India and Pakistan both dispute ownership of the Kashmir Valley, and political violence can flare up without warning. Because of ongoing security problems, many foreign governments advise against all travel, or all but essential travel, to areas outside the cities of Srinagar and Jammu, and your travel insurance may be invalid if you ignore this advice.
Welcome to Jammu
Jammu is the state's winter capital and pre-Independence was once the seat of J&K's Dogra dynasty. Religiously Hindu, Jammu dubs itself as the ‘city of temples’. Few of these temples are historically compulsive, and for foreign tourists there’s little pressing need to hang around longer than necessary to make transport connections to Amritsar, Srinagar or Dharamsala...