A Visit To A Health Resort In Kashmir
A Visit To Pahalgam
Kashmir is known as the paradise on the earth. The westerners call it the Switzerland of Asia. But those who have seen Switzerland find it more beautiful. It is a land of many splendors and surprises. Its scenic beauty, bracing climate, soothing atmosphere, clear cool waters, serpentine rivers, the babbling brooks, freshwater lakes, and snow-clad mountains, exercise a great charm on people.
Kashmir abounds in bewitching sights and idyllic scenes. There are many health resorts in Kashmir such as Gulmarg, Tangmarg, Yousmarg, Sonamarg, Kokernag, Verinag, etc and above all Pahalgam. It was 21 July 2009, when our school arranged for an excursion to Pahalgam we were informed beforehand and early in the morning, the next day we set out for Pahalgam. We reached Pahalgam at about 10 o‘clock. We went straight to the club and pitched a light tent in the park in front of the club. We were allowed a time period of one hour for strolling. I, with my two more friends, proceeded towards the river Liddar. We sat on its bank for about half an hour. The cool and refreshing air brought new life to us. The water was delightfully cool and clear, we were tempted by the cool water to have a quiet bath in the river. We then returned to our tent and had our lunch. We enjoyed the rare exotic delicacies prepared with extra care by our mothers at home.
After that, we moved towards the amusement park. We enjoyed a lot inside. Then we had a walk through the beautiful gardens around. We were simply charmed to see the beauty of the landscape. The gentle breeze refreshed us.
After that, we hired ponies and went to Baiseren. We saw nature in all her glory there. We passed through a thick jungle surrounded on three sides with snow-capped mountains. The ground below was carpeted with beautiful velvet-like green grass. Near the top, we picked snow, turned it into snowballs and threw at each other. After returning from the hills, we had cups of coffee and sweets We returned to our homes at about 6:30 p.m. The memorable scenes of Pahalgam still haunt my imagination.