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Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir consists of two divisions: Jammu Division and Kashmir Division, and is further divided into 20 districts

Kashmir is know as paradise on the earth. The state Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. Srinagar is know as the summer capital and Jammu as winter capital. Kashmir valley is very famous for its beauty, it has magnificent mountainous landscapes. There are lots of tourist attractions where people from around the globe visit and enjoy there holidays. The tourist attractions where most of the people like to visit are, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Doodthpathri, Yousmarg etc.


Climate

Do you know the Kashmir has all great for seasons, Summer Winter, Spring and Autumn.

The climate of Jammu and Kashmir varies with altitude and across regions. Southern and southwestern areas have a sub tropical climate, with hot summers and cool winters. This region receives most of its rainfall during the monsoon season. In the east and north, summers are usually pleasant. The effect of the monsoon diminishes in areas lying to the leeward side of the Pir Panjal, such as the Kashmir valley, and much of the rainfall happens in the spring season due to western disturbances. Winters are cold, with temperatures reaching sub-zero levels. Snowfall is common in the valley and the mountain areas.



Language

Kashmiri is the most-spoken language, is mainly spoken in the Kashmir Valley and in the upper reaches of the Chenab Valley, with a sizeable number of speakers in Jammu City. Dogri, related to Punjabi and Pahari, is spoken throughout the plains areas of Jammu division, as well as in parts of the hills. The hill people speak several languages. In the Pir Panjal Range, bordering Pakistan-administered Kashmir, the main language is Pahari-Pothwari, a western variety of Punjabi, as well as Gojri, the language of the Gujjar tribe. In the eastern hills of Jammu division are spoken various Western Pahari languages such as Siraji and Bhaderwahi, which merge with the dialects of western Himachal Pradesh.[65]Urdu is also widely understood and spoken, particularly in the Kashmir region where it acts as the lingua franca alongside Kashmiri and also serves as a medium of instruction along with English, while Hindi is taught and understood in the southern areas of Jammu.


Tourism

Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop and Jammu. Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath which has had significant impact on the state's economy.[102]

The Kashmir valley is one of the top tourist destinations in India.[103] Gulmarg, one of the most popular ski resort destinations in India, is also home to the world's highest green golf course.[104] The decrease in violence in the state has boosted the state's economy, specifically tourism.[105]

Jammu and Kashmir is also famous for its scenic beauty, flower gardens, apple farms and more. It attracts tourists for its unique handicrafts and the world-famous Kashmiri Shawls.

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