Jammu and Kashmir

Stay far away from the Pakistan border. Any attempt to cross or even approach the border will likely result in immediate death. The Indo-Pakistani border is on high alert from both sides due to lasting tensions. Under no circumstance should you come within a close distance to the border.


The state's official language is Urdu. However, the main languages spoken are Kashmiri in the Kashmir Valley, Ladakhi in Ladakh and Dogri in Jammu. Most people speak at least a little Hindi and you may even hear Punjabi.

As elsewhere in India, English is fairly widely spoken among the educated classes and those involved in the tourist industry.