''I went to Morocco. It was the first time I started gettin’ away to other lands without an entourage of people or as a member of a band. Occasionally you could ride into the hills and see these people watching as you went by and you got this fantastic feeling, as if you were going through a no-man’s land between Kashmir and India. After 6 o’clock at night, nobody’s allowed from India to Pakistan and there’s about three miles of road they just don’t let you through, but you can see these circles of guys on horseback… they’re bandits. I really dig adventure. So lyrically something like ‘Kashmir’ extends that'' - Robert Plant
''The intensity of 'Kashmir' was such that when we had it completed, we knew there was something really hypnotic to it, we couldn’t even describe such a quality. There have been several milestones along the way. That’s definitely one of them.'' . Jimmy Page
''At the end of the song I’m almost satisfied as if I’ve just done the whole trip. To me, it’s just like painting pictures, like 'Stairway To Heaven'. 'Kashmir' is one of my favourites. It was so positive, lyrically.'' - Rober Plant
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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