Floating market, Srinagar

A small portion of Dal Lake that transforms into a market in the early mornings. Sellers arrive here with “boatload” of fruits and vegetables. Buyers too arrive in boats. After the sale is over, the floating market disappears – there are no shops or any other permanent establishments in this “market”.

Related: Khanqah-e-Moula: One of the oldest Sufi shrines in Kashmir

24th February, 2014: Raza, the shikara rider (Shikara is a wooden boat found mainly in Dal Lake, Srinagar, India) will be taking me to the floating market in the morning. And in the afternoon, I will be visiting the Old town and Rainawari again in his shikara. Floating market was around 15 minutes away from the houseboat in which I was staying. Brisk business was happening at the market. The people were least bothered by the presence of an outsider armed with a Nikon D5100 and Tamon 70-300mm lens. Here are the pictures 🙂

People of Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

Floating market, Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir

People of Kashmir – a set on Flickr

Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

25 thoughts

  1. you have very nicely captured the mood of the people. Previously I have seen some photos of kashmir where flowers are sold on shikara. First time saw this floating market photos. Thanks for sharing.

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