India is a multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural nation with many tourist attractions spread throughout the country.

Each state in India is different from the other in terms of language spoken, the culture, traditions and customs being followed.

While English and Hindi are the official language and understood commonly across states, it is the local language or the mother tongue which makes for effective communication with the locals. Hence the need for translation service exists in India.

Take for example, the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu & Kashmir – A State in the northern most geographical region, where translation service plays an important role in communicating with the locals.

Since 1947, the greater region of Jammu and Kashmir has been embroiled in a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China—with India controlling 43% of the land area of the region. Pakistan controls roughly 37% of the land, while China controls the remaining 20%

The Population of Jammu & Kashmir

As per 2011 census the population of Jammu & Kashmir is 12,548,925. It is estimated to touch 14 million by the year 2018.

The Language, Religion and Culture of Jammu & Kashmir Population & Religion:

There are three regions in Jammu & Kashmir namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Jammu is dominated by Hindus, Kashmir by Muslims and Ladakh by Buddhists. If one considers the entire state around 68.3% of the population follow Islam, while 28.4% belong to Hinduism, Sikhism (1.7%), Buddhism (0.7%) and Christians (0.5%).

Culture & Language:

The culture of Jammu & Kashmir is that they co-exist due to love, affection and tolerance. Jammu & Kashmir has an International Border with China and in addition Line of Control (LOC) separates Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan. Even tourists are considered as a part of the family. If you ask a locale about a place to stay, you will probably end up enjoying your vacation in his home, and if you like something worn by a locale and ask him where he bought it from, he will probably offer the same thing to you. That is how simple people of Jammu and Kashmir are, far away from artificial feelings, and deception of life. The lifestyle of people is totally different from that of adjoining states. The food they eat, the dresses they wear, the language they speak is all different and unique.

Urdu is the official language of Jammu & Kashmir state. Though it is spoken throughout the state but it is most widely used in Kashmir. The other languages spoken here are Kashmiri, Hindi, Punjabi and Dogri language.

The Economy of Jammu & Kashmir:

Agriculture and Cottage Industry:

Kashmir's economy is centred on agriculture. Traditionally the staple crop of the valley was rice, which formed the chief food of the people. In addition, Indian corn, wheat, barley and oats were also grown. Given its temperate climate, it is suited for crops like asparagus, artichoke, seakale, broad beans, beetroot, cauliflower and cabbage. Fruit trees are common in the valley, and the cultivated orchards yield pears, apples, peaches, and cherries.

Kashmir is famous for Cashmere wool, Shawls, Silk carpets, Rugs, Kurtas, and pottery. Saffron, too, is grown in Kashmir. Srinagar is known for its silver-work, papier-mâché, wood-carving, and the weaving of silk.

Travel & Tourism:

There is lot of doubt about the safety of tourist in Jammu & Kashmir due to terrorist activities in Kashmir. This has led to decrease in number visitors to Kashmir valley. Yet Jammu, Kashmir and adjoining areas of Kashmir attracts tourist due to Kashmir’s natural beauty. The Government tourism department and private travel agencies are spreading awareness that Kashmir is a safe city. The actual experience of visitors are also generally the same. In general people of Kashmir are extremely welcoming and very hospitable to tourists. They may have different opinions about the government, terrorism, etc.

Tourist attractions in Jammu

Some important places of interest are: Ranbireshwar Temple, Raghunath Temple, Bahu Fort & Gardens, Peer Baba, Mahamaya Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple, Amar Mahal Palace, Sudh Mahadev temple, Gauri Kund, Mansar Lake, Purmandal.

Apart from these, 48kms away from Jammu, the shrine of the Goddess Vaishnodevi is one of the most important tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir. It is considered one of the most sacred places worship among the Hindus.

Tourist attractions in Kashmir

Some important places of interest areas are: Mughal Garden, Shikaras (houseboats in Dal Lake), Kashmir Valley, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Amarnath.

Rely on ‘Bhasha’ for translation and interpretation service in Srinagar

We provide translation and interpretation service from English to Kashmiri, Hindi, Pashto and Urdu and vice versa to facilitate information about Kashmir for those who want to plan a visit to Jammu & Kashmir. We are ISO and DIN certified translation service provider. We engage with native translators based on regional preferences for translation, voice over and localization depending upon your market requirement to see that your multi lingual communication resonates with the same power of clarity as source language.

Contact us: Send us your enquiries at our head office at 506, Reena complex, Vidhyavihar, Mumbai 400086 or email us at or speak to us by phone at +91-22-40027681 or call directly 7066316633 for all your language service needs including representative office contact points near you.

We believe ‘Language is not a barrier but a powerful driving force provided translation is done by professional translators who are in-country native speakers of the target language’.



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