The culture of Jammu and Kashmir is a comprehensive mingling of customs and practices of its three distinct regions, Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. Apart from its demographical variations, specific cultural diversions of its elements are what make the culture of Jammu and Kashmir remarkable. Music, dance, cuisine, lifestyle, festivals all these only highlight the diversities prevalent in these provinces. Unity is restored when a common thread of cultural tradition binds them together thus making it a part of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole. Culture of Jammu and Kashmir is therefore an interesting reflection of color, zest, harmony and concord which makes Jammu and Kashmir to stand apart with its distinct features of age old tradition and deep ethnicity.
Jammu and Kashmir has a unique cultural blend which makes it different from the rest of the country.
Several ethnic groups live in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiris, the Hindus and the Dogras.
The most popular dances in the region are Rouf, Dhamali, Hikkat, Bhacha Nagma, KUD, Phumania.
The food of Jammu and Kashmir varies according to ethnic origins of the people of the different areas.
Kashmir goes in sync with the vibrant people and their culture. The colorful life of the Kashmiri people is reflected on the Jammu & Kashmir Festivals.