Kashmir : Paradise on Earth

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Kashmir - a heaven on earth.....
Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, the crown of India, is located in the extreme north of the country with most of its regions surrounded by Himalayas. Jammu and Kashmir is not just full of snow-clad mountains, but also has lakes and blue valleys. The scenic beauty and tranquility in Jammu and Kashmir is enough to move one to poetry. The most attractive part of this Indian state is the adventure sports such as trekking, Safari, mountaineering and river rafting. Jammu and Kashmir offers to its tourists a relaxing or adventurous holiday amidst the delightful scenery. A state blessed by the gods- Jammu and Kashmir attracts the highest number of tourists every year. The tourism industry has flourished over the last two decades..

The best time of the year to visit Jammu and Kashmir is a winter season starting from early October to about February and March. One can experience a quite crusty temperature as low as -5 degree C at night. The region has a very rich past and a diverse culture where people of all beliefs live in perfect harmony. Jammu and Kashmir comprises of three religions-Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims. You will find the majority of Hindus in Jammu, Ladakh is dominated by the Buddhists, while you will find most of the Muslim population in the Kashmir Valley. The state also has a distinctive characteristic of having most of the holy temples, monasteries, mosques and caves. A visit to this paradise, dazzling in nature's beauty, will stay behind for a long time in the memory of the tourist..

The Kashmir Valley is much cooler than Jammu and is blessed with nature. The valley also offers treats such as beautiful sightseeing locations, enchantment on a houseboat on Dal Lake, unparalleled scenery and wonderful trekking opportunities. Therefore, the strength of Kashmir lies in its rich culture, natural vicinity, rich literature and traditions.

Jammu on the other hand has been a region of Rajas and Maharajas. The ancient archaeological gravestones speak aloud about the distinct traditions of Jammu. Jammu, the land of ‘Dogras’, offer an entirely different sight of dancers and music. The folk songs and dances of Jammu generally echo about their hardships, separation from their beloveds and their day-to-day life.

With the highest number of mountains in the world and immense natural beauty, this tourist’s paradise thrives in rich flora and fauna. The Chinar, Deodar and Pine trees are found throughout the Kashmir valley. The dense forests of Kashmir are a pleasure to the sports-lovers and adventure travellers. While in Jammu, the flora ranges from the horse chestnuts, silver for, broad leaf trees, thorn bushes etc.

The participation in the festivals of Jammu and Kashmir is truly enthralling for the visitors. Jammu, the Hindu based region, celebrates festivals such as Lohri and Baisakhi. A fair is organised every year at the Mansar Lake during Baisakhi. In Kashmir, besides ID, other important Muslim celebrations are Urs and Khaneka. The Hemis festival features dance performed by the monks wearing different kinds of masks and colourful robes.


Jammu & Kashmir

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Tourism in Kashmir

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