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Natural beauty-wise Kashmir is the most beautiful state in the country and it is known as "Bhuswarg" or "Paradise on Earth". Unfortunately, due to political turmoil in the region, it is no longer safe for a tourist to visit Kashmir. If you plan to travel to Kashmir, you should always first check with the Government of India Tourist Office and find out the current situation and acertain if you need any kind of special permit to visit the region.

Kashmir is a valley surronded by the high Himalayas in the northwestern corner of India. The weather is very pleasant in the hot months and can be cold in winter. Gulmarg which is in the higher elevations, offers skiing facilities. The capital town of Srinagar, where people visiting Kashmir usually arrive first, itself is very pretty. In the heart of the town there is the Dal Lake, and one can stay in a houseboat in the lake instead of staying in a regular hotel. One can also rent a "Shikara" (water taxi) and move around in the lake to go from place to place or just to take in the breathtaking view all around. Many romantic Bollywood movies, such as "Kashmir ki Kali", have been shot in the past in Kashmir because of the unsurpassed beauty of the place. Kashmir used to be the number one place of tourism in India. But unfortunately, it is no more so.

Kashmir attractions include unsurpassed natural beauty, pleasant climate, skiing, water sports, opportunity to stay in houseboats, fishing, golfing, hiking, and trekking to name a few. In short, Kashmir is a tourist paradise. The main places to visit in Kashmir are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. But as I have said already, first check with your trusted travel agent or Goverment of India Tourist Office if a tour of Kashmir is possible or safe, which areas of the region can be visited, and if any kind of special permit is needed to tour Kashmir.

I have three stamps to illustrate the beauty of the place. You can click on any stamp to see more pictures and/or learn more about the place.

Kashmir landscape
Plane flying over Kashmir valley
Shikara on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir
Shikara on Dal Lake
Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir
Dal Lake

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