Old Pics Of Kashmir Valley

32 Rare Old Pics Of Kashmir Valley That Will Make You Fall In Love With Kashmir

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Once Jahangir said “If there is a heaven on earth, it is here…it is here…it is here” and it’s absolutely true. No matter what the situation is in Kashmir, it’s still a paradise on earth. These old pics of Kashmir Valley will make you fall in love with Kashmir. These old pics of Kashmir which date backs to nearly 100 years include old images of Lal Chowk Srinagar and other rare and beautiful pics of Kashmir Valley that will make you fall in love with Kashmir.

32 Rare Old Pics Of Kashmir Valley

1) The Fourth Bridge, Hari Parbat, and in the distance Kotwal and Haramuk

The Fourth bridge, Hari Parbat, and in the distance Kotwal and Haramuk

 

This image is from the book Irene Petrie: Missionary to Kashmir (1903) and is rare photographs by Geoffroy Millais. In the pic, you can see the Fourth Bridge, Hari Parbat, and in the distance Kotwal and Haramuk.

2) Dal Lake at Gagribal

Dal Lake at Gagribal

This image was taken at The Dal Lake at Gagribal and is from the book Irene Petrie: Missionary to Kashmir (1903) and clicked by Geoffroy Millais.

3) Maharaja passing the C.M.S. School on his state entry into Srinagar

Maharaja passing the C.M.S. School on his state entry into Srinagar

This old pic of Kashmir Valley was taken when the Maharaja was passing the C.M.S. school on his state entry into Srinagar and is from the book Irene Petrie: Missionary to Kashmir (1903) and clicked by Geoffroy Millais.

4) Pandit Oarsmen

Pandit Oarsmen

This old and rare pic is of Pundit Oarsmen: The First School Four And The “Fanny”.

5) Holton Cottage

Holton Cottage

This old pic of Kashmir is from Holton Cottage.

6) St. Luke’s Chruch (built-in around 1896 ) and the C.M.S hospital

St. Luke's Chruch (built in around 1896 ) and the C.M.S hospital.

This is of St. Luke’s Chruch which was built around 1896 and C.M.S. Hospital can also be seen in this old pic of Kashmir.

7) High Street, Leh

High Street, Leh.

This pic of High Street, Leh.

8) Zuni Gujjari with Akbar Jehan (oh, and Edwina Mountbatten)

Zuni Gujjari with Akbar Jehan (oh, and Edwina Mountbatten)
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a photo of Zuni (or Zoon) Gujjari – on the left – with Edwina Mountbatten and Akbar Jehan, the wife of Sheikh Abdullah.

9) The Women’s Self Defence Corps

The Women's Self Defence Corps
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

This is an old pic of Kashmir valley which shows the women’s militia and it’s probably from late 1947 or early 1948.

10) The Invading Lashkar

The invading lashkar
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

These are the men whose invasion of Kashmir caused the women above to take up arms. According to AndrewWhiteHead, they were members of the ‘Lashkar’, the raiding party of tribal fighters from Pakistan which crossed into Kashmir from October 22nd, 1947.

11) Indian Soldiers

Indian soldiers rushed to Kashmir for fighting tribals.
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

This is a photo of Indian soldiers who were rushed to defend Kashmir from the tribal army.

12) Nehru inspecting the Women’s Militia at Srinagar

Nehru inspecting the Women's Militia at Srinagar
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

In the pic, Jawaharlal Nehru inspects the Kashmir women’s militia in Srinagar. This photo was taken by the master Ram Chand Mehta.

13) The Children’s Militia at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

The Children's Militia at Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

In the picture can be seen, Children Militia at Srinagar Lal Chowk, and this pic was also taken by Ram Chand Mehta.

14) The Women’s Militia at Srinagar airfield

The Women's Militia at Srinagar airfield
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

In the pic can be seen Women’s Militia at Srinagar Airfield. They were there to welcome Jawaharlal Nehru.

15) The People’s Militia

The People's Militia
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

People guarding their state.

16) Sheikh Abdullah in 1947

Sheikh Abdullah in 1947

 

This picture of Sheikh Abdullah was posted on Twitpics by Omar Abdullah.

17) ‘New Kashmir’

'New Kashmir'
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

This is the cover to the English edition of ‘New Kashmir’, the decidedly leftist manifesto adopted by Sheikh Abdullah’s National Conference party in the year 1944.

18) Kashmir at war – November 1947

Kashmir at war - November 1947
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

19) A Baramulla wedding

A Baramulla wedding
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

A beautiful photo of a Christian Wedding in Baramulla. It is believed to be taken in the year 1946.

20) Nedou’s Hotel

Nedou's Hotel
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

This building is still there on M.A. Road, Srinagar. The Nedou family was from Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast. In addition to this hotel, they had hotels in Lahore and Gulmarg.

21) Sheikh Abdullah and Nehru

Sheikh Abdullah and Pandit Nehru
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

Both Sheikh Abdullah and Pandit Nehru sharing the same stage.

22)  Gandhi Ji with Begum Abdullah and her daughter

Gandhi Ji With Begum Abdullah and her daughter
Source – andrewwhitehead.net

 

Gandhiji can be seen with Begum Abdullah and her daughter in the picture.

23) The Maar Canal

The Maar Canal
Source – MykashmirValley

 

In this old pic of Kashmir Valley, the maar canal can be seen and it connects with the River Jhelum.

24) Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Jamia Masjid Srinagar
Source – MykashmirValley

 

This is an old pic of the famous Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

25) Dal lake

Dal Lake
Source – MykashmirValley

 

A beautiful pic of Dal Lake.

26) Hari Parbat

Hari Parbat From Above
Source – MykashmirValley

 

In the pic, Hari Parbat can be seen from the top.

27) Lal Chowk

Lal Chowk In 1950
Source – MykashmirValley

 

This is a very old pic of Lal Chowk taken in the year 1950.

28) Nishat Garden Bus Parking

Nishat Garden Bus Parking
Source – MykashmirValley

 

Nishat Garden also known as Mughal garden parking can be seen in the pic.

29) Shankaracharya temple on Takht-e-Suleiman hill – Srinagar Kashmir 1880’s

Shankaracharya temple on Takht-e-Suleiman hill
Source – Topyaps

 

The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the valley floor and overlooks the city of Srinagar and dedicated to Lord Shiva.

30) Banihal Pass across the Pir Panjal Range above Kashmir Valley – India 1928

Banihal Pass across the Pir Panjal Range above Kashmir Valley – India 1928
Source – Topyaps & Photo By – Martin Hürlimann

 

Banihal Pass can be seen in the picture. The picture is dated back to 1928.

31) Kashmir Floods in 1903

Floods In Kashmir 1903
Source – U4uvoice

 

This was the one of the worst floods in the history of Kashmir. A Kashmiri poet of that time named Hakim Habibullah went on to write a work titled ‘Sylab Nama’ based on this natural calamity of 1903.

32) A fisherman in Dal Lake, Srinagar nearly 100 years back

Fisherman in Dal Lake
Source – Topyaps

 

A fisherman can be seen fishing in the Dal Lake. This pic is believed to be nearly 100 years ago.

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