After the painful disruption of my annual visit to Kashmir in 2021 by the covid pandemic, I ventured to visit it in November, 2021.
I landed in Srinagar on November 15 and went on exploring my favorite haunts in it and in Pahalgam and Gulmarg, all in all I spent seventeen glorious days in Kashmir.
Kashmir is much more than a haunt to me, it is a dynamic element of my soul. It is the scene of my first forays in the world, the birthplace of my consciousness, harbinger of my love affair with nature, the shaper of my personality.
Following groups of photographs are included in this photo-essay:
- Dal Lake
- Karihaloo’s (my “matamal”) House At Fateh Kadal, where I was born.
- Kaul’s House At Malikyar
- Karihaloo’s House At Mandir Bagh
- Karihaloo’s House At Lambert Lane
- Karihaloo’s House At Jawahar Nagar
- Amar Singh College
- Nishat Bagh
- Shalimar Bagh
- Chashma Shahi
- Pari Mahal
- Zyestha Devi Temple
- Sonmarg and Baltal
Suffern, New York, January 1, 2022