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Jammu Kashmir

Jama Masjid old SrinagarJammu and Kashmir is located in the northern extremity of the Indian state. The State is surrounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and China from the West to the East.

Though Jammu and Kashmir is not a big region yet its temperature varies from one region to a Norther. The climate of Jammu is tropical and is semi- artic in Ladakh. It rainfall varies from one region to a Norther. But usually the temperature in the region is quite cool. In winters don't forget to take your snow coats.

General Overview
When we speak of Jammu and Kashmir, the first thing that comes into mind - a terror struck region of India. But all your vision will break as soon you will enter the paradise of India. Out of the two, Kashmir is known for its immense beauty and is definitely a jewel in India's crown . An inspiration for so much art, music and poetry, Kashmir is also a honey-mooners' paradise, a nature lover's wonderland and a shopper's dream come true.
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Jammu and Kashmir is segregated into three regions. It consists of Jammu to the south, Ladakh in the northeast and geographically the smallest segment Kashmir, comprised mainly of a river valley, surrounded by lofty mountains. All three segments are distinguished by their diversity and ethinicity.

City Guides
PahalgamGulmarg -Gulmarg is one of the major hill resorts of Jammu and Kashmir and is famous amongst the adventure sports lover. Gulmarg is famous for Skiing and is an ideal place for sporty people. Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar.

Pahalgam -Located at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, Pahalgam is a Norther hill station which offer panoramic view to the travellers.

Srinagar - This is one of the best known hill resorts of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir with lovely lakes. Dal Lake in Srinagar is one of the popular destination of Jammu and Kashmir.

Leh & Ladakh - Nestled at the height of about 3,505 meters above sea level, Leh is the most enticing place in Leh Ladakh. Leh is one of the favorite tourist destinations located in the northernmost parts of the country. Lapped in the snow-covered fringes of the Himalayas, Leh has been the center of Tibeto-Buddhist culture since ages.

Things to Do
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Trekking - Without trekking, a journey to Jammu and Kashmir is incomplete. It forms and major adventure sports and overs the years have gained a name of being a trekkers paradise.

Snow Skiing in Gulmarg -Gulmarg is astoundingly beautiful destination of Jammu and Kashmir. The state is a heaven of those who love natural beauty and serenity. Snow Skiing is quite a popular sport of Indian adventure sport.

Mountaineering - Several mountain ranges through the state of Jammu & Kashmir among them Pir Panjal, Great Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh, Karakoram. Jammu & Kashmir is paradise for mountaineers, the most famous peaks of India are located in this region.

River RaftingRiver Rafting - The Kashmir valley is famous for its rivers and lakes as it is for its beautiful mountains. More than just an object of beauty, the waterways offer activity-oriented leisure sports too. Try out this sport on your tour to Jammu and Kashmir.

By Air - Srinagar airport is 14 kms from the city. The taxi ride to the Tourist Reception Centre costs about Rs.250/-. Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates special coach services between the airport and the city. The state is connected by from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu and has regular flights.

By Rail - Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead where trains are connected from Delhi, Kolkata , Pune and Mumbai.

By Bus -National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, is a good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends. It is maintained by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), which clears the road of any obstructions resulting from natural causes like landslides and heavy snowfall

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