Actress Nimisha Sajayan is a travel enthusiast who enjoys visiting interesting places and explores the unique sights there. She wouldn’t hesitate to pack her bags and go on a trip as soon as she gets a break from her busy shooting schedules. The award-winning actress is currently enjoying the serene beauty of Kashmir which is known as the paradise on Earth.
Nimisha has posted on her social media page pictures of her enjoying a shikara ride in the Dal Lake, which is touted as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. The actress has also shared pictures of rows of colourful shikara boats and the famous floating market on Dal.
Kashmir is truly a paradise on Earth where juicy apples, plump apricots and walnuts grow in abundance. Meanwhile, the lush green meadows, the snow-capped mountains and the beautiful valleys are sure to enthral you. Hundreds of tourists reach Kashmir to enjoy the pristine snow and the chilly winters. However, in the summers, the snow melts to reveal the spectacular greenery underneath. A walk through the amazing pine forests, apple orchards and the fragrant woods where saffron grows is truly a surreal experience. Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar are the main tourist destinations in Kashmir.
The crown jewel
The beautiful Dal Lake is often called the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’. The majestic houseboats designed in the classy Victorian style are the highlight here. Wooden shikara boats that are embellished with beautiful fabrics and jewels are a cultural symbol of Kashmir. A ride in the shikara boat in the mesmerizing Dal Lake that spreads over 18 square kilometres is a traveller’s dream.
The floating market on Dal Lake is an interesting and unique sight. From fresh fruits and flowers to exquisite Kashmiri shawls and carpets, anything is sold on these small gondola like boats. Most tourists wouldn’t forget to buy an item or two from this floating market as a special souvenir.