K A S H M I R V A C A T I O N S
An ideal place to stay and explore KASHMIR
B L O O M I N G D A L E
BLOOMING DALE hotel/cottages located just 150 meters from the world famous Dal Lake.Cozy , comfortable and spacious rooms amidst a lush green lawn surrounded by queit and calm environ.Posh baths with hot shower(24 hours) exotic FOOD served with typical KASHMIR hospitality make your stay comfortable that the guests adore ever after leaving BLOOMING DALE.Our team of proffessional guides,drivers and shikara peddlers with great and immense knowledge about KASHMIR its HISTORICAL,CULTURAL ,RELIGIOUS AND TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND make your trip to KASHMIR just UNFORGETTABLE.
Lawn View Bath
KASHMIR Paradise On Earth
Kashmir .........indeed the PARADISE ON EARTH as described by a poet.The fresh water lakes..........splended Gardens(Mughal gardens) and the mighty Himalayas make it a HOT destination for tourists/travellers,trekkers,skiers,Honeymooners and family vacations. To see KASHMIR at its BEST and leave this paradise on earth with a feeling of UNFORGETTABLE KASHMIR we shall be honoured to be your hosts.
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Dalgate,Buchwara, Srinagar 190001, Kashmir(INDIA).
Telephone:++ 91 194 2479999, Telefax :++ 91 194 2453359, Cell :++ 91 9419007023.
Kashmir was once the great lake Satisar. According to hindu texts , the Hindu sage Kashyapa drained a lake lying north of thePir Panjal range by cutting the mountain near Varamulla.The sage then encouraged people from India to settle in the valley that was formed after the lake was drained. The locals named the valley Kashyap-Mar and Kashyap-Pura in honour of the sage. The name Kashmir is derived from ka (the water) and shimeera (to desiccate).In other words the word Kashmir implies land desiccated from water.
Situated on the banks of famous Dal Lake each garden is a beauty and a jewel of architechture......
means The Royal Spring.....has three teraces and the spring water is great with the real mineral properties.After visiting Cheshma Shahi One can drive/walk up further to visit PARI MAHAL....(meaning the fairy palace)that once used to be a budhist monastary,and than converted into a school of astrology by one of the Mughal Kings(Dhara Shaku)....commands a magnificiant view of the lake......a wonderful place to watch sunset.
Nishat Garden in Summer(entrance)
Nishat Garden (Spring)
Nishat Garden (Autumn)
is just another garden on the bank of dal lake......NISHAT GARDEN , meanig the garden of pleasure has many terraces with a back drop of ZABARVAN hills.This garden was built by Asif Khan, brother of empress Noor Jehan...this is the largest Mughal garden...with a water course in the middle.
Shalimar Garden (Autumn)
drive further there is this another garden............planted by King Jehangir..and gifted to his wife Noor Jehan......has magnificiant Chinar trees and some beautiful stone pavalions.
SIGHTSEEING away from Srinagar
There are many destinations you can head from Srinagar.....and to name some.........Gulmarg.....Pahalgham..........Sonamarg.....Yusmarg and others.
SONAMARG:Literally means the Golden meadow...........is situated on the bank of mighty River Sindh...and if you go for one day.......you can walk or take a pony upto Thajiwas Glacier.and come back....if a keen trekker........you can really make some wonferful walks...to some great lakes....like Kishansar,Vishansar,Gadsar Satsar and Gangabal.....also from Baltal to Amarnath Cave.
GULMARG:the meadow of flowers............after a superb drive the cup of Gulmarg opens as a wonderful valley...and you can take a gondola ride right upto appervat..........and see the great himalayas......if you are lucky you may have a glimps of NANGA PARBAT.....if its not cloudy/haisy.
PAHALGHAM:village of shephereds.......is yet another destnation one can have spectacular walks......arround the river lidder.......to ARU.......Lidderwat..and than to KOLHAI GLACIER.
To name some other sighseeing DESTINATIONS in Kashmir..YUSMARG______ACHABAL_____KOKARNAAG____VERINAAG are worth a visit. There are also some HISTORICAL and RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS in Srinagar which are worth visiting as the wood work and the architechture is really great.
Shah Hamadan Mosque(old city)
Jamia Masjid(old city)