Kashmir - The Paridise on Earth !
situated at the extreme north of of India. Kashmir is
known all over the world as "The Paradise On Earth".
You will find the people themselves have a natural charm, always friendly and helpful. You enter a new civilization of gentleness beauty and peace, with all the modern amenities of accommodation and transport and much more that you will discover for yourself..
The Jammu and Kashmir' Summer capital more than 2000 years old in the heart of Kashmir valley spreads out on both side of river Jehlum. Srinagar has been called the "Venice of the Orient"
Indulgent houseboats, historic gardens, mild summer climate, mighty mountains, Lush Greenery, blossoms of pinks , whites, yellows and flowers of all the rarest varieties. Rainbows spread across the blue skies. Meadows are spangled with daisies , flower beds with pansies, primroses, hyacinths and daffodils grow all over. Almond, cherry, apples strawberries are in abundance..
Houseboats in Srinagar
The quaint charm of Houseboats of Dal Lake, Nageen Lake and Naseem Lake in Srinagar to stay is a MUST .The Houseboats are having two Bed rooms, three bed rooms and four bed rooms with attached bath, with dining and Sitting room also with Sun-deck. Each houseboat is having the attendant who can also serve the food. Explore lapping journeys on a Shikara (Gandola) in the lakes, past floating gardens.
Houseboat were introduced accidentally in Kashmir. Most of British Civil and Military officers serving in the plains used to come to Kashmir with their families for holidays. They wanted to built houses for themselves but the Maharaja (King) of Kashmir of that time was suspicious of their designs and did not allow them to buy land, so they built the first Houseboat- named Victory designed by Mr. M T Kenhard in 1888. Later other copied this design and now there are about 500 Houseboats in Srinagar for commercial purpose .
Places of Interest
95 km. east of Srinagar, 2400 mt. above sea level popular holiday resort. It is called "Shepherds village" at the head of the Lidder valley. Best place for trout fishing. Apart from angling, Pahalgam is also known as the starting point for trekking. Pilgrims route to Amarnath Cave.
56 km from Srinagar, one and a half hour journey, 2690 mt above sea level. It is called "Meadow of flowers". In summer it is best for trekking, golfing and pony rides and for Skiing, Skating and Ice Hockey in Winter. Gulmarg has the world's highest green golf course in the world. There are cable cars that ferry the tourists up to the height of 3095 mt. (Gondola)
87 km. from Srinagar, 3 hours journey, 2800 mt above sea level. It is called "Golden Meadow" at the head of the river Sind with beautiful mountains and glaciers. Base for the treks to Harmukh range via Nichnai, Vishensar Lake, Gangabal and to Nara Nag . Also the Pilgrim route to Amarnath Cave , which can be done in one day from here. Famous for Trout fishing.
50 km southeast of Srinagar, one and half hour journey through pine and fir forests. On the way to Yusmarg is the shrine of famous Kashmiri Sufi saint Sheikh Noor-ud-din, popularly known as Nunda Rishi. One can go up to Nilnag Lake either by foot or on a pony back..
The Garden of bliss laid down by Asif Khan father of Empress Noorjahan in 1633AD on the bank of Dal Lake with Zabarvan Massif at the back. Nishat commands magnificent view of the Lake and the Snow capped Pir Panchal Range to the west of the valley..
The garden is laid down in four terraces, rising
one above the other. A canal runs through the garden
lined with polished stones and supplies with water
East of Srinagar, commands a superb view of the Dal Lake it has the advantage of having a natural spring of Pure, Cool and Sparking water known as Chasma- Shahi (Royal Spring).
Lakes in Kashmir
In Srinagar's Aquatic Plaza around the lake. Villages and Orchids and the Famous gardens built by the Moghul Emperors famous for Shikara ride. Most of the House Boats around in Dal Lake. From the Lake one can see the Historic Shankara Charya Hill in the east and the west Hari Parbat..
Nigeen Lake (The Jewel In The Ring)- Leading from the Dal is the smaller Nagin Lake. Here too, the waters are edged by trees of willow and poplar whose reflection is mirrored in the lake. 'Bathing boats' here, as well as on the Dal, hire out water-skis and motor launches.
This Lake is famous for Lotus flowers during
summer and Paradise for Bird Watchers,. Between the
river and foot of the Mountains spurs lower end of
the Sind valley famous for Picnic spot.
The Largest fresh water Lake in India 26 Km long and 8 Km wide. Surrounded by the mountains. The river Jehlum passes right through the Lake the deepest part is near the Hill called Baba Shakur-ud-Din on the north west side..