Beautiful Kashmir Valley Stereo Photo 1908

This is an old 1900 stereo photograph of the beautiful Kashmir Valley. Also known as Vale of Kashmir. It was scientifically indicated in the past that the whole valley of Kashmir was at one time a huge lake. It is over 5000 feet above sea level and lies within a complete circle of mountains the Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Forming a basin 130 km in length and around 40 km in width, with a flattened bottom. In the middle lies an extensive alluvial tract, watered by numerous small streams, which runs down from the surrounding heights.

Ultimately to form the meandering Jhelum that finds an exit through the Baramula Pass to the plains of the Punjab. The River Jhelum is seen in this photo. The capital Srinagar, the Dal Lake, and the Wular Lake all lie in the valley. Crocus is cultivated for its world famous saffron, which is used as condiments and as a medicine. The land was once the famous hunting ground of the British rulers and Maharajas. Bears of three or four kinds were once found in the hills. Musk deer and Chamois were also once commonly found. Click on the photo for better view.

See post British Family At Dal Lake Kashmir, Old Photo 1895.

Did you know- the valley was the resort of Mughal emperors, notably Jahangir, who reigned in the early 17th century and constructed picturesque Shalimar Bagh Mughal Gardens and buildings in the vale for his empress, Noor Jahan. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper Nude (#3)., 1911 Delhi Durbar & Begum of Bhopal – Old Postcard., Man Singh Palace Gwalior – Old Print 1872., Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train 1900. 

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.

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