"Wherever you go,
Wherever I reside,
We will never forget Dir's ride,
Since in beautiful memories,
Minds feel the most alive."
Dir in a glimpse
Dir is your desired place to experience the surreal among beautiful landscapes at 4,600 feet. Dir nestles in the Hindu Kush range, which is rocky in summer and snow white in winter. Famous for green shades and loved as a celebrity when it comes to Alpine and Walnut forests. Attractive spots include Kumrat valley, Panjkora river, Kumrat waterfall, Katora Lake, Laram top, and Ushirai Dara.
The irresistible beauty of Kumrat valley
Kumrat valley is flooded with sky-piercing vampire white mountains, which air a breathtaking aura for viewers. After a rainy spell, you'll find Kumrat floating in grey mists. Rumbling snow in winter will decorate a memorable event for you, and a hot cup of tea will be a cherry on top, while the spikes of vibrant sunlight in summer will keep your skin warm and cozy. Finally, the whiff of BBQ stirs a tempting spell that wafts your tired senses, and you decide to live another day!
The magical Panjkora river
Imagine sitting beside a jewel blue river splashing the way through the Deodars. The sizzling waves hop over the rocks and gleam in the hazy sun, and you feel "life ho to aesi" like vibes. Winged beauties - butterflies hovering over Panjkora mesmerize your eyes while the juicy red berries fill your mouth with sweetness.
Kumrat waterfall – a divine asset
Kumrat waterfall is nothing less than a slimy crystal-clear form that slides down a divine origin. It is your love at first sight because the pounding water against the walls will clutch your eyes and senses once and forever. The moving pool at the bottom is freezing yet therapeutic as it reminds you to forget everything and follow the fun.
Cold alert: You cannot afford sickness, so keep towels with you during the waterfall visits.
An insight into Katora Lake
Blessed is Katora Lake, which offers us a peaceful setting in the mid of green slopes, sheltering sky, and cushioned rocks. It literally gives you a "live at the moment" opportunity because forgetfulness engulfs your mind as soon as you start staring at still aquarium blue waters. Thereby, hire a jeep to cover a bumpy but beautiful journey to access this marvel which awaits you at 11,500 feet, and don't forget to sing "aj ma uppar/ aasman neecha" to make a melodious moment.
Magnificent Laram Top
Laram Top is a darling of Dir that wriggles with the eyes of the tourist and pushes you towards "ye lamha Kahan tha mera" moment. Moreover, you will be witnessing Laram's sun-kissed face, which will make you envious of its fate. Just kidding, hahaha...Now, you're looming in the feet of Laram, where its length and breadth will fill your soul with awe and awesomeness.
Ushrai Dara – your escape in ruralscape.
If you're drained and want a blissful escape, Ushrai Dara is a benefitting option. The village is covered in green quilts, accompanied by lofty mountains which glow in the bright sun in a silent landscape. Dara's countryside will coax your inner energy to flow in ways that transform a disturbed soul into a harmonious melody. The trees are settled in a welcoming fashion that you'll never be tired of solitary wanderings. Unlike the annoying environment of cities, the air has more warmth and fragrance, which adds to the freshness and keeps a dreary mind healthy, wealthy, and alive.
Every journey has to end, but remember Kishor Kumar's voice, "chala jata hun dharakta dil ka fasana lya," which means you can add more beauty to your life. So, start packing and get your tour booked with Jazz Mosafir. We will take care of the rest.
29 Jul 2022