Heaven on Earth - Jammu Kashmir

11th Jan 2016

The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.

Photo of Heaven on Earth - Jammu Kashmir by Dk

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Dk

'There is a quite beauty found in the nature when heaven weeps'

Photo of Gulmarg Gondola, Baramulla by Dk

Perfect hand-crafted b of Srinagar

Photo of Srinagar by Dk

You don't know when you are immersed in a book what the reaction to it will be, but I feel great about 'The Lake of Dreams.'

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Dk

wild fire which spread over a wide range of forest on vaishno devi temple range

Photo of Vaishno Devi, Katra-Reasi Road, Katra by Dk

best cold, pure, mineral water straight from Himalayan ranges

Photo of Sonamarg by Dk

one of the dangerous drivable roads in India NH-1

Photo of Zojila Pass by Dk

golden time of the day with a golden view

Photo of Gulmarg Gondola, Baramulla by Dk

'Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat'.

Photo of Srinagar by Dk

its all about perfection and beauty !!

Photo of Srinagar by Dk

Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. In the seventeenth century, the Mughal emperor Jahangir said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here (the Kashmir Valley), while living in a houseboat on Dal Lake.

famous places : Kashmir Valley, Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, and Ladakh

Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the "Venice of the East" or the "Kashmiri Venice"Lakes around the city include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats – and Nigeen Lake. Apart from Dal lake and Nigeen lake city is also famous for wular lake and manasbal lake to the north of srinagar. Wular lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city. The Indian government has included these gardens under "Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir" in the tentative list for sites to be included in world Heritage sites.

Gulmarg is the "heartland of winter sports in India" and was rated as Asia's seventh best ski destination. The town is accessible from Srinagar by road via Tangmarg. The road climbs uphill in the last 12 kilometres to Gulmarg passing through forests of pine and fir.Winter sports like skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and heli-skiing are pretty famour here.

Pictures speaks it all and hence this was a wonderful trip to this place - " Jammu and Kashmir" !!