A Kashmiri Photo Story (3): Botanical Gardens Srinagar

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Great way to spend the winter – Botanical Gardens Srinagar

If you’re a tree or plant enthusiast, the Botanical Gardens in Srinagar is the place to be. I’m not sure how extensive the collection of trees there are, but I came across trees and plants in all sorts of shapes and sizes that I’d never seen back home, in sunny Singapore.

These trees come in unique crown-shapes while some have long branches hanging down, it’s a sight to behold. There’s a lake in the Gardens too, and boats are available for rent. Given the cold in winter, a lone sampan had been left by the side of the lake. If you’re into photo-taking of plants and trees, do head on down. It’s a 5-8 minute drive away from Chashma Shahi.

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Winding paths against the backdrop of the Himalayas
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Spot of snow on a little bush
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I’m not a tree wizard, but this looks like the Chinar tree (Platanus Orientalis). Like how the snow forms a perimeter around the leaves.
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Any tree wizards can identify this tree?
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Empty park bench, for admiring the lake in the garden.
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Path to a Christmas/ Fir (Abies) Tree
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Love the shape of its crown like leaves.
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Couple taking a stroll along the lake
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Willow tree


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Lake in the Botanical Gardens
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The surface of the lake had frozen a little
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Small boat, by the side of the lake

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