Dal Lake 

Dal Lake is largest water body in Srinagar, which is uniquely placed. It has majestic Zabarwan hills in the backdrop, whose mirror image is clear in the crystal waters. Dal Lake opens up tourists...

Bangus Valley

For those who love watching cattle grazing, Bangus valley is the stop. Spread over 20 km with the width of 15 km, Bangus has been derived from two words Ban (means forest) and Gus (means grass)....

Houseboat: ‘A Luxurious Stay’

For an idyllic stay, soothing and out-of-world experience, houseboats in Kashmir are just one stop. Moored in the snail-paced waters of Dal Lake, what makes stay in a houseboat a lifetime experience in open...

Unexplored Doodhpathri

A forgotten part of the heaven, Doodhpathri is just 42kms away from Srinagar. It is a beautiful place with carpet like meadows. It has perfect tourist setting. A river flowing, which generates noise of...

Gulmarg Gondola: A breathtaking, bewitching ride 

Sky-kissing mountain peaks, breathtaking slopes, bewitching meadows and the flying capsule, Gondola, amidst the setting is fast emerging a major attraction for tourists in Kashmir. Set up in pine-dotted slopes of Gulmarg, 55 km...

Let Flower Tourism Bloom 

As the J&K government focuses on revamping the tourism sector of the state, the policymakers should look towards countries like Holland and France for more out-of-the-box strategies to capitalise on the rich floral diversity...

TARSAR MARSAR LAKES

Kashmir Scan, Oct 2014 TARSAR is an almond-shaped, alpine lake in Aru in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, shadowed by peaks of the Kolahoi Mountain. Tarsar is separated by a 4,000 ft high mountain from another lake of the same...

Why isn’t Pampore on Tourism map?

Kashmir Scan August 2014  Now Gurez is on the tourism map, so is Lolab valley. The beautiful Bungus valley is on the tourism map, so is Doodh-e-Pathri but Pampore continues to be ignored. Faisul Yaseen tries to find...

HARI PARBAT FORT

Squatting atop the hill called Hari Parbat or Koh-e-Maran or Predemna Peet is a Mughal fort that lords over Srinagar. The fort, west of the Dal lake in old Srinagar, was originally built during the...

Boost Tourism

Kashmir Scan, May 2014 Nazia Mustafa Punoo looks at tourism as career in Kashmir and chalks out the opportunities that are knocking at the doors of Kashmiri youth interested in the tourism sector “If you love...

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