Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Wazir movie shooting with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar was shot in Srinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. In the seventeenth century the Mughal emperor Jahangir set his eyes on the valley of Kashmir. He said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here, while living in a houseboat on Dal Lake. "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here. In Jammu and Kashmir the most important tourist places are Kashmir, Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Jammu, and Ladakh. Some area require a special permit for non-Indians to visit.
Srinagar's Dal Lake, houseboats, shikaras and gardens are n absolute treat, made nicer by the politeness and friendliness of the locals. As you go around Dal Lake on a shikara, you come across other shikaras from who you can buy stuff like seekh kababs and roots, or you could go to a houseboat that sells Kashmiri textiles and artifacts. Stay at houseboats one of the better experience in Kashmir. Tourist visit to Kashmir should spent at least two night in a houseboat. There luxurious houseboat available at higher tariffs.
Gulmarg Biospere Reserve:
The Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve is spread over a huge area of 180 sq. Km and is just 49 km away from Srinagar. The reserve is primarily known for the Musk Deer as it is one of the endangered species. Apart from the Musk Deer, a number of flora and fauna can also be seen.
Dal Lake is another tourist destination in kashmir that attracts millions every year. This is second largest lake in Kashmir, Dal Lake exceptional scenic beauty.
It is situated on the banks of Lidar River, Pahalgam is regarded as the most favored destination of Kashmir. There are eight small villages within Pahalgam and Mamal is one of them. The prime attraction of this place is Shiva Temple that is the oldest existing temple in Kashmir. This destination is also the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra that takes place every year in the month of Sawan i.e. the period from July to August.
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Credits: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions