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Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of the Indian union consists of three divisions -Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. It has two capitals- Jammu, the winter capital and Srinagar, the summer capital. The state is almost mountainous with stretches of valleys and some mountain lakes.

Jammu and Kashmir has been famous for its natural beauty since time immemorial and has been aptly described as "heaven on earth". The state has some of the best tourist spots in the entire country. Tourists from not only India but also the world over come to enjoy the scenic beauty of the state. The tourism industry has greatly benefited the state economy. Some of the major tourist attractions in the state are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh, Patnitop, and Ladakh. The city of Jammu is popularly known as the City of temples. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and houseboats while Kashmir, known for its scenic natural beauty and rich cuisine is quite popular among tourists. The Dal Lake houseboats are one of the major attractions of Kashmir. Another major tourist attraction is the Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. While on a visit to Kashmir one should also not miss some of the various adventure

prospects available, like trekking, rafting and skiing. Kashmir also has some of the best handicrafts in the entire country. Srinagar is known for its traditional crafts.

Some of the major pilgrimage centers of the nation are located in the state, the two most important being the Amarnath Caves and the Vaishnodevi Shrine. Jammu and Kashmir has some of the best hotels to cater to its ever-growing tourism industry. There are hotels of various ranges. Even the Dal Lake houseboats are of all categories, like deluxe and economy. Cattle rearing and Farming are the major contributors to the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. Real Estate and Mortgage also constitute a considerable part of the service sector.



Jammu And Kashmir State Information

CapitalSrinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)
Date of formation26. Oct. 1947
GovernorNarinder Nath Vohra
Chief MinisterOmar Abdullah
Tourist attractionsDal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Pahalgam Gulmarg, Vaishno Devi, Ladakh
FestivalsTihar, Navroz, Eid, Urs, Shab-e-Miraj
Major dance and music formsKudd, Dogri/Pahari music, Hafixa, Bacha/Nagma dance
Arts and craftsKar-i-kalamdan or the art of making lacquered pen cases out of paper pulp is a famous handicraft industry; Kashida embroidery.
LanguagesUrdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Dogri, Kashmiri, Balti, Ladakhi, Purig, Gurji, Dadri
Size2,22,236 sq. km
Population1,25,48,926
RiversChenab, Jhelum, Indus, Zanskar, Suru, Nubra, Shyok
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesDachigam NP, Hemis High Altitude NP
State animalHangul
State birdBlack-necked crane
State flowerLotus
State treeChinar
Major cropsPaddy, wheat, fruit, saffron
FactoidsThe hangul or Kashmiri stag is the only species of European red deer found in India.
In Ladakh, they believe in Bon which is an animistic religion in which the forces of nature are worshipped.


Last Updated on: 23/04/2013