Kashmir valley seen from satellite. Snow capped Pir Panjal range separates the valley from plains. Kashmir valley bordered brown. Kashmir valley () or Vale of Kashmir is a valley between Karakoram and the Pir Panjal Range. It is around 135 km long and 32 km wide, formed by the Jhelum River. Jahangir called it "Paradise on Earth." Kashmir valley lies completely within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar is its main city and also the summer capital of the state. Other main cities are Anantnag and Baramulla. It has access to Jammu region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India through the Banihal road tunnel near Qazigund on NH 1A.
Kashmir valley is a popular tourist destination for domestic (Indian) and foreign tourists. Among the popular tourist places in the valley are Gulmarg that has a ski resort, Dal Lake that has popular house boats, Pahalgam and Amarnath Temple.
Kashmir valley has a long modern railway line that started in October 2009 and connects Baramulla in the western part of the valley to Srinagar and Qazigund.
Kashmir valley was invaded by Pakistani tribals in October 1947 who reached Baramulla but were expelled by Indian Army. There has been Pakistani-inspired armed insurgency in the valley since 1989 due to the Kashmir Conflict.
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