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Known as Heaven on Earth, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of India. Its breathtaking mountains draw numerous tourists from within India and abroa

Published: September 15, 2014 1:42 PM IST

By plaiw

Known as Heaven on Earth, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of India. Its breathtaking mountains draw numerous tourists from within India and abroad every year. Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu is the winter capital. The Kashmir valley is famous for its magnificent mountainous landscape, while Jammu’s numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as “Little Tibet”, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. It is the only state in India with a Muslim-majority population.

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