Friday, July 9, 2010

Heaven in Earth

Almost all states in india are rich in natural beauty, places of religious or historical importance, culture and art. However, the state attracts in india is Jammu and Kashmir. It is full of natural beauty and has many places of religious importance. King Jehangir was so moved by Kashmir said “if there is heaven anywhere upon earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!”
       Amarnath cave is a huge cavein the high Himalayas and open only for three months – from may to july. There is an ice ‘shiva-linga’ in the cave. It is created naturallinside the cave. ‘Shrine of Vaishnodevi’ is one of the famous place were there is a trek of about fourteen kilometers through beautiful land. Another important temple is the famous Shankaracharya temple built for lord shiva which offers a grand view of Srinagar form the top.
Kashmir Lake
   Kashmir is a state of lakes.  The Dal Lake is the most famous lake. People live in house boats. The specialty seen in Kashmir is the floating gardens. Big crafts are covered with earth and then things are grown on them. Another famous lake is the Wooler Lake. It is the largest sweet-water lake in Asia. Manasbal Lake is also worth visiting.
           The orchards laden with ripe apples, the flowering cherry trees in their bloom or covered with ripe ruby like cherries invite the people to this magical land. The back drops of white snow-covered peaks makes the people to feel that they re in the land of the god.
             Kashmir has beautiful gardens like the Shalimar garden and the Nishat garden. Every one can accept the fact that beauty is everywhere in Kashmir. It is in its natural scenery. It is in its godlike men and women. It is famous for its art in the wood work and embroidery made by the magical fingers of the people. One can even die to visit this heavenly place.


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