Who has not heard of the vale of Cashmere,
With its roses the brightest that earth ever gave,
Its temples, and grottos, and fountains as clear
As the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave?
If there be paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!
(Jehangir - Mughal emperor)
In truth, the kingdom surpasses in beauty all that my warmest imagination had anticipated.
(Bernier, first European to enter Kashmir, writing in 1665)
oft called the Switzerland of Asia is full of scenic beauty and natural delights, from the
sprawling cool and clear Dal Lake to the slopes of Gulmarg, Sonamarg and other meadows, from the many roaring rivers to the highest altitude fresh water lake in Asia, Kashmir has it all!
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