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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When Nature Calls!

 Kashmir may have a millennium long recorded history and might be the Paradise on Earth but the fact is that it is one of...

A Picnic Halt

With focus on Gujarat and Maharashtra, the two main states sending hordes of tourists to Kashmir traditionally, nobody in policymaking circles knows that halt...

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