Shalimar Bagh is one of the most prolific gardens to be found in the scenic city of Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir. Shalimar Bagh is the largest of among all the Mughal Gardens that can be seen in this region. This vibrant as well colorful garden is place on the northeastern part of the famous Dal Lake, at a distance of about 16 km from the city of Srinagar.
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Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Without doubt, Srinagar is one of the top tourist destinations in India. With its fabulous
natural beauty, fascinating tourist attractions and adventure activities, the city has been the favorite destination for domestic as well as international tourists, since ages. The city was founded by King Pravarasen II around 150 AD and the literal of the name Srinagar in Sanskrit is 'the city of wealth & abundance'. Srinagar is situated on the banks of Jhelum River and is abounded by beautiful lakes such as Dal, Nagin and Anchar. The city is known as the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir but it equally attractive during the winters. Its snow covered mountains and the chilly weather make it a popular place even during the winters.
Monday, 27 January 2014
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Previously renowned as Model Floriculture Centre, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden of Srinagar bask the beauty of flora especially of Tulip all across the world and because of its amazing nursing the garden has become the largest Tulip Garden of Asia.
Stretched over an area of 12 hectares this flourishing garden of tulip is silently located at nurturing foothills of Zabarwan Range. Zabarwan Range and its pure ambiance which is celebrated because of its amazing location that connects the view of Dal Lake and picturesque sphere allure the mind of tourist.
As far its compilation is concerned the garden was visualize and perfected by Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, the then Chief Minister, of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2006-07. The main principles and objectives of this Tulip garden are to encourage floriculture and to boost the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir valley.
Being Asia’s largest tulip garden this site has really lived up to the tourist expectation as two millions tulips embellishes and insert colour to 20 acres land of Kashmir. Located at an elevation of 5600 feet the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is really a class act.
Sprawl of flowers that spread like an eternal garden surrounds the magical site of Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar adds more delights and comprehends the site of this garden.
Although the presence of delightful ambiance has been a main reason for tourists to visit here but the surreal charm of this garden which allows nature to bloom every year allows tourist to visit here. As per the records it is believed that more than 45,000 tourist have walked through the gates of this amazing tulip garden within the 10 days of its inauguration.
That speaks the volume and importance of this amazing tulip garden. Perhaps summer is the cluster when people from all across the world come to the roof of Kashmir to enjoy the natural surroundings and the site presence of this amazing garden has graced the number of tourists by every year.
Festival of Tulip
This luscious garden which is Just 8 km away from the site of Srinagar host Annual tulip Festival which goes for a week and it is during this time you will witness the magnitude of crowd who comes to allure various species of Tulip flowers.
It is said that the garden has more than 70 varieties of tulips and it also nourishes 1.3 million tulip bulbs. Beside that it also conducts cultural programme at other side.
Since nature lovers come hovering around to nurture the site it is important to note it is one of the celebrated and popular festivals of India.
Time of festival, The Tulip Festival happens during the month of April to be precise from April 5 to 15. That means 10 days festival is sure to carry your mind away into the lap of nature.
For adults the entry of this garden is RS 50, and for children it is Rs 20. So make sure to be here during the time of festival to relish the moment of life.
How to Reach
Nearest Railway Station is Srinagar railway station which is at a distance of 18 km.
Nearest Airport is Srinagar Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport which is at a distance of 22 km from here.
Monday, 6 January 2014
Placed at a height of 3, 000 meters above the sea level, Ladakh which is literally translated as the ‘land of high passes’ is truly beyond any visitors imagination. It is ornamented with high passes, rocky cliffs and pointed snow covered peaks, and is one of the major centers for Buddhism in South Asia. Perched between the Himalayan ranges in the South and the Kunlun ranges in the North it seems like a separate world for the visitors as the cultures and tradition of this place with the rest of India differ in a wider way.
Also known as ‘Little Tibet’ owing to the similarities of the culture and traditions of the people living in this place with that of Tibet. Alike other civilizations the civilization of Ladakh is old but the people of this place still believes in ancient traditions and respect their cultures very much because of which it is unique and exotic almost every time you visit this wander land.
Ladakh, one of the wonders of the world has many places of interests in and around its vicinity to offer the tourists. Here are the top 10 places of Ladakh which are worth visiting and knowing something about their culture will always helps to improve your thinking and predictions about Ladakh.
Leh: Once an important place for trading used by the traders of China and India, Leh is the former capital of Ladakh. The city of Leh is famed for various ancient buildings and monasteries including Leh Palace and Fort, Shanti Stupa and many more. Beside the numbers of places to visit in Leh, cheap hotels, good food and the distinct culture of this place is good reason for anyone to travel to Leh.
Kargil: Bordered by mountains on all sides, Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh and is an epitome of a vigorous war fought between India and Pakistan. Almost entire of this place is greatly honored by the bloods of every of the Indian soldier who fought with all their triumph in the Kargil war. Mulbekh Monastery and Rangdum Monastery are some of the major attractions of Kargil beside the place itself being a place of the Great War.
Pangong Lake: Placed at 4 to 5 hours drive from Leh, Pangong Tso is a heavenly lake surrounded by picturesque landscape all over which adorn it like a crown on the head of a princess. The blockbuster Bollywood movie 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor was partially shot in this paradise and since then it has been a tourist hub for tourists from across the globe.
Tsomoriri Lake: Enriched with wide and diverse fauna, Tsomoriri Lake is truly magical with perfect picture book scenery. When you visit this place a feeling of time letting this place alone will automatically be created in your mind forcing you for a natural seducement. It is also a famed place for bird watching as large number of migratory birds visits this place for breeding in their respective periods.
Lamayaru Village and Monastery: Home to one of the most exotic monastery ever to be created by mankind, Lamayaru Village is beyond your imagination. According to the legend, the present day Lamayaru was filled with lake but the famed Buddhist Yogi Mahasiddhi Naropa happened to dry the lake in magical way and create this wonderful monastery. Moonscape near the village and the annual two festivals which are filled with vibrant dance and other cultural shows are the other attraction beside the village and the monastery.
Sand Dunes at Hunder: Remote yet spontaneous, Hunder is home to the striking sand dunes and the two humped camels which are known as Bactrian Camels. Placed close to the Siachen Glacier and the Pakistan border, it offers a spectacular scenery which is sure to satiate the every of the eyes that witness it. It also offers camping facilities for the nature and adventurous enthusiasts.
Monday, 30 December 2013
Trekking means adventure and adventure means an opportunity to hike and feel some of the wonderful places on earth. Since we are very aware tourism and people interest of travelling has become a routine and in such a juncture today we are going to see some of the beautiful trekking spot of the world.
The Snow Lake
The Karakoram Range that settles in a height of 16,000 feet above the sea level is a beauty of Snow Cades where ranging Himalaya’s shines like a wonders of an earth. Its trekking route that starts from the village of Askole and leads to Biafo Glacier is something that every trekker loves to walk. Healthy distance of 40 miles which is followed by Hispar La and the Hispar Glacier gives you a beauty of landscape where shimmering glaciers and Himalayas twins between to create a magnificent.
The Manaslu Circuit
East to Annapurna Circuit and bearing a height of 26,800 feet from sea level, Manaslu Circuit is a treat for trekkers. As its way starts from a small beautiful town of Ghorka leading to a beauty of Rupina La which is followed by a steep road to Buri Gandaki valley and then to an isolated beauty of Nupri ends a beauty of your trekking session.
Laya and Lanana
Settled just a distance away from Tibetan border Laya to Lanana is one of the world’s most expensive treks. As its way and route are little known and visited by only handful of people its virgin beauty really makes your journey a beauty of trekking experience. The point of beauty starts from Punakha then leads to a beauty of Laya and then follows a road of Lanana and then it reveals a beauty of Gangkar Punsum which is the world’s highest unclimbed peak and heads to a wonders of Tongsa.
The Kangshung Face of Everest
Trekking experience here are surely going to be a beauty facing a site of Everest. The site begins from the beautiful village of Kharta and ends at a beautiful alpine desert making the trek experience just an extra from an ordinary. Pethang Ringmo to Langma La that calls of the point reveals a beauty of Himalayas.
Trekking Across Zanskar
Nestled at an altitude of 13,000 feet, trekking here means scenic excavation, as the river of Zanskar runs deep into valley, trekking point’s starts from a beautiful Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru, which leads up to a beauty of Singi-La then to a beauty of Padum, reveals a beauty of trip and a scene of glaring Himalayas ends a journey with a beautiful experience.
The Ultimate Everest Trek
Pack your bags and get ready for a serious adventure as the ranges of Everest is waiting for some serious trekkers. The beauty of roads that starts from Lukla and then all the way up to Namche Bazaar and from there to roads of the Dudh Kosi valley to the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri ends a beauty of your journey.
Concordia and Gondoro La
Offering a beautiful sight of Mount K2, the beauty of trekking starts from a famous route of Askole and proceeds for a week up the Baltoro Glacier to Concordia. As you passed down a beauty of Hushe Valley which ends your journey to Gondoro La is a beauty of trekking experience. as the beauty comes with challenges a steep routes are highly recommended for an experience trekkers who can withstand a sufferings.
Trekking point that starts from the beautiful village of Yoksum and passes into a beauty of Goecha La which reflects a beauty of Kanchenjunga, makes your trekking experience just different as compare to other experience, while you travel down you would see a beauty of villages like Phedang, Dzongri, and Jemathang that surrounds a valley.
Trekking to Mt. Kailas
Lying down in a beautiful Tibetan plateau, Mt. Kailas is renowned for its holy ambiance. Journey that starts from River Karnali and travels all the way around to beautiful valleys of Mt. Kailas looks to make your trekking experience a beauty of adventure trip.
The Turkestan Range
Beauty of Northern Himalayas that covers a beauty of this range, which stretches over 2500 mile and the mountain that covers a beauty of this valley ranges between 15,000 to 18,000 feet. Yosemite valleys and granite walls lives within a beauty of this range and people love to enjoy here.