Kashmir the northernmost geographical region of the indian subcontinent. Jammu and kashmir is situated in north west of india in the himalayan region bordered in west by pakistan s azad kashmir division in north by gilgit.
The former princely state of jammu and kashmir was part of the greater kashmir region and is subject of an ongoing territorial conflict among india pakistan and china.
State map of jammu and kashmir. The underlying region of this state were parts of the former princely state of jammu and kashmir whose western districts. Jammu and kashmir is the northern most and one of the most beautiful indian states. The state covers an area of 222 236 square kilometres and comprises a.
It is believed that when mughal emperor jahangir saw the kashmir valley he exclaimed agar firdaus ba roy i. About jammu and kashmir located in north india jammu and kashmir is one of india s most popular travel destinations. Jammu and kashmir also known as kashmir and jammu was a princely state during the british east india company rule as well as the british raj in india from 1846 to 1947.
Jammu and kashmir may refer to. Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the indian subcontinent until the mid 19th century the term kashmir denoted only the kashmir valley between the great himalayas and the pir panjal range today the term encompasses a larger area that includes the indian administered territories of jammu and kashmir and ladakh the pakistani administered territories of azad kashmir and. About jammu kashmir tourism map.
The territory is part of the larger region of kashmir which has been the subject of dispute between india pakistan and china since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947. It is surrounded on the north by afghanistan and china on the east by china on the south by himachal pradesh and punjab in india and on. The satellite view shows jammu and kashmir india s northernmost state.
The princely state was created after the first anglo sikh war when the east india company which had annexed the kashmir valley jammu ladakh and gilgit baltistan from the sikhs as war indemnity then sold the region to. Jammu kashmir j k is the northern most state in india. Our jammu kashmir travel map will give you all the details on popular tourist attractions of j k like exact locations distance from each other distance from the nearest airport bus stand and railway station besides other insight on jammu kashmir tourism which will help you to plan your holiday in j k easily.
Jammu and kashmir union territory of india until october 31 2019 a state located in the northern part of the indian subcontinent in the vicinity of the karakoram and westernmost himalayan mountain ranges. Jammu and kashmir was a region formerly administered by india as a state from 1954 to 2019 constituting the southern and southeastern portion of the larger kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between india pakistan and china since the mid 20th century. Jammu and kashmir union territory a region administered by india as a union territory since 2019 jammu and kashmir state a state of india from 1950 to 2019 jammu and kashmir princely state a princely state from 1846 to 1950 azad jammu and kashmir a region administered by pakistan.