Monday, September 14, 2009


From a very long time I explored the Jammu & Kashmir reason of India today I m starting fromUttarakhand which state came out of Uttar Pradesh. Demand for Uttarakhand was first made in1930 at the Karachi session of INC. It occupies 17.3% of India's total land area with 51,125sq km. This state became the 27th state of the Republic of India on 9th November 2000.

Uttranchal has 13 districts Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar,
Nainital, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkashi here
Garhwali, Kumaoni and Hindi are spoken As like Jammu & Kashmir it also a place full of natural beauty like now-clad mountains, green hills, fertile valleys, flowing rivers and thriving lakes,

Uttarakhand has highly venerated pilgrimage places that’s why this land of natural beauty is also known as home of God.Here are many travel places witch are the very attractive and religious importance like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Jageshwar, Bageshwar, Rishikesh and Haridwar. The popular hill stations of Uttarakhand are Almora, Bhimtal, Munsiyari, Mussorie, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Ranikhet, Chopta, Valley of Flowers, Joshimath and Lansdowne.

Uttarakhand is also very famous and visited for unlimited serenity and tranquility in pleasant pollution free environs, hill station on Uttarakhand Travel are ideal for vacations and several adventure sports activities like trekking, ice-skiing, white water rafting, sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, water-skiing and parasailing because of its geographical attributes.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Sanasar is the name given to the two small villages of Sana and Sar in Jammu India. Named after small local lakes, 'Sana' & 'Sar' are located 20 km west of Patnitop, on the national highway 1A, in the Jammu province of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India. At an altitude of 2050 mts it is the hub for adventure sport activities in Jammu region. At 11 km from Patnitop, Natha Top offers scenic views of the mighty western (Kishtwar) Himalayas and the lower Shivalik range.

The Bramha Massif, with its prominent peaks of Brahma 1 and 2 & Flat Top, is clearly visible. Eight kilometres down the road, from Natha Top, is Sanasar, with Matha top falling en route.

As you approach Sanasar, the range on the right is Shanta Ridge,with the ShankPal Nag temple situated at its highest point of 2800 mts.

Sanasar, started 4 years ago by "Extreme Himalayan Adventures" is dedicated in promoting and providing wilderness adventure camping and adventure sports in general.. it offers a taste of the sport. Situated among the high conifers, the rock offers the natural feel of climbing.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu

In the foot hill of Himalaay Bagh-e-Bahu is an extensive terraced garden built around the Bahu Fort in Jammu which is really a heaven for the tourist as well as the local people. This beautiful garden with its glittering waterfalls,

artificial lake, lush green lawns, flower beds, fountains and big trees is a favorite picnic spot of the city folk.

According to legend, King Jamboo Lochan founded the city. It is believed that one day while hunting, the king witnessed an unusual sight after crossing Tawi River. He noticed a goat and a tiger drinking water side by side from the same pond. Impressed by this amazing incident, he chose to construct a city at that particular location.

His vision was to make such a city where strong and weak people would live together peacefully sans any hostility towards each other.
Amongst the many famous tourist spots, a must see in your itinerary should be the beautiful terraced garden of Bahu Fort, famous by the name of Bagh-e-Bahu.
One can reach the garden by mini-buses and auto-rickshaws from the Jammu city.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Patni Top

Patni Top:

From 112 kms from Jammu. This famous hill resort is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 metres across which the Jammu-Srinagar Highway passes.

Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breathtaking views of the mountainscape of the Chenab basin.

In winter, the resort is generally covered with a thick mantle of snow thus providing opportunities for various snow games including skiing.

It is the best developed tourist spot of Jammu and is second to none in its natural charm, climate, pine forests and lush green cover. The occupancy of the huts and Dak Banglow is full in summer months.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph

Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph, in the Khanyar area, about 150 meters NW of Dastgir Saheb mosque & shrine. This tomb, also known as Roza Bal.

Roza Bal is the name of a shrine located in the Khanyar district of Srinagar, in Kashmir, India, venerated by some Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. Some people identify the sage buried there with one Yuz Asaf and with Jesus, whom they allege to have arrived in Kashmir after surviving his crucifixion.

The tomb itself consists of a low rectangular building on a raised platform, surrounded by railings at the front. It has three arches at the front, where entry can be had, and four arches at the side. Inside is a rock carving that is said to show feet bearing crucifixion wounds.

The tomb had previously been maintained by local descendants of the buried sage. It is currently maintained by a Board of Directors consisting of Sunni Muslims. Sahibzada Basharat Saleem, a former caretaker (now deceased), claimed to hold genealogical tables that link him as a direct descendant of the buried sage. In recent time another man was buried there, who is revered by some local Muslims as a Sufi saint, although others point to historical data that he was only the shrine's long-serving caretaker.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Shah-e-Hamdan is also known as Khanqah-e-Molla is a very old Muslim shrine that is situated on the banks of river Jhelum in the city of Srinagar. It is believed that the shrine contains ‘the secret of Allah’

This shrine was initially built by Sultan Sikander in 1395 in memory of Mir Syed Ali Hamdan, a Sufi saint who played an important role in the spread of Islam in Kashmir.
The wooden architecture of this shrine is based on the Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist styles.

In 1480, the shrine was destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Sultan Hassan Shah in 1493. In 1731, the shrine was damaged and rebuilt by Abul Barkat Khan in 1731. Currently, this shrine has a square plan that is supported on irregular walled base comprising of materials from ancient temples.

There exists a two-tiered and two-storied monument along with slightly sloping pyramidal roofs along with double-arcaded verandahs that run around the building in the first tier. There is an arcaded balcony that extends on all four sides in the second tier.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


In the district of in Srinagar Harwan Garden is situated. Harwan is a huge garden with a beautiful canal passing through its heart. Lined with flowerbeds and massive Chinar Trees, the canal is fed from a beautiful lake, which lies just behind the garden.

The main attraction of this garden is that it does not have the usual terraces, artificial fountains, etc, like the other gardens of Kashmir.

It has been deliberately kept devoid of these man-made things. Purposefully kept devoid of fanciful things and artificial fountains, the abundant natural beauty of the place complete with vast big green-carpeted lawns, makes it an ideal spot for picnics and excursions.

Harwan is the perfect place to take long walks in the lap of nature. It also serves as a take-off point for visiting Dachi Gam Wild life sanctuary and a starting point of a Mahadev Mountain trek.