Jammu & Kashmir

Tantamount to heaven on earth, Kashmir is an extremely captivating destination of India. The Mughal Emperor Jehangir aptly said “If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here”. It is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is endowed with utter natural beauty. Its mesmerizing landscape looks like as if it’s a fairytale land with many wonders like snow-covered mountains, mesmerizing lakes, dazzling meadows, breathtakingly beautiful gardens blooming with flowers and much more. Whether you are a honeymooner, adventure enthusiast or leisure seeking traveller, Kashmir has everything to cater to your interests.

Cuisine of Kashmir
Spices are important ingredients of Kashmiri cuisine as they render a special taste and aroma to the food. Kashmiri rice and non vegetarian dishes are an important part of the cuisine. Wazwan is a multi-course meal (meat-based) in the Kashmiri tradition whose preparation is truly an art. The cuisine also offers vegetarian dishes like dam-aloo, chaman (paneer dish), Goji Nadir (lotus stems and turnips), matar palak, etc. Kahva or green tea is a famous drink of Kashmir.

Shopping in Kashmir
A visit to the markets of Kashmir will leave you enchanted with the amazing handicrafts. This land is famous for its Pashmina shawls across the globe. Other wonderful handicrafts of Kashmir are carpets, papier mache, wicker baskets, silk and tweeds, wall hangings with naqqashi work, wooden items, etc.

How to reach
Kashmir is accessible from any part of the country as it is connected through air, rail and road. There is an airport in Srinagar which is connected by regular flights with cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead for Srinagar (305 km). National Highway 1-A is the main highway connecting Srinagar with Jammu.