There are many places to visit in Anantnag but do you know: Anantnag is the only place in Kashmir with a river of its own! Yes, the birthplace of River Jhelum and Kashmir's getaway to the rest of the world, Anantnag, passes for a luxurious natural retreat. With its heaven-like first impression, the city's offering will leave no stone unturned to mesmerize you. The rejuvenating aura and medicinal water properties harmonize the mind, body, and spirit with its numerous natural springs.
Named after a spring existing in the southern end of the town, the term Anantnaga found its mention in the ancient Kashmiri text, 'Kasmira Mahatmya' (Nilamata Purana), translating to Ananta meaning endless and Nag (serpent), a reference to Vishnu's serpent, symbolizing eternity. However, the Kashmiri word nāga refers to springs found aplenty here in the valley.
Living up to its name, there is no end to the tourist places in Anantnag, be it the slices of ancient eras in historical monuments, shelters of spirituality in the shape of religious shrines, the sea of green parks, and gardens, or the progression of sweet waters. Some of the best places to visit in Anantnag range from the Persian-style Mughal gardens to the unspoiled resorts or popular willow artisanry. Thus, it is endowed with all the goodness of Paradise in abundance.
Delve into the spiritual depths, for it is here where you can visit some of the most mysterious and ancient religious sites like Holy Amarnath Cave, Martand Temple, Aishmuqam Shrine, and more. Indulge the senses and spend the rest of the time in the dazzling landscapes along River Jhelum and its smaller tributaries. And yes, do not forget to make some friends. People of Anantnag are known for making enduring friendships, and they might guide you to the lesser-known tourist places in Anantnag district.