Kashmir, the northernmost state of India, has too often been described as a paradise, but one wouldn’t know how to describe it any other way. After all, one can witness nature’s most beautiful face here. Throughout the ages, sages, warriors and laymen, everybody has been intoxicated by its spellbinding beauty. Kashmir’s beauty is defined by its lakes, snowcapped mountains, lush meadows, pristine lakes, of which the Dal Lake is the most popular, fast flowing rivers, passes, the famed Mughal gardens and much more. Such diversity in its landscape creates the best opportunities for sightseeing. Adventure enthusiasts have a lot to celebrate about, as white water rafting, Chadar Trek, Gondola cable car ride and skiing, among others, provide that dash of adrenaline. The monasteries and temples across the valley show the deep influence of spirituality, while the confluence of several cultures reflects its ancient cultural heritage.