About KashmirKashmir is one of the three divisions of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmir valley is one of the most beautiful places on earth with the title of paradise. It is famous for its natural and incomparable beauty, culture and hospitality. Be it summer, winter, autumn or spring, Kashmir is beautiful in every season.
Kashmir has tendistricts as Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, shopian, budgam, ganderbal, kupwara, kulgam, Pulwama and bandipora. Srinagar is the capital and has many splendid places to visit. The beautiful dal lake in which one can enjoy the shikara ride and explore interiors of dal. The soulful gardens like Nishat , Shalimar, Pari Mahal, Cheshma Shahi, Harwan takes one's breath away. On the other hand there are many other tourist attractions in other districts like Gulmarg, pahalgam, Sonamarg, Yusmarg, Waayul, Doodpathir etc whose beauty cannot be compared.
Kashmiris are so kind-hearted and welcoming that everyone loves to stay there for as long as possible. Kashmiris being food conscious, delicious food is available everywhere. Wawan is the famous multi-course dish usually served at special occasions. It includes different dishes of meat like rogan josh, rista, kabab, goshtaba, korma etc. This is usually eaten with rice.The main languages spoken here are Kashmiri and Urdu. The traditional dress of Kashmiris is pheran. Pheran is a long dress with wide fitting and is wore by both men and women. Kashmir is one of the prominent cultivating places of saffron all over the world.Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and adds to the economy of Kashmir.
Kashmir is also famous for its handicrafts like pashmina shawls, carpets, wood carved objects, copper carved utensils etc. These things are worth buying including pherans with zari embroidery or tilla embroidery which are much prettier.Almost 97% of the population are Muslims. Kashmir has many shrines, temples and mosques which include Hazratbal shrine, Khankah - e - Maula, Makhdoom Sahab, Dasgeer sahab, Jamia Masjid, Chhatti Padshahi guruduwara,Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat Fort and Temple,Martand etc..Read less