Floating on a ‘Shikara’ in the Dal Lake while the breeze from the snowy mountains goes past caressing you; the experience would be the soothing balm for your soul. The simplicity of everyday life and the buzzing bazaar on the lake would make you think of how life finds its way and your belief in inherent trait of nature would become stronger. The ermine white snow on the mountains would make you think of the purity that nature covers herself with. It is in Kashmir where nature unfolds her paradise.
Lies on the banks of the river Jhelum, Srinagar represents the core of Kashmir. The pellucid waters of the Dal Lake have such soothing effect on you that you can look at the lake for long periods and won’t realize how time elapses. The gardens of Mughal era blend well with the view of the lake and when you look at them you will have the vision of the emperors of yesteryears and how calmness make them handle all the complexities of the royal affairs. Shalimar Bag is the biggest of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir and houses a number of varieties of flowers. The canal inside the garden gets its water directly from the Dal Lake and the stunning view is enhanced by light and sound show also during the period of May to October. There are other beautiful gardens also in Kashmir including Nishat Bag and Chashm-e-Shahi.
When the mighty Himalayas surround a place with its snow covered peaks, the beauty of the place gets a new meaning. When the rays of the sun touch the crystalline sheets of snow the whole valley gets enlightened and that soothing touch has its impact on everyone being on Kashmir tour. There are facilities for skiing also at a few places including Gulmarg and Patnitop. When the place is so beautiful, spirituality is bound to flourish there and right from Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu region to Amarnath Caves in Kashmir, you find a number of pilgrim places to give solace to your spiritual side. Monasteries in Ladakh are also there that are not only the places of worship but are the beautiful pieces of architecture also.
Nature has bestowed on Kashmir everything to make your senses calm and she awaits you to explore that beautiful creation of hers. Book your Kashmir tour packages with SOTC.