Jammu & Kashmir temples are in plenty in this northern state of Jammu and Kashmir which lies at the top of the Indian Territory. The Raghunath temples in Jammu City are in fact the largest temples in the North India. The Amaranath Caves located at about 13000 feet above the sea level and 86 kilometers from the city of Srinagar are the most famous pilgrimage destination and is also the most famous Jammu & Kashmir temple. Millions of pilgrims from different parts of the country visit this holy place at least once in their life time.
The other famous Jammu & Kashmir temples are the Vaishno Devi Temple, Kheer Bhawani Temple, Babor Temple, Bahu Fort and temple, Rabireswar Temple, Avantipur Temples among many others. Of all Jammu & Kashmir temples, the temples in Jammu City are extremely famous and it is therefore no wonder that Jammu is recognized as the ‘City of Temples’. The Bahu Maata temple, Raghunath temple, Ranbireswar temple, Panchabakhtar temple, the Peer Kho Cave temple, and the Mahamaya temple are some of the most prominent temples in Jammu City.
Many religious fairs and festivals are held at Jammu & Kashmir temples of which the Baisakhi festival during the mid of April, Khir Bhavani Festival during the month of June at Khir Bhavain Temple, and the most famous Amaranath Yatra from starting from July till August attract heavy tourist inflow.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is composed of three divisions geographically, the Jammu, Kashmir valley and Ladakh. The state has a population of more than 10, 000, 00 of which the Kashmir shares around 54%, Jammu around 44% and Ladakh about 3%. Overall the state has Muslim majority, but in Jammu Hindus constitute around 65% of its population. Owing to different terrains, the state constitutes varied and extreme weathers in all seasons.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is a haven for tourists who flock from different parts of the world for the exquisite and pristine nature it holds. The state is surrounded by the spectacular Himalayan Mountains and is also the land to some of the most beautiful and serene lakes, rivers, streams, passes, glaciers and plains. No wonder Jammu and Kashmir is called as the ‘Paradise on Earth’.
For those adventurous and loving sports, Jammu and Kashmir is the right place. Gulmarg is the place where one can find the world’s highest golf course, and a home to extreme skiing adventure. Ladder River at Pahalgam is where all the Rafters head for as the waters here are extremely exhilarating and challenging for the rafters. For trekkers and mountaineers the steep mountainous regions of Ladakh and Kashmir pose a challenge and many yearn to visit these places to experience extreme fun. Water sporting in Dal Lake is truly an amazing and incomparable experience altogether. For those into Gliding, Kashmir is the place.