It is believed that in the summer the traveler in India is nothing to do. Heat, monsoons, downpours – these words scare the most unpretentious Wanderers. However, in the North of the country – in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from June to August best time. When British capital was the Mecca of summer tourism.
Kashmir – one of the most shining jewels in the crown of India. According to an ancient legend that once in ancient times between the mean and the Great Himalaya was a huge lake. The mighty Gods have drained it and filled with picturesque forests, blue lakes and fragrant flowers. Thus appeared the Kashmir valley – one of the most beautiful places on earth – the air rings like rhinestone, and sprawling gardens tell amazing stories of the Great Mughals, who left their heart here.
Kashmir is called Indian Venice – dozens of floating hotels rocking on the smooth waters of the lakes and canals. A boat trip – Shikari – one of the most romantic and spectacular treks. The decoration of the capital of the state considered to be a unique lake: Dal, Nagin and ANCHAR. Dal lake framed by the mountain ridges, the amphitheatre sloping down to the water. Floating vegetable gardens are replaced by plantations of pink lotuses, in the Bush scurrying young ducklings. The colours of the green meadows, the slopes of mountains, immersed in silence, broken only by the chime of bells, slowly wandering cows. perfect picture for inspiration.
The state capital, is located in a picturesque valley near the Lotus lake, filled with crystal water of the mountain glaciers. Srinagar – it’s not only the city with the famous old orchards, and terraced Mughal gardens, “the throne of Solomon”, the tomb of Moses, the lingam in the Amarnath cave and the white marble mosque Hazratbal. There are numerous legends that the body of Jesus rests here – in the centre of Srinagar, in the crypt of Rozabal. Worldwide fame to this staff brought Kashmiri shawls and carpets, articles of craftsmen – wood-carvers and metal, gems and jewelry.
Topography and climate:
Within Kashmir, one can distinguish several natural areas, distinguished primarily by the relief and geological structure. In the extreme South – West, stretches a narrow strip of the Punjab plain. To the North – East it is replaced by hilly ranges of Siwalik height up to 6 00–700 metres above sea level and then Small Himalayas. For Small Himalayas is the famous valley of Kashmir – it is the most densely populated part of Kashmir’s largest city Srinagar. In the highlands of Kashmir are many of the largest glaciers of the world: Siachen, Biafo, Baltoro, Batura, Hispar, etc. the Climate of Kashmir varies greatly even over small distances. Average annual precipitation is 640 mm. Srinagar In the Kashmir valley 40 – 50% of precipitation falls in the period from February to April. In South Kashmir the climate is much warmer than in its Northern areas. The average January temperature in Srinagar is –1, of July is +21. The best time to visit – April, may, October, as the temperature varies from +13.7 to +27. The monsoons begin from July and continue till September.
Naseem Bagh – this is the Sapphire gardens, the most ancient, built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
Shalimar Bagh-the Gardens of Love. Emperor Jahangir gave them as a sign of his love for the beautiful Nur Jahan. Three marble pavilion built in the shade of plane trees on three sloping terraces, decorated with arbours, fountains. In Shalimar Bagh is unique in its architecture Hazratbal mosque of white marble. Here, according to tradition kept the hair of prophet Muhammad.
You can visit the Shankaracharya temple . located on one of the hills near Srinagar, dedicated to Shiva. This place of worship is known from 2500 BC, the Temple is named after the philosopher Shankaracharya, who stayed here to revive Sanatan Dharma almost 10 years ago.
In 62 km from Jammu-the winter capital of Jammu – and-Kashmir – is the temple of Vaishno Devi . dedicated to divine Mother energy. This temple was built 7 centuries ago and is dedicated to the main goddess of creation, preservation and destruction. The moon and the sun in her eyes, clothes full of stars and a green skirt symbolizes the vegetation of the earth. Vaishno Devi is considered to be the most powerful aspect of the female deities, and very popular in Northern India.
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