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Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir is known as the paradise on earth, and offers by far the best of scenic beauty in the whole of India and possibly in the whole of asia. It ranges from a height of 1585 m to 1829 m above sea level, and spans about 129km in length and about 40 km in breadth. The Pir Panjal mountain range acts as a divider of Kashmir from the mainland plains of India.
In 1947, the king of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh Joined India and Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India. However, the Pakistanis had attacked the state by then. Indian force used both domestic and defense air planes to reach the valley and pushed out the intruders. They were successfully pushing back the intruders, when instructions from Delhi forced them to ceasefire at the position they were at. Thus a third of Kashmir remains with Pakistan, and the rest with India, while both sides wanting the part not with them. Several terrorist organizations have created havoc in the area, with Indian military doing a commendable job keeping the violence under control. The biggest sufferers were the locals for whom tourism were the only source of income. As of now, the conditions are okay for tourism, but it is always advised that you check the conditions just before going to the area, as problems can happen anytime.
The city of Jammu, which is in the plains, is free from all problems.
Kashmir is toured keeping its Capital, Srinagar, as the base. If you want to collect information on touring this beautiful state, Visit the Srinagar page first.
Click Here to see the official tourism websites of various states of India.
Srinagar Patnitop, Sanasar & Verinag Bhaderwah and Kishtwar Vaishno Devi And Katra Jammu Pahalgam Sonamarg, Yusmarg and Khajjiar Wular Lake, Manasbal, Ganderbal and Khir Bhawani
Dal Lake and Mughal Gardens Gulmarg, Khilanmarg Sri Amarnath Yatra
Kargil and Zanskar Leh Pangong Lake, Hundar and Tso Moriri
Lamayuru, Alchi, Likir, Basgo and Khardung - La Spituk, Phyang and Mulbekh
Stok Palace, Shey Palace, Sankar Gumpa and Ecological Development Center
Thiksey Gompa and Tik Tok Gumpha Hemis Gumpa