Jammu and Kashmir – The Glory of Indian Himalayan Mountains

Jammu and Kashmir in the northern mountains of Great Himalayan Range is a place fit for admirers of beauty, for those who are in search for peace and solace and also for youngsters in search of adventure and thrilling moment in life. The State shares its borders with Himachal Pradesh and that of Punjab. Line of Control separates it from the neighboring country of Pakistan. It shares its international border with China.

Jammu  Tourism

Geography

Jammu, Valley of Kashmir and Ladakh make up the state of Jammu and Kashmir with its summer capital as Kashmir and winter capital as Jammu. Many have named Ladakh as “Little Tibet” as most of the population comprises of Tibetans who tend to follow Buddhist culture.

Jammu &  Kashmir State

History

After the exit of British, Hari Singh became the full reigning authority of Kashmir in 1947. He had been the ruler since 1925. Skirmishes for possession of whole Kashmir keep taking place between India and Pakistan even today.

 History of Jammu Kashmir

Climatic Conditions

Several valleys are part of Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmir Valley and that of Ladakh are divided from each other by the Pir Panjal range. Climatic conditions in Jammu and Kashmir are affected by the rugged topography of the place. Monsoon climatic conditions prevail in the southern parts that comprise of areas around Jammu. It is immensely hot in Jammu during summers. July and August sees advent of torrential rains in the city of Jammu. October is mostly dry in the city. Wettest months in Srinagar are those falling in-between March and May. Ladakh and Zanskar stay extremely cold and dry during these months.

Valley of Kashmir

Best time to visit

Only snowbound regions keep away visitors from the beautiful Valley of Kashmir. The region is otherwise a beehive of activity all around the year. Good roads, good living facilities, care taken by State Tourism and availability of medical help has given boost to the tourism in this State.

Kashmir State Map

Map

Both physical and political maps of Jammu & Kashmir are available online. A trip can be pre-planned with the help of these maps. Interactive maps help zooming in upon the area that one is interested in visiting. One is able to trace one’s route to the destination with the help of roads and highways marked around the place. Important tourist destinations and other landmarks make it easier to reach the place.

Bhairav Madir Jammu

How to reach

The State is well connected to rest of India with good road, rail and air network. Srinagar Airport is merely at a distance of 14 km from the city. Daily flights are available to and fro from the city. Nearest railhead is that of Jammu Tawi. Buses and other private vehicles are available for tourists from the railway station. Border Road Organization manages the National Highway 1-A.

Trekking in Jammu Kashmir

Things to do

Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu is a pilgrimage center for Hindus. Thousands of devotees pray to mother goddess at this place every day. Jammu is also known as city of temples. Raghunath Temple is a famous temple in the center of the city. People also visit the famous Bahu Fort and Bage-e-Bahu in the city. Buddhists visiting Ladakh keep the place alive with their religious fervor. Srinagar is known for its Dal Lake and colorful Shikaras on its waters. Gardens laid out by Mughal Emperors are fascinating to the sight seers.

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