KASHMIR - Introduction
The valley of Kashmir is known all over the world for its beauty and charm. The Kashmir valley is situated about 300 km. from Jammu across forested ravines and steep mountain passes. The emerald valley of Kashmir is cradled in the Himalayas, under the crystal blue skies, against the background of snow-capped mountains. It is a magic land of silvery streams, rivers, freshwater lakes, pine, deodar and chinar forests, snow-clad mountains, sparkling waterfalls, shikaras, green meadows and grassy slopes full of flowers of vibrant colors. It is an oval plateau over 5000 feet high and framed by three Himalayan ranges – the Karakoram, Zanskar, and Pir Panjal.