Tag: Dal Lake
Travelling to Kashmir has always been on my bucket list and this time I finally made it!
I’d always heard Kashmir was a land of magic that exhibits diverse beauty in different seasons. So I planned to start with winter, the season of of white bed of snow, chilling breeze and multiple-layered cloths and traditional Kangri hidden under Pheran (a traditional knee-length cloak).
After I reached India’s northernmost state, the first flavour of Kashmir I took in was with the sip of Kehwa, traditional Kashmiri green tea in my hotel located in an alley close to Dal Lake. I spent the day sailing around the lake.
Unlike other seasons, Dal lake during winter is not so colourful, but still it is mesmerising and equally absorbing. A blanket of mist covers the lake and from it emerges colourful Shikaras captained by the local people, whose lives are very much dependent on this beautiful lake. Sailing the Dal lake it a must-do when you’re in the area. Sailing through Dal lake in winter is like removing layers of fog one after the other and going closer to a refreshing beauty of its floating vegetable market and wood crafted houseboats. Continue reading Why you should visit Kashmir in winter
February 25 (TravelAndy): Jammu and Kashmir has thrown open the gates of the historical Hari-Parbat fort for visitors, said reports.
Visitors can buy tickets from the two counters set up for the purpose at Interpretation Centre Chatipadshahi Rainawari and TRC Srinagar.
This historical fort, believed to have been built during Mughal emperor Akbar’s reign, is located on the top of Sharika hill, along the bank of Dal lake in Srinagar. Continue reading Srinagar’s Hari-Parbat fort opens for public