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Welcome to Kashmir!
(The Aden of the East)

 

The beautiful valley of Kashmir is nestled in between the inner Himalayan Range to the east, comprising of the Nanga Parbat and the outer Himalayan range to the west and south called the Pir Panjal. This valley is bounded on the north by the Karakoram Range, on the northeast by Ladakh and on the south by Jammu. Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, stands by the river Jhelum that forms the lifeline of the Kashmir Valley.

The valley of Kashmir is unique in its surroundings, which offers breathtaking view of its varying topography. Nature has endowed Kashmir with exotic beauty, which is reflected in its picturesque landscapes, lush green forests of Chinar, Deodar and Pine trees, beautiful rivers and waterfalls, snow covered mountains and a range of flora and fauna. Infact, it abounds in many varieties of wildlife, which includes Kashmir Stag (Hangul), Bears, Leopards and Himalayan Chamois etc. The countless species of luxuriant vegetation too, attract lot of enthusiastic botanists. Kashmir also has a lot to offer to the artists, archaeologists, rock and mountain climbers and big game hunters who throng this place in large numbers. Besides this, it is an ideal place for holidaymakers as well as for people who seek tranquility and peace amidst natural surroundings. No wonder that, Kashmir is referred to as the ‘Switzerland of India.’

The Himalayan valley of Kashmir is also renowned all over the world for its delicious juicy fruits such as apples, cherries, plums, peaches, strawberries and various other fruits. The dry fruits of Kashmir like Walnuts, Almonds, Pine nuts and Apricots are also well known for their excellent quality. The skilful artisans of Kashmir are renowned for a variety of items the world over. Embroidery with intricate designs and on exquisite materials like Pashmina silk and Shatoosh are very popular and in high demand among the tourists. Shawls, Namdar (Woven Carpets), Puttoo (Handloom tweed) etc, are exported. Woodcarving on the wood of walnut tree is a speciality. The silk industry of Kashmir is one of the largest in the country. Another exquisite art is that of paper machie, and decorative items like Lampshades, Jewelry boxes etc are highly appreciated.

For her exquisite beauty and mesmerizing surroundings, Kashmir has always attracted lot of attention from the Europeans who view this place through the glamour of ‘Lala Rookh’. This famous Sufi saint immortalized this fairyland through her poetry and songs…..

 

 Source: Internet/KGECL, J&K


KGECL's Mission Statement:

In the phase of the massive ecological problems that beset our State: shrinking forests, disappearing wetlands, eroding soil, extinction of wild species of flora and fauna, pollution of air and water, one can either despair, or act to halt and reverse them. KGECL has chosen to act. With a view to strengthen the efforts for conserving our natural ecosystems and habitats, the KGECL undertakes several field projects as well. These field projects emphasize on mobilizing community involvement and support along with the conservation of the natural resource base.

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Solar energy is the most readily available source of energy. It does not belong to anybody and is, therefore, free.

KGECL has come out with the solution contact us @ +91-88-030-70-356, ceokgecl@gmail.com

 

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Hangul, a sub-specie of Red Deer, is found only in Kashmir and a recent census put its number at around 127. The government of Jammu and Kashmir had failed to save this endangered specie.
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KGECL, J&K

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