Kashmir’s beauty in pictures in times of Coronavirus - 30 Stades

Kashmir’s beauty in pictures in times of Coronavirus

Kashmir's beauty in picutures: A shepherd looks at his grazing cattle, 30Stades

Kashmir, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, is the epitome of natural beauty. Lakes, chinar trees, blooming flowers, clear blue skies, valleys and mountains make Kashmir heaven on earth. Mughal emperor Jahangir (31 August 1569 – 28 October 1627) and his wife Nur Jahan were so enamoured by its beauty that they spent 13 summers in Srinagar with their court members. Srinagar’s Shalimar Bagh was their imperial summer residence and the Royal Court. Wasim Nabi captures the unwavering beauty of Kashmir in the times of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

A boat owner inspects his boats in the glistening waters of Dal Lake, Srinagar. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Empty boats await the return of their customers at Dal Lake. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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Tulips bloom at Srinagar’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, which is the largest in Asia, spread over 30 acres. Pic: Wasim Nabi
A child admires rows of beautiful flowers at Srinagar’s Tulip Garden, situated on the foothills of the Zabarwan Range. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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Kashmir’s tulip season starts in March and ends in May. There have been hardly any visitors to the garden this year due to COVID-19 lockdown. Pic: Wasim Nabi
A little girl looks out of the window as Coronavirus lockdown is keeping everyone indoors. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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A devotees offers prayer outside the Sufi shrine of Makhdoom Sahib on the southern slope of Hari Parbat Hill. Pic: Wasim Nabi
A baker sells czhot (flatbread) and czochworu (soft round bread with sesame seeds) during Ramadan in Srinagar. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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A mosque stands on the banks of river Jhelum awaiting devotees who are indoors due to COVID-19. Pic: Wasim Nabi
A shepherd returning home with his cattle. Pic: Wasim Nabi

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Cow, cattleman and chinars in the lap of the Himalayas. Pic: Wasim Nabi
Sunset makes the picturesque Dal Lake even more beautiful. Pic: Wasim Nabi

(Lead pic by Wasim Nabi)

(Wasim Nabi is a Srinagar-based freelance multimedia journalist).

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