The Forgotten Houseboats of Kashmir (43 images)

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The houseboats resting on the lakes of Srinagar are a part of Kashmir's culture, heritage and history. There have been boats on Dal and Nageen Lake since the 1800s. The Indian government are threatening to close the boats down due to the pollution they say the industry is causing to the lakes. If the government were to do this it would almost destroy Kashmir's already crippled tourism industry. Stepping into a Kashmiri houseboat is like stepping into a forgotten past. Every piece of furniture...
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