Jammu & Kashmir

* The overall literacy rate in Kashmir is higher than that of both India and Pakistan.
* India’s first floating Post Office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. It is the first of its kind in the country.  - August 22, 2011
* the two sides of the River Chenab will be joined by a humungous steel bridge, being constructed with 24,370 tonnes of steel at a height of 359 m above the riverbed. Once constructed, this Rs 1,198 crore bridge will be the tallest railway bridge in the world, surpassing the record held by the Beipan river Shuibai railway bridge (at 275 m height) in China's Guizhou province.
* Jammu and Kashmir has the highest airport in the country with regular commercial operations - Leh. It is one of the highest commercial airports in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level. The airport is named after 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, an Indian statesman and monk.