How can we describe the beauty of kashmir valley in words. round shaped green valley circled by huge mountains with forests and rivers of icy waters, large verdant meadows, clump of fir trees, windflowers ablaze with different hues, growing in abundance near the effervescent streams. rich effectual beauty of Kashmir not only refreshes ones mind & body but it enlivens the soul. Cool weather of Kashmir enriches the beauty of this place. looking at the green valleys enraptures a person to the highest level of solitude . the myriad colors of flowers and plants are set like in a painting of D.G.Rossetti. Kashmir valley is located in the lap of higher Himalayan mountains, it has been a paradise for tourists. lot of people come back again with their family and friends. the beauty of Kashmir is unmatched with other places in India, the beautiful lovely mughal gardens and the vast lake known as dallake is adorned with the wooden houseboats and lotus ponds where a person will see different species of birds hanging around the tree tops and diving in the lotus pads. Srinagar city is the capital of Kashmir this downtown area of the city is covered with markets and alleys there are closely knitted to different "mohallas", plenty of old houses can be seen located in these parts. some religious shrines reside on the banks of winding jehlum river which flows quietly around the srinagar. The mughal gardens are visited by tourists, these gardens of nishat, shalimar, chashma shahi and pari mahal provide excellent views of the Dal lake and the zabarwan mountains. These terraced gardens are filled with different colors of flowers and fruit trees, cool water from fountains splash in high speed. Srinagar is much loved by the couples who come for their honeymoon in kashmir they love the peaceful environment and the moderate climate.
|Dal lake & the famous boulevard road|
|inside shalimar garden|
|Dal lake after sunset|
|inside the shrine at Srinagar|
Nice time to be in Kashmir is from may to September. the people who like snow or want to see the snowfall can come during the winter months of December to march. these wintry months are cold & harsh weather beats kashmir with snow and fog. Gulmarg is a premier ski retreat catering the international skiers and tourists. Natural slopes, good quality of snow make gulmarg ideal for skiing and snow boarding. during this time many of ski, snowboarding championships and ice hockey games are organized by the state department of tourism.people love to learn the skiing in gulmarg at that time hotels provide central heating system and other amenities to save from cold.
Kashmir is going towards a better future as there is a dearth of other industries so people are solely dependent on tourism, at present tourism is increasing very rapidly giving everyone chance to earn their bread and butter and by helping to reduce the unemployment which had plagued the valley since two decades.