The State of Jammu and Kashmir may be broadly divided into three regions, namely Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.
The Jammu region is situated on the North Indian plains, close to the Shivalik ranges. North of the Shivaliks, the rest of the Jammu region is drained by the Chenab River whose vast catchment area includes several narrow valleys that extend deep into the Himalayas. Jammu is about 305 meters above the sea level. The best season to visit this region is from the month of October to April. Jammu is famous for its ancient temples and palaces. Bahu Mata is the main goddess worshipped by the locals in the Jammu region. Tours and Travel arrangements can easily be made to visit this region. If you are interested in visiting the Jammu region, there are several stay options for tourists at affordable prices.
The Kashmir valley region is famous for it picturesque natural beauty and among other things is known for its Dal Lake that reflects the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks. Tours and travel to the Kashmir Valley region involves a visit to the most interesting tourist attractions in the region, these are the Mogul Gardens, the floating vegetable and flower markets and the unique experience of staying on a houseboat. The Valley is known for its fresh apples and the intricate embroidery stitching that is done on the traditional warm kurtas, for both, men and women.
The Ladakh region is the largest of the 10 provinces in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Physical features that characterize the region are its uplands, craggy, barren cliffs and plateaus. The mighty river Indus flows right through Ladakh. The capital Leh is famous for its adventure sports. The region is famous for the Leh Palace and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa monastery.