JAMMU & KASHMIR

Widely known as the Switzerland of Asia, in recent years this state's status as the foremost tourist destination in India has been tarnished by terrorism and violence.

KASHMIR STATS:

TOTAL AREA: 222,236 Sq. Km (85,806 Sq. Mi) Rank: 5th
POPULATION (2011): 12,548,926 Rank: 19th
CAPITAL CITY: Jammu (summer); Srinagar (winter)  
LARGEST CITY: Srinagar  
LITERACY RATE: 66.7% Rank: 26th
HDI: 0.601 Rank: 17th
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English, Urdu  
Official Website: www.jammukashmir.nic.in  

 

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CENTRAL:

SRINAGAR: Capital City. This city has a long history, first , as "Srinagri", founded by Emperor Ashoka. The Mughuls and the British have also been under the spell of this enchanted city and the state.

 House Boats on Dal Lake
 House Boats on Dal Lake
House Boats on Dal Lake

 

Shalimar Gardens

 

Shalimar Gardens

Shalimar Gardens, Srinagar; one of the many remnants of Mughal Rule in Kashmir. These gardens evoke the images of Persian gardens at their best.

 

Floating Gardens on Gulmurg

 

Floating Gardens on Gulmurg

Floating Gardens on Gulmurg

 

Srinagar
Srinagar

Jamia Mosque, Jammu
Jamia Mosque, Jammu
Rajarani Temple
Rajarani Temple

 

Mukteswar Temple
Mukteswar Temple
Gurudwara Singh Sabha
Gurudwara Singh Sabha

 

EAST:

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Some Temples of Jammu
Some Temples of Jammu
Jammu, Amar Mahal
Jammu, Amar Mahal

 

Jammu, St, Mary’s Garrison Church
Jammu, St, Mary's Garrison Church

 

 

JAMMU: LADAKH REGION

Hemis Monastery Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery

 

Leh Palace, LEH
Leh Palace, LEH (Ladakh Region)

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Hangul (Cervus elaphus hanglu) hangul
State bird Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) crane
State flower Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) rhododendron
State tree Chinar tree (Platanus oreintalis) chinar
State seal   seal
State flag   flag


TOURIST INFORMATION:

CONTACT: Directorate of Information, Jammu & Kashmir Govt.
Tel: (Nov-Apr): 0191-2544076, 2540088, 2578835 Fax: 0191-2544643
(May-Oct): 0194-2452294, 2452437 0194-2452227

email: dipjk@jk.nic.in or jmt_info@sanchamet.in