Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in India, blessed with natural magnificence.
Apart from the panoramic beauty of this state that seems no less than a dream, Jammu and Kashmir is also famous for its sacred significance. There are so many religious places in Jammu and Kashmir that you need at least 11-15 days to cover them, and if you cover all these places through a road trip, it will be a great adventure apart from its spiritual significance.
Vaishno Devi- Religion is one of the mainstays of the majority of Indians, and the crown state of India, Jammu and Kashmir, has some remarkable religious places which are focal points of devotion for pilgrims across significant religions of the country. For example, starting from Jammu, the shrine of shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi attracts thousands of devotees every year to the holy cave, where the Goddess is believed to reside in her Pindi form, enlightening the lamp of devotion in the hearts of Her visitors.
Shiv Khori- Moving a little northwest ahead is the sacred cave of Shiv Khori, associated with the incredible legend of Bhasmasur, whose story every child who ever acquainted himself with Indian folk tales must have read. While Raghunath temple is a wonderful complex of seven temples with their own shikharas, Naag Mandir is a fascinating abode of peace.
Shrine of Hazratbal- On the other hand, the northern reaches of the state have their own count of some amazing religious places in Kashmir, revered earnestly by the locals and visited by tourists and pilgrims in multitudes annually. In the heart of Srinagar, there is a Shrine of Hazratbal, which houses the hair of Prophet Mohammed. Besides, the glory of the Shankaracharya Temple and that of Kheer Bhawani Temple is spread far and wide in the country.
Also, Srinagar has some remarkable mosques, particularly the exquisite Jamia Masjid and other similar structures, which are popular, both as the site of prayers and for their amazing architecture. Get altogether a unique spiritual experience in the midst of the ethereal sights of the Himalayas by visiting these mystically charged sites dotting the corners of this amazing state.