Often called Paradise on Earth, Jammu & Kashmir is the most significant part of the Indian subcontinent, which has a glorifying past. Once a princely state during the British rule in India, both divisions are now together carved as Union Territory, which is administered by the Central Government of India. Located in the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir lies close to the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh & Punjab. The capital of Jammu & Kashmir is Srinagar, one of India's most attractive tourist destinations. Which is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India

History of Jammu & Kashmir

Talking about Jammu and Kashmir history, it was a princely state during the rule of Britishers in India from 1846 to 1947. This beautiful region became the princely state of the Indian subcontinent on 26th October 1947 when the Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir, Hari Singh, signed the Instrument of Accession with India in return for military aid during the Indo-Pakistan War. Under the Constitution Article 370, Jammu & Kashmir was given a special status that allowed the region a separate constitution, flag, and autonomy over its internal administration.

However, on 6th August 2019, the Government of India removed Article 370, and Jammu & Kashmir was declared as the Union Territory of India, separating Ladakh as a 3rd administrative division. Despite all the testimony of time and invasions, the region of Jammu & Kashmir retains the ethereal characteristics of Heaven on Earth.

Culture and Tradition Of Jammu & Kashmir

The Jammu & Kashmir culture is a perfect blend of amazement and magic! It beautifully binds Hindu, Persian, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist as well as Central Asian cultures. Home to many revered shrines such as Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra, Amarnath Cave near Srinagar, Hazratbal Shrine, Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara, etc, religion plays a significant role in the lives of people in Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmiri, Urdu, Dogri, Gojri, Pahadi, Hindi, and Punjabi are popular languages spoken in the region. The festivals of Jammu & Kashmir, such as the Shikara race, Tulip festival, Hemis, Gurez valley, etc., also depict this region's beautiful culture. Having traces of different regions, the traditional costumes of this region, such as turbans, Tauranga belt of pashmina & coloured scarf, are inspired by the Mughal era. Pheran & Poots are typical Kashmiri dresses that are worn by both men and women. The Jammu and Kashmir culture features major dance forms such as  Chakri, Ladishah, Ruf, Roul, Dogri, etc, while the folk music comprises Rabab, Ghazals, Sufi, etc, are sung during wedding ceremonies and festivals. Sitar, Dukra, and Nagara are the most popular musical instruments that have roots in this region.

Handicrafts of Jammu & Kashmir

Famous for intricately embroidered Pashmina shawls, beautifully crafted Papier Mache products, wood carving, woollen rugs, and hand-woven carpets - a wide range of beautiful handicrafts of Jammu & Kashmir are popular all over the world. Also famous for willow baskets, furniture made of walnut wood, and exquisite silverware, there’s a lot to buy on the trip to this amazing tourist place in India. Handicrafts of J&K, such as rugs, shawls, and silverware are exported to different parts of the world that fetch the Union Territory with a hefty amount of foreign exchange, which is used in the development and infrastructure. Another source of income here in this part of the country is agriculture, as this region is very rich in cultivating saffron and fruits such as mulberry, apples, grapes, plums, cherries, apricots, walnuts, almonds, etc.

Food of Jammu & Kashmir

Both the regions of Jammu & Kashmir are famous for their rich culinary culture. With a large variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes cooked in spices like cardamom, cinnamon & cloves, there’s a lot to satiate your craving. One of the most elaborate and iconic dishes in Jammu & Kashmir is Wazwan, an assortment of 32 vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes. Rogan Josh is a popular lamb dish with aromatic flavours that are typical Kashmiri food. Kashmiri Kehwa, made of green tea leaves, nuts, and saffron, is also quite popular and is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Dishes like Tabakhmaaz, Shab Deg, Dum Aloo, Kulthi ki Dal, Aab Gosht, Riste, Dal Patt, Nader ti Gaad, Novroze, Yakhni, Rajma, etc are very famous for their delectable taste. Tsot & Tsochvor, Sheermal, Lava, and Tsot are the popular breads, and sweet savouries include sund panjeeri, patisa etc. Rich in aroma and delectable in taste, the luscious food of Jammu & Kashmir is a treat for taste buds.

Things to do in Jammu & Kashmir

From endless alpine meadows in Kashmir to an array of holy shrines in Jammu, there’s a lot to do in this part of the country. The best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir is from March to October when the weather is pleasant.

  • Known as the City of Temples, there are many temples to visit in Jammu.
  • Enjoy the delightful Shikara ride and houseboat stay on the serene waters of Dal and Nigeen Lake in Srinagar.
  • Don’t miss the fun of the incredible Gondola ride in Gulmarg. 
  • Indulge in thrilling paragliding experience in Nathatop, Batote, and Sanasar.
  • Attend famous festivals like Shikara Festival, Saffron Festival, Tulip Festival, etc.
  • Go camping in Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Baltal, and Sheshnag.
  • Explore the rich history of Amar Palace Museum, Akhnoor Fort, Bahu Fort, etc.
  • Catch sight of hill stations like Yusmarg, Gulmarg, Patnitop, etc.
  • Get an adrenaline rush with mountaineering in places like Kishtwar, Harmukh, Tattakuti, etc.
  • Explore the rich wildlife in Kazinag national park and other Sanctuaries.

How to Reach Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, the most beautiful place in the northern India will amaze you with its unexplainable beauty. If you are planning to witness the gorgeous beauty of this dreamy destination, then please follow our below mentioned guide for seamless travel: 

  • Nearest major city. Leh
  • Nearest airport. Srinagar Airport 
  • Nearest railway station. Jammu Tavi Railway Station
  • Distance from Leh. 424 Km

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By Air.

Travelling to Jammu and Kashmir via air is the most convenient option. It wil save your time and will let you explore every inch of this destination in an appreciable time frame. The Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport for exploring Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Distance of Jammu from Srinagar Airport. 243.9 Km
  • Distance of Kashmir from Srinagar Airport. 150.6 Km

By Train.

Jammu and Kashmir is well connected with a railway network. The Jammu Tavi Railway Station is the best and the most convenient railway station to reach Jammu and Kashmir. 

  • Distance of Jammu from Jammu Tavi Railway Station. 3.9 Km
  • Distance of Kashmir from Jammu Tavi Railway Station. 4 hr 34 min

By Road. 

Travelling to Jammu and Kashmir by road is by far the best option, especially in the second half of the year. This route will offer you mindblowing panoramas on your way, compelling you to stop and fill your camera roll with some amazing shots! Below are the road networks for reching Jammu and Kashmir: 

  • Distance from Delhi. 720.7 Km
  • Distance from Punjab. 381.4 Km
  • Distance from Himachal Pradesh. 245 Km
  • Distance from Haryana. 550 Km
  • Distance from Gujarat. 1106 Km

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jammu and Kashmir

Q1. What is the culture of Jammu and Kashmir? 
The culture of Jammu and Kashmir is a perfect mix of Indian, Persian, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist as well as Central Asian cultures. 

Q2. What is special about Jammu and Kashmir? 
Jmamu and Kashmir is known for its inexplaianable beauty. Kashmir valley features breathtaking panoramas such as hill stations, high altitude passes, Dal lake, Mughal gardens, Ancient religious sites, and wonderful Shikara rides. 

Q3. Which is the famous food of Kashmir? 
Rigan Josh is the famous and most delectable dish of Kashmir cuisine. It a must-try dishes on your vacation to Jammu and Kashmir. 

Q4. What si the traditional dress of Jammu Kashmir? 
Pheran is the traditional dress of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Q5. What is the traditional dance of Jammu and Kashmir? 
Rouf Dance os the traditional dance of Jammu and Kashmir

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