Most Beautiful Places ( Kashmir Beauty At Its Best)
Kashmir is beautiful from north to south if you go anywhere in kashmir then you will See Kashmir is surrounded from moutains and himalayas. From Plains to Hills Kashmir Has everything which make It as one of beautiful place on earth. In this topic we will discuss about some important point about kashmir beauty. Also Kashmir is well known for its lakes and rivers. From Trekking To Sikking Kashmir has Everything to make it as most beautiful place.
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Indescribable are its sunrises and sunsets and the eternal bliss that holds this place together after all the bruises that its existence has faced, is euphoric. Kashmir is more than a valley. It is the masterpiece of the greatest of artists. Painted within its domain are sky high mighty mountains, setting the ground for large forests- adobe of wildlife, rivers like sind that are as old as the history itself- flowing from the glaciers of THAJIWAS residing in the meadows of Gold -jhelum with its origin in Verinag (a spring in south kashmir) flows through the whole of the Kashmir and reaches its destination in Pakistan- the Neelum also called as KishanGanga situated in the exotic beautiful lands of Kupwara dividing the Countries of India and Pakistan.
Unravelled alpine lakes that lie thousands of feet above ground and the lakes like dal and wular need no introduction to be given.
However, what I can suggest is to travel to those places on Full moon night or some lunar event like Super Moon- when the moon and earth are closest.
You might already know about destinations like Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg- but in this article I am going to make you know the places including these and other than these that are worth travelling to in the boundaries of Kashmir.
Mughal Gardens are already extremely famous, for the architecture the mughal engineers have provided to those and the jaw dropping background it has.
Kashmir Natural Beauty:
Unlike other travelling world destinations, Kashmir’s beauty is natural. Given the advancements in Engineering technology, engineers around the world have been successful in developing places that can act as recreational grounds for the tourists benefitting their respective countries. But with Kashmir the creator has been generous enough to provide them with the never ending exquisiteness. Kashmir’s natural beauty is enchanting as if bewitched by some magic that attracts you to fly in its skies and pass by its ranges and not fall.
You cannot put your Camera in its bag without capturing every inch of the scenery you see with your naked eyes. You want to hold on to its every dimension and every edge like you see it as and like you touch it as.
Kashmir Beautiful Places:
When it comes to beautiful places in kashmir, you can’t count a few. You have to strive along all directions and mask its entire terra and still you won’t be getting tired of what these lands hold for you.
Starting from the Bangus Valley of North kashmir’s Kupwara and travelling along its west to the terrain of Banipura’s Lolab and Gurez , then moving to the mighty mountains of Himalayas Apharwat with its abode in the meadows of flowers- Gulmarg, to the meadows of gold called Sonmarg in central Kashmir and the Great Alpine Lakes lying in its vicinity. And then Pahalgam, Aru Valley with Lidder flowing in its midst and Aharbal one of the most Beautiful waterfalls you can see.
Let’s travel to these places in the ship of our words, one by one.
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PLACES TO TOUR TO IN NORTH KASHMIR:
Visiting kashmir in any season can mesmerise you. It appears as beautiful as a bride at her wedding. It won’t be wrong to call it the Real paradise on Earth. Gulmarg is one of the few destinations of the world that can be visited whether it is spring, summer or winter. Its looks are amazingly breathtaking.
Appearing to be the neverland of Tinkerbell fantasy, Gulmarg remains to be the tourists attraction mostly in winters. With everything appearing to be covered with cottage cheese, you can not keep your eyes open on a sunny day of snow-covered meadows of Gulmarg.
Tip: travelling to Gulmarg? have your sunglasses on.
Surrounded by pir panjal range, if you want to enjoy every scenery of it along with the fun of joining some ski course, visit Gulmarg anytime between November to March.
There are a number of Places within this destination where you may want to cherish your time.
On the way to Gulmarg falls Tangmarg. It is almost at 1 hour duration from the main city srinagar. You can stop at this place and fill your stomach for the future journey which approximately lies at a distance of 1 hour time again. You can witness pine forests along your way which are as if touching skies.
Reaching gulmarg you have a number of sites to see. You can see the St. Marys Church, although developed by the british during their regime in India, however it is well looked after by the Locals. The second religious place here is the Maharani Temple built by Maharaja Hari Singh’s wife. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Now either you can trek upto Kongdori or if you are visiting in winter then you gotta take the Gondola ride. It holds vast meadows. This is generally called Phase 1.
Towards the right of Kongdori falls Khilanmarg. It is the destination in Gulmarg you definitely want to visit. It is located at the of 6Km from Gulmarg at the base of peaks NUN and KUN. This meadow is a site of skiing in winters.
Going to Gulmarg in winters and not having your gondola ride to Appharwat is a total waste. This peak isn’t that high, taking the Gulmarg meadows as reference, yet, this definitely has a difficult terrain. Standing over it feels like the horizon converging to its end. Nevertheless, trekking to this point in summers should be the goal of the traveller.
At the base of the Appharwat lies the Lake of Alpather. However, this is frozen in winters and you get to come in summers to taste its waters. Its sea green waters are so attractive and stunning but remains frozen upto june.
Another place you want to visit is the Banibal Nag. It is located above Ferozepur valley at 5 hour duration away from Gulmarg. It is extremely enchanting and is located at the distance of 9600 ft. above Ferozpur valley. You need to trek up to here.
- BANGUS VALLEY
Situated in the northern area of Kupwara district Bangus Valley holds vast meadows, surrounded by trees. Just like the world you witness in temple run this is situated at the distance of 70km from srinagar. It is situated at an altitude of 10,000 ft above sea level and spreads over 300kms of area. So many streams and their tributaries flow through this vale making it exceptionally attractive. You can’t find the replica of this Kashir beauty. Pohru river is formed because of the streams flowing through this place. You cannot go for a single day trip to this place, you need to set up the camp.
Fresh water fishes reside in these streams and this place is an abode to some many medicinal plants.
This site isn’t that known to tourists because of the armed forces present in the valley. However, given its beauty , from recent years efforts have been made to bring it to the public eye by the travellers and the tourism department of the territory too.
- GUREZ VALLEY
Guraiz is located within the base of the snow covered Himalayan mountains at a distance of 123 kms from Srinagar and at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level.
Being a border area, 2 out of its 3 parts lie within Pakistan Administered Kashmir.
The beauty of Gurez is elevated by the Neelum River that flows through its vale. Neelum or Kishanganga has green waters and flows exactly in the midst of the three highest peaks that surround it in three directions.
Travelling to this place you will forget the zanskar valley of Ladakh. It’s magnificently beautiful.
People residing here are from the race called Dard and Shina. And the language they speak is also called shina. This place is locally known as Gorai and as said is extraordinarily beautiful. Yet, due to the militarization this place remains unaddressed by tourists. Nevertheless, tourists who are adventure struck and coming from foreign lands due travel to those places. This land is completely cut off during winters because of the snowfall and can be travelled to only during summers.
Once you travel to this place you cannot stop yourself from falling in love with this place.
Razdan Pass, tulail valley, dawar, habba khatoon and harmukh are the destinations that can be travelled in this area of Bandipora district
Harmukh and Haba Khatoon are mighty mountains each having a terrific place in history. Both of the places need to be trekked and both are intensely beauteous.
Habba Khatoon is named after the Kashmiri Queen and Poetess Habba Khatoon who used to wander these mountains in search of her husband Yousuf Shah Chak, who was captured by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, so that he could rule Kashmir.
Strangely, Haba Khatoon used to mention Mount Harmukh in her poems when looking for her husband through these ranges.
Now since you have decided to travel to this place, take your identification proof without and also for remaining connected to your loved ones back in your home, have a Bsnl sim with you.
Travelling here you can have a motive of sight seeing, I suggest trekking, fishing, rock climbing. However, for fishing you need to get permission from the department of fisheries Jammu and Kashmir.
Don’t worry about your stay here, the tourism department has set motels and lodges here too.
- LOLAB VALLEY
Ever heard of the Song “ye wadi e Kashmir hai Jannat Ka Nazara”?. Well kashmiri’s have changed it to “ye wadi e Lolab hai Jannat Ka Nazara ”. If I wasn’t that clear I meant this valley is the Paradise of the Paradise Itself. Located in Kupwara district, lolab is known for its orchards, lush green fields, springs and lakes. This is often referred to as the land of love and beauty. Lolab holds three valleys within its domain : Potnai Valley, Brunai Valley and Kalaroos Valley.
The main population resides in the area called as sogam.
PLACES TO TOUR TO IN NORTH-EAST KASHMIR:
- SIND VALLEY
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PLACES TO TOUR TO IN SOUTH KASHMIR:
- LIDDER VALLEY PAHALGAM
- BETAAB VALLEY
- ARU VALLEY
- TARSAR MARSAR
PLACES TO TOUR TO IN CENTRAL KASHMIR:
PLACES TO TOUR TO IN SRINAGAR KASHMIR
- ZABARWAN PEAK
- NISHAT BAGH
- SHALIMAR BAGH
- HARWAN BAGH
- CHASHMA SHAHI
- PARI MAHAL
- NEHRU PARK
- CHAR CHINARI
- NIGEEN LAKE
- HARI PARBAT
- FAKEER GUJRI
- KANI SHAHAR