offers you a unique opportunity to take a glimpse of the lifestyle of the
people in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.Tours and travel to this region
gives you an opportunity to be a part of the quite, peaceful and rustic
lifestyle of these people. There are several tribes that are found all
over the Kashmir region who follow different religions that range from
Hinduism and Islam to Buddhism. But there is one thing that binds all
these people together and that is simplicity. The general lifestyle of
the people is simple and not so fast.
and festive activities during festivals offer an important diversion to
the simple and monotonous lifestyle of these people. The festivals that
are celebrated with great fervor include, Id-ul-fitr, Diwali, Hemis
festival, Navratras and the Loshar festival. Tours and travel to the
state of Kashmir gives you a chance to see a secular Indian tradition
where the people of different religions celebrate their colorful
festivals with gusto and enthusiasm.
houses in the area usually have a lot of woodwork; as a result the
interiors are very warm. The brick houses have pagoda roofs and
The Lifestyle of the local people is quite slow in
the old city. The waterways and shikaras are the best way of going into
the interiors of the old city. Women are very enterprising, they sell
food items, flowers and handcrafted items on their floating markets. Kashmiris
use willow baskets for carrying essential items from one place to the
other. There are a number of open-air markets in the old city. Here
visiting tourists have the pleasure of buying all the traditional
Kashmiri spices and food items. Tours and travel to the state of Kashmir
also tempts you to shop in the open air markets in the old city where one
is likely to find all those traditional items that are used in the
kitchens of these simple people.
is very popular for its specially brewed tea that is traditionally known
as the kahwa. In certain areas of Ladakh the Yak's milk is given special importance.
It is used for making butter that has a very high fat content. It is
considered as the best present that a family can give to another. Those
living in the remote regions of Ladakh lead simple lives and the
monasteries in the vicinity have a great impact on their lives.
as the clothing is concerned the Phiran is a commonly worn garment. It is
usually made of wool and has a lot of embroidery work done on it. These
gowns are decorated with colorful floral motifs and designs.