Jammu and Kashmir forms India’s head and are adorned with the crown of the Himalayas. It is the northernmost territory of the Republic of India and shares an international border with Pakistan. Renowned as the "Paradise on Earth", Jammu and Kashmir are world famous for their scenic splendor, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people, and local handicrafts.
After the bifurcation of the state into two separate Union Territories, it has two major regions now:
Jammu in the south - Famous for temples and shrines. The place attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims, who mostly come to visit Vaishno Devi Temple and Amarnath Cave.
Kashmir Valley in the north - Famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape; A potpourri of lakes, rivers, high altitude meadows, fruit orchards, and snow-capped peaks. The Vale of Kashmir 135 km long and 32 km wide, is surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. This densely settled and beautiful valley has an average height of 1,850 meters (6,070 ft) above sea level but the surrounding Pir Panjal range has an average elevation of 5,000 meters (16,000 ft).
This mountainous region has heavenly beauty and diversity offering much in the way of outdoor activities and sights for tourists.