Spectacular ‘Kashmir’: A ‘Once-in-a-lifetime-experience’ destination for “Honeymooners”!
Kashmir is one of the most exotic and beautiful hill stations on earth. The scenic beauty and vista landscapes enumerate a saga of spectacular aura and visual treat for many eyes. Such breath-taking and charismatic locations leave many hearts lost in this dream valley. Considered by many as “Heaven on earth”, Kashmir is surely a ‘Once-in-a-lifetime-experience’ destination for all couples especially “Honeymooners”!
What’s in store for romantic hearts?
Located in Northern Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir has numerous ‘must-see’ destinations which aptly grapple the most deep and esteemed aspects of human emotions.
The Capital City of Srinagar flags off a memorable journey that one may relish for a very long time in life. Any season is the best season to visit this “Heaven on earth”. During Spring, the ‘Shikara’ ride facilitates the panoramic views of Dal Lake and Nagin Lake at their sparkling best. These lakes also offer much adrenaline to water sports lovers in the form of ‘Water Skiing’. One gets a bounty of viewing pleasure in the lake waters which is surrounded by snow-capped hills all around. The exemplary flora, fauna and fowl at nearby Dachiigam Wildlife sanctuary just add more to the viewing pleasures of everyone. During winters, when the temperature is much below the freeing point, the frozen lakes take the shapes of a skating rink and cricket pitches! Famous cultural heritage places like HazratbalDargaah, JamamAsjid, Mughal Gardens, LalChowk and Nehru Park make one’s visit to Srinagar much meaningful. A lonely time on the bank of Jhelum River, away from the ever hustling & bustling world, a newly married couple get the best time to develop that lifelong affinity and come closer to each other. A difficult yet exciting excursion to Shankracharya Temple adds more to one’s religious fervour. The near-vicinity locations of NishaatBagh and Chashm-e-Shaahi(a natural spring where the water is sparkling clean and contains fabulous medicinal properties) will provide another fulfilling experience to the lover couples.
Pahalgam is another wondrous location that every honeymooner couple must visit. Situated next to river bed of Lidder River amidst the plush greenery of Betaab&Aru valleys, Pahalgam provides enriching experience to the nature lovers. Those seeking some adrenaline pumping,the river rafting in the white waters of Lidder River and a trek to Kohli Glacier will much satisfy their nerves! A pony ride down the beautiful meadows of Baisaran will add to the memories of the lifetime of the visitors. Many famed Indian film studios like R.K.Films and Rajshri Productions are also located here.
Sonmarg (pronounced Sonmurg) is a place blessed with several fresh water lakes amidst one of the most picturesque surroundings. Krishnasar and Vishansar lakes are a big hit locations for some phenomenal fishing experiences. A trek to the top of the meadow alongside exquisite Green waters and frozen lakes will be long remembered by every honeymooner couple.
Gulmarg (pronounced Gulmurg) is most famous for its world’s highest Gondola, besides its charming backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Evidently this is the famed location, aptly referred to as the “Skiiers’ Paradise”. The splendid landscapes of Gulmarg, some heart-contending skiing and heart-pounding cable-car ride is bound to leave the honeymooners in a spell of charm!
For Apple lovers, the alpine meadows of ToshaMaidan and Dugdh Ganga present a beautiful natural array of Apple orchards and Pine trees. One truly feels lost in this romantic locale and wishes never to leave such a beautiful place. A lavish picnic spot for the visitors!
Badhgam, a scenic location nearby Yousmarg, truly reflects the authenticity of the beautiful spirit of Kashmir. Situated in the middle of a river stream, between the dense forests and surrounded by hills, the all exotic Doodhpathri is never-to-miss excursion for all romantic and newly married couples.
A small town of Pulwama is best known for its beautiful and expansive Kesar (Saffron) and Lavender fields. The all expensive Kesar, known for its best and high quality is exported to many Countries outside of India. Also the Kashmir Lavender holds a position of high esteem, much comparable to its exotic Bulgarian and French counterparts. The atmosphere is such enigmatic here as for the smell of pollen grains of both Saffron and Lavender spread in the air! The Tarsar and Marsar lakes along with natural habitat of Nagberan will eat up the majority of the disk space of yourhandycam or digicam, however its surely worth it!
Patnitop is a dream destinature for adventure lovers, however it serves much to the purposes of honeymooners as well. Surrounded by the dense arrays of tall Pine and Cedar wood trees, one can witness the awesome and breath-taking view of the Shivalik Mountains range. There are cool options available for those wanting to excite their adventure nerves. Patnitop boasts of one of the best facilitated arenas in India for paragliding, trekking, rock climbing, rappelling and camping activities. The nearby mountain springs are packed with some exquisite medicinal properties that are deemed as miraculous by many.
Is that all?
There are several other tourist attractions other than those mentioned above. The fascinating locations of Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kupwara, Gurez, Baramulla, Udhampur and Bhaderwah are equally beautiful and scenic locations in Kashmir.
The Rich cultural heritage of Kashmir…..
Famous for its voluptuous Apples, Kashmir holds a unique advantage as one of most sought-after tourist destinations. Being a place, where the climate is chilling cold during the most time of the year, the lavish quality dry fruits like Almonds, Apricot and Raisins (Kishmish), Shorba and all famous ‘Kavaah’ tea lends much refreshing warmth to those not used to such climate. The ‘Yakhni’ laced meat delicacies, the typical local recipes with rice or bread provide a sumptuous feed to the food lovers. For vegetarians there are many Kashmiri garden-fresh vegetable delicacies that are prepared with home-made ingredients, to devour upon. Kashmir is also famous for its woollen wears. The most coveted and all expensive ‘Pashmina’ wool made shawls, stoles and other linen give the best balancing warmth to one’s body in the freeing –cold climate of Kashmir. As for the abundance of Pine and Cedar wood trees, the wooden handicrafts made of these trees are in great demand across the globe. The all famous ‘Kashmir Willow’ cricket bats and furniture made of Sheesham wood contribute much to the exports generated revenues earned for the Indian Government.
What’s stopping you now?
If you are couple and/or newly married planning for a memorable outing and/or a ‘Honeymoon’, Kashmir waits you with all its arms sprung wide open. Come to Kashmir and embrace the memories of a lifetime. Capture those scenic and panoramic views in the lap of Mother Nature on your handycams and digicams such that your honeymoon becomes exemplary citation for YOU – for your entire lifetime!
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