Kashmir region is administered by India and the valley is bounded by the Pir Panjal Range and Himalayas range. Kashmir Valley is a very popular touristic destination and home to the Indian film shooting places such as Betaab Valley, Baisaran and Tulian Lake and Mughal Gardens.
Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys, Himalayan lakes, rivers and Mughal Gardens. Some major tourist attractions in Kashmir are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg Hill station and Anantnag.
Amarnath cave temple is an important and holiest shrines in Hinduism. The cave can be reached through Pahalgam town and surrounded by snowy mountains.
Martand Sun Temple is dedicated to Surya god, one of the most popular Kashmiri Hindu temple in Anantnag. Anantnag is located 45 kilometres from Pahalgam and an important tourist site.
Pahalgam hill station is a popular tourist destination in Kashmir, on the banks of Lidder river. Places of interest in Pahalgam include Kolhoi Glacier, Betaab Valley and Flora and fauna.
Betaab Valley is one of the most beautiful mountain valley in India, surrounded by snow clad mountains and lush green meadows.
Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination in Kashmir, The hill station means meadow of flowers. Tourism in Gulmarg include winter sports, Gondola Gondola lift, snowboarding, Toboggan and listed as best ski destination in India.
Sonamarg hill station means meadow of gold, easily accessible from Srinagar. Sonamarg is an important tourist destination and home to Himalayan lakes and trout and mahseer fish.
Srinagar lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River and known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. Srinagar has Mughal gardens,famous Nigeen lake, botanical garden and many religious places.
Dal Lake is the second largest in Srinagar and an important source of shikaras, fishing, tourism and water plant harvesting. The lake is home to floating houseboats and hotels as well as colourful shikaras.
Nigeen Lake is another tourist attraction in Srinagar, famous for Houseboats, shikaras and pristine waters. The lake is located next to the Hari Parbat hillock and surrounded by a large willow and poplar trees.
Mughal Gardens are built in the Islamic style of architecture, most famous Mughal Gardens of India are located at Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Agra Fort Nishat Gardens, Chashme Shahi,Pari Mahal, Shalimar Bagh and Verinag.
Nishat Bagh at the eastern side of the Dal Lake is a terraced Mughal garden and second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley.
Shalimar Bagh at Srinagar also called as crown of Srinagar is a public park, located northeast of Dal Lake. Shalimar Bagh is largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar is the largest tulip garden in India with an overview of Dal Lake. Tulip festival for tourism being organized in April by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.