Pahalgam

  • Ground report: Heavy snow blocks Pahalgam route on Amarnath Yatra June 28, 2014

    7,500 pilgrims have embarked on the Amarnath Yatra amidst tight security. Heavy snow has blocked the traditional Pahalgam route and pilgrims are now using the Baltal route. CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah gets a ground report. ...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed March 18, 2014

    Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. "There was a fresh spell of snowfall in Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the night," a MET Department official here said, adding there were reports of snowfall from few more places in...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, school closed March 10, 2014

    Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar city, on Monday received fresh snowfall, forcing authorities to close schools for two days. The residents of the Valley woke up to a white cover of snow which had enveloped the landscape. Nearly three inches of snow had accumulated in Srinagar city while more than one-and-a-half foot...
  • J&K: Amarnath yatra halted due to bad weather conditions June 29, 2013

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra, which started on Friday, was on Saturday suspended due to inclement weather conditions. The pilgrims were stopped at yatra base camps in Baltal and Pahalgam. This year 600,000 pilgrims have registered themselves for the yatra. Authorities have made it clear that no unregistered person will be permitted...
  • Kashmir gets some respite from freezing cold December 17, 2012

    Srinagar: There was some respite from intense cold in Kashmir Valley on Monday as mercury rose in some areas following improvement in weather. Srinagar, which was experiencing biting cold, had a relatively warm night as the minimum temperature settled at 3.0 degrees Celsius, MeT officials said. MeT department has predicted further...
  • J&K: 46 houses gutted in fire in Pahalgam November 25, 2012

    Srinagar: Forty-six houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in the wee hours on Sunday at Pahalgam in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, official sources said. The fire broke out at around 2:30 am at Frislan, a peripheral village in Pahalgam, 100 km from here, and quickly engulfed...
  • Shah Rukh begins his first ever shoot in Kashmir August 27, 2012

    Srinagar: 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. Shah Rukh immediately left for south Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station in a chopper after his arrival at Srinagar airport Monday morning. He is here to...
  • Amarnath Yatra crosses 2 lakh pilgrim mark July 6, 2012

    Jammu: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine this year has crossed the two lakh mark. "As many as 2,10,524 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till last night," officials associated with the Yatra...
  • Amarnath Yatra: Five pilgrims dead, seven injured June 27, 2012

    Srinagar: Five pilgrims, including two women, died enroute the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll during the ongoing yatra to six, police said today. Chander Kanta(63), a resident of Haryana, died at Domail along the shorter Baltal Cave route in Ganderbal district...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins amid tight security June 25, 2012

    Pahalgam: The annual two-month long Amarnath Yatra began on Monday amid tight security. The first batch of pilgrims set out from the Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam for the cave shrine in South Kashmir. Security has been tightened for the yatra as lakhs of pilgrims are expected to make the...
  • CJ Arafat exposes eco-vandalism in Pahalgam September 11, 2011

    CJ Arafat exposes the plight of illegal construction of hotels in Pahalgam....
  • Amarnath yatra suspended due to landslides July 3, 2011

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra was on Sunday suspended from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes following landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said. "The pilgrims were not allowed from either Pahalgam or Baltal route today due to landslides triggered by rainfall during the night," an official at the yatra control room said. He...
  • Chidambaram to review security in Kashmir June 20, 2011

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will review the security situation in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday and take stock of security arrangements for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage. During his two-day visit, the Home Minister will chair a high-level security review meeting in the presence of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and senior...
  • 'Floating' post office to come up on Dal Lake May 23, 2011

    Srinagar: A 'floating' post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar will soon be a new tourist attraction as the Postal Department of Jammu and Kashmir plans to open it along with several other post offices across the state. Apart from a 'floating' post office on the Dal Lake, a 'tourist...
  • Pahalgam tourist cottages found openly violating laws February 5, 2010

    Pahalgam: The cottages of Pahalgam are a big draw for tourists but many of these cottages are openly flouting building bye-laws and endangering forests and wildlife. The height of the cottages here can't go beyond 30 feet. But, ground inspection and documents with CNN-IBN show big business houses are...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins via Baltal instead of Pahalgam June 15, 2009

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra begins on Monday after a week's delay. Authorities are on alert, given last year's violence and clashes in the Valley and the Jammu region over the shrine board controversy. The snow-bound tracks leading to the shrine have been cleared. Chants of “Bham Bham Bhole” in honour of...
  • 'New Amarnath route is not according to scriptures' June 9, 2008

    Sringar: The Amarnath pilgrimage, scheduled to begin from June 18, is mired in yet another controversy. The shrine custodian, Mahant Deependra Giri, has asserted that using the man-made Baltal route for the pilgrimage — which is significantly more convenient than the original one — goes against the Hindu scriptures. According to...
  • Not Srinagar, go Pahalgam this summer June 20, 2007

    Srinagar: While most parts of the country continue to be in the grip of a severe heat wave, the rising temperature is burning the valley as well. At 35 degrees, Srinagar is like a furnace, something that visiting tourists do not expect. But there are plenty of options. A 100 km...