Making Amazing Travel Experiences With Qayaam Gah in Kashmir
“The mountains of Kashmir are the crown jewels of India; their beauty is unmatched”.
Perched atop a secluded ridge, ABChatri Retreats’s Qayaam Gah overlooks the placid waters of Dal Lake against the rugged Zabarwan Hills. It's a sanctuary where you can slow down, providing a respite from the modern world, allowing you to simply be yourself. Within the spiritual symbolism of Sufism, "qayaam" represents the pinnacle of mystical states.
Qayaam Gah is designed to pay homage to, celebrate and enhance its natural surroundings. Staying at Qayaam Gah is a reminder that a balanced and fulfilling life is harmoniously lived within the nurturing embrace of Mother Nature.
Appreciating the Authentic Design of Qayaam Gah
Qayaam Gah provides ample space seamlessly integrated into its expansive natural surroundings, blurring the distinction between the inner and outer realms. The grounds have been intentionally preserved to support the local wildlife, including various native and migratory birds, elusive snow leopards and charming sloth bears that visit during spring to pick cherries.
The site is supplied with natural spring water through concealed pipes from the nearby mountains, also serving a heated infinity pool. Despite modern amenities, no trees were cut down during the retreat's construction. The structures incorporate cedar wood, glass and stone, with traditional Kashmiri-style details featuring delicate floral and vegetal motifs in deodar woodwork.
You’ll notice that the overall design of this beautiful property is simple and natural, offering you stunning views of the surrounding mountains with orchids growing abundantly and the lake shimmering below.
After appreciating the beauty of this retreat, indulge in the luxury that awaits you as you step into your accommodation.
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Stay in Luxury Accommodation with Ample Natural Views
Integrating seamlessly into their natural surroundings, each of Qayaam Gah’s spacious pavilions offers you a tranquil retreat, combining a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living with refined luxury. The four standalone villas pay homage to Kashmiri style with traditional carpets, intricate woodcarvings and Bukhari wood-burning stoves.
Expansive verandas encourage a connection with nature, providing uninterrupted 180-degree views of Dal Lake, the encompassing mountains and flourishing orchids — ideal if you’re in search of peace and calm.
The three suites, sharing a similar style and boasting spectacular views from king-size beds and spacious verandas, also feature a family residence-style living space with sitting and study areas. Additionally, they can be interconnected to form two-bedroom suites.
After relaxing in your room, delve into rejuvenating wellness programmes here.
Indulge in Wellness Programmes
Qayaam Gah offers you an ideal atmosphere for relaxation, where the natural surroundings and solitude create a conducive environment for deep meditation — an enriching experience for your soul. The venue hosts Yoga and Fitness Retreats that aim to alleviate stress and broaden mental and physical horizons.
Under the guidance of the in-house yoga teacher, you’ll engage in yoga sessions, deep relaxation techniques and invigorating nature walks. Throughout the retreat, you’ll be treated to custom-tailored meals crafted from locally sourced organic ingredients, complemented by fresh cow's milk and spring water.
You can even join their Fitness in Nature Programme. The focus of all the wellness programmes is on individual attention and privacy, fostering a sense of joy and discovery at the core of your existence. Once you feel rejuvenated, head out for a Shikara boat ride and enjoy the surrounding scenic views.
Enjoy a Shikara Ride on Dal Lake
Enjoy a journey through the charming waterways of Dal Lake aboard a traditional Shikara boat. This boat ride offers you an authentic glimpse into the beauty of the lake, backwaters, village life and vibrant vegetable gardens. The itinerary includes a visit to Nageen Lake and Hazratbal Mosque, ensuring a comprehensive experience.
You can explore the meandering canals and hidden byways that form an aquatic paradise. You’ll also enjoy witnessing the waterside shops and houses, where the timeless rhythm of life has persevered for centuries. Throughout this excursion, a knowledgeable staff member from the Sukoon crew will accompany each ride, providing you with any assistance.
If you’re a bird-watching enthusiast, this immersive experience promises to unveil the captivating essence of this picturesque region. You can even enjoy a water safari on the Jhelum River or go for Sukoon Old City Walks. No matter which activity captures your interest, the genuine beauty of Kashmir is bound to captivate and mesmerise you.
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