With snow-capped Himalayas as the backdrop, gardens covered in vibrant tulips, and shikaras floating about in the Dal lake, we agree that Kashmir is indeed heaven on earth.
Kashmiris have a zeal for life that’s unparalleled. Living in the moment, they enjoy each and every occasion to the fullest, be it Baisakhi or Eid or Urs. They even commemorate the changing seasons with folk songs and dances.
What is noteworthy is that the winters here are divided into three parts: the Chillai Kalan, the Chillai Khurd, and the Chillai Bache – named according to degrees of severity. To keep you warm during these chilly times, there are plenty of Kashmiri goodies to choose from. Kashmir dry fruits such as walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, and figs, as well as rich Wazwan dishes such as dum aloo, hak, gushtaba, rista, and rogan josh will comfort you – satiating your taste buds with their exotic flavours.