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The Most Picturesque Locales Of Kashmir

From providing scenic locales for Bollywood movies to giving a taste of its colourful culture, there are plenty of reasons to explore Kashmir. 
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  • Anupam Dabral
  • Her Zindagi Editorial
Published -04 Jul 2018, 16:02 ISTUpdated -13 Aug 2018, 19:25 IST
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The picturesque topography and it’s colourful culture paint a very different image of Kashmir as opposed to its political turmoil. Beautiful lakes and it’s snow-covered peaks have not just helped the valley earn the title of ‘The Switzerland of India’ but have also made it a preferred shooting location for a number of Bollywood movies such as ‘Dil Se’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, to name a few.

In case you plan to visit Kashmir, here are a few recommended locales and activities you surely explore and indulge in.

Houseboat At Dal Lake

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When in Kashmir, we strongly suggest relaxing in a houseboat at Dal Lake. Defined by cozy resting spaces and quintessential Kashmiri cuisine, houseboats help you let your hair down and soak in the true essence of the valley. Also, the hospitable and friendly owners of the houseboats will ensure that you feel at home.

The Mesmerizing Shikara Ride

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There is no better way to explore the tranquil locales of Kashmir other than going on a Shikara ride. You don’t just get to feast your eyes on the breathtaking scenery but you can also visit the floating market and watch water sports while on the ride. All this punctuated by the lush green apple orchards and the sweet smell of saffron paint a heavenly picture of Kashmir.

Gondola Ride At Gulmarg

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Want a proof of Kashmir’s inexplicable beauty? Gulmarg is the place to explore. Often referred to as ‘Meadow of Flowers’, it boasts of its Gondola ride which is the second highest cable car ride in the world. Its snow-covered slopes become a host to a number of skiing aficionados during the season.

So, if you are a true adventure seeker and want to feast your eyes on breathtaking Indian locales, may be Kashmir has a lot to offer you.

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