Beauties of Kashmir
Love for beauty is an inborn trait with a man. Prettiness has served as a source of joy and thrill for the people of all times and climes. This is so because the human soul being essentially beautiful and graceful is moved by an external view of beauty. It is a case of “like attracting the like.”
Kashmir is known as the paradise on 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, fruits, and flowers; its bracing climate and soothing atmosphere; its calmness and quietness provide a healing touch to the people with rundown health and aching hearts.
The beauty of Kashmir beggars description. The crystal clear and cool waters, the gentle breeze blowing through its meadows and forests, the gushing cascades, the serpentine rivers, the babbling brooks, the rippling lakes and the lofty snow-clad mountains of Kashmir prove a delicious treat to the people who visit it. Tourists visiting the valley, at the very first sight, succumb to the temptation of these idyllic scenes.
Nature has bestowed Kashmir with exciting sights and exotic land spots. Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Kukernag, Sonamarag, Harven, Nishat, Verinag and Achabal are among the famous tourist haunts, which leave you spellbound. Besides, the charming beauty, these health resorts also afford pleasures like swimming, diving, sailing, skiing, surfing, scatting, horse riding, mountaineering, fishing, trekking, and camping, etc.
Whichever way you enter Kashmir – by air or by road – the very first glimpse of its sparkling lakes, sun-bathed slopes, dark shadowy vales, and snow-covered mountain ranges are bound to captivate your heart and a Persian poet’s words, “If there is paradise on earth it is this, it is this”, Would instantly spring to your mind.