About Kashmir

Elevation Srinagar:

5200 feet  (1730 mtrs)


Spring (March - May) Min 3.5°C, Max 24.6 C

Summer (June -August) Min 14.4 C, Max 30.8°C

Autumn (September - November) Min 2°C, Max 28.3°C

Winter (December - February) Min  -10°C, Max 8.8°C.

Electricity: 220 Volts 


Spring: Light woolens

Summer: Tropical clothing

Autumn: Light woolens

Winter: Heavy woolens, with overcoat. Good Footwear a must (preferably Sneakers). 


By Air: Connected by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways; Sahara Air ,

Spice Jet, Deccan Airlines. New Delhi & Jammu, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta. Bangalore via Delhi, and Leh.


By Rail: The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi, connected with New

Delhi, and all important cities of Northern India.


By Road: Srinagar is accessible from Jammu (300 kms) with regular

coach & taxi service.


About Jammu & Kashmir

J & K ranks 6th in area and 17th in population among the States and Union Territories of India. The State consists of 14 districts, 59 tehsils, 119 blocks, 3 municipalities, 54 towns and notified area committee, 6477 inhabited villages and 281 uninhabited villages.

It is the northern most state of India comprising three distinct climatic regions:

  • Arctic cold desert areas of Ladakh
  • Temperate Kashmir valley
  • Sub-tropical region of Jammu


There is a sharp rise of altitude from 1'000 to 28'250 feet above thesea level within State’s four degree of latitude. J & K has four geographical zones:

  • Sub-mountain and semi-mountain plain known as kandi or dry belt
  • The Shivalak ranges
  • The high mountain zone constituting the Kashmir Valley and Pir Panchal range and its off-shoots including Doda, Poonch and Rajouri district and part of Kathua and Udhampur districts
  • The middle run of the Indus river comprising Leh and Kargil.


Flora and Fauna

The State is rich in flora and fauna. In Jammu, the flora ranges from the

thorn bush type of the arid plain to the temperate and alpine flora of the

higher altitudes. Of the broad leaf trees there are maple, horse chest

nuts, silver fir etc. At the higher altitudes there are birch, rhododendron,

Berbers and a large number of herbal plants.

In the hilly regions of Doda, Udhampur, Poonch and Rajouri there is a

large and varied fauna including leopard, cheetah and deer, wild sheep,

bear, brown musk shrew, musk rat. Varieties of snakes, bats, lizards

and frogs are also found in the region. The game birds in Jammu

include chakor, snow partridge, pheasants, peacock.

Kashmir abounds in rich flora. The Valley which has been described as

the ‘Paradise’ on Earth is full of many hues of wood and game. The

most magnificent of the Kashmir trees is the Chinar found throughout the

valley. It grows to giant size and girth. The trees presents itself in various

enchanting colours through the cycle of the seasons among which its

autumnal look is breath-taking. Mountain ranges in the Valley have

dense deodar, pine and fir. Walnut, willow, almond and cider also add to

the rich flora of Kashmir.

The dense forests of Kashmir are a delight to the sport-lovers and

adventures for whom there are Ibex, Snow Leopard, Musk deer, wolf,

Markhor, Red bear, Black bear and Leopard. The winged game include

ducks, goose, partridge, chakor, pheasant, wagtails, herons, water

pigeons, warblers, and doves.In otherwise arid desert of Ladakh some

240 species of local and migratory birds have been identified including

black-necked crane.



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