Kashmir Tourist Places
“The place is more beautiful than the heaven and is the benefactor of supreme bliss and happiness. It seems to me that I am taking a bath in the lake of nectar here.”After reading these lines, no one should be left with any doubt about the fact that Kashmir is the most beautiful place in the world.Kashmir is the only region of India to have a historical record of its distant past. Such is not the case with the other parts of India which led to the 11th century, the Islamic scholar Alberuni to remark that Indians lack a sense of history. Kashmir has also the distinction of producing historians of repute. Chief among them is Kalhan, the author of Rajatarangini. Bilhana was another Sanskrit historian who was born in Kashmir. The court poet at Kalyana in the South India, he authored Vikramankadeva-charita to celebrate the reign of Vikramaditya VI, the Chalukya king of Kalyana.Climate:
The state of Jammu and Kashmir stretches between 32.17o to 36.58o North and the altitude rises steeply from 305 metres to 6910 metres above sea level. There are the hot plains of the Jammu Province and coldest dry tableland of Ladakh. The area has different weather conditions at different places because of the lofty mountains like the Pirpanjal, the Zanskar and the Karakoram that check the moisture-laden from entering the valleys.
The seasons are marked with sudden change and a year can be roughly divided into six seasons of two months each:
Spring – From March 15 to May 15.
Summer – From May 15 to July 15.
Rainy Season – From July 15 to Sept. 15.
Autumn – From Sept. 15 to Nov. 15.
Winter – From Nov. 15 to Jan 15.
Ice Cold – From Jan. 15 to March 15.
Pahalgam is situated at an altitude of 2,133 metres amidst lofty deodars, fir, pine, junipers and many other conifers. The place gets lively during the tourist months of the summer, as well as during the weeks before the Amarnath Yatra, as the base for a big annual pilgrimage to a cave of an ‘ice-lingam’.
A huge cup shaped meadow, lush and green with slopes where the silence is broken only by the tinkle of cowbells, Gulmarg looks like a fantasy set in a film and not surprisingly have been the venue of several films.
When you drive from Srinagar to Leh, Sonmarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level, Sonmarg is absolutely true to its name, which means ‘Meadow of Gold’.
Dal Lake has rightfully become an icon of the Kashmir tourism industry. A Himalayan urban lake, it has five basins and a number of channels that are well linked with each other. There are plenty of fishes in Dal Lake and fishery is the second largest industry of the region centered on the lake
With its almost medieval charm, the old city of Srinagar has various sights to enchant the most jaded traveller. Its roads and bustling bazaars are a photographer’s delight.
One of the beautiful places to see in Kashmir is the AHARBAL WATER FALL.In fact so thrilling is the beauty of this water fall that one tries to go near and near to it and keep watching it for hours together
Chashmashahi is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens of Kashmir. Meaning Royal Spring, this garden measures 108 m by 38 m and is above the Nehru Memorial Park. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan set up the Kashmir Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens in 1632 AD.
Harwan Garden is situated in the district of in Srinagar. A beautiful and massive garden, Harwan is a popular picnic spot. A beautiful canal, fed from a lake just behind the garden, passes through its center.
Situated at a height of 2,020 m, Kokernag is approximately 70 km from the district of Srinagar. Blooming gardens surround this spring, which bubbles at seven places at the foot of the forested mountain.
Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as “the garden of bliss”, the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop.
Srinagar is a paradise for travelers all around the world. The picturesque sceneries, beautiful lakes and historical monuments make wonderful Sightseeing in Srinagar. Out of the many Tourist Attractions in Srinagar, Pari mahal in Srinagar calls for special mention.
Srinagar is also known as the city of lakes and has some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Some of the lakes which enhance the beauty of Srinagar and make it a more alluring tourist attraction are Dal Lake in Srinagar, Nagin Lake in
The Shalimar Gardens were built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1616 for his wife Nur Jahan. Covering an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar Garden offers an amazing view over the other gardens, lakes and shallow terraces.