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JAMMU AND KASHMIR

FACTS

Languages

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Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu and Ladaki.

Crops

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Forest products, Barley, Fruits, millets, rice and saffron.

Industries

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Handicrafts, carpet and shawls, sericulture.

Airports

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Srinagar, Jammu and Leh.

Time to visit

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April to October.

Festivals

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Sivaratri-Feb, Spring festival-April, Hemis- June, Amarnath Yatra- July.

Jammu and Kashmir

With Afghanistan in the north-west, Russia on its further north, Sinkiang Province of China on the north-east, and the Pir Panjal range between the state and the rest of India, Kashmir is described as the "Paradise on Earth" or the "Oriental Switzerland'.

This land has swift flowing rivers, and placid lakes and flowery gardens. Temples, mosques and monasteries dot this state and make it sacred to all faiths.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Achabal
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Gardens, fishing, camping and picnic site.
Amarnath
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Major pilgrim center, Cave temple.
Dras
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Coldest place in Asia.
Gulmarg
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Meadow of flowers, holiday resort, golf and other winter sports.
Jammu
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Temples and palaces, Art Gallery, forts, Winter capital
Kargil
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Trekking, mountaineering, orchards and monasteries.
Kishtwar
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Muslim tombs, sapphires
Leh
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Highest Golf course in the world, handicrafts, trekking.
Pahalgam
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Holiday resort, fishing, and saffron fields.
Srinagar
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Summer capital, lakes, gardens, and handicrafts.
Waishnodevi
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Hindu pilgrim centre.