Right next to the Kokernag Botanical Garden is the largest trout fishery in Asia. The research students at the training institute here showed us the various steps involved in breeding the fish. Read more on Kokernag at
A day in Kokernag, Kashmir
On National Highway NH-1B, which is open only during the four summer months, Sinthan Top is at a height of 3750m. Snow, even in the summer is the biggest attraction for tourists. Read full story at Mountain passes we crossed in the Himalayas
Daksum, a village in south Kashmir is the base of a snow covered mountain pass called Sinthan Pass. It is surrounded by a dense coniferous forest and the melting glacial waters flow as stream through it. With abundant forest trails, Daksum is a nature lover's paradise.
Kids...ingenious and inventive...engineers in the making? They had themselves built these sledges. When a wheel came loose from one of them, they repaired it themselves, then and there! Read full story on Kids of the hills...
Hangout place next to butcher shop, Kashmir, India
Idyllic scene in the market at Verinag which is in South Kashmir. Old men, wearing firan (woolen coat), kangdi (basket with red hot charcoal pieces) keeping them warm sharing a hookah/sheesha. Read full stories at People of the valley: Kashmir.
A copper store in the Anantnag market , Kashmir, India
Copper ware is a highly prized kitchen ware in Kashmir. Heavy and intricately carved copper vessels are a sign of affluence in Kashmir. Their cost is decided by the weight of copper used in making them.
Shops like these indicate a “big city”, the urban side of Kashmir!