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Another Day In Paradise

Another day in paradise. That Phil Collins’ song has always been a favorite. But then, Phil Collins is one of my all-time favorite artists. I’ve always marveled at how the sound recording on his music is far superior to others. This morning, I was musing on how I tend to assign songs to places – and when I revisit them, the song plays in my head. Do you do that sometimes? Isn’t it funny? It goes on auto-pilot!

One of the places I’ve always wanted to visit, and hope to soon, is Kashmir. Ever since my friend Ravi enjoyed a holiday there and posted his pictures, I’ve been yearning to go. As Jehangir, the Moghul Emperor said:

“Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.”

Translated: “If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here.”

And going by the scenes we see in most Bollywood movies and Ravi’s pictures, one would have to agree. Advertisements from Kashmir Tourism literally make me drool over the natural beauty of this gorgeous State in our country. While I enjoy making my own arrangements and taking my own sweet time to see the place, sometimes it is also fun to book a travel package, just as we did when we visited Sikkim.  But I’ll check out some of the  Kashmir packages offered – because the government tourism guys usually do a pretty good job in conjunction with the airlines. Hmm. So for now, let’s make do with some gorgeous photos of Kashmir. Let’s take a Kashmir Tour and enjoy…

….another day in paradise

 

 

another day in paradise tulips

tulip gardens srinagar

another day in paradise gulmarg

snowy slopes gulmarg

another day in paradise pahalgam

park in pahalgam

another day in paradise  pari mahal

pari mahal srinagar

another day in paradise srinagar

mustard fields and mountains pahalgam-srinagar

another day in paradise Kashmir

Houseboats in the Nageen lake Srinagar

I long to stay in one of those lovely houseboats and gaze at the serene water!

Soon! 🙂

Now let’s head over to Unknown Mami’s place – she hosts this fabulous meme – and see what the others are up to!

Let’s travel the world together!

Unknown Mami

Have a great week ahead!

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Which place makes you think – ah, another day in paradise?

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    Kaarina Dillabough
    April 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    So beautiful:) Cheers! Kaarina
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    Vishnu
    April 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Hey Vidya – so much beauty, such clear skies!! Yup, this is what heaven looks like. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Ravi for these wonderful pics as always. SO much of Indian we need to see that we can see your eyes and lens!

    My favorite pic is the snow-covered Gulmarg mountains. Pristine!

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    Unknown Mami
    April 15, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Such a joy to look at these beautiful images.
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    Nandana
    April 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Makes me want to pack my bags and land in Kashmir right away. Gorgeous pics…everything looks serene and beautiful!

    Kashmir and Sikkim have been on my to-see list for long, should check off one of them soon.
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    Galen Pearl
    April 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

    What makes me think another day in paradise? Waking up!
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    Freya
    April 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Know just what you’re talking about. 🙂 I tend to associate songs with books, so when I hear the song again, I relive the book.

    You should go to Kashmir, it’s beautiful; but avoid any national holidays there. Too stressful…

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    shalinishine
    July 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Kashmir is well understood as a paradise land where you will enjoy your trip and while exploring waterfalls and lush valleys, rushing rivers and many others. If you are booking your trip to Kashmir you can enjoy kashmir packages and get view of majestic Himalayas, wide spread snow valleys with sheer beauty of rivers.

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