The Tulip Hands

As thousands of people enjoy the colourful Tulips bloom in millions amid high-cost celebrations, the din prevents garden managers from listening to the plight of fewer than 50 gardeners who work round the year...

Unseen Kashmir

As the Covid-19 dictated lockdown protracted from one week to another, restive youngsters moved out to explore the Kashmir they had not heard or seen. These panic treks led to the identification of a...

Machil Moorings

For most of Kashmir, Machil is a border sector where the rival armies shell each other’s positions. Mahmood Ahmad, who visited the belt in the areas most happenings year, said the valley is the...

Mini Kashmir In Mountains

Far away from Srinagar is a little Kashmir in Kishtwar shrouded in clouds between Kashmir and Jammu. Administratively part of Jammu, Wadwan is accessible better from Kashmir. A frequent visitor to the region, trekker Mahmood...

Quarantine Hotels

Without tourists since August 5, 2019, Kashmir hoteliers opened doors to shelter the Covid-19 suspects for mandatory quarantine. Initially, most of them were unhappy and reluctant but now a section is cooperating with the...

The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change on ground yet after the advisory was withdrawn Every morning, Fayaz Ahmad, 60, drives around...

Grounded On Water

The abrupt August 4, order asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir marked the end of a busy tourist season. Shams Irfan met the related professionals to report about the lost of opportunities and...
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 in the summer of 1853, years after the notorious Treaty of Amritsar I started fromSimla...
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 mountain camping and expeditions and there are takers for the initiative, reports Zafar Aafaq Lubna Khan,...

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 you ask for? And then if you receive a full package? As the temperature in Kashmir...

Hoekh Suen Is Back

As better earning population is consuming fresh vegetables around the year pushing the traditional dried vegetables to history, a hospitality veteran has successfully created a vast menu of Kashmir’s traditional sun-dried vegetable cuisine, and...

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 time in Kashmir and Gurez. In this passionate write-up, Sanika Athavale deconstructs Kashmir, a...

Beautiful Wasteland

As Kashmir invests heavily in infrastructure and promotion to improve the visitor footfalls to resurrect the ailing hospitality sector, Shams Irfan visits prime tourist destinations to report the crisis that the waste mismanagement has...

The Last Speech

After a hectic 3-day event of travel bloggers and journalists, when a senior officer delivered his “last speech”, it undid the costly effort in promoting the destination. An embarrassed government removed the officer, reports...

Adil The Alpinist

Mountaineering is a celebrated sport globally. In Kashmir, it has been popular with a section of enthusiasts, one of whom died climbing down from Kolahai last week, reports Abdul Wajid On September 7, 2018, Kashmir’s...

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