The state is now union territory of India until October 31 , 2019.Jammu and Kashmir located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent centered on the plains around Jammu to the south and the Vale of Kashmir to the North and its area of the state-222236 km
Famous Personality of Jammu and Kashmir:-
Amitabh Mattoo, thinker and professor
Lalit Gupta, art historian
Shah Faesal, first IAS topper from Kashmir
Krsna (rapper), rapper and actor
Allah Rakha, musician
Bhajan Sopori, musician
Dina Nath Walli, painter
Adarsh Sein Anand, ex Chief Justice of India
Historical places in Jammu and Kashmir:-
Leh Palace-Ladakh:-It is an excellent example of Tibetan Architecture.At present the palace is found in broken condition but still the scenerical beauty of the mountains in Ladakh mesmerizes the tourists.The castle was built with sand,wood stones and mud.The entrance to the castle is framed with wood carved figurings.
Mubarak Mandi Palace:-Jammu:-This is another eye catching beauty of Jammu and Kashmir.The Architecture of the palace is a mixture of Rajasthani,Mughal and European styles.The place outside the palace is covered by green fields and trees.The building consists of different important sectors like Royal Courts,Gol Ghar,Complex,Rani Charak Palace,Hawa Mahal,Pink Palace,Sheesh Mahal,ETC.
Other Historical places are- Hari Parbat Fort-Srinagar, Pari Mahal-Srinagar, Poonch Fort-Jammu and Kashmir, Bahu Fort – Jammu, Akhnoor Fort-Jammu, Martand Sun Temple-Jammu and Kashmir
Popular cities in Jammu and Kashmir:-
Culture:- Jammu and Kashmir is a diverse blend of various cultures People from different religious and social practices of Muslim, Hindu , Sikh, and Buddhist have created a composite culture . The culture is called Kashmiriyat. Main inhabitants of Kashmir are Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiri Muslims , Gurjars , and Rajasthani Rajputs .
Festivals:-Baisakhi is celebrated throught the country on the 13th April and is a prominent festival of the Sikhs.This festival witneses humongous celebrations in the state of Kashnir because of the population of Sikhs in the region .The other festivals are Tulip festival, Shikara Festival, Gurez Festival , Lohri, Urs, Eid ul Azha and Eid ul Fitr , Hemis Festival and many more .
Language:- The official language of Jammu and Kashmir is Kashmiri according to the bill based by the Parliament Of India in 2020.Other Languages spoken in Jammu and Kashmir are Dogri,Hindi,English,and Urdu.
By Air:- Jammu and Kashmir is well connected to other parts of India through three airports . The three airports are Jammu ,Srinagr , and Leh. Srinagar Airport is the International Airport .Jammu Airport is the busiest Airport. This Airport is commercial cum defence aerdrome. Air India ,Spice jet Indigo , Goair , Jet Konnect , flights are operating from Satwari airport which connects cities Delhi , Srinagar , and Mumbai with Jammu. Srinagar airport connects people with Jeddah,Mumbai, Delhi , Bangalore , Lucknow, and Srinagar .
By Rail:- Jammu is the main station that is connected to all parts of India . Express trains , Rajdhani , and Superfast trains are available from different locations to reach Jammu Tawi station. Main cities like Mumbai , Guwahati ,Kolkata , Delhi , Lucknow , Patna , Bhopal , Bangalore ,Ahmedabad and other important towns . The important rail stations are Katra Railway Station ,Srinagar railway Station .Srinagar Railway Station is one of the verge of becoming important junction in terms of connectivity .
By Roads:-. Road transport are best connectivity of Jammu and Kashmir .Its connects major and minor cities .Jammu is the main hub for state . Bus from Delhi and Chandigarh are available to reach Jammu .Leh Ladakh is difficult place to arrive in the region of Jammu and Kashmir. There are two different ways reach this location . First is via national highway 1 from Srinagar and the other by Shimla Manali route .Leh is connected to adjoining ares
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