Jammu & Kashmir- India’s Heavenly State

Jammu & Kashmir, a state in northern region of the state comprises of three regions that includes Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Summer capital of the state is Srinagar while the Winters Capital city is Jammu. Due to the heavenly beauty and elegant mountainous landscapes, Kashmir has become an emerging name in tourism industry. The state is known for fresh water lakes, snow covered mountains, rivers, pine, sparkling waterfalls, deodar and Chinar forests, green meadows, silver streams and shikaras.

Tourist from all over the world comes to experience the mesmerizing beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. The state was formed in 1947 on the 26th day of October. It comprises of 22 major districts and is surrounded by Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the southers regions. A number of shrines located in Jammu, serves as a pilgrimage for Hindu community. Anantnag, Pahalgam, Udhampur, Poonch, Sopore are some of the modern places to visit in the country.

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Points of interest: - Ladakh, Dal Lake, Vaishno Devi, Shalimar Bagh (Srinagar), Chashme Shah, Bahu Fort, Nishat Bagh, Nubra valley, Thikse Monastery, Shankaracharya Temple, Lidder River, Sheshnag Lake, Amamath Temple, Betaab Valley, Khilanmarg, Shanti Stupa, Gulmarg, Gondola, Magnetic Hill, Salim Ali Nation Park and Much more......

Jammu And Kashmir

Culture

A wide diversity in the cultural and religious arena is seen in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Dogra culture is largely followed by the people of the state. Other culture being followed by large population is Indo-Tibetan culture followed in Ladakh region. Many cultural festivals and functions are organized from time to time. Famous dance of the Kashmir Valley is Dumhal which is performed by men.

Another form of traditional folk dance is Rouff, which is performed by women on special occasions. People from outside the state are not allowed to buy land in the Jammu & Kashmir. This is a law mentioned in the Constitution of India. Kawa is served and taken by the people of the state throughout the day in the chilly winter season. Fine arts and the traditional handicraft items is among the famous activities that can be seen in the State.

Geography

Jammu and Kashmir is covered with Himalayan Mountains and is located in the northern region of India. In the south, the state shares the border with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. In the north and eastern boundaries, the international border separates it from China and the LoC (Line of Control) separates it from Pakistan. Popular valleys such as Sind Valley, Kashmir Valley, Poonch Valley, Chenab Valley, Lidder Valley and Tawi Valley are located in Jammu and Kashmir.

January is the coldest month while June is the hottest season of Kashmir Valley. Heavy rain falls in the month of August and declined by September. During summers, State of Jammu becomes extremely hot with maximum temperature of 40˚C.

Economy

Sericulture activities as well as cold water fisheries along with agricultural occupations are the main occupation of people and form the economy or the state. Saffron is an important component that plays a vital role in bringing foreign exchange to the state. Export of oranges, apples, barley, rice, corn, vegetables, cherries, pears, millets, peaches, sorghum, saffron and wheat along with many other crops contributes to the economy figures. Handicrafts items, carpets, rugs and shawls are among other export components that add to the economy of the state.

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