Kashmir is the safest place, say women travelers

SRINAGAR: From joy rides on snow scooters to shopping in a floating market in the scenic Dal Lake, Kashmir has it all to make it ‘the safest place and a shopping paradise’, according to a group of women travelers from Hyderabad, who are out on an expedition to Jammu and Kashmir.
Keeping aside the insecurities arising after continuous violence in the state, the women travelers visited Srinagar, including Gulmarg and Pahalgam.

“I have been here and knew all the media stories on Kashmir are overplayed which creates fear among travelers,” Rashida Hussain, who led the group to the valley, said.

Not only did we roam freely here, that too without any male member, we also mixed well with the locals,” she said.

Some of us have visited Switzerland also and we found Kashmir more beautiful than it.

 The women travelers also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at Gulmarg during the recent snow carnival and expressed their happiness over visiting the valley.

“We even got to interact with the chief minister here as if we were some VIPs. We are cherishing every bit of Kashmir’s beauty,” another traveler, Khambaty, said.

From joy ride on snow scooters to having a slide over skis or a Gondola ride, we cherished it all, she said.

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