Jammu Kashmir Bank Holidays 2023
Jammu Kashmir has 24 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Jammu Kashmir.
|DATE||REASON / REMARKS|
|January 5, Thursday, 2023||Guru Hargobind Ji Birthday|
|January 26, Thursday, 2023||Republic Day|
|February 18, Saturday, 2023||Maha Shivaratri|
|March 8, Wednesday, 2023||Holi|
|March 22, Wednesday, 2023||Ugadi|
|March 23, Thursday, 2023||Martyrs Day|
|April 14, Friday, 2023||Baisakhi|
|April 14, Friday, 2023||Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 18, Tuesday, 2023||Shab-i-Qadr|
|April 21, Friday, 2023||Jumat-ul-Wida|
|April 22, Saturday, 2023||Idul Fitr|
|May 5, Friday, 2023||Buddha Purnima|
|June 29, Thursday, 2023||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|July 29, Saturday, 2023||Muharram|
|August 15, Tuesday, 2023||Independence Day|
|September 7, Thursday, 2023||Janmashtami|
|September 28, Thursday, 2023||Eid e Milad|
|September 29, Friday, 2023||Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi|
|October 2, Monday, 2023||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 24, Tuesday, 2023||Vijaya Dashami|
|November 12, Sunday, 2023||Diwali|
|November 27, Monday, 2023||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|December 5, Tuesday, 2023||Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti|
|December 25, Monday, 2023||Christmas Day|
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Jammu & Kashmir is the northern union territory of India which earlier had statehood before revoking Article 370.
Jammu & Kashmir was further divided into Union Territories i.e. Jammu and Kashmir UT, and Ladhak UT. Union Territories are the region that has Central Government direct control and does not have any state Government.
Jammu and Kashmir UT lie to the north of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and the west of Ladakh and west and north it shares a border with Pakistan and a small border with Afghanistan as well.
Most Famous Monuments in Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir have a history that goes back thousands of years. It is also known as the cradle of Hinduism where many of the Hindu philosophies were craved out.
The history of Jammu and Kashmir goes from Dogra Dynasty to the Mughals, which adds a lot to the glorious past of J&K.
The following is the list of monuments in Jammu and Kashmir that are famous and which are amazing to explore during the holidays-
Amar Mahal Palace, Jammu
A palace built in the 19th century on the bank of the Tawi River, Amar Mahal Palace is dedicated to Raja Amar Singh.
It was designed by a French Architect on the lines of the French Chateau. It is now converted into a museum that houses 25,000 antique books and many rare artifacts. You can also find a 120 kg Gold throne exhibited in the museum.
You can find an amazing architectural marvel in the palace complex with many other amazing buildings to see.
Mubarak Mandi, Jammu
It was the erstwhile residence of the Maharaja of Jammu, Mubarak Mandi is an architectural marvel which was built during the time of Dogra's reign. Overlooking the Tawi River, the complex comprises a building that dates back to 1824. The architectural style of the palace is a perfect blend of Rajasthani architecture, European baroque, and Mughal style
The complex houses various architectural beauty like Darbar Hall, Pink Palace, Royal Court building, Rani Charak Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Toshakhana Palace. It also has the Dogra Art Museum which has collections of miniature paintings and gold-painted bows and arrows.
Bahu Fort, Jammu
A historic fort of Jammu, nested on the banks of the Tawi River. It was constructed by the Rajput Raja Bahu Lochan. It was built 3,000 years ago and houses an ancient temple that is one of the most revered shrines among the locals. The temple is locally known as ‘Baawe wali Maata’.
Akhnoor Fort, Jammu
Located on a cliff on the bank of the Chenab River, Akhnoor Fort is a fort with two storied palaces. Built in the 19th century, the fort is known for exemplary Indian Military architecture.
The construction of the fort was started by Raja Tez Singh and completed by Raja Alam Singh in 1802. The fort looks beautiful and depicts the richness of royalty.
Archeologists also found some remains of the Harappan civilization hence protected by the Archeological Society of India. The historical and cultural significance of the enormous fort makes it among the most popular heritage sites of Jammu.
Pari Mahal, Srinagar
Pari Mahal was built in the mid-1600s as a library for Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan. It is locally known as Peer Mahal or the ‘Palace of the Fairies.
The Mahal is located in the southwest direction of Dal Lake, the place is a seven-terraced garden that is nestled in the lap of the Zabarwan mountain range.
It was also used by Prince Dara Shikoh as a learning ground where he used to learn about Astrology and astronomy.
Hari Parbat Fort, Srinagar
located on the majestic mountain of Hari Parbat, the massive fort was built during the Durrani Empire. Hari Parbat Fort is also known as Koh-i-Maran and the fort comprises numerous structures including the shrines of Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims.
You can look at the breathtaking beauty of the city from the fort and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There is a temple situated here dedicated to Goddess Parvati which is known as Sharika Temple.
Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi located at the Kathi Darwaza is famous among Sikhs and is believed to be a place where Guru Har Gobind Singh Ji stays for a few days while traveling in Kashmir
Makhdoom Sahib, the shrine of Hamza Makhdoom which was dedicated to the Kashmiri Sufi Saint is among the revered shrine of Muslims.
Mughal Gardens, Srinagar
Srinagar is known for the beautiful Mughal Gardens that enhance the mesmerizing beauty of scene city. There are six gardens in Srinagar built by the Mughals and popular historic sites of Kashmir.
Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Achabal Garden, Chashme Shahi, Verinag, and Pari Mahal are the six beautiful names of the Mughal Gardens.
Facts About Jammu & Kashmir
The following are some of the fun facts about Jammu & Kashmir-
- Maharaja Hari Singh was the last ruling Maharaja of the princely state.
- Srinagar was founded by the Emporer Ashok who was the mightiest king from India.
- Kashmir’s cultural heritage flourished with the contribution of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.
- Shikara is a unique experience highly recommended which makes your visit to Jammu and Kashmir worth it.
- Pir Panjal railway tunnel or the Banihal railway tunnel is the longest in India at 11,215 KM long, 8.4m wide, and 7.39m tall.
- The language spoken in Kashmir is Kashmiri, Urdu, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Ladakhi, Gojri, Shina, and Pashto.
- Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir has natural Shiv Lingam made of ice which is over 5000 years old.
- India’s first floating post office was introduced in Dal Lake in Srinagar for providing postal service to the people.
- The official ‘State Animal’ of Jammu & Kashmir is Hangul.
- The official ‘State Bird’ of Jammu & Kashmir is Black-necked Crane.
- Wular Lake located in J&K is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia.
- Kashmir produces the third-largest saffron in the world
- Raghunath Temple in Jammu contains a library with over 6000 manuscripts in several Indian Languages
List of Districts In Jammu and Kashmir
The following is the list of cities in Jammu & Kashmir-
- Kathua district
- Jammu district
- Samba district
- Udhampur district
- Reasi district
- Rajouri district
- Poonch district
- Doda district
- Ramban district
- Kishtwar district
- Anantnag district
- Kulgam district
- Pulwama district
- Shopian district
- Budgam district
- Srinagar district
- Ganderbal district
- Bandipora district
- Baramulla district
- Kupwara district