Explore the Beauty of Kashmir
Commonly defined as Heaven on Earth, Kashmir is counted as the most beautiful place in India situated right in the top of the country. The city is widely acknowledged with its immense treasure of natural beauty. It is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal mountain range and the gigantic Himalayas. If local people are to be believed, Kashmir was brought into existence after a popular Hindu Sage named Kashyap, shrunk the lake, where Brahmins had resided exposing the land underneath. Kashmir weather plays a vital role in creating a beautiful ambiance in the city. While in the city, you must pay a visit to the Hazratbal mosque, which was previously known as the Ishrat Mahal, the pleasure house of the high ranking official â€“ Sajid Jahan in the Shah Jahanâ€™s army, located at the banks of the world-famous Dal Lake. Moreover, this beautiful place is said to be the home of the hair of Prophet Muhammad. This mosque acts as the symbol of love and respect of the followers of Prophet Muhammad towards him. The Charar-i-Sharief is counted as one of the oldest and sanctimonious shrines of Kashmir and is visited by thousands of travelers throughout the year. Residing around 40 km away from the capital city- Srinagar, is another famous shrine built in the memory of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din, who was a renowned Kashmiri Sufi saint. He used to preach the doctrine of nonviolence, vegetarianism and communal harmony. You can also travel to The khanqah of Shah Hamdan located on the banks of River Jhelum. It is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kashmir with carved leaves and splendid hanging bells. This shrine was created by Sultan Sikander, a Shah Mir dynasty King in the year 1395. Those who want to explore the beauty of ancient temple can visit the temple of Kheer Bhavani, which was built in the year 1912 by Maharaja Pratap Singh. Located at the distance of about 27 km away from Srinagar, this temple holds the idol of Hindi Goddess Ragnya. If local sources are to be believed, the Rama, the Hindu deity, used to worship in this temple while in exile. Locals stated that the color of kheer, which is white, turns black to indicate unexpected adversity. The Shankracharya Temple is another famous temple in Kashmir situated on the Takht-e-Sulaiman, the highest point of a hill. Another renowned temple is The Martand Sun Temple built in the honor of the Hindu Sun-god, Bhasker. It is located near Anantnag town and built by King Lalitaditya of the Surya dynasty. Kashmir weather adds more charm to the city. Here, winters are icy cold, where summers are pleasant, ideal for sight-seeing. However, people also prefer to be here in winters to enjoy in the famous Kashmir weather. For accommodation, you would find plenty of good options here, ranging from five stars to budget hotels. While five star hotels will offer you best of everything, budgets will accommodate you with basic facilities. You can make the booking in advance through online to avoid any inconvenience later after arriving in the city.
Published on Aug 28, 2013
Published on Aug 28, 2013
Commonly defined as Heaven on Earth, Kashmir is counted as the most beautiful place in India situated right in the top of the country. The c...