Everything you need to know about Pahalgam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Pahalgam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Gulmag/Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) With snow falling as late as May, Kashmir's Gulmarg resort remains an attractive tourist destination, especially for winter sports, even as summer capital Srinagar, where the nearest airport is located, worries over security.
Pahalgam (J and K), May 6 (ANI): A two-month long cultural and traditional folk festival has begun at Pahalgam, with the aim of giving a boost tourism and culture in the Kashmir Valley.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): As a major initiative to promote tourism in Kashmir Valley, Union Minister Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on Saturday announced that 'Kashmir Festival 2013' will be held for a fortnight from May 13-29 at different places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar, April 10 (ANI): In an act of humanity, Indian army build an amusement park for the entertainment of the children in Kashmir, as earlier children had no defined place to play.
Jammu, March 11 (IANS) The union ministry for health and family welfare has released Rs.6.28 crore to the Jammu and Kashmir government for developing adequate health-care infrastructure during Amarnath Yatra this year, a state minister said here Monday.
Srinagar, Mar. 10 (ANI): Tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir has been reeling under acute crisis of electricity, as the frequent power cuts has been barring the visitors to use the heating facilities.
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh snowfall in the mountains and incessant rains in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday forced authorities to close the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The weather is expected to improve by afternoon.
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) The process of registering pilgrims for this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will commence from March 18 for both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes through over 400 designated bank branches, said a shrine board spokesman Thursday. A health certificate will be mandatory.
Jammu, Feb 10 (IANS) Pilgrims under 13 and above 75 years of age as also women who are more than six weeks pregnant will not be allowed to undertake the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir, an official said Sunday.
Jammu, Jan 31 (IANS) The 55-day-long pilgrimage to Amarnath, the holy Himalayan cave shrine of Lord Shiva in south Kashmir, will begin from June 28 this year and no pilgrim would be registered without a health certificate, the shrine board decided Thursday.
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir again fell several notches below the freezing point Wednesday with the return of cold wave conditions.
Pahalgam, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of heavy snowfall and several casualties due to avalanches in Pahalgam town of Jammu and Kashmir, army personnel underwent special training programme.
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway, Kashmir Valley's only link with the country apart from air travel, would be closed Thursday. This follows the Met office forecasting moderate to heavy snow from Wednesday evening to Saturday.
Srinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) At minus 5.4 degrees Celsius, summer capital Srinagar Saturday recorded Friday night as the coldest of the season so far. The weatherman has forecast further fall in night temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days.
Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) Minimum temperature in the Kashmir valley Wednesday fell much below freezing point, adding to the prevailing cold wave conditions here.
Srinagar, Jan 1 (IANS) Residents in the Kashmir Valley welcomed the New Year Tuesday on a chilled note as the minimum temperature remained much below the freezing point. The weather office forecast a further dip in the night temperature during the coming days.
Pahalgam (Kashmir Valley), Dec. 9 (ANI): The army has installed modern heating equipment in a goodwill school in Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir, to create a comfortable environment for students to prepare for higher secondary and competitive exams during the winter.
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar witnessed its coldest day of the season Tuesday as the temperature dropped to around three degrees Celsius here.
Admiringly called as heaven on earth; the Kashmir Valley got the season's first major snowfall Thursday night, pushing the temperature below the freezing point in the region Friday.
Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley witnessed the season's first major snowfall Thursday night, pushing the temperature below the freezing point in the region Friday.
Srinagar, Nov.25 (ANI): At least 46 houses were reportedly gutted in a massive fire that broke out early on Sunday morning in Pahalgam in Anantnag district.
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) At least fifty?two buildings, including houses and granaries, were gutted in an overnight blaze in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said here Sunday. No loss of life was reported.
Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) With the minimum temperature dropping to minus 0.6 degrees Celsius Thursday, summer capital Srinagar witnessed the coldest day of the season so far.
Srinagar, Nov 2 (IANS) After hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani refused Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's offer to take a helicopter ride to prove his claim of a road being constructed along the forest trek to the Amarnath shrine, the state government is now trying its best to disprove his charges and ensure he is not able to light protest fires to a "non-issue".
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan became nostalgic as he remembered his late father on his death anniversary Wednesday.
Srinagar/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was shooting for Yash Chopra's untitled directorial project in Kashmir, has wrapped up his schedule here and says he is taking back home some important things that he learnt during his short sojourn in the valley.
Pahalgam, Sep 1 (IANS) Shooting for Yash Chopra's yet untitled movie in this picturesque south Kashmir hill station seems to have helped Shah Rukh Khan unwind himself from an otherwise boring routine of lights and camera.
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) People have started calling it the Shah Rukh Khan factor -- Kashmir perhaps could not have had better brand ambassador than the Yash Chopra film unit shooting in the valley.
Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here Monday to shoot in the picturesque Kashmir Valley for the first time in his over two-decade-old film career.
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) After shooting in the serene surroundings of Ladakh, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will arrive here early next week to film Yash Chopra's romantic movie. He will even shoot on the banks of the Dal Lake.
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) With temperatures soaring to over 33 degrees Celsius during the last six days in the Kashmir Valley, people have been complaining of an unusual August heat.
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll in the gas cylinder tragedy in Kashmir rose to four as a British woman critically injured in the accident succumbed to injuries here Wednesday.
Jammu, July 30 (IANS) About 45,000 pilgrims were treated at the medical camps set up along the Amarnath pilgrimage trek route this year, according to an official.
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Three women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and four others were injured in Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday when a gas cylinder on their vehicle exploded, police said, clarifying it was not a grenade attack by militants.
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and four others were injured in Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday when a gas cylinder on their vehicle exploded, police said, clarifying it was not a grenade attack by militants.
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) With 10 more pilgrims dying since Saturday, the death toll from natural causes during this year's Amarnath Yatra has risen to 98. Lack of acclimatization, high-altitude sickness, bogus health certificates and systemic failure could be among the causes, doctors say.
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Ninety CRPF personnel Tuesday began a 120-km cycle 'yatra' from here, a dramatic development in a state where security forces would not dare to ride bicycles until recently.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Monday shocked over the death of another 10 pilgrims in the past three days on way to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the central and state governments to improve medical aid.
Pahalgam, July 23 (ANI): White water-rafting is fast emerging as a popular sport in Jammu and Kashmir with tourists and adventure sport-lovers thronging Pahalgam town to enjoy the experience.
Jammu, July 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) that conducts the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine, Monday reviewed the sanitation arrangements along the routes taken by devotees.
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this period.
Two more unregistered pilgrims died on Wednesday in the way of Amarnath Yatra route due to cardiac arrest raising the number to eight. The official sources say, 'this is happening due to rising numbers of unregistered pilgrims as the number has suddenly risen that crated chaos...................
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Unregistered pilgrims for the annual Amarnath yatra in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas are causing massive problems for the registered pilgrims and for the authorities, resulting in chaos, an official said.
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Undeclared curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the old city areas of Srinagar Tuesday following tension in the city over the gutting of the revered shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in the Khanyar area.
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) As the weather improved along the north Kashmir Baltal route of the Amarnath Yatra, the authorities Monday afternoon allowed the movement of pilgrims towards the cave shrine.
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) The movement of pilgrims from north Kashmir's Baltal base camp towards the Amarnath cave shrine was stopped Monday due to heavy rains along the way, even though the traditional puja was performed inside the shrine.
The first batch of Hindu pilgrims, consisting of 12,000 people from across the country arrived Sunday morning at the two base camps in Jammu and Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to being from June 25, 2012 amid three tier security........
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) With a thick layer of snow still covering the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of pilgrims set out from here Sunday to two base camps shouting religious slogans.
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) The first batch of Hindu pilgrims, consisting of 12,000 people from across the country arrived Sunday morning at the two base camps in Jammu and Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra, even as the authorities stepped up the three tier security along the route of the pilgrimage.
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Despite unseasonal snowfall hampering the clearance of the 37-km route to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the pilgrimage will start on the scheduled date of June 25, Governor N.N. Vohra said Monday.
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday informed that the government is aware of the concerns of pilgrims for the timely commencement of the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath Shrine and is reviewing the situation keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims.
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With snowfall affecting the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, the union home ministry Monday said it was aware of the concerns for the timely commencement of the pilgrimage and was reviewing the situation keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims.
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley was impacted Monday as shops, educational institutions and business establishments shut down in response to a call by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.
Chandanwari (J-K), June 10 (ANI): Workers are toiling to clear snow off the tracks leading up to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, despite facing freezing temperatures, an unpredictable weather and hilly terrain.
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Authorities Monday stepped up preparations for the annual 'Amarnath Yatra' that begins June 24 in Jammu and Kashmir, and for which three lakh devotees from across the country have so far registered, officials said.
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Bad weather is hampering efforts to clear the route to the sacred Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir even as the annual Amarnath pilgrimage is scheduled to start in less than a month.
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) After more than 20 days of unusual cold and wet weather, there is finally some good news for the Kashmir Valley.
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) As widespread rains continue to add to the worries of Kashmiri farmers, the weather office Thursday forecast the inclement weather was likely to persist for three-four more days.
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir.
Srinagar, April 30 (IANS) For the first time, 100 post offices accross the country will register pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Monday as authorities battled massive damage to the Baltal base camp due to snowfall just a month ahead of the 2012 tour.
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday.
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains and thundershowers affected normal life across the Valley, an official here said.
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Incessant rain has brought down temperatures across the Kashmir valley Wednesday.
Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Helicopter fares from base camps to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir have been slashed by at least 35 percent this year, said an official of the shrine board.
Srinagar, Mar.27 (ANI): Hundreds of tourists, both domestic and foreign, have thronged the Kashmir Valley to enjoy the experience of watching almond trees bloom.
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar, Feb.21 (ANI): Following a fresh spell of snowfall, tourists have converged in large numbers in Pahalgam to enjoy adventure sports like horse riding and skiing.
Pahalgam (J-K), Feb.20 (ANI): Keen to promote tourism in the resort town of Pahalgam, the Indian Army recently organised a snow festival that attracted scores of tourists and pilgrims.
Srinagar, Dec 29 (ANI): Scores of tourists especially newly weds thronged the picturesque locales of Kashmir in the sub-zero temperatures.
Srinagar, Aug.8 (ANI): The Amarnath Shiv Lingam has melted once again, ten days before the yatra has ended officially. No one should be surprised or shocked. For the amount of pressure that the shrine board puts on the cave, it's a miracle the lingam lasted this long.
Pahalgam, July 30 (ANI): At least eight people were killed and over a dozen others got injured when a bus fell into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on Saturday.
Jammu, July 9 (ANI): The pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine on Saturday resumed from Pahalgam route after remaining suspended for two days due to inclement weather.
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has expressed regret over the delay in presenting the June 2011 report card.
Srinagar, July 1 (ANI): The Amarnath pilgrimage was suspended this morning because of bad weather on both routes leading to the cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District.
Jammu, June 30 ((ANI): The third batch of 2, 163 devotees left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine on Thursday morning amidst tight security.
Jammu, June 29 ((ANI): The second batch of 2,185 devotees left the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath Yatra on Wednesday morning amidst tight security.
Jammu, June 28 (ANI): The first batch of Shri Amarnath Yatra in South Kashmir was flagged off from Jammu this morning amidst tight security.
Srinagar, June 22 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's chopper made a forced landing at the Srinagar airport, just 20 minutes after it took off from Pahalgam on Wednesday.
Srinagar, May 31 (ANI): Department of Posts planned to open a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar to enhance tourists' influx in the Valley.
Srinagar, Mar 15 (ANI): After 22 years, the Winter Games Association in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, organised a 20-day ski-mountaineering expedition.
Pahalgam, Jan 11 (ANI): The Indian Army recently organized a career counselling session for unemployed youth and school children in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): The biting cold wave across North India claimed one more life, taking the toll this season to seven.
Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): The tranquility of Kashmir has been broken more than a few times in the past few months but it seems that the only problem to be sorted is not one that is most apparent. A major chunk of land in areas in Pulwama, Shopian, Quazigund, Tral and Pahalgam areas of South Kashmir, which is used for both agriculture and horticulture, is under the cultivation of another kind of cultivation-narcotic crops.
Srinagar, Oct. 22 (ANI): Temperatures dropped in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after the region's upper reaches received the first snowfall of the 2010 winter season, and heavy rains lashed the rest of the valley.
Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.16 (ANI): In a bid to motivate students towards their academics after the series of curfews in the Kashmir Valley, the Army has set up the Army Goodwill Public School (AGPS) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam town.
Srinagar, October 9 (ANI): In a bid to boost police and public relation, a special meet was held by Deputy Inspector General SKR Anantnag at Police Station Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district here on Saturday.
Srinagar, Sep 7 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared 37 heritage sites as protected monuments to encourage pilgrim and heritage tourism.
Jammu, Aug 24 (ANI): The nearly two-month long annual Amarnath Yatra concluded on Tuesday with over four lakh fifty-six thousand devotees paying obeisance at the cave shrine of Lord Shiva.
Jammu, July 30 (ANI): After remaining suspended for two days due to heavy rains, the Amarnath yatra resumed this morning when a fresh batch of 1982 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy cave shrine.
Jammu, July 25 (ANI): After remaining suspended for three days due to heavy rains, the Amarnath yatra resumed this morning when a fresh batch of 2,672 pilgrims left Jammu for the holy cave shrine.
Lakhanpur (Jammu and Kashmir), July 24 (ANI): About 2000 Hindu pilgrims on way to join the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir were stopped at Lakhanpur, the main entry point to the state, following inclement weather conditions.he pilgrims, who had left in a fleet of 60 vehicles, were stopped at the Gateway of the Jammu and Kashmir state, as landslides had occurred on the road due to heavy rains.
Jammu, July 14 (ANI): A fresh batch of 2,209 pilgrims left here on Saturday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.
Jammu, July 8 (ANI): A fresh batch of 2,166 pilgrims left here on Thursday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.
Jammu, July 7 (ANI): A fresh batch of 82,000 pilgrims left here on Wednesday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.
Jammu, July 4 (ANI): A fresh batch of 3,165 pilgrims left here on Sunday for their onward journey to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.
Pahalgam, July 1(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on Thursday.
Jammu, July 1 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Thursday amidst tension due to a curfew imposed in nine towns of the Kashmir Valley.
Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily halted in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district due to the turbulent situation in the state.
Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Wednesday with the first batch of 557 pilgrims leaving for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath from here.