Tours in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Jammu is justly famous for its temples. In fact, it is known as the city of temples, and the every fame of its tends to overshadow its palaces, forts, forests and powerful ziarats. Bahu Mata is the presiding deity of Jammu and the Dargah of Peer Budhan Ali Shah the other shrine that protects Jammuites. The other major tourist attraction is the Raghunath Temple Complex. Maharaja Gulab Singh began the construction of the Raghunath Mandir Complex in the crowded downtown Bazaar named after it, in 1851.
Kashmir set like a jewelled crown on the map of India; Kashmir is a many faceted diamonds, changing character with the seasons – always extravagantly beautiful. Three Himalayan ranges, Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal – snow-capped, majestic, frame the landscape from the north-west to the northeast. They are the birthplace of great rivers which flow through the Kashmir valley.
Raj Taringini, the chronology of the Kashmir Kings written by Kalhana, eulogises the beauty of Kashmir as follows:”Kasmira Parvati Paroksh; Tat Swami ch Maheswara”. Meaning Kashmir is as beautiful as Goddess Parvati manifest, and its owner is Lord Shiva Himself” and the Mughal Emperor exclaimed “Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Ast, Hamin Ast Hamin Asto. Meaning if there is paradise on this earth this is it.
Ladakh a mysterious land shrouded in myth and legend. Much of its ancient history is known only through the mythology of its people as its written history is of very recent origin. Known for centuries as the ‘land of passes’ (La-pass; Dakh-land), Ladakh described by Fa-Hian, who travelled across its inhospitable terrain in 399 A.D.
Known as ‘The land where snow never melts and only corn ripens’. Its landscapes are forbidding by any measure. Snow-swathed mountains rise to several thousand feet above one of the most elevated plateaux on earth.
A treeless wind-swept country, much of Ladakh can be termed as mountains, arctic desert, where everything parched but the rarefied dryness of the atmosphere. A few narrow fertile valleys scattered here and there provide a stark contrast to an otherwise barren, beautiful country of intense sunlight and clear sparkling air.
Hidden Gems of Ladakh
16 days from £2809.00
DELHI – LEH – ULEYTOKPO – STOK – TSO MORIRI – TSOKAR – SABU - NUBRA VALLEY – LEH – DELHI
Located between the Greater Himalayas and the lofty Karakoram, this destination is different from the bright rainbow like tapestry of the rest of India; Ladakh is sheer magic in white. The limitless expanse of Leh is dotted with several beautiful and ancient temples, monasteries or Gompas as they are called, a perfect baseMORE
Highlights of Leh
11 days from £2625.00
DELHI - LEH – NUBRA VALLEY - LEH - DELHI
Highlights of Leh. A seismic creation of time, Leh is a place that resounds peace in the wide and expansive geography that vibrates in the colourful and humble residents, a spirituality that is a way of life here. Leh stands as a classic example of a complete destination, in the sense that it straight away reaches the soul with its zeroness in the white landscape, the clear cut pauseMORE