Then And Now Of Jammu & Kashmir

There is a reason why Jammu and Kashmir is termed as ‘Heaven On Earth’. Lush greenery, scintillating scenic beauty, untouched nature, sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains, colourful clothing, attractive markets, adventures, beautiful shikaras and what not. There is none like it and hence it is the land that is most fought for.

Jammu and Kashmir has so much to offer that a lifetime would be short to explore it. Hence, we have listed few of the gems from India’s most loved treasure and how far they have come since globalization.

1. Gulmarg:-

Also known as Meadow of Flowers, Gulmarg is located near Srinagar and is the most attractive region of Jammu and Kashmir. Heavily covered with snow, Gulmarg is one of the few exotic places in India which witness severe snowfall that is sure to give you another level of experience. It has found a unique place in the hearts of tourists mainly because of its scope for adventure activities, specifically skiing. Here is a glimpse of its journey till today.

Then…

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Now…

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2. Leh-Ladakh:-

A lot has changed in Kashmir’s best kept secret. Leh and Ladakh, as commonly used for tourism purposes, has seen a remarkable inflow of tourists and bikers from all around the world. What earlier used to be a far-off land away from worldly madness, today is the most sought-after tourist destination. Trekking and mountain biking are a common sight here.

Then…

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Now…

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3. Srinagar:-

J & K’s summer capital is located on the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for everything possible and most importantly, Dal Lake. Dal Lake, the serene and awe-inspiring lake of Srinagar has seen a magnificent change in its static environment. Earlier, it was considered as a virgin destination, untouched by human invasions. Today, it is host to most of the local float-markets and accommodates more Shikaras (house boats) than it ever did.

Then…

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4. Poonch:-

Situated on the controversial grounds of Indo-Pak border, Poonch remains the brave beauty of Jammu and Kashmir. It has a highly green scenic appeal mostly giving you the feel of a foreign location. Despite the ingrown modernisation, this beautiful place has successfully retained its heritage and classic ambience.

Then…

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Now…

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5. Pangong Lake:-

A picture-perfect destination for people who love to just lay down in the arms of mother nature. This particular beauty came into limelight after a major Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots, was shot in this exquisite location. A never-seen-before view of crystal clear water right in front of sky touching mountains serve as the perfect getaway one can ever imagine. If you are planning a visit to J & K, you just cannot miss out on this place.

Then…

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Now…

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6. Baramullah:-

Baramullah lies softly in nature’s lap mostly unaffected by the growing tourism of Kashmir. Earlier, it used to be a home for local residents who wanted a simpler life to lead, today with heavy marketing on natural beauty, this place has changed a lot. However, the simplicity associated with this place is still intact.

Then…

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Now…

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