for its lakes, gardens and houseboats. While you are here, don’t forget to lay your hands on some traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and munch on an exotic assortment of dry fruits. Gulmarg, which is located 50 km from Srinagar, is nicknamed as the “Meadow of Flowers”. It is high in the mountain range and covered in snow. This makes it ideal for those who love skiing and other snow activities.
Places to Stay
For those who are looking for budget accommodation. There are many Hotels in Srinagar that you can choose from. Some of these hotels are Amina Guest House (Tariff – Rs.983), Hotel Orion (Tariff – Rs.868), Hotel New Gulfam (Tariff – Rs.694) and Hotel Rustum (Tariff – Rs.584).
The languages spoken here are Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi and English.
The most celebrated festivals here are Lohri in January, Purmandal Mela during February-March, Chaitre Chaudash in March-April, Baisakhi in April and Navratri in September-October.
Places of Interest
There are numerous tourist attractions in Jammu, Srinagar and Gulmarg. A few of these attractions include Bahu Fort (6 km) from Jammu, Mubarak Mandi Park (3 km) from Jammu. In Srinagar, you can visit Nigeen Lake (7 km), Dal Lake (10 km) and Mughal Gardens (14 km). While you are in Gulmarg, do visit Tangmarg (13 km), Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary (7 km), Khilanmarg Woods (15-m), Kongdori valley (13 km), Mount Afarwat Peak, a kilometer away from Gulmarg.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jammu Airport which is 9 km away from Jammu.
Jammu Tawi is the closest railway station to Jammu, being 7 km away and connects Jammu to all major railway stations around India.
Jammu is well connected to every city and state through a network of state buses and private buses. There are many private bus operators such as Jamna Travels, City Land Travels, Libra Travels, Bhatia Travels and Awadh Travels that have daily bus trips from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kullu, Amritsar, Rajpura and Manali to Jammu. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.