Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, February 7: Despite the relentless cold gripping Srinagar on February 6, with temperatures plunging and heavy snowfall blanketing higher altitudes, visitors to the iconic Dal Lake persisted in finding delight amidst the wintry wonderland. The breathtaking scenery and unique experiences offered by the region remained a draw for tourists, who braved the harsh conditions to immerse themselves in its beauty.
For the local residents, the tourism sector continued to be a lifeline, supporting many families who rely on the influx of visitors for their livelihoods. From selling traditional Kashmiri shawls, caps, and hand gloves to running guesthouses, offering guided tours, and selling handicrafts, locals engaged in various activities to cater to tourists’ needs.
Despite the enduring cold wave, the presence of tourists at Dal Lake served as a beacon of hope, offering much-needed income during the challenging winter months. The resilience of both visitors and locals alike underscored the enduring allure of Dal Lake and its surrounding landscapes, providing vital support to the local economy while offering a brief respite from the winter chill.