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Friday, December 30, 2011

Pahalgam during winter

I wanna share with you guys with these breathtaking pictures in Pahalgam, Kashmir. It is situated at a distance of 96kms from Srinagar the capital of Kashmir province lies lies the Pahalgam. 

Pahalgam means village of shepherds in the local vernacular. Pahal=shepherds, Gam=village. And true to its name Pahalgam was a pastoral village of the yesteryear. But with the advent of tourism this little sleepy village has turned into a small township offering world class facilities to tourists of all categories.
Pahalgam has better tourist spot for skiing.
Pahalgam has a lot to offer for every kind of visitor. It is an ideal place for leisure away from hustle and bustle of the city. One can just lay back and relax in the woods by the gushing river Lidder. 
Pahalgam is located on the bank of Lidder River. The sounds of Lidder River is as external as the whisper of the wind thru pine and fir. Lidder which is the main drainage of the Lidder Valley.

The East Lidder  river originates from Lake Sheshnag and the West Lidder from Kolahoi Glacier (at the foot of Mt Kolahoi 17, 799 ft above sea level, the highest peak in the vicinity of Kashmir Valley). Pahalgam is situated at the confluence of East and West branches of river.
 View of Mt Kolahoi in summer.. I will witness this..INSYALLAHHH..
 Pahalgam Valley in summer.. MASYALLAHHHH..
Mountain flower during summer. Vibrant!!!..
And for the adventure lover Pahalgam is like a gold mine. Gateway to some of the best Alpine treks in the world. Pahalgam is surrounded by an array of alpine lakes and lush green meadows. In the vicinity of Pahalgam is Mt Kolahoi (17.799 ft above sea level) known as the Matterhorn of Kashmir due to the striking resemblance to Mt Matterhorn in the Swiss Apls, a climbers delight apart from that the streams and rivers offer a wonderful chance for white water rafting and the cliffs offer rock climbing oppourtunities. Heli skiing is also done in the area.
Within Pahalgam is the Overa-Aru biosphere reserve, a treat for wildlife lovers with some of the world's rare  wildlife species  like  the Musk Deer, The  Hangul (Kashmir Stag), Commom  Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, and a lot of beautiful Alpine birds.

Pahalgam boasts  of a 18  hole golf  course  for golfers. The  golf course  offers  greens which few golf course in the world  can offer. Surrounded by majestic mountains it's a life time experience to play there.
What is this? This is firewood which is used for Hamam during winter.
This is the fireplace to burn firewood to heat HAMAM. What is HAMAM?
Hamam is a room with hollow floor which is heated by burning firewood which provides heat during winter. It is also ensures a supply of hot water thru an attached cooper tank called Khazane. Winter in Kashmir is a permanent problem and needs solutions. Hamam can sure be one. The technology was originally imported from Afganistan. It becomes more and more popular among Kashmiris.The coziness and comfort it provides in harsh Kashmiri winter is at the top. Another reason is hamam is a healthy alternative to gas heaters or coal heaters.

Thanks to my Kashmiri fren who gives me some infos about hamam and shares some of the amazing, stunning, breathtaking pictures here, JAZAKALLAH UL KHAIR. In the brief  Pahalgam is a wonderful example of the beauty that the Valley of Kshmir has to offer. A MUST VISIT DESTINATION TO EXPERIENCE KASHMIR. INSYALLAHHHH.... one beautiful fine day i will be there in winter. AMEEN...
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Narrated by Ibn Umar
The Prophet said, "The keys of the unseen are five and none knows them but Allah: (1) None knows what is in the womb, but Allah: (2) None knows what will happen tomorrow, but Allah; (3) None knows when it will rain, but Allah; (4) None knows where he will die, but Allah (knows that); (5) and none knows when the Hour will be established, but Allah."

Hadith Sahih Al Bukhari. 

34 comments:

  1. Subhanallah. Cantiknya pemandangan tempat itu.

    Bila agaknya Yan akan ke sana?

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  2. Subhanallah .. Indahnya ciptaan ALLAH SWT. BTW azian, saya la Ella kakak kepada Aishah yang telefon Yan psl 60 psg baju sekolah utk anak-anak yatim tu. Ingat lagi tak?

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  3. Kan Kakcik.... Saya mmg terpana dek keindahannya.. Saya rasa saya tak boleh pegi masa sejuk.. Bit dangerous to my helath lah kak.. Sejuk sangat.. Insyallah May 2012 kak.. Jommmm...

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  4. Masyallahhh.. Ini rupanya orang nya.. Jazakallah ul khair my dear.. Bawak rezeki to me...

    She's so nice and warm. ALHAMDULLILAH.. Dah packed pun for 30 anak yatim tu. Another 30 akan menyusul nanti. INSYALLAH...


    I nak ke kashmir nanti.. Ni yang saja2 promote to others. hee

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  5. Amirah,

    itu belum pegi lagi tu.. Kalau dah pegi...sure lagi macma tak nak balik ye..

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  6. Yan... the firewood makes kakak remember those days during childhood. My late Mak used this for cooking. So touching...

    By the way the scenery so beautiful... amazing....

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  7. Ye lah kak.. sama macam i.. masa kecik2 suka susun kayu api silang2 then susun tinggi2..hee.. seddap bau kayu kann..

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  8. salam kak yan,

    cantik sangat

    seronok dan aman nya kalau
    dapat sampai kat situ :)

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  9. subhanallah...sgt cantik!!!

    teruja tgk pemandangan camtu....

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  10. cantiknyaaa yan ..
    kalau dpt pergi tempat2 macam nie
    bestnyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  11. Wasalam Ati..


    insyallah one fine day, u akak ke sana.. Who knows...

    tenang je kan..

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  12. lieya,


    memang sangat cantik kan.. kena saksikan sendiri lah nampak nya tuu..

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  13. ieda,

    insyallahhh..sure boleh punya dgn AA..heee.. tempah tiket now ke Delhi then terus ke Srinagar..

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  14. cantiknya permandangan......... klau dpt ke sana mcm x mau balik lak nti.... salji...best!

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  15. cantiknya.. kena masukkan dlm list nak melawat ni..tapi entah la bila..

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  16. ini mesti the future place to go kan?

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  17. norh,

    just lemme know bila u nak travel sana,,INSYALLAH i will help u.

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  18. Ni mesti malam tadi pergi..balik pagi tadi kan??? ha..ha.. Insyaallah...may your dream comes true!!

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  19. subhanallah canteknyer... biler la kami nk sampai nih? hu3

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  20. SubhanAllah.. How lovely and awesome dear..
    Thanks for sharing here..

    Rasanya bila nak kesana yer.. =)

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  21. Nekcik,

    tq..INSYALLAHHH..kalau pegi semalam balik pagi tadi, duduk dalam kapal je lahh..

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  22. Love to share with u Nur Misnan..

    INSYALLAH one fine day u akan sampai ke sana..

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  23. Salam Yan,

    cuti sekolah bulan nov tempoh hari, kawan pejabat baru pergi india (kasmir,agra)memang dia org cerita, cantik sangat tempat tu,sejuk...

    selalunya kalau dia org berjalan,mesti ada ole2 utk saya...
    (shawl)

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  24. salam kak yan sayang,

    selamat menyambut tahun 2012 buat kak yan n fmly!

    jumpa lagi tahun depan di maya :)

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  25. kak yan... cantiknya tempat tu. teringin jek nk pegi. hehe. happy new year 2012. hopefully dapat jumpa akak secara live lagi.. hiks.

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  26. Cantiknya tempat tu yan..patutla U beriya nak pergi. Boleh fikir fikir nak ke situ jugak nih.

    Happy ne year Yan

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  27. MASYALLAH Rozila,

    bulan Nov baru ni? best tu.. sejuk lagi. but not as sejuk as now.. freezing now. -12 kat sini.. SUBAHANALLAH...

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  28. Salam sayang buat ati n family..

    MAY ALLAH BLESS U AND YR FAMILY, DEAR..

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  29. Cyana,

    cantik kann.. sure jadi heaven for photographer like u.

    Boleh je kalau nak jumpa.. Awak lah yang malu2 sangat...

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  30. Rozita,

    tpt yang mmg cantik. Muslim place lagik.. senang nak makan..INSYALLAH one fine day, u akan ke sana.

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