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The Kashmir Valley, river flows to Uri through to Pakistan
Decided to go to Uri today via Baramulla and taking Sumo Jeeps. The journey there and back was absolutely stunning, green valleys, tall mountains, with rice fields and small villages set inbetween.

I arrived in Uri at lunch time. Tourism is not popular here, and as a woman travelling alone - I can't say I felt really comfortable despite wearing headscarf and being fully covered. The local people are generally very welcoming - and as soon as I walked up the street I was ushered into the nearest hotel and police station to register my stay for safety, as Uri is 3km from the Pakistan line of control.

To travel to the line of control you have to gain permission from the police and army, as the it is an active area with militancy. I decided against staying the night due to a small incident with a man grabbing me, and a docile police man that would do nothing about it. I would advise any females travelling alone in Kashmir that if you are going to non-tourist areas to travel with a male friend, companion - anyone really, it makes such a difference to the way you are treated. Most people are respectful and very kind, interested and pleasant to meet but it only takes one person to upset a trip.

I arrived back in Srinagar late at night with no further problems, am planning some camping and trekking in Pahalgam, Aru and Lidderwat with some of my Kashmiri friends or this week.


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The Kashmir Valley, river flows to…
The Kashmir Valley, river flows t…
The Kashmir Valley, river flows to…
The Kashmir Valley, river flows t…
End of the village in Uri
End of the village in Uri
View of some houses in Uri
View of some houses in Uri
Local Stalls
Local Stalls
Bus Stop and Jeep Stand (behind me…
Bus Stop and Jeep Stand (behind m…
Local Kashmiri people, who very ki…
Local Kashmiri people, who very k…
Rice fields growing on the Kashmir…
Rice fields growing on the Kashmi…
Rice fields growing on the Kashmir…
Rice fields growing on the Kashmi…
Mountains on the riverside
Mountains on the riverside
River sweeping through the Kashmir…
River sweeping through the Kashmi…
River sweeping through the Kashmir…
River sweeping through the Kashmi…
River sweeping through the Kashmir…
River sweeping through the Kashmi…
River sweeping through the Kashmir…
River sweeping through the Kashmi…
Beautiful flowers carpeting the Ka…
Beautiful flowers carpeting the K…
Rice fields on the plains of the r…
Rice fields on the plains of the …
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