Srinagar – The paradise on earth
Srinagar, yes you heard it is known as the paradise on earth. The best time to visit Srinagar is between the months of April to October. During this juncture, temperature ranges in the bracket between 14 degrees to 30 degrees. Khir Bhawani and Baisakhi, two popular Hindu festivals are celebrated during this time frame. Some amount of rainfall is observed during the monsoon months, but the dipping temperatures, blocked roads and frozen lakes are something hard to imagine for the locals, leave along the tourist community. It would be a sensible decision to avoid Srinagar during the winter months.
Udhampur is a newly opened station and is the nearest railway station to Srinagar. Jammu is currently operational and is located at a distance of 293 km from Srinagar. Jammu is connected by all the major cities of the country by an efficient network of roads and railways. A little bit more about Udhampur will reveal that it is district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The simple fact is that Kashmir is one of the regions of the country that is bestowed with natural beauty that no other place in India has. The unparalleled atmosphere and the cool beauty provide romantic gateways for millions of tourists.
It is a picture perfect place and no surprises to the fact that Udhampur is one of the major tourist destinations of the region. Located on the banks of 4 rivers Ans, Ujh, Tawi and Chenab, there are plenty of tourist attractions in this region. Well, all of us have heard of the world famous Vaishnovi Devi temple and it is located here which is a pilgrimage point. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, there is a shrine in a place termed as Shivnori. Another important place in Udhampur is a Patnitop hill station. This place attracts tourists all the year round as it is a beautiful location. Tourists can indulge in a host of activities like skiing, paragliding, etc. Since this place is gladdened with natural beauty it is bound to have a soothing effect on your heart, body and soul. For all young couples, as well as families or someone who is of the adventure mode this place has plenty to offer.
How to reach Udhampur
Udhampur is connected to the rest of the country by a network of roads and railways. Being close to Srinagar has its own advantages in terms of tourist escapes. There is no airport here, so you have to land in Jammu and then drive from there.
If you are travelling by rail, apart from Srinagar, the nearest railway station is Jammu or known as Jammu Tawi. It is a place that is connected to the length and breadth of the country by railways. if you are travelling by train, you can take a train to Jammu and Kashmir. Almost all the trains that connect Delhi have their base at Udhampur railway station.
So next time, when you are planning a trip to Srinagar, pay a visit to this beautiful destination of Udhampur.