Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the northern-most state of India locked in Himalayan Mountains and shares its borders with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, and the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. The state consists of three regions – Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
The natural beauty and picturesque locations have made it a favoured destination for tourists across the world. Jammu is famous for its temples especially Katra Vaishno Devi, while Kashmir is known for its lakes, gardens and Valleys such as Kashmir Valley, Tawi, Chenab Valley, Poonch, Sindh Valley and Lidder Valley. Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop, Jammu, and Ladakh.