If there is to be heaven on earth, it is here, Kashmir. Here is brief information about Kashmir.
“If there is to be heaven on earth, it is here” said the poignant Mughal king Akbar commenting on the picturesque landscape of Kashmir. Kashmir evokes awe-inspiring response from an incessant flurry of tourists. The place is covered with such natural splendor that it may take many lives to soak it entirely. With the mighty Himalayas looming over it and the hills of Karakoram and Nanda Devi adding to the effect, the place looks seeped in beauty. River Lidder, Jhelum and Chenab augment the impact of beauty.
The place is generally covered in snow. This drives the tourists crazy. Rose and tulip sprouting from the snow and brown and black horses trailing through the tuft of green grass make for a spectrum of colors. Tulip festival in Kashmir is rated by many as one of the most celebrated floral events of Asia. Lacs of tulips blossom and create rich paraphernalia exuding a riot of orange.
Gulmarg is a place which needs specific mention. The place is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and it has huge acreage of greenery spreading over it like the reverse canopy of sky. Owing to the long queue of tourists, the place has been blessed with resorts and hotel chains which deal in great accommodation and superior ethnic food.
Pahalgam is another must watch. The place also marks the point of commencement for those leaving for Amarnath pilgrimage.
Dal Lake stands at the cornerstone of history. It has a floating garden and a historic group of four trees called Char Chinar held over a high pedestal. The water is unlike that found in Lakes. It can get really tumultuous at times. Mughals had built beautiful gardens in the State. Kashmir houses the Shalimar and the Nishat gardens.
Unfortunately the place had been marred by violence and cross-border terrorist activities had piled the intrinsic beauty of it with loads of gore and bloodshed. Thankfully, the situation seems to have come in hand.