Kashmir is a beautiful place
that very few people are able to visit because of the problems
that are present in the nation. This is a state in India and
a part of the land exists as a state in Pakistan too. The
dispute is that some people in the state would like to become
part of Pakistan and there are many other people who would
like to become a part of India. There are some people who
would like to live as an independent nation. This problem
has been going on from the time of Independence.
In spite of the problems, there are two places
in Kashmir that are frequented by tourists and they are the places
Leh and Ladakh. These are two most beautiful towns in the state.
One can see many snow capped mountains in the area. There were also
many lakes that were present here, but these days, the Himalayan
range does not have enough of rainfall because the monsoon does
not reach here. Instead of being filled by rain water, the lakes
are filled with only water from the melting snow.
The nature and the sceneries that one sees in these
places are amazing. Trekkers from all parts of the world who like
to climb the lofty mountains, visit Kashmir. There are also many
animals that are present in the area and people who are interested
in nature watch would feel at home in Kashmir.
The towns of Leh and Ladakh are places where there
are a few Buddhist monasteries too. This is because of the fact
that they were frequented by travelers from Tibet and many people
are descendents of people from Tibet. So, the place is culturally
rich too, with many different cultures mingled in one. This has
given the place a unique identity and culture of its own.