10 things why Pahalgam winter festival is a must go

As winter comes with a bunch of festival and surprises. Jammu & Kashmir tourism recently brought everyone`s very favourite Pahalgam winter festival on 17th and 18th February. The colours and joy of Pahalgam winter festival took everyone`s eye. Here are the 10 thing why Pahalgam winter festival is a must go,

1.)  Beauty: – Like every year this year also a two-day winter carnival was organised in Pahalgam for celebrating winters and beauty of Kashmir. For all those who just missed out this amazing winter carnival, make a plan for the next year`s winter festival. It is a must go place.


2.)   Kashmiri art:- This year special focus was made to the different art forms of Kashmir. People from around the country attended the festival. The colourful and quirky Kashmiri art made a major attraction to the tourists. Art lovers, this is a must go place to treat your eyes with different Kashmiri art form.


3.)   Food: – The mouth-watering Kashmiri delicacies would force the foodie inside you to plan for the winter carnival in Kashmir. Each and every cuisine of Kashmir has a uniqueness in it. Food lovers from different places attended this festival. Wazwaan, Noon-chai, Mutton Rogan josh, Kashmiri pulao and many other foods were on the list. Top Kashmiri chefs presented their foods at their respective food stalls.


4.)   Kashmiri folk music: – We cannot deny the fact that Kashmiri folk music is rich in itself. Kashmiri folk music has a different style which is perfectly magical. Its culture Kashmiri folk music would be the suitable option.


5.)   Picture exhibition: – Within a decade Kashmir has evolved in various ways, photography is one of them. Kashmir`s picturesque is captured by various photographers or in many paintings. Many renowned Kashmiri photographers like Aamir Wani (#Kashmirthroughmylens) also presented their picture in the exhibition. Picture exhibition part took everyone`s attention during this winter festival. The creativity of Kashmiri artists was presented here.


6.)   Music and comedy show: – Many artists from Kashmir and even outside of Kashmir came to perform at this two-day event.  Performances by great singers and comedians made the event more beautiful and huge.


7.)   The feel of riding a Tonga: – Tonga ride which is everyone`s favourite was also arranged during this festival. The joy of Tonga ride made everyone crazy about this winter carnival. Tonga ride was adding the vintage flavour to the whole event. This part of the festival decorated the whole event.


8.)   Earthen pots:- The trend of earthen pots in Kashmir is from the ancient time. They got the feel of the village at the same time in this carnival. These earthen pots looked very attractive where most of the people could easily relate to it and felt nostalgic.


9.)   Skiing: – One thing for which people are mad about is skiing in Kashmir. The only place in India that offers the best skiing is in Pahalgam, Kashmir. Many tourists from around the world attended this festival to ski.


  10.) Experience the Village life around Pahalgam:- People just couldn`t get enough of this winter festival. They revisited their own culture, the beauty of Pahalgam village and fell for it over and again. The unbelievable crowd was gathered to create their best experience in the beautiful village of Kashmir. 

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2k19 Pahalgam winter carnival if you missed out this year!

Trendsetters from Kashmir

Today let’s introduce you to some Kashmiri youths, who spotted/started new trends early on and decided to spread their ideas and lead the way. The scenario of Kashmir has changed completely in around a decade. The youths of Kashmir are setting trends in various domains and are making an impact in the valley as well as in the country. Here are some #Trendsetters from Kashmir who proved nothing is impossible for them. The term #Trendsetter basically refers to a person or a group who leads the way in any idea. When a combination of creativity and imagination bring a new change in the way and lifestyle, they are considered to be the trendsetter.
1.) Jajeer talkies: – Jajeer talkies, established in 2015, is a trendsetter in the world of Kashmiri humour. It is Kashmir`s first comedy group which was cofounded by talented Shoaib, Aahmed Hussain and Faheem Firdous Quereshi. It is a registered media publishing and entertainment brand. They have huge fan following on Social Media Platforms as their scripts are full of wit and humor. After Jajeer talkies many group of comedians flourished out of the valley and we hope and wish them all a great journey ahead.
2.) Kashmirthroughmylens: – Aamir Wani, a Kashmiri photographer and poet has made his way through his pictures. Kashmirthroughmylens, a popular page on Instagram captures the beauty of Kashmir in a never seen before Kashmir. His beautiful imagery with the perfect combination of his words will make you sit and adore them. The way he captures the beauty of the valley through his lens is worth praising. His pictures loudly and clearly speaks of his dedication, passion and love for photography.Kashmirthroughmylens is the #Trendsetter from Kashmir and has taken photography to another level. Many photographers from the valley who were passionate about this profession have started their own page on Instagram now. It’s a must follow page if you are nature`s lover and art lover.
3.) Parsa`s café: – Café is usually a small and informal place serving refreshment, but in modern times this term has broadened its type and now we can see varieties of café which are fascinating. Parsa`s café is one such fascinating café started by Javid Parsa in 2014. He tied up with a lesser known Kathi junction fast food franchise which outperformed by the year 2016. Javid has a strong dedication for his work, a Kathi junction food project became Parsa`s café. He was a motivation to his friends and he guided them at each step and they together became the #Trendsetter. He is micro influencer on social media.
As we come to the end of our article, we promise our readers that New Age Kashmir will very soon come up with more such inspiring people who set a new trend in the valley. We at New Age Kashmir wish each of the change makers a happy and successful journey ahead.