Kashmir, the paradise on earth has been the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan since its independence. In 1948 Pandit Nehru, the then prime minister of India took the case to United Nation to get the solution to the dispute. The case is unsolved ever since!
Indian constitution has given Jammu and Kashmir a special status in 1949 under the article 370. It includes the power to have its own constitution, flag and autonomy over all matters excluding defense and foreign affairs. On 5th August 2019 the special status has been revoked by Indian government to make united India. Kashmir has always been the integral part of India, no doubt! but the suspension of article 370 will ensure from now, that there is only One Nation, One Flag and One Constitution. There are different views on the issue; some say Kashmir is bleeding due to the sudden revoke of article 370 while the others welcomed the government decision with open arms. I feel it’s a great move!
Suspension of article 370 has caused tensions and conflict in the valley. The international and Indian tourists, Amaranth pilgrims were sent back from the valley. India’s move on Kashmir was only condemned by neighbor Pakistan. Its definitely an internal affair of India but Pakistan is trying to make it Global issue! Better luck next time!
Politics apart, well! I am going to take you to the other side of Kashmir which is a true paradise on earth. There is a Kashmir beyond Article 370 and let’s explore! Some places are traveled and some are explored, but the valley of Kashmir must be felt. Here, I am with must do and must travel places in Kashmir. Try them at least once to feel the best of this heaven on earth.
Must do things in Kashmir
1. Shikara Ride
Srinagar is the perfect place to start your journey to feel the valley. The main attraction of the town is the Shikara, the small wooden boats on the Dal and Nagin Lake. You just sit and relax the ride while enjoying the eternal beauty of Kashmir.
2. House Boat Stay
A night stay at house boat in Srinagar is the top attraction in Kashmir. Honeymoon couple, family, or backpacker YOU should stay at least a night in house boat to have the best experience in Kashmir.
3. Pony Ride
Take a pony ride in beautiful valley of Kashmir to enjoy the life style of Kashmir. Pony ride in Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Yusmarg are very popular. Pony ride is used as way of transport to the highlands in the valley.
4. Kashmiri Cuisine
Your trip is incomplete without trying Kashmiri food. You must try these dishes, Nadroo Yakhni, Dum Aloo, Gushtaba and the most favorite Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh and Khawa.
Must Visit Places in Kashmir
Adventure activities to do in Kashmir
3. Mountain Biking
5. River Rafting
Spiritual places to visit
1. Amaranth Cave
2. Vaishnodevi Temple
3. The Kheer Bhawani Temple
4. Shankaracharya Temple
This place is truly heaven on earth. Feel the fresh air of Kashmir valleys. Visit this Natural Wonder!