Kashmir — stairway to heaven…

by prashantmathur

Last summers we went to kashmir with some unaccompanied minors…

A short review….of our journey…..
Jaipur —-> Jammu —–> Srinagar —–> Sonmarg  ——> Patnitop —–> Bak to pavilion…..

jOURNEY TO jAMMU….

First Day :

we were pretty much tired after a long tiring journey in the sleeper class…
well jammu is not different as we think..
jammu’s weather and jaipur’s there isn’t much of a difference… plus its not much above sea level ….

Way to Heaven’s Door!!!

Journey ran through the hilly areas…as we took the road we saw that all of it was inhabited by the jawans of the force…
either side was the doorway to heaven…( literal sense )….i mean either side there was danger…man!! drivers are so impeccable..they drove as they already knew the accurate measurement of the roads…
on the highway…  sides were covered by pine tress…I was mesmerized by the scenery…and the fog added to its exquisiteness…finally we reached our station…
ah!!! Srinagar…so much green … i was amazed to c this much of greenry….hey!! i belong to rajasthan.!! ( an obvious reason )…

next day we all had to wake up early so that v cn visit all the picturesque sites…

Actually its not in my hands to narrate the beauty that i saw there…or to say i m not the right one…

Frankly speakin all the gardens appeared same for me…
They were all design in same old fashioned way…the staircase types…but were looking fabulous…as they all counted on the marvelous creations …The TULIPS….

We visited these many places…in srinagar…
1. Chasmeshahi Garden:   Black Rose …. it is said that the person who sees a black rose is lucky…leave it!! even that black rose couldnt chng my luck!! …

2. Shalimar and Nishat Garden: built by some maharaja in some century…one of them had a “chinar tree”…it is good for health of a diabetic patient to sit under the tree…

3. Parimahal Garden:  i forgot about this place … but i cn tell u that it was equally good…

4. Dal Lake: water skiing…shikara…house boats…floating market…vr all fun…it reminds me of their culture…

5. Shankara Charya Temple: gives a panaromic view of the city…jhelum can be seen as a snake whirling around the city….

No destination was quite so romantic, no setting was as enchanting as Srinagar. More or less in the center of Kashmir, Srinagar’s allure changes with the passing of each season. Srinagar is as much imagination as it is fact, for every season offers new vistas to this city of great antiquity. Spring breathes life again into a frozen world, and the air is heady with the fragrance of a million flowers that blossom on trees, shrubs and creepers. Summer heightens the effect, and autumn is poignant in its colors of warm introspection. Winter brings with it snow, sometimes the Dal Lake freezes, and beneath a leaden sky, roasted chestnuts turn the atmosphere aromatic with the promise of warmth and comfort.

That was all of it in short ……… 🙂

U must visit kashmir atleast once in ur lifetime ……..

PS : v visited sonmarg too…but it will b too long if i mention it here..

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