Kahlil Jibran a Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist rightly said that “Kindness is like snow, It beautifies everything It covers”. The quote “Kindness is like snow, It beautifies everything It covers” compares the positive impact of kindness to that of snow. Just as snow can transform a dull and drab environment into a beautiful and sparkling winter wonderland, so too can acts of kindness have a transformative impact on the people and situations around us. In the context of snow, this quote emphasizes that snow has the ability to make everything it touches look more attractive, and that kindness has a similar power to improve and beautify the lives of those around us. Just as snow can cover up blemishes and flaws in the landscape, so too can kindness cover over the flaws and negative aspects of life, leaving behind a sense of warmth and beauty in its place. Overall, the comparison between kindness and snow serves as a reminder that small acts of kindness can have a profound impact on the world around us, and can help to make our communities and relationships more beautiful, just as snow does with the environment Kashmir is a popular tourism destination known for its picturesque landscapes, skiing opportunities, and traditional culture. The region is particularly famous for its ski resorts, such as Gulmarg and Pahalgam, which offer excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions. In addition, visitors to Kashmir can also enjoy activities such as ice-skating, ice-sledging, and snowmobiling. The region also offers a range of accommodation options, including luxury resorts and traditional houseboats, as well as a variety of local shops and restaurants. However, it is important to check the current travel advice and security situation before planning a trip to Kashmir.
Snow and Kashmir: Snow can enhance the beauty of a landscape, adding a picturesque and serene quality to natural and man-made environments. The stark white of snow can contrast beautifully with the colors of the surrounding landscape, such as green evergreens, the deep blue of a clear winter sky, or the warm hues of brick and stone buildings. Snow can also create a sense of peacefulness and tranquility, making it a popular destination for winter sports and activities, as well as for photography and sightseeing. It can also be used as a tool for landscape architecture and urban planning to create attractive and functional public spaces. However, it is important to note that too much snow or snow in the wrong place can also cause disruptions and hazards such as avalanches, traffic and infrastructure problems. Gulmarg and Pahalgam are two famous winter destinations in the Kashmir region of India. Gulmarg, also known as the “Meadow of Flowers,” is a popular ski resort and tourist destination known for its picturesque landscapes and skiing opportunities. It has the highest gondola lift in the world, which takes visitors to an altitude of 13,000 feet, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The resort also offers a variety of other winter activities, including ice-skating and snowmobiling.
Betaab Valley: Betaab Valley, located in Pahalgam, is another popular winter destination in the Kashmir region. The valley is named after the Bollywood film “Betaab,” which was shot in the area. The valley is known for its beautiful meadows, snow-capped mountains, and clear streams. Visitors can enjoy a variety of winter sports and activities, including skiing and snowboarding, as well as take in the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. The valley is also home to the famous Amarnath Cave, which is visited by thousands of devotees during the annual Amarnath Yatra.
Bangus valley: Bangus Valley is a relatively unknown area in the northern part of the Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is located at an altitude of around 10,000 ft above sea level, and is known for its unique ecological combination of mountain biome and grassland biome with flora at lower altitudes and Taiga or Coniferous forest. The valley, which occupies an estimated area of 300 sq.kms, is known for its linear elliptical bowl alignment along the east-west axis, and is surrounded by several mountain ranges. The valley is known for its level green meadows, surrounded by low-lying mountains covered with dense Coniferous forests and a stream flowing through them. The valley has the potential to be a tourist destination. “Embrace the magic of Kashmir this winter and discover the breathtaking beauty of its snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and warm hospitality. A visit to this paradise will leave a lasting impression in your heart and memories to cherish forever.”
Note : It is important to check the current travel advice before planning a trip to these destinations.
(The author is Senior EDP head at DD Target PMT the Kashmir’s reputed coaching centre at Parraypora Srinagar. The views, opinions, facts, assumptions, presumptions and conclusions expressed in this article are author’s own and aren’t necessarily in accord with the views of “Kashmir Horizon”.)
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