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Jammu and Kashmir is a state in northern India, often denoted by the acronym J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan Mountains and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital and Jammu is the winter capital. Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India with a Muslim-majority population. The Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape and Jammu's numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims. Every year thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit holy shrines of Mata Vaishno Devi and Amarnath. Ladakh is also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Poonch Valley, Sind Valley and Lidder Valley. 

Srinagar city is a major attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. The city is located on both the sides of the Jhelum River, which is called Vyath in Kashmir. The river passes through the city and meanders through the valley, moving onward and deepening in the Dal Lake. The city is famous for its nine old bridges, connecting the two parts of the city. There are a number of lakes and swamps in and around the city. These include the Dal, the Nigeen, the Anchar, Khushal Sar, Gil Sar and Hokersar.

Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the "Venice of the East" or the "Kashmiri Venice. Lakes around the city include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats and Nigeen Lake. Apart from Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake city is also famous for Wular Lake and Manasbal Lake to the north of Srinagar. Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia.

Srinagar has some Mughal Gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent. Those of Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chasma Shahi (the royal fountains), Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies), Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring), Shalimar Bagh and The Nasee Bagh.

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