Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India.Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Poonch Valley, Sind Valley and Lidder Valley. The main Kashmir valley is 100 km (62 mi) wide and 15,520.3 km2 (5,992.4 sq mi) in area. The Himalayas divide the Kashmir valley from Ladakh while the Pir Panjal range, which encloses the valley from the west and the south, separates it from the Great Plains of northern India. Along the northeastern flank of the Valley runs the main range of the Himalayas. This densely settled and beautiful valley has an average height of 1,850 metres (6,070 ft) above sea-level but the surrounding Pir Panjal range has an average elevation of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft).Tourism in the Kashmir valley has rebounded in recent years, and in 2009, the state became one of the top tourist destinations of India.Gulmarg, one of the most popular ski resort destinations in India, is also home to the world's highest green golf course. However, the decrease in violence in the state has boosted the state's economy and tourism. It was reported that more than a million tourists visited Kashmir in 2011.
Top Destinations in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar city an embodiment of romance and beauty is rightly called the Venice of the East as it nestles comfortably within the core of the Kashmir Valley. ... more
Leh, located in the rocky paradise of Ladakh, reflects eternal beauty surrounded by the Mighty Himalayas. Originally a crossroad of several old trading routes... more
Katra, If you plan to visit the shrine of Vaishno Devi, your journey begins in the small Himalayan town of Katra. Katra is surrounded by spectacular scenery and... more
Jammu also known informally as Duggardesh, is one of the three administrative divisions within Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state in India.The region is ... more
Pahalgam is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a popular tourist destination, and every ...
Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The city of Kargil is encircled by the Himalayas. Lying in the heart of the region, Kargil offers picturesque view on all four sides. Due to this strategic ... more
Patnitop is a small city in Jammu and a very famous hill station in Jammu and Kashmir far away from the military tension of Jammu and Kashmir. famous for Hill ...