The Kashmir valley region is famous for it picturesque natural beauty and among other things is known for its Dal Lake that reflects the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks. Among the most interesting attractions in the region are the Mogul Gardens, the floating vegetable and flower markets and the unique experience of staying on a houseboat. The Valley is known for its fresh apples and the intricate embroidery stitching that is done on the traditional warm kurtas, for both, men and women.
Kashmir is very popular for its golf courses. Tours and travel to Kashmir can be a beautiful experience for those who spend time viewing the floating vegetable and flower markets. These take place in secluded tree-lined canals.
The Dal Lake is perhaps the most important and picturesque tourist destination in Kashmir. It is very popular for its shikara rides and houseboats.
As far as handicrafts are concerned, Kashmir is very popular for its carpets and wall hangings. Kashmir is known for its pashmina and cashmere scarves. Kashmir in the ancient times was the seat of Buddhism. Besides Buddhism many faiths have taken birth and have flourished in the Kashmir region.
Kashmir has a rich cultural heritage. The ancient work of art, Rajatarangini, is an account of the rulers who have ruled the region over a period of 4000 years.
Among the important pilgrimages in Kashmir are Amreshwar, popularly known as Amarnath, Sureshwar, Tripreshwar, Hareshwar, Jeshteshwar, Shivbuteshwar and Sharda Saritshilla.
The Kashmir valley is known for its fresh apples and the intricate embroidery stitching that is done on the traditional warm kurtas, for both, men and women known as phirans. The Kashmir valley has been known since the ancient times as the valley of flowers. A Mughal emperor used the phrase, paradise on earth, to describe the Kashmir valley. The valley is known for its tall chinar trees and snow capped peaks. The famous Mughal Gardens are located on the banks of the Dal Lake and are a must visit for any one who visits Kashmir. The Dal Lake in the Kashmir valley is of course known for its floating houseboats. Tours and travel packages to the Kashmir Valley region offer special options for those interested in staying on the houseboats.