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Kashmir Travel in 2020

Kashmir Travel in 2020


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Whenever anyone in India or across the world listens to the word Kashmir the only thing which points out is terrorism, Killings, stone peltings, Slogans, Curfew, Stikes, and all the worst situations that a state suffers. When the violence calms down or decreases up to a limit million of the people comes to Kashmir. As per the tourism department of Kashmir in 2018, probably 8 to 9 lakh peoples visit Kashmir despite the situations.

Trust me whatever the rumors are but the only heaven in the world which is currently exists and which actually gives the feeling of heaven is none other than the beautiful Kashmir.

One of the famous quote that is quoted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Kashmir which every tourist recalls whenever travells to Kashmir is 

Gar Firdaus Bar-Rue zamin ast,hamin asto,hamin asto,hamin ast. 

English Translation
 "if there is heaven on earth its here, its here, its here"

The here is referred to as beautiful Kashmir.

Hindi Translation
"अगर स्वर्ग इस पृथ्वी पर मौजूद है, तो यहीं है, तो यहीं है, तो यहीं है"

Everyone gets so impressed with the beauty of Kashmir the only words that one can often say is, If one has not visited this beautiful paradise they are missing something.
Another thing which attracts millions of people around the world is the beautiful and helpfull peoples of Kashmir. In the last incident, one of the tourism department employ dies just to save the other tourists. Everything is consists of two things one is negative and the other one is the positive side it is up to you which side will you prefer first.

The Kashmir food is not just nationally accepted but is famous all around the world
mutton, chicken and fish being the prime ingredient. Tabakhmaaz, Shab Deg, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba, Lyader Tschaman, Riste Meatballs, Marchwangan Korma, Matschgand, Rogan Josh, Harissa, Yakhni, Wazwan

The Kashmir itself means Water desiccate which consists of no water bodies lakes rivers and many more.





   So let's begin this journey

There are various ways to travel Kashmir

  1. By Air
  2. By Road
  3. By Train
  • The very first way that is mostly considered by foreign tourists is by Air. After booking your ticket you will land at the Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport which is located at Inragandhi Road, Humhama, Badgam Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190007. This Airport is also owned by the Indian Air force so photography and taking pictures inside the airport are nor allowed because of security reasons. After taking your luggage you just book a cab from there to your booked hotel. As per my experience, it's better to book the hotel in the main Srinagar areas like VivantaDal View, Hotel new Mamta, Radisson Srinagar and many more according to your budget.

  • By Road is also a good option if you are a traveler for a long time as you have to travel 7 to 8 hours which is almost 266 kilometers via NH 44. The Jammu Kashmir highway is very busy route thousand of trucks waits for 3 to 4 days for their turn you can imagine how tough it becomes for them. You just have to pay 900 to 1200 INR to a cab driver and he will drop you at TRC Srinagar from there you can book a cab and can go to your booked hotel easily. But one thing is very important that by road you can experience no new things like hotels, food, Roads cutting the mountains and especially the tunnels.

  • For the train, you have to reach Banihal from Jammu the train service in Kashmir also provides you the best experience. There is also a project of the northern railways which was working from Jammu to Katra and on 5th October 2019 the first commercial train runs in between Delhi to Katra. There is also a project of Train Track from Katra to Jammu is projected to complete in 2020. From Banihal is the first station and the Baramulla is the last one. From Banihal to Baramulla it takes 3hours to 3:30 hours.

The Kashmir life begins from the main city or the summer capital "Srinagar". In Srinagar, there are various destinations to travel like Dal Lake, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Shrine, Chashme Shahi and many more.

No matter where you have booked your hotel you can get a single cab and fix the cost how much you have to pay and in a single ride visit all these spots. Many Travelers opt to take the private mini busses and individually experience every place without booking the cap. But if it is your first time better is to book a cab.



TO DO LIST IN KASHMIR

Before the list, there are numerous places like cafeterias, Hotels and many destinations that are eye-catching.

  • DAL LAKE
        
          Dal is not just a lake in Kashmir but the heartbeat of the valley. It's the 2nd largest Lake which is situated in the valley. The most eye-catching moment becomes when the whole dal lake freezes in winters. Even you can walk on the lake as the temperature in Kashmir falls tremendously. its almost 15 to 16 kilometers. In the early morning, there are thousands of flowers blooming and a market that I will discuss next. The Dal is a life line for fishers. This lake is not because of the name but because of its beauty. The fact is that in dal lake there is a floating PostOffice.During Winters the temperature falls up to -11 degree Celcius.



  


Kashmir Travel in 2020
Dal Lake during Daytime
Kashmir Travel in 2020
Dal Lake
Kashmir Travel in 2020
Dal Lake during Night
There are various lakes like Manasbal Lake which is in the Ganderbal district of Kashmir, Nageen Lake located in Srinagar, Anchar Lake located in Srinagar, Wular Lake.



  • HOUSEBOATS
          The Houseboats are the floating houses. The houseboats are giving the feel of Mughals. Just imagine the taste You are sleeping in a House which is floating and the design of the houseboats is so amazing that everyone wills to take it with himself just joking but the Houseboats have attracted everyone not the Indian tourists but all across the world. Just hints toward the Raj era. The houseboats give the feeling of actual existence the silence the water sound the interior design just makes everyone to love. You can book the houseboats online starts from 700 to thousands per day.



Kashmir Travel in 2020
Houseboats
Kashmir Travel in 2020
Houseboats During Night


Kashmir Travel in 2020
Interior of the Houseboats


Kashmir Travel in 2020
Interior of the Houseboat
  • SHIKARA
          The shikaras are the well-decorated boats that are usually found in Dal lake. These wooden boats are so well decorated that everyone wants to take a ride of dal in these boats. When you have to reach your houseboat such shikaras will help you to reach there is other way. You can also take a ride of the dal market in these shikaras. This is the only way by which you can catch life on dal lake. These shikaras are highly comfortable to sit and enjoy the ride. The shikara ride is for almost 1 to 2 hours and costs 800 to 900 rupees but the positive thing is they are easily available.

Kashmir Travel in 2020




Kashmir Travel in 2020


  • PARI MAHAL
         The Pari Mahal is Located above the chashme Shahi Gardens it's also called as Palace of fairies.
it's built by the Mughals during their period. Its Located at the top of the Zabarwan mountain range. 



Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020

Kashmir Travel in 2020


  • CHASHME SHAHI
          The Chashme Shahi is one of the famous Mughal garden which is located in Srinagar. Its Located in Rainwari Srinagar. Every day thousands of peoples including the locals and tourists come to this destination.


Kashmir Travel in 2020


There are also other places Shalimar bagh, Shankarachyra temple, Hari Parbat, Hazratbal Shrine.

There are also some of the best cafeterias located in Srinagar Kashmir.


1:- Cafe liberty

its located in Srinagar near MA road lal chowk. This cafe is having one of the great interiors with complete stuff of food and others. The service is best and the live sofi music makes the experience more perfect.

Kashmir Travel in 2020

Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020



Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020


2:-New Cottage Inn

This is also the best restaurant which is located in hyderpora baghat. Proving the best taste and the design is also eye-catching.


Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020



3:-Chai Jaai Tea Room 
  
The Chai jaai is famous for Kashmiri kahwa and Kahmiri tea. Another thing which is attracting the peoples toward this place is because of the Kashmiri culture. Chai Jaai is well known and reputed place for all the tourists and Kashmiris as well.




Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020


There are numerous restaurants, cafe, hotels in Srinagar like Parsa's, Amigo's, Winterfell,14th avenue, Mughal Darbar, Smoke House, Barista, Hattrick, Arabian knights and many more

There are many more places to explore in Kashmir except Srinagar and will post in my second Blog till the time just stay tunned share as much as possible.

A trip to Kashmir not complete until the shopping of Pashmina Shwals, Walnut Wood Carvings, Kashmiri Chillies, papier-mache knick-knacks,hand-woven carpets, and Namdas and many more is not done.

Some of the shots from an underrated destination Bangus Valley located in Kupwara Kashmir.


Kashmir Travel in 2020


Kashmir Travel in 2020

There are many more destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yusmarg, Hazratbal Shrine, Dachigam National park, Baba Reshi Shrine and much more to explore in Kashmir.

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