This festival heralds the end of extreme winter and is also known as Makar Sankranti.
Purmandal, nestled 39 kms from Jammu city, wears a festive look for three days during shivratri, as people celebrate the marraige of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. The people of Jammu also come out in thier colourful dress to celebrate Shivratri at Peer Khoh, the Rabireshwar Temple and the Panjbhaktar Temple.
The next time sprawling tulip fields catch your imagination in a bollywood blockbuster, don't think of Holland. For, Jammu and Kashmir has Asia's largest tulip garden, Siraz Bagh, Srinagar.