Lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

A man fishes on Dal Lake in Srinagar. Usually a thriving tourist destination, the region has been hard hit by the latest political crisis. Photo: AFP
Pigeons are more plentiful than people in the usually bustling streets of Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar. Photo: AFP
Attractions such as the tulip gardens of Srinagar were a popular tourist drawcard. Photo: AFP
Lake Dal’s famed houseboats and shikaras are deserted as a result of the latest crisis. Photo: AFP

Just 150 foreign travellers have visited Kashmir since August 5 when New Delhi scrapped its autonomy, mostly people who booked their trips in advance. (Photos: AFP)

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