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Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir geographically denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Contemporarily, Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh), the Pakistani administered Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract. The United Nations, and other local entities, use the designation Jammu and Kashmir to geographically denote said area.

Jammu : Jammu valley is one of the three major regions of Jammu and Kashmir. The capital of the state, also known as Jammu, is a famous pilgrimage destination for the devout, and one of the major tourist spots of Kashmir.

Srinagar : Srinagar is aptly named the "City of Lakes". With a mixed Hindu, Mughal and Sikh past, the city is an amalgamation of various cultural influences. Srinagar is one of the major tourist spots of Kashmir owing to its pleasant weather and many tourist attractions, which include the iconic Dal Lake, the Mughal Gardens and the Hazratbal Shrine.

Gulmarg : Gulmarg's beauty pulls at the heartstrings, making your Kashmir tour itinerary incomplete without a visit to this spot of Paradise On Earth. Gulmarg has been popular with Emperors and shepherds, Sultans and farmers, alike for its grassy knolls and a profusion of wild flowers. The major tour attractions of Gulmarg include the world's highest golf course and ski resort

Pahalgam : Pahalgam is one of the most picturesque mountain resorts of Kashmir. The major tourist attractions of Pahalgam are the myriad trekking routes, the nature trails, the skiing resorts and the Pahalgam wildlife sanctuary.

Leh : Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is a popular, if unconventional, tourist spot of Kashmir. The cold desert surrounding the city is visited by scores of tourists looking for a place off the beaten path. Leh is a known as a center for Buddhist culture and religion, and the many monasteries, temples and Gomphas dotting the city is a testimony of the piety and religiosity of the people.