In the subcontinent, it would not be wrong to call the Kashmir Valley the leader of all tourist areas in terms of tourism. From the Mughal kings to the British rulers, they used to spend summer here. Kashmir’s snow-capped peaks and lush green hills seem to invite tourists. The lush green land, the trees that speak to the sky, the dense bushes, the silvery snow, the waterfalls, the springs of water of life, the blue lakes, the beautiful houses and the beautiful people dressed in beautiful clothes all together make the valley look like a piece of paradise on earth. Early in the morning, when innocent little girls like fairies go to school, it seems as if a man is standing in a paradise.
Beauty of Srinagar;
Everyone knows about the beautiful tourist places of Azad Kashmir and people from all over the world come to see it. Similarly, in occupied Kashmir, you will be familiar with the name of Srinagar, it is a beautiful city. It is one of the most important tourist destinations not only in the subcontinent but also in the world. In it, like the inhabitants of the Indus River, people live in boats. One is Venice and the other is Lake Dal. Countless boats are people’s homes. People live, sleep, eat, earn in boats.
Touring tourists and keeping them in these boats like hotels is a source of employment for the people. They also work as fishmongers in Srinagar. Srinagar is a favorite destination for tourists, boating, bird watching, trekking, hiking, water skiing, nature trekking and history.
In Srinagar, the Mughal emperor Jahangir built the Shalimar Garden in 1619 for his beloved queen Noor Jahan. Shalimar Bagh still exists today with the same splendor and stands by the waters of Lake Dal.
Bahu Fort is a historic fort in Kashmir built by Raja Pahu Lochan on the banks of the Tawi River about 3,000 years ago. This is a vast fort. The fort, temple, mausoleum and garden within 7 km of the compound is still the largest and most spectacular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. Its texture, strength, architecture and carvings fascinate tourists.
Wuller Lake, Baramulla and Bal Mosque;
Jammu and Kashmir has a freshwater lake called Wuller Lake which is the largest lake in Asia. Wuller Lake is 16 km long and 10 km wide. Adjacent to the lake is Baramulla, a historic building with Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Sikh buildings. The monasteries and stupas of Baramulla are very beautiful. The landscapes of Baramulla are legendary.
The monastery and mosque of Hazrat Bal are also located near Dal Lake which is a sacred place in Kashmir not only for Muslims but also for non-Muslims.
The tomb of Shankar Acharya;
The tomb of Shankar Acharya, a famous philosopher of the subcontinent, is also located in Kashmir. Hindus believe that a thousand years ago, when Shankar Acharya sat here at the feet of Lord Shiva and received spiritual blessings during worship, the place was named after him and was called Shankar Acharya Temple. This temple is located on a steep hill for which you have to climb 250 steps.
The 600 years old Jama Masjid in Srinagar;
The Jama Masjid in Srinagar is 600 years old and is famous for its wooden structure. This mosque was built by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri in the year 1934. In this mosque 378 pillars made of very precious cedar wood belong to the view. These pillars are meticulously carved. Its design is so beautiful that it resembles a pagoda. In this case, the mind is stunned to see the mosque and the viewer is forced to think that such a beautiful work can be done by a human being?
Domestic and foreign tourists have stopped coming here;
Occupied Kashmir is full of beautiful landscapes as well as unique historical buildings and archeological sites, most of which date back to Muslim times. There is no doubt that Occupied Kashmir has the most beautiful places in the subcontinent but sadly, not all areas of Occupied Kashmir are less than a no-go area for tourists. It is difficult for tourists to get there. In Occupied Kashmir, the Indian Army and other agencies step by step search and harass tourists, which is why domestic and foreign tourists have stopped coming here.
Occupied Kashmir has so many troops in the name of security that tourists do not want to go there and run away from there. News of massacres, explosions, arrests and protests of the victims are circulating in the media, so how can tourists go there?