When the silhouettes of snowy mountains appear in the pellucid waters of the lakes in Kashmir, you would know what ethereal beauty is. The floating houseboats would introduce you to another aspect of life; an aspect that is close to nature. You just need to open yourself and embrace nature in her most pristine form; you would get the real joy of life. In winter when the icy sheets cover parts of lakes, they add another hue to the beauty of the place and you wouldn’t mind visiting India’s favourite summer retreat even in winter.
Dal Lake, the ‘Jewel of Kashmir’, is one of the most enchanting tourist attractions in Srinagar and the images of the lake come inadvertently into mind at the mention of Kashmir. You can go for ‘shikara’ ride or just move on the water on small boats, you will find a soulful connection with the place. Along with nature, human beings have also added their ingenuity in making the place more beautiful and along the banks of the lake you would find several gardens of Mughal era that would certainly make you think of the famous lines about Kashmir: ‘If paradise is there on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.
Wular Lake is another beautiful creation of nature that you must include in your Kashmir holiday package. Though earlier it didn’t have the facility of boating, now authorities have started the service and when you look at the surroundings while being on a boat, your admiration for the aesthetic sense of nature would grow manifold. There are other beautiful lakes also in Jammu & Kashmir including Nagin Lake, Mansabal Lake, Gangabal Lake, Kaushar Nag Lake and Mansar Lake. Mansar Lake is considered not only among the most beautiful but is among the holiest places for Hindus. Newly-weds consider it auspicious to perform ‘Parikrama’ at the lake to get the blessing of ‘Sheshnag’ the god of serpents. You can also enjoy your leisure lime at the shore as the paved banks are ideal to relax and indulge in watching the flora and fauna in and around the lake.
Nature has created human beings and gave them the aesthetic sense to explore all her beautiful creations. Kashmir is among her favourite creations and you must pay heed to her call and go for Kashmir holiday package now. SOTC is there to take care of all the planning and give you a hassle free Kashmir tour.
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