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Essential Information About Jammu and Kashmir

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Essential Information About Jammu and Kashmir

A quick look into the lives of dogras and bakarwals

Here is some information of Jammu and Kashmir that will be helpful during your visit to this beautiful state. Read more on the insights that you can’t find on a tourist map of Jammu and Kashmir.

Food of Kashmir

The main food of Jammu and Kashmir varies from southern plains of river Jammu Tawi to northern parts of Kashmir Valley. Kashmiris feast on meat and rice voraciously. Rogan Josh – which is lamb meat gravy cooked with local chilies – and Yakhni – a mutton gravy with yogurt – are two of the most famous food of Kashmir. Locals also have a weak spot for crisp bakery goods. Sheermal, Baqerkhani, and Kulcha found in shops in Srinagar are to die for, especially for those craving sweet treats.

For non-vegetarians, having Wazwan, a full course meat-based dish, in a Kashmiri home is the best way to learn about traditions and lifestyle of Kashmiris.

Climate of Kashmir

Weather in Kashmir, especially in high altitude areas is notoriously unreliable. Some regions are prone to avalanche and landslide, while some roads are cut off during most of the winter season.  For travellers, Kashmir in winter is as close to heaven a place can get. The peak of winter and summer brings an inflow of honeymooners and adventurers from plains and abroad.

The average temperature in Kashmir Valley in winter ranges between -2°C and 10°C. Summer in Kashmir is pleasant and fairly dry with mean temperatures between 16°C and 32°C. With its proximity to the plains of Punjab, Jammu witnesses milder winters and hotter summers than Kashmir Valley. On the other side, being higher in altitude, Ladakh region faces harsher winter but lesser rainfall. So, there is a stark difference between the climate of Kashmir and climate of Ladakh mainly due to geographical factors.

Festivals of Jammu and Kashmir

Like much of India, Jammu and Kashmir features an amalgamation of cultures. It’s a microcosm of long-held traditions and beliefs which are being celebrated and preserved by local people. Baisakhi in April and Lohri in January hold a great significance in Sikh and Hindu communities based in Jammu. Festivals like Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with great spirit in the region.

Festivities during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha bring a great buzz even in the small hamlets of the valley. From Kishtwar to Baramulla, echoes of Namaz prayers by Sunni Muslims can be heard during Ramzan in Kashmir. Urs, Tulip Festival, and Shikara Festival are other important festivals in Kashmir.

Mansar Food and Craft Mela, which runs for three days, is one of the biggest fairs in Jammu. Culture of Jammu is influenced by Dogra, Rajput, and Pandit diaspora while Kashmir Valley is settled by predominantly Sunni Muslims. Local language of Kashmir is Kashmiri dialect of Urdu. Native speakers in Jammu voice themselves mainly in Hindi.

Ladakh region of the state also has a lot of unique celebrations and events among Buddhists and Shia Muslims.

Tips and Facts about Kashmir

Do carry Jammu and Kashmir tourist map as there is no network connectivity in remote regions.

Travellers must adhere to safety procedures defined by security personnel.

Always follow weather forecast during your stay in the Kashmir Valley.


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      Kashmir - A heaven on earth!!! A neatly arranged trip I would say...!!! Great work done by Kashmir holiday Planner...! Amir and Shanavaz were very helpful before our trip starts till the end. Showkat Bhai a really nice person - our driver and our guide too who helped us to understand geography, main spots and various other topics related to Kashmir...! I will definitely recommend these peoples to any tourists... Gulmarg, horse ride to Denow Valley - Pahalgam and mainly the ever continuing Mustard Farms - It’s yellow coloured flower will seize your eyes were our favourite spots... And easily I would say to see and rejoice the beauty of Kashmir One must go there...! U shud see it to believe it’s beauty...
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      Subaashchandh K

      Chennai 20 hours ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Great experience and services provided as promised Super awesome trip and beautiful locations
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      Aruna Purohit

      Mumbai 21 hours ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Superb tour operator.. Very helpful all the way. I personally want to thanks Ms. Sareer for planning our trip so nicely. Her planning made the trip so comfortable and fun. We enjoyed a lot... Hotels were good, Food was good & Most thanks you transport Driver ...
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      Sanjay Naik

      Mumbai a day ago

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      Had a wonderful trip, got everything promised, and also which was unexpected had best of times in this trip special mention to Batool our tour organiser, she did her work the best and was always aware of our whereabouts and made necessary changes to plan as per requirement, and a very special mention of Zahoorbhai too he made sure that we reach on-time on all our destinations...... Gulmarg Phase - 2, Kashmir is Heaven and doors to heaven are seen from here, spectacular view from the top....
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      Mannan M G

      Jammu 2 days ago

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      tour was wonderful, we enjoyed a lot. owais was very helpful and azad our driver was too. service was 5 star and on request hotels gave food from menu and buffet. Kashmir is really a heavenly place. Recommend makntour and travel triangle.
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      Kanpur 2 days ago

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      The overall experience with pine leaf travels was quite smooth, the car was good and the driver was also very helpful.
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    • Trip to Kashmir

      I had recently visited kashmir.It was indeed heaven on earth hotel rose petal was the best.hotel pine view in Gulmarg was average and can be avoided.hotel pahalgam retreat food was below average. our travel agent fly paradise was good. Sabrina was always available to answer all our queries.The houseboat stay was comfortable but food was bad. Hotel zaryab in Srinagar was good but accessibility was an issue.i would like to thank travel triangle for an amazing experience .Looking forward to traveling again with travel triangle.
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    FAQ's of Kashmir

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    December through February is the best time to see snowfall in Kashmir Valley.

    Yes, it is safe to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Try to stay away from border areas and areas known to be sensitive and prone to problems.

    Tourists should visit Jammu & Kashmir during the off-season between April-July and from October-December. This is the best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir as the hotels and tour packages have major discounts on offer.

    Always rent out houseboats that have been registered with the Jammu & Kashmir tourism department.

    There is no ban on liqour in Kashmir, but there aren't many hotels that offer alcohol for consumption. You can still carry your own.

    Wazwan is a must have when in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, try to drink their special pink tea, known as Kahwa.

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