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Kashmir is a multi faceted diamond,
changing its hues with the seasons always
extravagantly beautiful. Two major
Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range
and the Pir Panjal, Surround the landscape
from the north and south respectively. They
are the source of great rivers, which flow
down into the valleys, forested with
orchards and decorated by lily laden lakes.
The Mughals called Kashmir "Paradise on Earth" where they journeyed across the hot plains of India, to the valley's cool temperature in summer. Here they lived ,with great love and care.
In the heart of the Kashmir Valley lies Srinagar (Capital of J&K) divided in two by the River Jehlum. The beauty of the valley has lured visitors for ages and it still bears the hallmark of the Mughals. The major tourist attractions are The Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, etc...
Staying on Houseboat on The Dal and Nageen lakes is something awesome.
Srinagar, the Summer Capital of Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar is at the North of Delhi via Pathankot and Jammu. It is on both the sides of River Jhelum and is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The God has graced this city with such a beauty, that it is often called "Venice of the Orient". Situated amid clear lakes and lofty mountains makes it a valley of joy. The floating gardens of Dal Lake are the famous attraction of city. Enter a houseboat and you are instantly transported to another world.
Famous for its beauty, vibrance and picturesque acres of lotus gardens Dal Lake is like a pride of Sringar.
Popular for water sports like water skiing, swimming, diving and sailing..
City also has a lot of gardens along the banks of Dal Lake. Nishat, Cheshma-i-Shahi, Shalimar and Harven gardens all were built by the Moghuls and are absolutely breathtaking in view all through the year...
Kashmir has some of the world's best hill resorts, namely, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Yusmarg. Besides these well known places, there are other resorts which though not much popular with the tourists yet equally spectacular and fabulous in natural beauty and grandeur..
The Kashmir region abounds in places of historical and archaeological significance like Tombs, Mosques, Forts and Ruins.
Dachigam National Park
The Park is the habitat of the magnificent endangered hangul or the Kashmir stag and the rare and burly Himalayan black bear. Other animals include the musk deer and the Himalayan marmot..