Holi is a vibrant and exuberant festival of colors celebrated with great joy and fervor throughout India. However, in the Kashmir Valley, Holi is celebrated in a unique and distinct way, reflecting the region’s rich cultural heritage which has its own charm. The Kashmir Valley, located in the northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir, is…
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THE MARKHOR: PRIDE OF KASHMIR
The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, where it is also known as the screw horn or screw-horned goat, mārkhor (مارخور) in Urdu from Classical Persian.
NATURAL WONDERS AND THE BOOMING TOURISM INDUSTRY IN KASHMIR
True to the word, Kashmir is “the heaven on earth”. While, tourism has seen a new high in the valley, attracting tourists from across the globe and at the same time providing job opportunities and skills to the locals of Kashmir
KANGDI: AN ANCIENT TOOL TO PROTECT KASHMIRI PEOPLE FROM COLD
Kangdi -An Ancient tool which helps Kashmiri people to live comfortably during severe winter conditions in valley.
MONUMENTS OF KASHMIR
The ancient structures are a treasure of rich history which need care that they stand as testament of the glorious past for generation to come.
The word Kashmir conjure up enigmatic imagery in one’s mind. The beauty of this land has attracted millions from across the globe.
GRADUAL TRANSFORMATION OF HANDWARA TO MODERNITY
Youth from in and around the area have formed up Independent Youth parties like Youth Civil Society with fond association with one or the other political groups of the region, making these as stepping stones in the future of regional politics.
THE BEAUTY & DIVINITY OF KARNAH
The new concept of border tourism has proved a hit in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir with the respective governments.
NEW HOTSPOT OF WINTER TOURISM : TULAIL
The road to Tulail from Gurez passes through scenic landscapes of Kishanganga River. Approx 250 kms from srinagar,one has to cross the wular lake and razdan pass to reach it.
SATBARAN CAVE – KALAROOS
Satbaran cave is situated some eight kilometers from the main city Kupwara and 130 kilometers from the capital mega city Srinagar. It is believed that this cave has secret coverts that ahead to Russia. The etymology of the name suggests that these grottoes have some relation to Russia which in Kashmiri language is famous with…
KASHMIR- A TRAVELER’S DELIGHT
Cascading mountains, dancing rivers and oozing beauty, the Saffron Valley is indeed an euphoria for travellers. The enchanting aroma of traditional bakeries and peeping wood art, the city of Wazwan has much to offer. The intoxicating beauty of Kashmir has attracted plethora of travellers and explorers since ages. The city of sage Kashyap has unanimously…
CHINAR AND THE AUTUMN BLISS
In Kashmir, autumn season is often referred to as “Harud”. This harvesting season occurs every year in the fall. As the leaves in the valley turn yellow and golden, farmers return to their fields to harvest paddy and saffron as well as select numerous varieties of apples for export. The valley is bathed in a…
Kashmir, the “Heaven on Earth” is not just about the stunning scenic views, but also known for its handicrafts. Kashmiri artwork is known worldwide for its unique artistic work and Kashmiri Carpets, also known as Kashmiri Rugs are undoubtedly the best example of the artwork. The Kashmiri carpets are India’s pride. The carpets are always…
SPIRITUAL SHRINES IN KASHMIR
Kashmir has been a home to varied religions. The valley boasts of having shrines of all religions. Here is a glimpse of such shrines across Kashmir dating back to several centuries.
WORSHIPPING TOGETHER: UNITY IN DIVERSITY IN THE VALLEY
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a land of unity in diversity and reflects the true plural ethos of a secular India wherein people from various communities strive for peace, love & harmony. The festivals of one religion are celebrated with great fervor by different religious communities.
AMARNATH YATRA: BOOSTING TOURISM & BUSINESS
Kashmir is blessed with a pleasant weather, lakhs & lakh of people travel to the holy cave of Amarnath in South Kashmir to pay their prayers to the ice stalagmite, believed to be an embodiment of the Hindu Deity “Lord Shiva”, situated almost at an elevation of 12,756ft.
It has been almost three decade since the militancy had been taken away normalcy in Sopore but now due to changes this place is changing with the positiveness in environment and its amply visible among the people.
ANANTNAG: A TOURIST ATTRACTION
A land blessed by nature with diverse environmental & religious importance to both Muslims & Hindus. With Shri Amarnathji Cave, Hazrat Zain-ud-Din wali, Goswami Gund Ashram, Shilagram Temple and Nila Nag and Shrine of Sheikh Zain-ud-din in this district of Kashmir.
BEING A GUREZI IS A PROUD FEELING
Being a Gurezi is the secret to the elixir of life.
JOURNEY TO HOLY CAVE
Amarnath Yatra, A journey of faith.
TRYST WITH HEAVEN
“ Gar firdaus bar rue zameen ast/hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast” (If ever there is Paradise on Earth/It is here!)
CALL FROM GOD’S ABODE
How beautiful and peaceful more would have been this place if there had been no social unrest and militancy in this “Heaven on Earth” Kashmir.
REQUIREMENT TO IMPROVE RURAL TOURISM IN JAMMU & KASHMIR
There are many destinations which are much better than the existing tourist spots but due to underdeveloped or non-existing infrastructure for tourists; there is hardly any flow of tourists to these places.
LANDSCAPE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR
For most the word Kashmir springs an image of mountains in their mind, but the state offers a lot more. From the plains of Jammu to the glaciers of Siachen, a lot is hidden in 40000 Sq. kilometers of area of the state.
TOURISM AND PEACE- A HAND IN GLOVE RELATION
Tourism industry is one of the largest industry in the world and a nation’s economy to a large extent is driven by the tourist trade.
ADVENTURE SPIRIT OF JAMMU & KASHMIR
The booming business of adventure activities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has a great scope of becoming popular worldwide. It will not only help in increasing the economy of the state but also help the local population to merge with the mainstream population of the country.
TOURISM IN J & K, SETBACKS AND WAY AHEAD
J&K has tremendous tourism potential and being an employment intensive industry, it provides a very immense scope for employment for the locals as compared to other enterprises.
HOSPITALITY BUSINESS IN KASHMIR VALLEY
Tourism is regarded as a multi- segmented industry, therefore provides different types of jobs like hotel managers, guides, receptionists, travel agents, tour operators, photographers, artists of different kind & many other which are required to strengthen the tourism.
As the hospitality business grows it will help in providing different types of jobs like hotel managers, tour operators, guides, Artists and chefs etc. which will further strengthen the Kashmir economy by increasing income and standard of living of the people.
KASHMIR THE PRIDE OF INDIA
Kashmir as it signifies has a wide spectrum of domain to develop and grow in itself in terms of secondary and tertiary sectors like industries, education, civil services and of course in politics. However, the sanctity of this holy land dwells home to bit negativities but as hope and optimism eliminates these out, undoubtedly Kashmir remains the Pride of India.
BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY
I was so mesmerized watching the beauty which resides in these valleys that I totally forgot that I was riding a bike and also needed to focus on the road. All I was thinking and imagining that what it would be like to live in a place as beautiful as this and made a mental note that I have to visit this place once in a while. With these thoughts we reached Srinagar. The very evening we visited Dal Lake. Although the sun had set and it was dark, the view was enchantingly beautiful. That just justified the lake’s given title of being the “Jewel in the Crown of Srinagar”.
WINDS OF CHANGE: Srinagar on UNESCO creative city list
Srinagar is now part of elite 295 UNESCO Creative Cities. It recognizes innovation, sustainability and creativity as primary drivers for inclusive urbanization. The Kashmir Valley has been embroiled in controversies and turmoil mostly sponsored by neighbouring countries since the last 30 years. The disturbance in the valley led to decline in tourism, especially amongst the…
REVIVAL OF KASHMIR AS BOLLYWOOD’S FILMING SPOT
Kashmir will now be on the international tourism map again and film shoots will not only generate employment for the people of the Valley but also invite thousands of tourists from worldwide to bask in the glory of this blessed land. Bollywood’s love story with the picturesque Kashmir dates back to the 1960s and 70s….
GUND GUSHI – THE HIDDEN GEM
Gund Gushi is a peaceful village away from the bustling life of the city with an indescribable tranquillity and serene atmosphere. Deep within the off shoots of the beautiful valley of Kashmir sits the village of Gund Gushi. The breath taking beauty of the valley encapsulates the very unconquered spirit of the men, women &…
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Pristine Beauty of Gurez
Routine existence rarely provides space for reflection. Kashmir as we all know is undeniably a heaven on earth. With countless snow clad mountains, immaculate atmosphere, picturesque valleys and impeccable landslides, this exotic part of India is no less than a masterpiece by immortals. Tourist across the country flocked the paradise every year. However much of…