Kashmir is a very beautiful country in the Himalayas,
now known as Kashmir and Jammu, lying north of
and shared by India and Pakistan, bounded by
Tadjikistan, China, Tibet, Nepal, India,
Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It is traversed by
the Himalayas and Karakoram range,
with the fertile Indus valley between.
Agriculture is the chief industry,
and much of the land is forested.
Srinagar is the capital, Jammu is
the winter residence.
The people are chiefly Moslems.
In the Middle Ages Kashmir was
a flourishing independent state.
From 1846-1947, when the Maharajah
acceded to the Dominion of India,
it was under British protection.
Following a dispute between India
and Pakistan, the future of Kashmir
was referred to the U.N.
In 1952 became a Republic.
War broke out in 1965, but following
the ceasefire, agreement in principle
was reached under Soviet auspices in 1966.
Area: 86,024 sq.m.
Population around 5 million.
We did have some trouble to get into Kashmir
during our 1999 tour of the Himalayan countries.
Although we bought our tickets and paid for them
in Nepal and we did get assurances
that we can fly in.
We had to go to the airlines head
office and do some table banging
before we could fly in.
As before, with most of the places
we visited the country and the
people were a complete surprise.
We really enjoyed ourselves.
In Srinagar we stayed on a houseboat
on Dal Lake, which was an experience
We had a terrific time.
List of my photo pages in this series.
Back to Top
Thanks for coming, I hope you
have enjoyed it, will recommend
it to your friends, and will come
back later to see my site developing
I'm trying to make my pages
enjoyable and trouble free for everyone,
please let me know of any mistakes
or trouble with links, so I can
fix any problem as soon as possible.
These pages are best viewed with
monitor resolution set at
800x600 and kept simple on purpose so
everyone can enjoy them across all media and