Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has got rich cultural and religious potential to attract the pilgrimage tourists. The state has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in the lifestyles of the native people who live in the villages in the different districts of the state. Visit to Jammu and Kashmir includes number of ancient Hindu, Muslim, Sufi and Buddhist temples, Shrines and Monasteries.



Mata Vaishno Devi

The Holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is an enchanting journey where Mata Vaishnavi spent sometime.


Amarnath Cave

Shiva is known to have made his abode in Himalayas. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Goddess Parvati the secret of creation in this Holy Cave.


Buddha Amarnath

The Chattani Baba Buddha Amarnath’s Himling Swaroop is located 4600 ft above sea level surrounded by beautiful Loren valley of gram Rajpura.



Gompas in Ladhak

There are more than 100 Gompas or monasteries in Ladakh and are religious residences of Buddhist monks.


Martand Sun Temple

Martand Sun Temple is said to be a mirror of the art and skill of Kashmiri Hindus.


Khir Bhawani Temple

Kheer Bhawani is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kheer Bhawani constructed over a sacred spring.




The Pandrethan temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was named Meru Vardhana Swami.


Raghunath Temple

Dedicated to Lord Rama, Situated in the heart of city and sorrounded by a group of Temples.


Charar e Sarif

This shrine revered by both Muslims and Hindus dedicated to Sheikh Nooruddin who was arguably the greatest mystic-saint of Kashmir.



Khanqah Mosque

The Khanqah Mosque is a wooden structure whose chief aesthetic feature is its beautifully carved eaves and hanging bells.


Hazratbal Shrine

Hazratbal's special significance is derived from the fact that it houses a hair of the prophet Muhammad.


Shankaracharya Temple

A beautiful Shiva temple situated on a picturesque location on the Gopadari Hill on the South East of Srinagar.

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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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