Parts of Jammu and Kashmir have been claimed by India's neighbouring countries of Pakistan and China. Areas of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani administration are Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and areas under China are Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract.
Jammu, the winter capital is famous for its Hindu temples and witnesses many pilgrims year after year. The Kashmir Valley, also known as Heaven on Earth, is famous for its beautiful gardens and lakes and its picturesque natural beauty. Other famous places in Jammu and Kashmir include Leh and Ladakh, known for their dizzying heights and rugged landscape. Apart from that Srinagar, Gulmarg, Katra, Pahalgam and Patnitop are other popular destinations in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Governance of the Districts of Jammu and Kashmir
The districts of Jammu and Kashmir are the administrative units of the state and have been further subdivided into blocks and tehsils that facilitate the government and administration of the districts.
The Siachen Glacier, though under the control of the Indian military does not come under the administration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India which has its own flag and constitution and Indians living in other parts of the country cannot buy land or property in the state.
Last Updated on : November 29, 2014