Kashmir?is the northernmost region of the?Indian subcontinent. Along with its scenic mountainous landscape Kashmir is famous for its cultural heritage. The culture of Kashmir is a diverse blend highly influenced by?northern South Asian as well as Central Asian culture. An important centre of?Hinduism?and later of?Buddhism Kashmir is a melting pot of Muslim Hindu Sikh and Buddhist philosophies and has evolved a composite culture. Often referred to as ‘paradise on earth’ Kashmir is famous for its temples beautiful lakes gardens architecture adventure sports and warm pashmina shawls.