Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Travel Guide & Travel Information

Jammu & Kashmir is the northernmost state in India. The whole territory of Jammu and Kashmir can be divided into three regions and they are Jammu, Ladakh, and Kashmir valley. All these regions can be again split into 22 districts. For its vibrant scenic beauty, the province is often referred to as the Switzerland of Asia. The state houses a number of valleys including the Tawi valley, Kashmir valley, Poonch valley, Chenab valley, Lidder valley and Sind valley. The state of J&K is famous for its scenic beauty, beautiful monuments and temples, diverse flora and fauna, and friendly populace.

Geographical location of Jammu & Kashmir

The state of Jammu & Kashmir is situated between 32° 44′ North latitude and 74° 54′ East longitude. Jammu & Kashmir shares its domestic boundaries with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh towards the south and international boundaries with the People’s Republic of China to the north and east and at the same time, Pakistan edges it to the west and northwest.

Some interesting facts and figures about Jammu & Kashmir

  • Area: 2,22,236 km2 (85,806 sq miles)
  • Altitude: 327 meters (1,073 feet)
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 43°C and minimum temperature 23.4°C.
  • Climate Winter: Maximum temperature 26.2°C and the minimum temperature i -20°C.
  • Largest city: Srinagar
  • Capital city: Jammu (the winter capital of the state) and Srinagar (summer capital of the state)
  • Population: 12,548,926 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Omar Abdullah
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi, Dogri, Urdu, Punjabi, and English
  • Best season to visit: The best occasion to visit Jammu and Kashmir is from the month of October to March.

State symbols

  • Animal: Hangul
  • Bird: Black-necked crane
  • Tree: Chinar
  • Flower: Lotus

The major places of interest in the state of Jammu & Kashmir

There are many things that you can see and do in Jammu & Kashmir. The state is a paradise for a number of thrilling adventure sports like diving, whitewater rafting, paragliding, trout fishing, parasailing, ice skating and water skiing. Traveling in shikara or houseboats is a lifetime experience that everyone will love to cherish. The snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan, Pir Panjal, Hindu Kush and Karakoram mountain ranges leave the visitors spellbound. The major places of interest in the state of Jammu & Kashmir are the following: Read More…

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How to reach jammu & Kashmir

By Air: The Budgam airport lies at a distance of 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of the province. There are different airlines that offer regular flights to Srinagar from Jammu and Delhi, including Indian Airlines. The Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department arranges passenger cars and tourist taxis from the airport to the city of Srinagar against affordable fares. Read More….

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