Kashmir  - Paradise on Earth

Kashmir

Located in the northernmost part of India, Jammu and Kashmir are one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the country. The panoramic beauty, ancient monuments, abundant wildlife, and fun activities make the visit to the region very fulfilling. Nestled between the Himalayan, Karakoram, and Pir Panjal mountains the landscape has a unique charm. With snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, blue lakes, and zig-zagging rivers it lives up to the epithet ‘Paradise on Earth‘. It is one of the rare places where you can find glaciers in India. The lofty mountains make adventure activities like skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, and trekking possible. Even though it can get very cold during winter seasons, tourists love the refreshing weather in the region

Though it is a place in dispute between India and Pakistan, there are many safe places to visit in Kashmir. You can enjoy a great vacation if you plan your route well. As some places are under strict security, you have to obtain a pass to enter there. So make sure to plan your trip accordingly to avoid problems. The delightful places and mountainous geography of Kashmir will surely relax your nerves and fill you with joy. If you are an adventure lover, you can take part in the thrilling activities in the valley. The cool weather will soothe your soul, tormented with the scorching heat in the Indian subcontinent. So plan your next vacation to this gorgeous land.

 

The valley is famous for its ancient history. During the medieval periods, the land gained popularity for its Hindu-Buddhist syncretism. Later Muslim religion also was introduced into Kashmir. Many great people are associated with the place. Abhinavagupta — the great philosopher and mystic — was born in Kashmir valley. Emperor Asoka is credited with founding the capital of Srinagar. It is here that the great monist philosopher Adi Shankara assented the throne of Sarvajna Pitha. Many dynasties like Karkota, Shah Mir, Mughal, Durrani, and Sikh ruled over Kashmir. Everyone left their footprints on the land, which has now become a famous pilgrim and tourist center.

Many enchanting locations dot the valley. The charming beauty of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Srinagar are exceptional. There are very few places in the world like them that overflow with natural beauty. You can enjoy a great picnic in these locations. The historic places like Bahu fort, Martand Sun Temple,  Dastgeer Sahib mosque, Gateway of Enclosure, and so on evoke respect. The pluralistic culture of the land proclaims the welcoming mindset of India.  Hence plan your next trip to this beautiful land.