Kashmir valley tour is a travel package which showcases the prominent valleys of Kashmir. The green valleys of Kashmir have been famous since times immortal.Today I will talk about one of the valley of Kashmir which is very famous with the people who love adventure,recreation and natural beauty this valley is called yousmarg.every person on Kashmir tour should visit this valley.
It was a month of September the beginning of autumn in Kashmir I along with my friends thought of taking a tour to yousmarg.so one day we agreed on it and were ready to go there for one night.our yousmarg tour began early one morning when we started from Srinagar in a suv car.the promising bright sunrise and the slow sufi music in the car was a great combination to start a tour.when we left highway we stopped on a shop of baker and brought hot breads. The slanting shadows of the long willows reflected in the water drenched street early morning rain has dropped the temperature and settled down all dust on this busy road.The green wet grass with animals like cows and horses and other objects began to appear as our speedy car passed through green rice fields,to my left stands a wood joinery a dog chases a car small children going to buy milk,a shopkeeper opening a wooden door of his shop.small military posts covered with barbed wires with hanging empty bottles of beer. A clump of shops jostled together, old mud houses,a cattle shed,old farmers going to visit their farm.Small patches of white clouds in clear blue sky.a boat in open waters,birds chirruping from their nests high up in the chinar trees.the exuberant pine forests,the crisp morning air with a smell of lilac and mustard.
On the way to yousmarg we stopped on our first stop it is a famous Muslim shrine of shek-ul-alam a holy saint which came from Baghdad to spread Islam in Kashmir,the shrine of chari-sherif is visited by lot of Muslim people who come here to pray.we took our essential stuff like mutton chicken and vegetables,kerosene and we began a uphill journey to yousmarg.the road was not good as in Srinagar broken in some places.we drove through the deep pine forests,the views from the car were fabulous after a drive of more than half hour we reached yousmarg as I stepped down from the car I could see the huge green meadows in front of me like a natural carpet the grass on the hedges,what a beautiful place my eyes were so bright to look at these green meadows soon we began to walk towards the tourism hut.this hut is near by the market where car stops it is a wooden hut having few rooms with attached bath.it has also a kitchen after taking a bath I had a cup of khawa the Kashmir tea made of saffron and almonds i could see the horses and sheep grazing on the slopes of meadows the big pines pointing sharply towards blue sky.my friends began to cook the dinner while I went outside the hut and found some local gujars and horsemen along with horses.I told them to take me to doodhganga river.we went through a beaten trial through woods at some places it was steep up and down track soon I could hear the calming sound of the river as I approached near doodh ganga the water was as white as milk. The cool water striking against the big boulders and stones produced a large amount of milky froth. On both sides of the river is a thick pine forest home of the black bears and leopards.this stream has brown and rainbow trouts lot of people come here for angling and fly fishing.I began to walk towards the upward direction from where the river flows.i saw some butterflies wandering on the bushes filled with flowers. The sound of birds and flowing water were so sweet to hear.soon the darkness began to fell and I began to walk to the hut.as I reached the hut it was total darkness and all my friends had come out they were looking for me.then we went inside and had a good dinner.everything was so calm outside no noise at all except the birds and insects make slow sounds.Before going to bed i saw the starry sky same as described in the painting of Vincent van gough what a beautiful sight it was.Next day I woke up and saw two gypsy women bringing milk & home cooked chapatti’s in our hut.they had also brought homemade butter,I was very happy to see the hospitality of these people.there are no concrete homes in yousmarg these people live here only for few months then shift to other place where they find enough pastures for their cattle to feed.the gypsy songs are very sweet I have heard them many times during my trips to various villages.after our breakfast we packed our stuff and left our hut.i looked back from the car and saw the valley of yousmarg calm and serene,beautiful and pretty I was wondering when will I be here again.whenever you come for Kashmir trip include yousmarg in your itinerary.we also include a tour of yousmarg in our Kashmir travel packages