Browsing: Tourism

Conflict
The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change…

Special Report
Grounded On Water

The abrupt August 4, order asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir marked the end of a busy tourist season.…

Books A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.
1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot…

Entrepreneurship A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam
Female Hikers

Boys have all the fun everywhere, especially in conservative societies. A group is trying to help girls to go on…

Tourism
To Sinthan and Back

Muhammad Younis details the day-long picnic to Sinthan top A single waft of cold in scorching sun; what else would…

Culture
Hoekh Suen Is Back

As better earning population is consuming fresh vegetables around the year pushing the traditional dried vegetables to history, a hospitality…

Tourism
The Heaven I Know

Fighting her parents and the media-generated perceptions, a Bangalore student volunteers to teach at a Doda school and spend some…

Ecology
Beautiful Wasteland

As Kashmir invests heavily in infrastructure and promotion to improve the visitor footfalls to resurrect the ailing hospitality sector, Shams…

Governance
The Last Speech

After a hectic 3-day event of travel bloggers and journalists, when a senior officer delivered his “last speech”, it undid…

Tourism
Adil The Alpinist

Mountaineering is a celebrated sport globally. In Kashmir, it has been popular with a section of enthusiasts, one of whom…

Society
When nature calls!

 Kashmir may have a millennium long recorded history and might be the Paradise on Earth but the fact is that…

Tourism
A Picnic Halt

With focus on Gujarat and Maharashtra, the two main states sending hordes of tourists to Kashmir traditionally, nobody in policymaking…

Cover Story
Distorting Srinagar?

As Srinagar is inching towards becoming a Smart City with emphasis on heritage and tourism, a revised Master Plan has…

Business
Voices of Despair

Pahalgam was apparently crowded because of the pilgrims in July but Umar Khurshid moved away from the road to talk…

Ecology
A Dry Kolhai

One of the major glaciers, the Kolhai in Pahalgam Mountains is fast receding. While the blame goes to climatic change,…

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