Holidays in the mountains. The Himalayas.
Trekking in the mountains
Trekking in the high mountains
India, Kashmir. Gulmarg, the ski resort.
Rafting in the mountains
Quite extreme: flight on a hang glider. Nepal, the Himalayas
II. Holidays at the mount resort:
The resort Ananda Spa in the Himalayas
Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. (Himalayas)
Dal Lake is popular as a visitor attraction and a summer resort. Fisheries and
the harvesting of food and fodder plants are also important on Dal Lake.
Weeds from the lake are extracted and converted into compost for the gardens.
Swimming, boating, snow skiing (particularly when the lake is frozen during the
severe winter), and canoeing are amongst some of the water sports activities
practised on the lake.
Houseboats and the Dal Lake are widely associated with Srinigar and are
nicknamed "floating palaces", built according to British customs. The houseboats
are generally made from local cedar-wood and measure 24–38 metres (79–125 ft) in
length and 3–6 metres (9.8–20 ft) in width and are graded in a similar fashion
to hotels according to level of comfort. Many of them have lavishly furnished
rooms, with verandas and a terrace to serve as a sun-deck or to serve evening
Each houseboat has an exclusive shikara for
ferrying guests to the shore. A shikara is small paddled taxi boat, often about 15 feet (4.6 m)
long) and made of wood with a canopy and a spade shaped bottom. It is the
cultural symbol of Kashmir and is used not only for ferrying visitors but is
also used for the vending of fruits, vegetables and flowers and for the fishing
and harvesting of aquatic vegetation.
Many residents of Srinagar, spend most of their time on the water, starting
with a morning market, ending the goods are delivered at sunset. Here it is, working boats
most popular transport:
Vegetable market on the water in the morning, 6 am, Dal
Just coastal thickets on the Dal Lake, where the paved "road" for the boats of the lotus fields:
More photos: Шринагар (Сринагар), Кашмир, www.foto-india.ru/srinagar.htm