JAMMU & KASHMIR
ABOUT JAMMU & KASHMIR:
- State endowed with stunning natural beauty is regarded as the ‘Crown’ of India as well as the ‘Heart of Asia’.
- Geographically and culturally, this northern-most State of the country can be divided into three distinct regions.
- Hilly plains of Jammu lie in the south, the high altitude desert region of Ladakh is in the north.
- In the middle, like a dazzling jewel in the crown, is the mountainous valley of Kashmir.
- Mountainous State is traversed by six mountain ranges – the Shivalik, the Pir Panjal, the Great Himalayan, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram.
- Three great rivers – Indus, Jhelum, Chenab and Ravi along with a number of tributaries flow through the State.
- Lofty snow-clad mountains, verdant valleys, rampaging rivers, wonderful waterfalls, lovely lakes, lush green meadows, spectacular scenic beauty, ancient shrines, magnificent forts and palaces.
- The beautiful people have made Jammu & Kashmir a paradise on earth and one of the most popular tourist destinations since time immemorial.
- Capital: Srinagar (Summer) & Jammu (Winter)
- Area: 2,22,236 sq. kms.
- Population: 1,25,41,302 (2011)
- Languages: Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Ladakhi, Panjabi
- Best Season: April to September
- Famous For: Scenic Beauty, Handicrafts, Adventure Sports.
- Climate (Temperature):
- Winter (January and February): -40 C to 70 C
- Pre Monsoon (March, April and May): 20 C to 250 C
- Monsoon (June, July, August and September): 120 C to 310 C
- Post Monsoon (October, November and December): -20 C to 230 C