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A young couple with their dog spend their time outside an Indiana-style tent at We Camp, a glamping site located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong The difficulty of travelling abroad has made glamping, or glamourous camping, popular in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Matthew Cheng)

Asian tourism sees rise in glamping and staycations in second Covid-19 year

PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 12:37 PM IST
With international travel heavily restricted, foreign tourists can't enter many countries and locals can't get out. In the metropolis of Hong Kong, glamping and staycations have replaced trips abroad for at least some of its 7.4 million residents.
The image shows a boat ambulance on Dal Lake, Srinagar.(ANI)
The image shows a boat ambulance on Dal Lake, Srinagar.(ANI)

Dal Lake in Srinagar gets floating ambulance service

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 12:59 PM IST
"This ambulance has siren and speaker facilities which are being used for announcements aimed to make people aware regarding wearing masks and other important things," Tariq Ahmad Patloo said.
The mercury dipped to minus 4 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, 2.5 notches below the normal, said a meteorological department officer.(PTI)
The mercury dipped to minus 4 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, 2.5 notches below the normal, said a meteorological department officer.(PTI)

Intense winter begins in Jammu & Kashmir with sub-zero temperatures

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:29 PM IST
The tourist resort of Gulmarg witnessed a temperature of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg has already had four spells of snow this winter and winter games have begun on the icy slopes of the resort
The image shows the frozen Dal Lake.(ANI)
The image shows the frozen Dal Lake.(ANI)

Dal Lake freezes due to cold wave, ‘memorable sight’ say tourists

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Tourists who came to visit the valley called the frozen lake the highlight of their trip.
Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agarwal pose for a photo on their honeymoon.
Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agarwal pose for a photo on their honeymoon.

Aditya Narayan is bathing in beauty on Srinagar honeymoon, writes a poem about wife Shweta Agarwal. See new pic

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Aditya Narayan was inspired to compose a short poem for wife Shweta Agarwal, on their Srinagar honeymoon. Check out his latest post.
A fisherman casts his net in the Dal Lake as a woman rows the boat, in Srinagar, on October 11, 2020. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan)(PTI)
A fisherman casts his net in the Dal Lake as a woman rows the boat, in Srinagar, on October 11, 2020. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan)(PTI)

Dal Lake in Srinagar undergoes cleaning ahead of winter tourism

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has started a massive mission to clean Dal Lake ahead of winter tourism.
The events included races for sub-junior boys/girls, junior boys/girls, senior men/women and veteran men.(@PoliceSgr/Twitter)
The events included races for sub-junior boys/girls, junior boys/girls, senior men/women and veteran men.(@PoliceSgr/Twitter)

‘Pedal for Peace’: Kashmir witnesses cycle race after months of lockdown, hundreds participate

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Such a race, organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police, was the first in more than a year following months of restrictions after the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019 and then Covid-19 induced lockdown.
World Tourism Day 2020: Jammu and Kashmir organises sports activities to revive travel sector(Twitter/justnowofficial)
World Tourism Day 2020: Jammu and Kashmir organises sports activities to revive travel sector(Twitter/justnowofficial)

World Tourism Day 2020: Jammu and Kashmir organises sports activities to revive travel sector

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:54 PM IST
From ‘Shikara race’ in Dal Lake to other water sports and activities, Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to revive the sector amid Covid-19 on World Tourism Day 2020
J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said Sinha said he was aware of the way business and trade had been affected in the UT not just recently but also over the past two decades.(PTI)
J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said Sinha said he was aware of the way business and trade had been affected in the UT not just recently but also over the past two decades.(PTI)

LG says J&K to get economic package soon

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:31 AM IST
Says details of the package - that will cover all, including the biz sector- will be out in a week’s time
Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Mandira Bedi, Himesh Reshammiya, Sophie Choudry, Minissha Lamba, Dia Mirza, and Zareen Khan talk about their most memorable trip
Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Mandira Bedi, Himesh Reshammiya, Sophie Choudry, Minissha Lamba, Dia Mirza, and Zareen Khan talk about their most memorable trip

My most Instagrammable travel memory

Hindustan Times | By Rupali Dean
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Have you really travelled if you haven’t Instagrammed it yet? Seven movie stars pick their favourite trips
The helicopters from IAF and Indian Navy shall be showering flower petals on the hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.(ANI)
The helicopters from IAF and Indian Navy shall be showering flower petals on the hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.(ANI)

IAF salutes Covid-19 warriors, starts flypast from Srinagar’s Dal Lake

Srinagar | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:42 AM IST
This flying activity is combined along with the training activity of IAF and opportunity flight for transport aircraft and helicopters, which are involved in moving supplies related to the Covid-19 task.
The 30-hectare tulip garden at ‘Siraj Bagh’ has transformed into a sea of colour but looks desolate without any visitors.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
The 30-hectare tulip garden at ‘Siraj Bagh’ has transformed into a sea of colour but looks desolate without any visitors.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

1.3 million tulips bloom amid lockdown in Kashmir, tourists miss chance to behold the sight

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 06:07 PM IST
2.58 lakh people had visited The Tulip Garden in 2019
Besides an array of tulips blossoming here, the garden also boasts of a variety of hyacinths, daffodils and pansies.(HT Photo)
Besides an array of tulips blossoming here, the garden also boasts of a variety of hyacinths, daffodils and pansies.(HT Photo)

In pics: Tulips in full bloom at Srinagar’s iconic garden amid lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT correspodent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 02:20 PM IST
The plantation of these majestic tulips is usually carried out in the month of December and the flowers come into full bloom by April.
Jammu and Kashmir, Mar 31 (ANI): An army jawan distributes essential goods among needy amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir, Mar 31 (ANI): An army jawan distributes essential goods among needy amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, sent back home

Srinagar, Hindustan Times | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2020 06:05 AM IST
As soon as the people came out of the hotels in Srinagar where the administration had put them in quarantine after arriving from Leh in an Air India flight on March 18, they were ferried to their respective districts of the valley in state transport buses.
Empty houseboats are seen at Dal lake, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Empty houseboats are seen at Dal lake, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)

Dal Lake in Kashmir to get eco-sensitive zone tag soon

Jammu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 04:28 PM IST
It is expected that the Dal Lake and its surrounding areas will be declared as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) by the first week of March.
As the winter sets in, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is looking for an accommodation to shift 34 political detenues from Centaur Hotel(PTI)
As the winter sets in, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is looking for an accommodation to shift 34 political detenues from Centaur Hotel(PTI)

Political detainees in J&K likely to be shifted in view of approaching winter

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:55 AM IST
The winter chill has already started taking a toll on the health of the detenues -- National Conference, PDP and People’s Conference leaders and prominent social activists -- and the security personnel guarding them.
Vehicles ply after restrictions were eased in Srinagar on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Vehicles ply after restrictions were eased in Srinagar on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Tandoori chicken, scuffle, ATM: Life of Kashmir leaders in detention at hotel-jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 01:58 PM IST
Kashmiri’s mainstream politicians and separatists are detained at the plush Centaur hotel overlooking the Dal Lake or in their houses since the state lost its special status and was divided into two on August 5.
Real Kashmir's players wave to fans after winning their I-League club football match against Chennai City FC.(AFP)
Real Kashmir's players wave to fans after winning their I-League club football match against Chennai City FC.(AFP)

The real Kashmir story: Lacking facilities, not passion

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 08:43 PM IST
Growth of sports in Jammu and Kashmir is suffering due to limited access to playgrounds and the overall political climate.
A boatman makes his way through partially frozen water of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
A boatman makes his way through partially frozen water of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Dal Lake freezes as Kashmir records coldest night in 11 years at -6.8 degress

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 06:40 PM IST
The official said Qazigund — the gateway town to the Valley — in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.2C, while the nearby Kokernag town registered a low of minus 5.3C last night.
Among the cavalcade of clichés that follows you in Kashmir is the 4.30am shikara ride to the vegetable markets
Among the cavalcade of clichés that follows you in Kashmir is the 4.30am shikara ride to the vegetable markets

Losing and finding yourself in Kashmir

Hindustan Times | By Swapan Seth
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 01:50 AM IST
India’s most troubled state can break your heart, but it also lifts your soul
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)
The problem of silting and seepage first appeared in mid-2000s in the Dal Lake at Naddi village.(HT Photo)

As winter sets in, Dharamshala’s Dal Lake dries up again

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:56 AM IST
The lake has gradually lost its water storage capacity due to rapid silting and continuous seepage. This has further affected the flora and fauna in the catchment areas.
Dal has some Snowtrout presence while they are no longer found in polluted water bodies like Khushalsar Lake.(HT Photo)
Dal has some Snowtrout presence while they are no longer found in polluted water bodies like Khushalsar Lake.(HT Photo)

Kashmir’s endemic fish Snowtrout is vanishing, blame it on pollution

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Experts say over half of Schizothorax’s 22 species have disappeared. The Dal Lake has some Snowtrout presence while they are no longer found in polluted water bodies like Srinagar’s Khushalsar Lake.
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