Whether summers or winters, picking India tour packages to go to Jammu and Kashmir is always a good idea. The reason for this is that the state exhibits great geographical and climatic variation. There are three distinct regions within the state: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Jammu is the southernmost of the three regions or divisions of the state, and also the easiest to reach with holiday packages in India. Its altitude varies from just 1000 feet at the valley of the Tawi River, to 13500 feet at the highest points of the Pir Panjal Range. A major tourist attraction and an important pilgrimage centre in the Jammu region is the Vaishno Devi Temple. Other places to see here are Mansar Lake, Bahu Fort, Raghunath Temple and Shiv Khori cave shrine.
The Kashmir division is the second region to visit with India tour packages in the state. It is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal Range in the south and the Karakoram Mountains in the north, and has an average elevation of 6000 feet above sea level. Srinagar, the centre of the region and the state capital, is a significant holiday destination. Shikara rides and houseboat stays on the bewitching Dal Lake are among the best things to do here. Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh are important places of interest in the city. Trekking up to the holy shrine of Amarnath and skiing in Gulmarg are also great activities to do in Kashmir.
Holiday packages in India to Ladakh can be availed to learn in detail about Himalayan Vajrayana Buddhism. The Ladakh desert plateau is situated in the extreme north of the state, and has an average altitude of 10000 feet. Travellers can visit various stupas and Buddhist temples in Leh, or the highly revered monasteries of Thiksey, Diskit, Hemis, Alchi, Shey and Stok. Hemis National Park in Ladakh is one of the best places in the world to see snow leopards. Adventure lovers can go on numerous treks through the plateau, such as the Chadar trek.