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Hangul
27 Mar

The Hangul, Kashmir’s Stag, Nears Extinction Despite Conservation Endeavors

Once emblematic of Kashmir's natural splendor and biodiversity, the Hangul, or Kashmir stag (Cervus hanglu hanglu), now faces a grave threat of extinction, despite concerted conservation efforts. Native to the dense forests and high-altitude meadows of the Kashmir Valley, the Hangul has long been an integral part of the region's cultural and ecological fabric. Revered for its beauty and grace, the stag was once a common sight, embodying resilience and adaptability. However, the Hangul's conservation status has sharply declined in recent years. Presently, the wild population stands at less than 300 individuals,...

Kashmir Lakes
23 Mar

Top 8 Kashmir Lakes to Include in Your Summer Getaway

Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas, Kashmir stands renowned for its mesmerizing landscapes, tranquil valleys, and unspoiled lakes. With the summer season beckoning, now is the perfect time to embark on an enriching journey to discover the serene allure of Kashmiri lakes. Below, we present our top picks that deserve a prime spot on your summer travel itinerary. Dal LakeArguably the most iconic among Kashmir's lakes, Dal Lake enchants visitors with its sprawling expanse adorned with floating gardens, houseboats, and colorful shikaras. Glide leisurely across its gleaming waters on a shikara, marvel...

18 Mar

2024 Travel Trends : Srinagar, Varanasi, Guwahati Among India’s Most Searched Destinations

India's love for travel is evident, with Delhi and Mumbai ranking among the world's busiest airports. This enthusiasm extends to other major cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, showcasing the nation's eagerness to explore new horizons. To gauge Indian travelers' preferences, Wowtickets.com, a UK-based platform recently launched in India, conducted a survey to find Most Searched Destinations of India . The results reveal intriguing trends: alongside popular destinations like Goa and Srinagar, many Indians are venturing to tier two cities such as Pune and Patna. Additionally, there's a noticeable surge...

zanskar valley
23 Jan

Zanskar Valley in Ladakh beckoning adventure seekers

Zanskar, characterized by its rugged terrains and rich cultural heritage, beckons those in search of an authentic Himalayan adventure. Whether it's embarking on treks along frozen rivers, exploring ancient monasteries, or encountering nomadic communities, every escapade in Zanskar etches an indelible mark, encouraging travelers to immerse themselves in the unspoiled beauty of this Himalayan wonderland. The remote and pristine region of Zanskar, nestled within the union territory of Ladakh, unfolds a plethora of unforgettable experiences for 2024. Here are some of the highlights: Trekking through the Frozen Zanskar River - Chadar Trek:The...

Jammu and Kashmir
18 Jan

Khelo India Winter Games 2024 in Gulmarg and Leh

Mark your calendars for February 2, 2024, as Gulmarg, Kashmir, eagerly anticipates hosting the fourth edition of the prestigious Khelo India Winter Games. Reports indicate that various departments are diligently working to ensure that all facilities meet international standards, emphasizing the transformative impact these games have had on establishing Jammu and Kashmir as a prominent winter sports hub. Initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Khelo India has become a pivotal force in promoting a diverse sports culture across the country since its launch in 2021. While the summer...

Jammu and Kashmir
28 Nov

Kashmir Anticipates Inaugural Direct Train Connection from Jammu

A significant milestone is on the horizon for the Indian Railways as the Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project nears completion, heralding the prospect of Kashmir's first direct train service from Jammu. The project, spanning 272 km, aims to seamlessly integrate the Kashmir Valley into the national rail network. With over 95 percent of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL) already accomplished, the swift progress promises enhanced connectivity for the region. Once operational, the direct train service will significantly reduce the travel time between Srinagar and Jammu from six hours to just 3.5...

The Holy Amarnath Cave
9 Nov

अब कार से सीधे ही पहुंच सकते हैं पवित्र अमरनाथ गुफा

जम्मू कश्मीर में सीमा सड़क संगठन (बीआरओ) ने हाल ही में वाहनों के पहले जत्थे को पवित्र अमरनाथ गुफा तक पहुंचा कर इतिहास रच दिया है। बता दें कि बीआरओ को अमरनाथ गुफा के मार्गों पर सड़क चौड़ीकरण का काम सौंपा गया था। संगठन ने इस काम के पूरा होने की घोषणा कर दी है। बीआरओ ने एक्स प्लेटफॉर्म पर एक पोस्ट में घोषणा की ‘प्रोजेक्ट बीकन अमरनाथ यात्रा ट्रैक की बहाली और सुधार में शामिल है। सीमा सड़क कर्मियों ने कठिन कार्य पूरा किया और वाहनों के पहले जत्थे के...

Amarnath Yatra
2 Sep

J&K Tourism Chief Praises Amarnath Yatra Triumph

In a resounding triumph, the 62-day annual Amarnath Yatra for this year has achieved remarkable success, leading Secretary Tourism, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, to declare that the pilgrims themselves will serve as the future brand ambassadors of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking in Srinagar, Secretary Shah lauded the pilgrimage's accomplishments, noting that it had welcomed an impressive 4.5 lakh pilgrims this year, a significant and peaceful spiritual journey for all those who participated. Amarnath Yatra Names Pilgrims as Future Ambassadors. Secretary Shah emphasized the exemplary efforts put forth by the Government of Jammu...

Keran
7 Aug

केरन – अनुच्छेद-370 हटने के 4 साल बाद आज यहां आता है सैलानियों का सैलाब

जम्मू कश्मीर के बॉर्डर क्षेत्र नीलम वैली के पास सीमा के अंतिम गांव केरन में इन दिनों हालात बदले हुए हैं। किशनगंगा नदी के करीब बसा केरन गांव श्रीनगर से 165 किमी दूर है। उत्तरी कश्मीर के इस क्षेत्र में जम्मू-कश्मीर प्रशासन ने बीते साल ही बॉर्डर टूरिज्म शुरू किया। केरन गांव ने दुश्मनों की गोलियां झेली हैं। हर घर में बंकर हैं। दो साल पहले सुरक्षा के मद्देनजर सेना ने कम्युनिटी बंकर बनाया, पर कभी इस्तेमाल नहीं हुआ। अब यहां सैलानियों की चहल पहल देखने मिलती है। नीलम घाटी की औसत...

Amarnath Yatra 2023 Tips
4 Jul

अमरनाथ यात्रा शुरू…जानें से पहले इन बातों का रखें ध्यान

इस साल अमरनाथ यात्रा 1 जुलाई 2023 से शुरू हो रही है, जो 31 अगस्त 2023 तक चलेगी। इस साल की तीर्थयात्रा 62 दिनों की होगी, जो अब तक की सबसे लंबी होगी। ऐसे में अगर आप भी इस साल अमरनाथ यात्रा पर जाने की तैयारियां कर रहे हैं तो आपको कुछ बातों को ध्यान रखना बेहद जरूरी है। बच्चों और बुजुर्गों को न ले जाएंअमरनाथ यात्रा का ट्रेक काफी मुश्किल है. ऐसे में कम उम्र के बच्चों और 70 साल से ज्यादा उम्र के बुजुर्गों को यात्रा पर न ले...