The political stability in Kashmir can vary a lot from year to year. Because of that, many tourists coming to Kashmir want to know what the situation is like prior to their arrival. Here are some helpful news sources on the web you can check out before a trip.
International sources for a broad view of things in the region (Kashmir only gets mentioned if something significant is happening):
Local sources for a better sense of what’s happening day to day:
Even when the political stability is good in Kashmir, reading these sources can help prepare you for your trip. You’ll be a more informed traveler and some of the news stories may provide interesting topics to discuss with locals.
Once you’ve already arrived in Kashmir, you can look for the local papers in print or keep checking them online if you want. However, don’t forget that some of the best sources for local news are all the people you’re walking among out on the streets. From our experience it’s best to ask at least 3 local sources, as you may discover there can be some variety in their answers!