Monday, May 11, 2015

A dream vacation to Jammu & Kashmir inspired from Bollywood



Kashmir Image credit: Free to share image from Rediff movies

Old Bollywood movies shot in Jammu & Kashmir have always inspired me with the jazzy backdrop of nature in its glory. Girls wearing Kashmiri dress look beautiful with ornamented veils. Bollywood movies with Kashmir based stories really have an enchanting aura that drags you to Jammu & Kashmir in dreams. ‘Kashmir ki Kali’ is one of my favorite Bollywood movie that still emanates an emotional feeling surrounded by Kashmir’s charismatic lakes, gardens and snow-clad mountains.


Do you know about the significant tourist places of Jammu & Kashmir?


Jammu & Kashmir is the Northern most state of India having its boundaries with Pakistan and China. Because of the recent chaos occurring there in conflicts regarding boundary lines, the place Jammu & Kashmir has become a dream vacation for most of us. Jammu & Kashmir is a single state comprising of the three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. While Kashmir valley is famous for its charismatic mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous shrines attract a lot of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote, cold, dry, hilly deserts and Buddhist culture.


Dal Lake and the Mughal gardens of Kashmir are the highly cherished dream destination of many. As they pervade a romantic semblance, they are mainly chosen for taking wooing, love scenes in Bollywood movies. The famous traditional Shikara (rowing boat) in the lakes of Kashmir is another symbol for portraying Kashmiri beauty. Florist Shikaras floating in Dal and Nageen Lakes are a colorful sight amidst blue green waters. Mughal gardens on the banks of these lakes also pave way for enjoying the salubrious climate of Kashmir with water terraces, cascades, flower gardens and the hue changing Chinar trees under Himalayan mountains.




Mughal gardens on the banks of these lakes also pave way for enjoying the salubrious climate of Kashmir with water terraces, cascades, flower gardens and the hue changing Chinar trees under Himalayan mountains. Mughal Emperor Jehangir often used to visit Kashmir who was highly impressed with its charisma. Once he wrote while sitting in a garden ~ If there is any paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here. Flowers that blossom in Kashmir have a shiny bright color that reverberate the beauty of Kashmir. If plenty of lotuses bloom in Nageen lakes during season, the famous Indira Gandhi Memorial tulip garden hosts an array of vivid variety of tulips planted row-wise. The romantic songs of Silsila movie were shot here in the backdrop of these lovely tulips.




Even watching the Bollywood movies shot in Kashmir dispenses you with some unforgettable, hilarious moments, what would be your state when you reach its glorious lap?

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