Kashmir Tourism 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.
Celebrations 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.
The 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 picturesque facades.
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.
Kashmir 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 far 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.