This whole place can be a wallpaper collection. This was taken at an apple orchard in Southern Kashmir, on our way to Pehalgam. Apart from tourism, the state's main economy comes from horticulture. The Valley is famous for its blush apples!
However, the Valley witnessed unseasonal snow this November, causing massive damage to the crop. A lot of it was yet to be picked out. It also prevented harvest from being taken out of the state. Trucks were left stranded at the highway after it was blocked due to landslides at various places. It's sad to see such a beautiful place suffer such tragic loss.
🎥Kashmiri Boy Saqib Bilal Who Acted In Shahid Kapoor's Haider Movie Was Killed In Mujgund Encounter.
🎥Saqib Bilal had cleared his Class 10 with a distinction and was studying physics, chemistry and maths in Class 11. He was a football aficionado and had even played taekwondo and kabaddi.
Bilal’s family said he had an interest in acting and had done a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s movie Haider. .
🎥He was in his sixth class when he appeared for two brief shots in Haider which have appeared in the film. .
🎥The uncle said the boy was a theatre artist as well. “Before his Haider stint, he appeared in a stage show ‘Weath chi Yeahi (This is the river)’ at Tagore Hall in which he was the protagonist. He managed to get an award and even went to Odisha to repeat the performance,” Aijaz said.🎥
This is what it is to be happy. 😍
Dal Lake is a result of five lake basins combined - Nehru Park, Nishat, Hazratbal, Nagin, and Brari. If the many houseboats are not indication enough, it is a major tourist attraction and for good reason. It's like you've descended into a different world.
A throwback to our epic bike trip from Delhi to Delhi covering close to 3500kms across 20 days.✌ Just us and another friend who tagged along for half the journey.
This post is dedicated to Shopian, a beautiful place located in southern part of Kashmir Valley.♥ Unfortunately, more than the beauty of the place Shopian is on the news for most of the terrorist activities.😔
During our time of travel, there was a curfew imposed( which is most of the times).
A localite was kind enough to let us stay in his warm home and provided delicious and very different homemade Kashmiri food.😋
Known as the apple town🍏, we get to see lovely apples grown everywhere! The backyard of the wonderful home we stayed in was full of them and our lovely host gave us a few for our onward journey🍎.
So, unlike how the people there are portrayed in the news they are warm and welcoming and at the same time scared and frustrated. After speaking to a few and spending time with them in their home, I could understand that all that the people here wanted was a peaceful life.
They are caught between the politics of India and Pakistan. Overnight people turn into militants and the tension is just constantly there.
On the day we left from there we saw on the news after we reached Srinagar that there was a bomb blast in Shopian.
I feel heartbroken and helpless for how our brothers and sisters in Shopian feel and live through every single day.
I pray for a world of peace,✌ love ♥and compassion.👭👬 #shopian#kashmir_lovers#kashmirtourism#kashmirdiaries#kashmir#appletown#apples#apple#ridingcouple#riderchick#pillionrider#pillion#peacelove#endterrorism#endwar#peaceonearth🌎 #culture#food#brotherhood#newadventureeveryyear#ouradventure#adventures#adventure#adventuring#throwback#twoyearsago#india