Visiting Places

Visiting Places

Title : Gulmarg(100 km)

 

Description : Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country, in addition to Pahalgam and Sonamarg in Kashmir. Originally called ?Gaurimarg? by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favourite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country's premier ski resort in the winter.

 

 

Title : Wular Lake

Description : Wular Lake (also spelt Wullar) is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. It is situated in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, in Bandipore district. The lake was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia by surface area. The River Jhelum feeds into the lake, which acts as a natural flood reservoir. The size can vary between 12 and 100 square miles (30 to 260 square kilometers), depending on the season.

 

 

Title : Kashmir Railway

Description : The Kashmir Railway is a railway line being built in India to connect the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Officially termed the Jammu Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Railway Link (JUSBRL), the railway starts from Jammu and, when completed, will travel for 345 kilometres (214 mi) to the city of Baramulla on the northwestern edge of the Kashmir Valley. The route crosses major earthquake zones, and is subjected to extreme temperatures of cold and heat, as well as inhospitable terrain, making it an extremely challenging engineering project.[1] Forming a part of Firozpur division of the Northern Railway zone, the line has been under construction since 1983 by various railway companies in India. When completed, it will link the state's winter capital of Jammu with the summer capital of Srinagar and beyond. The project has had a long and chequered history but serious progress was made only after it was declared a National Project in 2002. The scheduled date of completion was August 15, 2007. However several unforeseen complications have pushed back the final completion deadline to some time in 2012 so a through service from central India to Kashmir will not be possible till then. Railway route from baramulla to jammu:- 1. Baramulla 2. Sopore 3. Hamre 4. Pattan 5. Mazhom 6. Budgam 7. Srinagar 8. Pampore 9. Jhelum Bridge 10. Kakapura 11. Awantipura 12. Panchgam 13. Bijibehra 14. Anantnag 15. Sadura 16. Qazigund 17. Banihal Tunnel (11 km) 18. Charil 19. Repora 20. Laole 21. Kohli 22. Sangaldan Tunnel (7 km) 23. Sangaldan 24. Baralla 25. Surukot 26. Bakkal 27. Chenab Bridge 28. Salal 29. Anji Khad Bridge 30. Reasi 31. Katra 32. Chakarwah 33. Udhampur 34. Ramnagar 35. Tawi Bridge 36. Manwal 37. Sangar 38. Baljata 39.Jammu

 

Title : Srinagar(50 km)

Description : The city of Srinagar is a gateway to some of the most scenic and beautiful places of the Indian subcontinent. The beautiful and world famous hill station and skiing resort Gulmarg is just 50 km from the city. For decades, tourism has been contributing massively to the economy of the city, but it has been adversely affected on account of insurgent activities by certain elements. Srinagar is well known for its lakes. Dal Lake with its houseboats is famous all over the world. Srinagar is a small and beautiful city with a wonderful climate in the summer. Nagin Lake is another famous lake in the city. Just outside the city are found the beautiful Shalimar Gardens created by Jehangir, the Mughal emperor, in 1619. Houseboats were introduced accidentally to Kashmir: members of the Indian Civil Service serving in the plains who vacationed in Kashmir were not permitted to build permanent homes because of the then Maharaja's suspicion of a British presence in Srinagar. They thus chose to live in houseboats. The first such, named Victory, was designed by Mr. M.T. Kenhard in 1888. There are now about five hundred on the Lake. Srinagar has several gardens which are part of the several such gardens laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent, and which are known as Mughal gardens. The Mughal Gardens located in Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chasma Shahi (the royal fountains); Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies); Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring); Shalimar Bagh; and the Nashim Bagh. The Tulip Gardens have been recently opened to public by Smt Sonia Gandhi. The gardens has rows of Tulips of different colurs and shades.