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Paradise on Earth- Kashmir

If there is haven on this earth then it is Kashmir. The Valley of Kashmir is renowned in the world for its beauty and charm. The beautiful emerald Valley of Kashmir is cradled in the Himalayas along with Jammu and Ladakh forms the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a magical land under the crystal blue sky, with snow capped mountains in the backdrop, sparkling water flows, serene lakes, green meadows, free flowing shikaras, gorgeous deep down valleys, steady houseboats, and grassy slopes full of flowers makes it to be referred as "Switzerland of the East". Srinagar is the capital; city of Kashmir nestled amidst the huge lakes, meadows, floating gardens in the valley. Kashmir is mainly dominated by Muslims and Kashmiris. Urdu and Dogri are the main languages of the people of Kashmir. Not only the beauty but the cultural richness also crowns the state of Jammu & Kashmir with great pride and fame. The unsurpassed beauty of the land attracts visitors from all across the world. The glory of Kashmir lies its unparalleled beauty and religious harmony. On a trip to Kashmir one can not miss a visit to mesmerizing Dal Lake that is adorned with beautiful floating gardens and stand still houseboats which are like luxury hotels on the water. Aromatic Mughal Gardens like Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh , Chashmashahi add more charm and fragrance to the beauty of Kashmir Valley. There are various temple and shrines like Shankracharya Temple, Hazrat Bal, Jama Masjid etc. which are the must see places on a visit to this pristinely beautiful Valley of Kashmir. Apart from sight seeing one can opt for horse riding, trekking, adventure sports activities and water sports to make the trip more memorable. Tourists can easily avail the services of hotels, food and accommodation. Kashmir is also known for its handicrafts and thus shopping in the bazaars of Kashmir is a delightful experience for the visitors.

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