"Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here.
"What has it got there?!"
"What has it got there?!"
......It has got 'things' that you have to see with your own eyes.
......It has got the 'things' that I could not find from where I was from.
......It has got the 'things' that I cried for because I didn't want to leave them.
...And until now, it has been almost two months I still have dreams almost every night about my powerful and wonderful trip to the Paradise on Earth, Kashmir.
I miss the moment i was strolling the old city of Srinagar which reflects medieval charm and speaks volumes of the past history of the place
One of the nine bridges are Zero Bridge, Amira Kadal, Budshah Kadal, Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal, Zaina Kadal, Aali Kadal, Nawa Kadal and Safa Kadal, but i cant remembered what the name of this bridge.
The view from any of the old city's bridges is wholly and unmistakably Kashmiri. Old brick buildings line the banks. Zaina kadal, ,the first wooden bridge made by Sultan Zain-Ul-Abideen is still a famous bridge of old city, in picture view of Budshah Tomb with some old houses around.
Looking for food in the muddy water of the River Jehlum.
Shrine Khanqa-e-moula/Shah e Hamdan situated on the banks of river Jehlum Srinagar Kashmir
wooden mosque - Shah el Hamdan
The historic Hari Prabhat fort can be seen from the road of old city.
Intricate design of a window
...playing cricket on the road on Sunday.
Roads in the old city tend to be narrow, winding and chaotic. Some are too narrow to admit vehicular traffic.
A make-shift shop selling indigenous kashmiri snacks. These shops are mostly found around shrines and mosques of the valley.
selling fresh chicken.
i walked through famous alley in local parlance. walking toward the Tomb of the Mother of Zain ul Abidin.
The Tomb of the mother of Sultan Zain-Ul-Abideen (1420-70) popularly known as Budshah is a splendid blend of Kashmiri-Turkish architecture.
just love it. A typical alley in Old City
graveyard and town
Great moment here. Spending time strolling the old city...I miss the sights, the smells of the town and the sounds hustle bustle of the city “Venice of East”. Old structures lined along the Nallah Mar road from both sides. I miss the beauty of the old city of Srinagar. a city where history and beauty blend in seamlessly. So, come for yourself and find out why it is still called the heaven on earth.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 41 :
Narrated by Abdullah bin Masud
I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents." I further asked, what is next in goodness?" He replied, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." I did not ask Allah's Apostle anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more.