Saturday, 14 September 2013

Visit Heaven on Earth-Kashmir

"Gar Firdaus, ruhe Zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast'’, must have heard these lines before, haven't you? Yes, we are talking about Kashmir- popular as 'Heaven on Earth'. Reportedly, in the seventeenth century, Kashmir was very much appreciated for its scenic beauty by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, when he set his eyes on the valley. It is a known fact that, amused by the serenity and beauty of the valley he said, ''if the paradise is anywhere on earth, it is here, it is here'', which means the same as the above mentioned lines. It is believed that he too was living in a houseboat on Dal Lake. Kashmir is no doubt considered as one of the most favoured and popular holiday destinations amongst the tourist across the globe. People love to visit Kashmir and surely they don't get disappointed by opting the valley for spending some loveable and unforgettable moments of life which will definitely be cherished in the future. The different affordable, attractive and decent Kashmir holiday packages work as icing on the cake. One can search and can easily get a handsome Kashmir holiday package. You just have to set on a heavenly journey carefree and let be the rest a history in your family album. Talking about Kashmir holiday destinations, list is endless. Surely no one can actually rate/rank the Kashmir holiday destinations, less or more natural and ecstatic in terms of scenic beauty. This is the sole reason why the valley has been the top most choice for many film makers, artists, and photographer’s Some popular Kashmir holiday destinations are listed below: 

  • Gulmarg: You can get the opportunity of enjoying the world's highest gondola and skiing experiences
  • Pahalgam: This place is famous for its serene and calm environment which offers multiple trekking routes. Also, it is the starting point of Amarnath Yatra
  • Dal Lake: Encircled by mountains on three sides, it is one of most beautiful lakes in India. The banks are adorned by several orchards and blooming gardens, a spectacular sight for the eyes
  • Drass: Located at a height of 3,230 metres, it is the second coldest inhabited place in the World. It is a small township in the heart of Kashmir Valley; you should visit for the sheer pleasure
  • Hazratbal Mosque: Situated on the western banks of Dal Lake and facing the splendid Nishat Bagh, the mosque is completely an epitome of respect and prosperity
  • Shalimar Garden and Chasmashahi:These very famous and extremely spectacular gardens were constructed by Mughals during their sovereignty in the valley. If you love to click pictures, this is the place for you the lovely Kashmir houseboat holidays
The Kashmir houseboat holidays- the most preferred ones by newly married couples or people who love to be on a holiday floating on water all day long. This is the reason how the place earned the name, ''The Venice of the East''. Every possible thing starting from vegetables to pashmina shawls to saffron to paper-mache hand made products, is available to you that too at your houseboat door; sounds like a fairy-tale, isn't it! You can search and directly book for any of your choice. Come, experience the mystical magic of Kashmir Valley which will leave you behind craving for more-n-more.

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