Since the partition between India and Pakistan in 1947, Kashmir is cut in half: one part is administrated by Pakistan, the other one by India, but many Kashmiris wished to be independant.
In the beginning of August 2019, the Indian government decreted a curfew on Kashmir to assert its authority on the area, which was previoulsy enjoying a semi autonomy.
In June of the same year, I was heading to Ladakh for a family holiday-trip with some of my Indian relatives when our car broke down.
This "unexpected journey" left me the time to meet a truly wonderfull country (Indians say about Kashmir that it is the "Crown" of India, a true Heaven...), and its very nice people as we were mostly hosted by Kashmiri families during our stay there.
I have promised to my Kashmiri friends to do my best to show around their beautifull country.
I hope they'll like the result.
With Love, Peace and Respect for all. Râm Perry
On the way to Gulmarg, we went to Baba Reshi Shrine, where there was a special ceremony because it was father's day.
Picture shot by one of my Kashmiri mate, I'm on the right, with a red tee-shirt (my camera is always hard to set when you're not used to it...)
And in a garden just beside, they share food, celebrate, sing and dance all together. An unexpected and really nice moment shared with the pilgrims, reminding me so many nice celebrations I had already taken part, in Hindu temples, for example... Whatever the shape or the name of the god people pray, when they pray they express the same feeling, the same energy, the same color: Hope. Believers are Brothers.
The Dal Lake in Srinagar. Srinagar is the capital city of Kashmir. Part of the city is builded on small islands on the Dal Lake. Many house-boats are also moored there.