Jewel of Kashmir
Photo and caption by SARAT CHANDRA
Jammu and Kashmir is known as heaven on earth. Mughal emperor Jahangir once said that if paradise is anywhere on the earth, it is here, while living in a houseboat on the mesmerizing Dal Lake, nicknamed the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir”. Shikara is a wooden boat that has been used as a means of transportation in the lake from Mughal times. Like the Venetian gondolas, they are a cultural symbol of Kashmir. In the picture, the photographer has beautifully captured the history, the culture, and the sunset beauty of the Dal Lake.
Location: Dal Lake, Kashmir