It isn’t just the appealing sceneries of Kashmir that they call it the “Heaven on earth”. Kashmir has much more to offer. Whether you are an adrenaline rusher or an enthusiast of nature, there is one thing for everyone that this epitome of India has to offer to its visitors.
Situated at the northern head of India, Kashmir deceits huddled between the snow-clad mountains and shining green valleys. Its incomparable charming beauty earned it the title of ‘Heaven on Earth’.
Here are the top 7 things that you must put on your bucket list whenever you are visiting Kashmir.
Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
Shikara is the traditional wooden houseboats that dot the beautiful lakes of Kashmir. Dal Lake and Nagin Lake are the best liquids where you can adore the comforting ride of Shikara. The true exquisiteness of Dal Lake is unexplored if you do not witness it from the outlook of the Kashmiri people. Shikara isn’t just about hitching a boat ride in the calm waters of Kashmir; they have a different routine to offer altogether.
Gondola Rides at Gulmarg
Gondolas are the authorised cable cars of Kashmir. It is the world’s second-highest operational cable car. The ride that takes you high in the sky to offer you the bird’s eyesight of Gulmarg valley roofed either in a white sheet of snow or rich green flora. Definitely a feeling of being on cloud 9.
Stay in a House Boat
While most of the people choose a decent hotel to stay in, do not let the extravagances deprive you of the raw beauty of nature. At any rate, for one night, you must say goodbye to your hotel to adore the chills of Kashmiri winters in the houseboats. Away from the greedy world, the houseboat will offer you the peaceful view of the stars light up the water bodies and the moonlight adding a twinkle to the white snow.
A Trip to Shalimar Bagh
Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal Garden in Srinagar constructed by the Mughal king Jahangir in the year of 1916 AD for his adored wife, Noor Jahan. On the right, it is linked to the eminent Dal Lake in Srinagar. The expensive green carpet of grass embellishes this three terraced Garden, and it has a total of 410 springs in its premises. On the milieu, you can observe the magnificence of Himalayan ranges. The garden is known for Chini Khanas which relics the unparalleled beauty of this place.
Visit Hazratbal Mosque
Hazratbal Mosque is situated at a distance of 25 km from the Bagdam district. Fronting the gorgeous Nishat Bagh, the mosque is sited on the western banks of Dal Lake.
This mosque is a quintessence of love and respect of Muslims for Prophet Mohammad. One of the most esteemed Muslim shrines, this mosque offers a stunning view of the lake and the mountain afar. This shrine houses Moi-e-Muqqadus, which are the conserved sacred hair of Prophet Mohammad. The hair is exhibited to the public only on religious junctures.
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden in Srinagar was set up in 1969. This attractive landscape garden, situated at the slopes of the charming Zabarwan mountain slopes, is located near the eminent Mughal Garden, Chashme Shahi, and the Dal Lake. This garden compound is spread over an area of 80 hectares and encompasses four components of the frivolous garden, botanical garden, research section, and plant introduction centre. It also features some inner gardens.
Yousmarg in Kashmir wraps profusion of beauty. This hardly-sightsaw hilly anchorage is located at the height of about 2,377 meters and fibbed at about 50 km south of Srinagar in the Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Not being as famed works as an advantage of being away from other swarming viable vacationer places such as Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir. Besides the scenic sceneries, pony-riding is the other entertaining activity of this tranquil Marg. Rent a pony and ride through the green savannahs or trek your way to the hills.