Photo Essay: Kashmir’s Floating Vegetable Market

Kashmiri photojournalist Hashim Ahmad Hakeem documents the Kashmir Floating Vegetable Market, the only market of its kind in Indian Administered Kashmir.


2Vegetable Sellers of Dal Lake

In the wee hours, vegetable cultivators of Dal Lake assemble with fresh loaded vegetables at a place, locally known as “Gudher”, which means Gathering. The market remains open 365 days a year.

Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (flat-bottomed boat ) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travelers from houseboat to shore.