Kashmir in Srinagar

Snowfall (The white carpet).

Snowfall (The white carpet).

With snowfall Kashmir turns into fairy land.It’s snowing in the valley of Kashmir.High-altitude areas of the Kashmir Valley, including the famous skiing resort of Gulmarg, received fresh snowfall ,Srinagar, Pahalgam and other areas are facing record snowfalls and cold. While the city life has come to a halt for some, others… Read more »

SAFFRON.

SAFFRON.

Saffron has several names-Zafran, Kesar, Kang, Kang Posh etc. Kang posh, the flowers of Saffron is a symbol of freshness and purity. The vast stretches of saffron fields give the impression of a newly wedded bride draped in a saffron shawl taking a nap. Kashmir is known as the valley… Read more »

Kashmiri Culture.

Kashmiri Culture.

Kashmiri culture has played an important role in earning accolades for it from across the world. Be it literature, lifestyle, language, religion, arts, crafts, music and dance,  Kashmir is an outstanding tourist destination.The state of Jammu and Kashmir is mainly divided into three regions namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, each region… Read more »

Papier-machie(from Persia to heaven on earth-Kashmir).

Papier-machie(from Persia to heaven on earth-Kashmir).

Papier-machie is a handicraft of Kashmir  that was brought by Muslims from Persia in the 15th century. It is based primarily on paper pulp, and is a richly decorated, colorful artifact generally in the form of vases, bowls, or cups (with and without metal rims), boxes, trays, bases of lamps,& many other small objects. These… Read more »

shawls.

Shawl and pashmina name comes from  Kashmir, but it originates from Hamedan Persia. Kashmir shawl, also spelled Cashmere, type of woolen shawl  woven in Kashmir. According to tradition, the founder of the industry  was Zayn-ul-abdeen. a 15th-century ruler of Kashmir who introduced weavers from Turkistan Kashmir shawls are woven partly or wholly from goat hair called pashm. In the… Read more »

Winter in Kashmir.

Winter in Kashmir.

Kashmir becomes magical during the winters. Winter in Kashmir is a mesmerizing spectacle with shades of grey & white everywhere. It is is a five months season but the real winter is experienced in the forty days of “Chilai kalan” starting from December 21 to January 31. But the real winter is even though… Read more »

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