Kashmir is Heaven on Earth
Beauty of Kashmir
Kashmir literally means 'valley' and it is located in the northern part of India. Kashmir is part of of the Indian subcontinent characterized by its picturesque valleys, deep gorges and beautiful mountains. Fall in love with its breath-taking and dreamlike landscapes and find out why Kashmir is called 'Heaven on Earth.'
Kashmir's beautiful canvas is highlighted with the most colorful flora strewn across its landscapes. This dream-like panorama is evident from the awe-inspiring menagerie of natural beauty. Its is immortalized in poems and even modern songs. The band Led Zeppelin fell under its spell and wrote a song named after the place, Kashmir.
The perfect cool weather make for the perfect ingredient for the growth of its beautiful flora. It has heavy rains and humid during monsoon months (in the plains), while skiing season is during December to March when snow blankets most of the region. The snow-covered peaks around Kashmir is often compared with that of Mt. Fuji of Japan. It boasts of top skiing resorts in Gulmarg.
Paradise on Earth, Kashmir
Kashmir is often referred to as the 'Heaven on Earth' owing to this beauty. Flowers are in abundance almost all year round. Such kind of almost surreal scene is often described as out of this world by many writers.
Brief Background of the states of Kashmir
Kashmir is divided into several states: Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir Provinces and Aksai Chin. Administration of these estates is either under India or Pakistan government. During the 90s, Kashmir was known for its insurgencies due to the numerous separatist movements that created a volatile political situation.
During the 60s, 70s and 80's, Kashmir was the most sought-after location for shooting Bollywood movies with over 90 movies to its credit. A Hollywood film A Passage to India which won a number of film awards shot some of its panoramic scenes in Kashmir.
Tulip Gardens of Kashmir
A Life-Changing Visit
It is often said that once you get to visit the enchanting beauty of Kashmir, your life will never be the same again. Your life will be divided, the one you had before visiting Kashmir, and the one after doing so. Make one trip to this beautiful place once in your life.