“Gar Firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” – A famous quote by Mughal Emperor Jehangir when he visited Kashmir in the 17th century is often quoted by many when they visit Kashmir. The quote when translated into English means ‘If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here’. The Mughal Emperor was so impressed by the beauty in Kashmir that he would often say, if one has not visited this beautiful paradise, they are missing out on something worthwhile.
Kashmir is known for its unearthly beauty, which has earned it the sobriquet of being the "Paradise on Earth". Kashmir Valley is the part of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. The decade old political and civil turmoil in the region has not taken anything away from the beauty of Kashmir. With peace returning to the Kashmir Valley, it has now become a tourist hot spot owing to its amazing cultural diversity, the sheer beauty of the mighty Himalayas, and the green valley’s whose beauty has attracted a horde of migrants from West Asia and Central Asia down the ages.