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|States of India — Jammu & Kashmir|
|Jammu — a city of temples, where glittering ‘Sihkars’ add to the ambience of this holy city. Jammu is located along River Tawi in the foot hills of the Himalayas. Jammu is actually a combination of two towns. The older one overlooks the river from a hill top and the new town is across the river.
Set like a jeweled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a many faceteddiamond, changing character with the seasons — always extravagantly beautiful. Three Himalayan ranges, Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal — snow capped, majestic, frame the landscape from northwest to northeast. They are the birthplace of great rivers which flow through the kashmir valley.RajTaringini the chronology of the Kashmir Kings written by Kalhana eulogizes the beauty of Kashmir as follows:»Kasmira Parvati Paroksh; Tat Swami ch Maheswara». Meaning Kashmir is as beautiful as Goddess Parvati manifest; and its owner is Lord Shiva Himself» And the Mughal Emperor exclaimed «Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast ; Hamin Ast ,Hamin Ast Hamin Asto. Meaning if there is paradise on this earth : This is it, this is it, this is it.
|Jammu & Kashmir at a Glance —|
|How to Reach —|
|Air : Jammu & Kashmir is well connected with the rest of the country by all the major means of transport. The city is accessible by air and the city has an airport. A number of flights are available to and from several of the major cities in the country.
Road : Jammu & Kashmir Tawi is the main railhead that has a number of trains for most of the important towns and cities of the country. Moreover, the longest rail route that stretches from Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari and touches almost all the main cities and towns of the country, originates from here.
Rail : One can easily reach Jammu & Kashmir by the National Highway 1A that goes from Punjab and runs through this city, connecting it to the rest of the state including the capital Srinagar. The state transport corporation runs several buses to most of the big towns and cities in north India
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