Jammu & Kashmir tourism has been described as a paradise so many times that one feels it is the ultimate homage you could pay to it. But somehow, there is a vagueness in it which does not do justice to this part of the country. What is paradise in Jammu & Kashmir? It is its alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes, amber hues of the trees during autumn, boathouses, gondolas, apple orchards and everything else that is a part of its landscape.
The natural beauty and picturesque locations have made it a favoured destination for tourists across the world. Jammu is famous for its temples, while Kashmir Valley is known for its lakes and gardens. J&K has agro-climatic conditions best suited for horticulture and floriculture. Jammu and Kashmir is also home to a number of stunning landscaped gardens. While the Shalimar Bagh and the Nishant Bagh boasts of excellent Mughal designs, the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is known to be home to around 50 species of tulips, making it one of the most beautiful places to see in Jammu and Kashmir. The monasteries of Jammu and Kashmir are also popular among tourists travelling here. The Hemis Monastery, Phuktal Monastery and Mulbekh Monastery are only some of the monasteries found in this region.