Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir

Heaven of the India

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the northern-most state of India and shares its borders with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, and the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. The state consists of three regions - Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.

History of Jammu & Kashmir

Many historians and locals believe that Jammu was founded by Raja Jamboolochan in 14th century BCE. During one of his hunting campaigns he reached the Tawi River where he saw a goat and a lion drinking water at the same place. The king was impressed and decided to set up a town after his name, Jamboo.

With the passage of time, the name was corrupted and became "Jammu". According to one "folk etymology", the name "Kashmir" means "desiccated land" (from the Sanskrit: Ka = water and shimeera = desiccate). According to another folk etymology, following Hindu mythology, the sage Kashyapa drained a lake to produce the land now known as Kashmir.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : The beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir has three domestic airports that are nestled in Srinagar, Jammu and Leh. These airports are very connected to the prominent airports of major cities like the Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai and so on. Major airline companies such as the Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, etc offer frequent flights to this enchanting state.

VIA TRAIN : The major railway station for the visitors to reach Jammu and Kashmir is Jammu Tawi railway station. Lots of important trains from various parts of India connect this state from rest of the country.

VIA ROAD : The state has an outstanding road network that connects it to the neighboring cities like Delhi, Katra, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Shimla, Leh and Ambala. Many cities of Jammu are very connected with National Highway 1A. The visitors can also take Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation buses to visit different parts of the state.

Places to Visit

As one of the wonderful hill stations in Jammu region, its name is taken from small local lakes 'Sana' and 'Sar'. This town is surrounded by huge conifer trees and offers beautiful views.


: Popularly known as "Mini Kashmir", the town is gifted with awe-inspiring views and charming beauty due to striking woodlands and gleaming streams flowing through different parts of the town.


Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called 'Gaurimarg' by shepherds.