Jammu and Kashmir is also known as the 'Paradise on earth' due to its fascinating picturesque location and the surrounding snow capped Himalayan Mountains. This northern state of India is made up of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and the Himalayan Mountains differing in culture and topography.
Jammu and Kashmir is surrounded with the snow capped Himalayas and has green meadows scattered all along with several tall pine trees. This scenic beauty makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
This state experiences extreme climate in the winter and also in the summer. During the month of May and September, one can enjoy adventure sports in Ladakh and Kashmir. The months of June and July are good for trekking, swimming and having a sun bath where as the months of August and September are great for fishing. The best season for winter sports is during the months of December to February.
Jammu the city of temples draws quite a few Hindu and Muslim pilgrims all round the year. Kashmir is well-known for its mountainous landscape. Ladakh which is also popularly known as Little Tibet is famous for its snow covered mountains and the ancient Buddhist culture.
Kashmir's natural beauty is well known widely and has no doubt won high praise from tourists from all over the world. The Kashmir valley is famous for its colorful flowers which blossoms during the months of March and April. During the months of May and June several fruit trees over load with many hued carpets of flowers adorning the hill slopes and meadows.
One of the main attractive aspects in this valley is its adventure prospects that include mountaineering, skiing, trekking, fishing, rafting, swimming and Jeep safaris. Another attractive aspect in Kashmir is its handicrafts which are known throughout the world.
Srinagar the capital of Kashmir is the paradise of traditional crafts as it stores several craft shops in the street of Srinagar. There are several hand woven carpets both in silk and wool which are excellent in craftsmanship and them also intricate Persian design