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The Heaven on Earth: "Kashmir"


Jammu and Kashmir- Heaven on earth. Resting in a houseboat on Dal lake in the Kashmir Valley, the Mughal emperor Jahangir is believed to have said, “If there is ever a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India consisting of three regions: Jammu, Kashmir valley, and Ladakh. Kashmir, euphemically called ‘heaven on earth’ for its undulating snowy mountain peaks, beautiful lakes and ever blooming gardens, is said to change its hue every season. Every season has a charm of its own. While spring sees Kashmir wrap itself in a flowery green jacket, autumn gives the trees and the valley a golden hue.


Come winter and the entire valley turns white with snow covering every inch of it but it still doesn’t lose its distinct charm. While Jammu is famous for its numerous shrines that attract thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year, Ladakh is called ‘Little Tibet’ for its mountain ranges and Buddhist culture. Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Poonch Valley, Sindh Valley and Lidder Valley. It is home to several Himalayan glaciers, the longest one being Siachen glacier which is 70 kms in length.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir thrives on the banks of the river Jhelum. Dal Lake in Srinagar is a famous tourist spot, and one of the most picturesque lakes in the country.

It is full of ‘Shikaras’ or small boats ferrying people from the banks to the house boats. Another attraction of the city is the Mughal Gardens with its maple trees, terraced gardens, refreshing fountains and blooming flowers.

Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is visited by devotees who come every year to offer their prayers at the revered Vaishno Devi Shrine located over the Trikuta Hills in Katra. This temple devoted to Mother Goddess or Maa Vaishno is built inside a cave, 30 m long and just 1.5 m high. A visit to Jammu and Kashmir is incomplete without indulging in some retail therapy. A mere glimpse of the local traditional market is sure to tempt any sane person with its Pashmina shawls (made from the hair of ibex), shahtoosh shawls (made from the hair of the Tibetan antelope) and traditional walnut furniture embossed with rich floral designs. Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Patnitop and Sonmarg are some of the other popular hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is visited by devotees who come every year to offer their prayers at the revered Vaishno Devi Shrine located over the Trikuta Hills in Katra. This temple devoted to Mother Goddess or Maa Vaishno is built inside a cave, 30 m long and just 1.5 m high. A visit to Jammu and Kashmir is incomplete without indulging in some retail therapy. A mere glimpse of the local traditional market is sure to tempt any sane person with its Pashmina shawls (made from the hair of ibex), shahtoosh shawls (made from the hair of the Tibetan antelope) and traditional walnut furniture embossed with rich floral designs. Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Patnitop and Sonmarg are some of the other popular hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir.