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1. Kashmir is that bejeweled and exceedingly beautiful crown that sits atop "sare jaha se achcha Hindustan hamara"
2. Cradled by two major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal
3. During the Mughal era, it was aptly called the Paradise on Earth – the soaring mountains, the lush valleys, beautiful people and amongst all this the spectacular lakes
4. The famous Mughal Gardens is one of the best formal gardens of the world
5. Cruise down the Dal Lake in the many Shikaras or houseboats dotting the lake in summer months or ski in winter in Gulmarg or Pahalgham – Jammu and Kashmir is an all-season destination state
6. Anantnag is famous for its ancient Martand Temple
7. And while you are visiting Kashmir, don’t forget to visit Laddakh and Leh – the desert tundra with its beautiful Monastries and pristine natural beauty
8. Home to nine different languages - Kashmiri, Urdu, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Ladakhi, Gojri, Shina and Pashto.
9. The only state that has two different capitals – Jammu as its winter capital and Srinagar as its summer capital
10. It has the longest road tunnel in the country – the Chenani-Nashri tunnel which is 11 km long and the world’s highest railway bridge.
11. Wular lake is the largest lake in Asia!
12. It is famous for its fragrant saffrons

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