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Famous Cities in Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is situated in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas.

Srinagar

Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is famous for its gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.

Achabal

Achabal is a town in Anantnag district, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Achabal is an important tourist place about 7 kilometres away from Anantnag. The place is notable for an ancient spring surrounded by a garden terraced and developed by the Mughals.

Awantipora

Awantipora is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated between Anantnag and Srinagar on National Highway.

Charari Sharief

Charari Sharief is a town and a notified area committee in Budgam district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. This historical town is famous for the tomb of Sheikh Noor-u-din Noorani, who preached Islam through his poetry.

Kathua

Kathua is a city and a Municipal Council in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kathua is also called 'the city of Sufis' owing to the presence of large number of Sufi Shrines of Pirs. The city is also the gateway to the state and a big industrial town with army presence.

Nishat

Nishat is a town on the eastern outskirts of Srinagar, the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Nishat is famous for the so-called Nishat Gardens (Nishat Bagh).

Ramban

Ramban is a town in the Ramban district in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the district headquarters. It lies on the banks of the Chenab river, on the National Highway-1A (now NH44) at about 150 km from Jammu and about 150 km from Srinagar, making it almost the central point on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Verinag

Verinag is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Verinag is also the first tourist spot of Kashmir Valley when travelling by road from Jammu, the winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir towards Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Badami Bagh

Badami Bagh is a cantonment town on the outskirts of Srinagar district in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. A portion of Indian army in the valley resides in the Badami Bagh cantonment. The cantonment is established on the two road sides of Srinagar Jammu National Highway.

Bandipora

Bandipora is the administrative headquarters of the district of Bandipora in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located on the northern banks of Wular - the second largest fresh water lake in Asia. Bandipora has a terraced garden similar to that of Nishat Bagh in Srinagar.

Baramulla

Baramulla is a city and a municipality in the Baramulla district in the Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir. It is on the bank of the Jhelum River downstream from Srinagar, the state capital.

Beerwah

Beerwah is a Sub-District in Central Kashmir. Beerwah is known as The Gateway of Doodhpathri. The region has a number of springs of local and tourist significance. Naranag spring, or Narain Nag, is located near the Khag village.

Reasi

Reasi is a town and a notified area committee and tehsil in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at the bank of River Chenab, it is the headquarters of the Reasi district. In the eighth century, Reasi was a part of the Bhimgarh state established by Bhim Dev.

Jammu

Jammu is the largest city in the Jammu Division and the winter capital of state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is situated on the banks of the Tawi River. It is administered by a municipal corporation. Jammu city has a railway station called Jammu Tawi that is connected with major cities of India.

Pahalgam

Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination and hill station. Pahalgam is associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra.

Akhnoor

Akhnoor is an archeological site and Municipal Committee in Jammu district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is located at a distance of 28 km from Jammu, Akhnoor is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The picturesque town is located on the banks of the Chenab River.

Basholi

Basholi is a town in Kathua district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated on the right bank of River Ravi at an altitude of 1876 ft. It was founded by Raja Bhupat Pal sometime in 1635. It was known for magnificent places which are now in ruins and miniatures paintings (Basohli Paintings).

Dras

Dras is a town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, India on National Highway. It is often called 'The Gateway to Ladakh'. The town shot into prominence in the summer of 1999 following Pakistani army incursions into Jammu and Kashmir. The Kargil War saw the town being shelled by the Pakistani army and the war ended with the Indian Army recapturing the areas surrounding the town and the Kargil district.

Katra

Katra is a small town in Reasi district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located. It is located 42 km from the city of Jammu. Katra serves as the base camp for pilgrims who visit Vaishno Devi.

Patnitop

Patnitop is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India on National Highway 44, 112 km (70 mi) from Jammu on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar.

Sanasar

Sanasar is the name given to the two small villages of Sana and Sar in Jammu province, Jammu and Kashmir state, India. Named after small local lakes, Sana and Sar are located 20 km west of Patnitop, Udhampur district on the national highway 1A.

Doru Shahabad

Doru Shahabad is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is also known as historical township in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Handwara

Handwara is a town under the Municipal Committee in the Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan since 1947.

Kangan

Kangan is a town and a notified area committee in Ganderbal district, of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated across the Nallah Sindh and spread over a 50 km long gorge valley.

Kishtwar

Kishtwar is a municipality in the Kishtwar District of the Jammu region in J&K. The area is famous for its high mountain passes which have been the mountaineer's delight. Kishtwar National Park, in the northeast region of the district, has a large number of peaks and glaciers.

Pattan

Pattan is a town and a municipal committee in Baramulla district , in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pattan is one of the historical capitals of Kashmir valley, located nearly in the center of the valley.

Ladakh

Ladakh is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet.

Leh

Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is dominated by the ruined Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh.

Anantnag

Anantnag is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a large business and trading centre of Kashmir Valley.

Bhadrawah

Bhadarwah is a town and tehsil in the Doda district, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is endowed with natural beauty which lends to its nickname, mini Kashmir. Apart from the scenic beauty of its forests, the town contains many small streams flowing through its various parts.

Jasrota

Jasrota, in the Sivalik Hills of the Western Himalayas, was the capital of the Jasrotia Rajputs. It was founded by Jas Dev, a ruler of the Royal House of Jammu and Kashmir, who gave it to his brother, Karan. While the fortified town is now derelict, there remains an active village bearing the same name on its outskirts.

Kokernag

Kokernag is a sub-district town and a notified area committee in Breng Valley (The Golden Crown of Kashmir), Anantnag district in the Indian administered state of Jammu & Kashmir. The etymology of the word 'Kokernag' is controversial and there are various theories and none has any conclusive historical proof.

Qazigund

Qazigund known as the Gate Way of Kashmir, is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Qazigund is surrounded by springs known as Nags in local language.

Udhampur

Udhampur is a city and a municipal council in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated among lush green forests of Eucalyptus, it is the second-largest city of the Jammu region and the fourth-largest city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Samba

Samba is a city and Municipal Committee in Samba district in the Indian administered state Jammu and Kashmir. Before the formation of Samba district, this town was part of Jammu district. The town had a long tradition of involvement in the Army.

Shupiyan

The Shopian Hill District is one of the districts of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Shopian district has many places with tourism potential, waterfalls, Wild Life Sanctuary.

Sopore

Sopore known as Suyyapur in antiquity, is a town in the Baramulla district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tangmarg

Tangmarg is a town and tehsil in Baramulla district in Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Tangmarg has many tourist spots like Drung, Gulmarg, Baderkoot, Zandpal, Gogaldara, Nigli Nullah and Baba Reshi. Tangmarg is a hilly area with most parts covered by lush green forests.

Tral

Tral is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The valley is surrounded by the snow peak mountains also famous for its natural springs, dense forests and beautiful villages. Famous picnic spots in the vicinity include Shikargah, Aripal and Hajan.

Chemrey

Chemrey is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located in the Leh tehsil. The Chemrey Monastery is located in this village.





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