Heaven on earth: Kashmir

by Sarita Naik January. 19, 2017 675 views

I start my blogging journey with this splendid place - Kashmir. "Vaadi" (valley) as they call it, Kashmir resides in the heart of the magnificent Himalayan mountain ranges. Our first destination was Srinagar. Here you can witness different moods of the Dal Lake at different times of the day.

Sunrise at the Dal Lake.

Many shades of the mountain ranges as seen from Dal lake

When in Srinagar you cant miss this special accommodation on the house boats. Anchored in the Dal, they showcase fine wooden structures, carpeted floors, antique chandeliers and ornate wooden interiors.   

House boat by the night. The stairs open into the lake

Gulmarg, yet another beautiful destination is defined by its lush green meadows surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The cable car ride here takes you to 'Afarwat', a place atop one of the mountains where you can play in fresh snow. You could even taste some! 

View of the meadows in Gulmarg

A cluster of houses in Gulmarg

Our next pit-stop was Pahalgam. Rattling sound of the river, tall Deodar trees along the valley and far away snow peaks painted golden by the sun rays. You just cant get enough of Pahalgam.

On way to the river valley

Nomads travel in the valley in search of work

On the journey back to Srinagar, you  travel along roads with tall Poplar(Chinar) trees on either side of the road. Bright sunlight trickling down the foliage gives you good company as you travel along.

Road from Pahalgam to Srinagar

Under the Chinar

Back in Srinagar, a visit to the lake is a must before we say goodbye. The beauty of Kashmir makes one believe that this is what a gift of nature could be. 

Early morning serene tranquility of the still waters of Dal

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Ram Ya 4 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful! #8 looks great with those leading lines.
#1 is beautiful in B&W.

Thanks for sharing with all of us :)

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sarita Naik Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Ram ! do share your inputs if I can improve on the shots :)

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
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