Unknown to many, Kashmir, which has remained a disputed territory since 1947, is one of the most ethereal places on Earth. That needs to change and here are a few reasons why Kashmir is a paradise, the whole world, should be aware of:
It has greenery that looks like something out of a fairy tale
Wherever you go, you will always find a thick carpet of velvety grass which is smoother than your bed. Probably. Unless you have a really really expensive bed that most of us can’t afford.
And lakes that look like this
Oh, there are mountains and valleys as well
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And if you haven’t already noticed, the grass is literally greener in Kashmir.
You’ll find sprawling beautiful pastures escaping into the mountains.
Ridding a horse in these heavenly gardens is a whole new experience.
The famous Pashmina shawls are made from premium quality wool, known as cashmere, of goats found in Kashmir.
And those shawls?
Source: Kashmir Hand Crafts
Hand embroidered clothing doesn’t get any prettier than this.
If you happen to be a tea lover, you would definitely not want to miss the delicious Kashmiri Chai.
Source: Chai Plus Cake
Sprinkle some crushed pistachios and top with a dollop of clotted cream. Pure bliss!
Your view while sipping the chai may look like this #goals
Source: Kashmir Travel Guide
All that greenery must whip up a mighty appetite so the food is equally picturesque
Wazwan, a multi-course meal, is prepared on special occasions as it takes several hours of preparation for this magnificent feast. But, look at the beauty *starts drooling*
Rogan Josh is another Kashmiri specialty, popular wherever desi cuisine is eaten.
And any Kashmiri worth their salt knows that a Kashmiri meal is not done without a serving of rice, preferably pulao.
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If you’re a resident, this is what your neighborhood probably looks like
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It would be injustice not to talk about the beautiful people of Kashmir.
Look at these beaming, bright-eyed kids. Such innocence.
These people are resilient in the face of such tough lives, every single day. Yet it’s extremely difficult to match their hospitality, royal manners and generosity.
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So are you ready to experience this mesmerizing beauty? You only have to cross this bridge, nbd.