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swisskashmir Srinagar - A travel report by swiss hotel kashmir
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Srinagar,  India - flag India -  Jammu and Kashm¿r
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SRINAGAR Elevation: 5200 feet Climate: Spring (March - May) Min 3.5°C, Max 24.6 C; Summer (June - August) Min 14.4 C, Max 30.8°C; Autumn (September - November) Min 2°C, Max 28.3°C; Winter (December - February) Min -10°C, Max 8.8°C. Clothing: Spring: Lig


The Valley of Kashmir, is a part of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir that rises in tiers from the plains to encompass mountainous terrain, high altitude valleys and plateaus. Many things: its landscape, a lush green valley and rolling wooded uplands ringed by snowcapped mountains, crisscrossed by rivers and studded with lakes; Its rich profusion of trees and flowers and fruits--- the Himalayan cedar, the Chinars, the ramrod straight poplars, the pale pink foam of almond blossoms in spring, lotuses budding in the late summer heat, jewel like cherries glowing in wooden boxes, and in autumn, saffron-yielding crocuses in the plateaus of Pampore stretching purple as far as the eye can see. The immense wealth of handicrafts, evoking different and subtle tactile sensations------the soft, buttery feel of the famed Toosh shawls, the waxy smoothness of planed walnut wood out of which beautiful motifs and designs are carved, papier-mâché—slick to touch and a marvel to the eyes, the rough texture of the numdah and the thick, luxurious pile of silk and woolen close-knotted hand made carpets; Its food----curried stalk of lotus, tangy greens and karam saag, crisp fried chops of mutton, mutton cooked in spices and yogurt, meatballs made of finely pounded meat and simmered in a creamy-rich sauce of cardamoms, thickened milk and broth, washed down with cups of kahwa, a tea flavored with cinnamon, cardamoms, almonds and saffron. The lovely liquid sound of the Kashmiri language; Its people----- a medley of races and religions--- Aryan, Scythain and Mongolian; Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists, faces and images closer to Central Asia than to the plains of India. A wealth of historical remains------ the sombre magnificance of the Sun Temple at Martand, the formal elegance of Mughal Gardens, the mighty Hari Parbat Fort overlooking the city of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, the Shankarachrya Temple atop the Shankaracharya hill in the heart of the city of Srinagar.

Favourite spots:
Achabal: 58 km via Anantnag, The waters of Achhabal Nag flow in a powerful stream, at an altitude of 1667 meters. The spring's waters come from the river Bringhi. The Mughal garden in front of the spring was laid out by a daughter of Shah Jahan in 1640 AD. 'The springs waters have been diverted into 3 channels, which flow over a three tiered terrace. A row of fountains mark the main channel, and on the uppermost terrace pavilions provide a place to picnic. Aharbal: 51 km, Kashmir’s largest waterfalls. Dachigam:’ 21 km, Wildlife Sanctuary National Park. Visitors require permits from the Chief Wildlife Warden, Srinagar Shikaras: The best exploration of the Srinagar city is to board a shikara and follow its course through the heart of the city, past willow shaded channels and canals and under the seven older bridges of the river Jhelum. The city’s interior has a spectacular view of tattiness, the mud, brick and wood houses are crammed cheek by jowl along the waterfront; some look as if

What's really great:
its people, the mountains and valleys the un touched green pastures its culture and sufism

Sights:
nishat, shalimar garden , harwan garden botonical garden, mughal gardens

Accommodations:
Kashmir's smallest hotel having all the star facilities , excellent service & home like comforts, that gives you those priceless moments and memories.
Located at the foot hills of the famous SHANKARACHARYA HILLS and next to the ever famous Dal Lake. It is away from the hustle bustle and noise, yet only 2KM from Tourist Reception Centre.

Hotel Swiss is a place where one does not miss Home because it has got family atmosphere with a beautiful Garden in the front.

Restaurants:
swiss hotel restaurant lahasa hotel mughal darbar dhaba

Other recommendations:
Gulmarg, phalgam, sona marg, yus marg, tang marh, khillanmarg aarhbal water fall, dallake, nagin lake

Published on Sunday July 22th, 2007


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Tue, Jul 24 2007 - 04:40 AM rating by adisidh

Nice report.... You are Lucky. picture missin??

Sun, Jul 22 2007 - 01:46 PM rating by eirekay

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