Jammu and Kashmir is the State of the India located more to the North. The summer capital is the city of Srinagar while the winter are located in Jammu and Kashmir autumn. Bounded on the N and NE by China (Xinjiang and Tibet), to the South with the Indian States of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, to the Southwest, West and Northwest with Pakistan (Punjab and Azad Kashmir) State is composed of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Valley. It is one of the historical States of the India, formerly known as “paradise on Earth” for its beautiful mountain scenery.
Small Indian Tibet is a land of culture and unique landscape. Those monasteries historical of Lamayuru or Thiksey is spread by the Valley of the Indus. The waters turquoises of the river cross this desert plateau where the absence of vegetation leaves the colors of the bare rock in sight.
Leh and the wonders of the Indian Himalayas. That feeling land to more than 3,500 m surrounded by towering mountains, coming from a city so different and so opposite as it is New Delhi. By the streets of Leh, mainly by the Main Bazaar Road, abound stores of clothing and small restaurants with flavor hindu, although by here not is an of the religions more professed. Leaving the commercial side, by its narrow streets, it is easy to encounter with engravings on walls peanut or stupas of Tibetan style that you dip in times where there was peace in the area. The city of Leh is located in the province of Jammu and Kashmir, to the Northwest of India, along with Pakistan, and is bathed in much of its geography by the Zanskar River. What stands out most of Leh is its Royal Palace of nine plants, Lechen Palkhar, former residence of the ladakhi Royal family.
Leh and the wonders of the Indian Himalaya
With stunning views of the Valley, Thiksey is located about 17 km from Leh and possibly due to its proximity to Leh is also the most visited. Is a place perfect for see to them monks blowing them enormous horns Tibetan in addition to see possibly the best paintings of the area as well as a huge Maitreya of head Golden. Monastery of Thiksey fits highlight that the monastery is currency from several kilometers to the be on a small hill in the middle of the Valley.
Next to the Hindus river, smaller than that of Thiksey, also has a spectacular view of the mountains.
Built in the 16TH century do not have too many rooms to be visited, but if you are lucky enough to visit it during the feast of the oracles Matho Nagrang, you’ll get a reminder of monks entering trance that you won’t forget.
Located to some 45 km of Leh has of one of the gompas more visible and famous of the area. Was founded in the century XVII and there is celebrates the fiesta of Tse-Chu, where is commemorates the birth of Padmasambhava.
Hemis National Park
It is the only national park that is in the North and the second largest in the India. In addition, it has as a guest to the Snow Leopard, a precise feline so hard to see and you touching the lottery of Christmas.
The highest peak in the Park is the Stok Kangri with 6.150 m, peak accessible, without too much difficulty and very busy.
The Nubra Valley. To reach it you have to cross one of the highest mountain passes in the world, the Khardung-(5359 m), from whose nevada Summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape of the city of Leh. Once overcome this pass, the tour takes an arid landscape, at times almost entirely desert (sand dunes and even camels). The starting point for a visit to the Valley is Diskit, a small town protected by a gigantic image of Avalokiteshvara (the Buddha of love and compassion) from which there are local buses to other small towns of the Valley such as Turtuk.
The Valley of Kashmir belongs to the Karakorum range, but how ignore Srinagar in a trip by the Indian Himalayas? Of this land said emperors it was paradise, and even today the experience of living in the houseboats on Dal Lake and listening to the singing of the muezzin at sunset stripe it indescribable.
Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, is located in the Lake Dal and the river Jhelum. It is a really curious city whose inhabitants are different from those of the rest of the India. To immerse yourself in this environment must travel channels watching both houseboats and boats enabled as abodes and Mongolian gardens extending along the Boulevard Road and which are built symmetrically with a Hari Parbat
No trip to Srinagar will be full if not be climbs Sharika Hill to this impressive fortification and discovered the sanctuaries of columns, colorful temples and the panoramic views of the city along the way.
The Hari Parbat Fort is a visible and iconic place anywhere in Srinagar by its location on Sharika Hill. Up until this fortification mogola, discovers the ancient laws of the District of Kashmir on the India, make a stop at the sacred spiritual temples and get spectacular views of the Dal Lake.
Sharika Hill is already in itself a place of great spiritual sense. It is believed it is a gigantic stone that dropped on the demon Jalobhava, who in the past weighed on the region. Look at the reference points sikh, hindu and Muslim who were built on the slopes of this place with a great spiritual burden.
It tries the hill from one of two directions. Come from the South to cross Gurdwara Patshahi Chatti, a resplendent entry sacred sikh culture. He admires the domes decorated on this building in cream color and continues until the temple Makhdoom Sahib Shrine. The façade with multiple columns in this respect Muslim gives you a spectacular photograph. You can also start your ascent from Hawal and pass through the temple Shareeka. This place is very worshipped by Hindu practitioners who pray to the goddess of multi-arm Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati under the white domes and oranges from the temple. When you approach to the fortification, admires them walls that seem carved of the very top of the Hill. Its construction began in times of Akbar, a Mughal Emperor, in the year 1590. However, the project was not completed until 1808, under the command of Shuja Shah Durrani. The Fort was opened to the public in 2014, allowing guided Kallai Ander (interior walls) and Badamvaer (the garden of almond trees). Discover the history of the Fort and its meaning while exploring their defenses and their cameras. Then get a picnic to the park outside the walls and enjoy your meal under the imposing stone structure. The top of the Hill also offers panoramic views of the center of Srinagar, Dal Lake and the Zarbarwan range. You’ll find the roads leading to the Fort adjacent to the old town of Srinagar and Hari Parbat Hill.
Botanical Srinagar, quiet and flourishing gardens with the vibrant colors of the natural landscape of Kashmir, awarded a well deserved break at a busy trip. Known as the Memorial Gardens of Jawaharlal Nehru, the serenity of this landscape also honour to the Prime Minister of India.
The gardens Mughal (Nishat Bagh) have been a sanctuary of contemplation peaceful since is built makes centuries. Take your time to ascend by the landscape perfectly-kept, enjoying the shadow of Cedars and supplies along the way. These gardens were built on the East Bank of the Dal Lake in 1633 on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Asif Khan. Look at the Persian distinctive aura of this heritage of 18.5 hectares. The aqueduct central, that carries the water to a structure attached, is typical of the design Mughal. 12 terraces represent the signs of the zodiac. Your exploration begins from the bottom end, where a bardari (pergola) solemn mogola exhibits a type of architecture. Raises the view toward the top of the Hill and admire the central aqueduct surrounded by plants symmetrical on both sides. Stroll along the polished stone roads that flank this stream to the rise of the second terrace. Lives the beauty, both visual and aromatic, the surface pools decorated with fountains and Persian lilacs. Look in decorative designs and small holes in an arc after the source. It is said that once these arches were filled with candles that were reflected in the water to create a spectacle of twinkling lights. Climbing through them pools square of the third and the fourth terrace and rests in them banks that will find in the fifth. Admire the intricate design of the pavement that starts in the sixth terrace. In the ninth, you can relax sitting on an octagonal bench and admire the nine sources of their rectangular pool. Before reaching the last terrace, number 12, devotes one minute to admire its facade of 5.5 meters. This wall arch shaped forms the perfect backdrop of the lower pool, decorated with 25 sources. From the last level you can delight in overlooking the terraces you just conquered. Two octagonal towers will give you a panoramic view of Dal Lake and beyond. Take a moment to admire the upper bardari, the favourite enclave of noble visitors to rest. The gardens Nishat Bagh is found to eleven kilometers from the center of Srinagar.
Gulmarg surrounded by dense forests of conifers, Gulmarg is known for its unsurpassed beauty and is marked as one of the most famous places in the world. The field of flowers is a famous tourist spot in Kashmir’s Baramulla District. The altitude of Gulmarg is 2730 meters.