11 Jun 2013
Director Tourism Kashmir Talat Parvez launched the first travel magazine from Kashmir ‘Discover Kashmir’ at Gulmarg on Sunday. Discover Kashmir is the first ever travel magazine from Kashmir… “We will launch the next issue from Delhi and Mumbai. The travel magazine caters to the tourists visiting Kashmir from different parts of India. We will keep the […]
26 Apr 2013
Plans for a bus service between Birmingham and Pakistan have been delayed because of problems over transit permits. The 4,000-mile (6,400km) route to Mirpur runs through Iran, Turkey and near the Afghan border.Tickets for the 12-day journey are expected to cost £130 each. The service is being set up by the Tahir Khokher, transport minister for Pakistan-administered […]
9 Nov 2012
The Foreign Office has lifted its warning against travel to Jammu and Srinagar, in northern India.
Although the region has been plagued by violence in recent years, there have been no recent reports of attacks on visitors to the two cities or on the hi…
24 Sep 2012
Plans have been announced to launch a bus service between Birmingham and Mirpur in Pakistan, known as “Little Birmingham”. It promises to be Britain’s longest bus route – all the way from Birmingham to [Pakistan] Kashmir almost 4,000 miles away. Plans have been drawn up for a bus service between the West Midlands and Mirpur, […]
15 Aug 2012
Two years ago, the old city in Srinagar was the sort of place police would only venture into wearing full body armour. A stronghold for violent separatists agitating for an independent Kashmir, it was the centre of ugly uprisings that left more than 10…
21 Jul 2012
In the past two years, there’s been a change in Srinagar’s landscape. Instead of military personnel, tourists walk along the Dal Lake promenade..The famed “shikaras” or houseboats dotting the lake have a more cheerful stride than usual. That’s partly because a record 1.1 million tourists visited Kashmir in 2011, and this year’s number is expected […]
29 May 2012
It’s another summer of peace for Jammu and Kashmir and tourists are flocking like never before to this picturesque land of meadows, streams and hills that was deserted just two years ago as tension reigned and bullets flew.