Sprawling over the area of 3,50,000 sqkm in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is 700km in length and 500km in width.
It contains Trans Himalayas and part of Greater Himalayas and Lesser Himalayas in South.
Special feature of these Himalayas is the Karewa soil found in Kashmir Valley and Bhadarwa Valley of Jammu. (Note: Karewa is found only in these two places and nowhere else in India.)
Karewas are lacustrine (lake) deposits are fit for cultivation of saffron (kesar/Zafran) and orchards of apple, peach, almonds, walnuts and apricot.
Kashmir Himalayas has highest number of glaciers including Siachin (the highest battle field of the world)
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