Saturday, September 27, 2014


Going to Kashmir was long time dream, after seeing countless movies and reading about it . Termed as Heaven on Earth was must do list. Once I got job at patni, I quickly planned trip with everybody  from family since was aware that I won't be in India soonSo we booked flight to Srinagar. First flight was to Delhi via Nagpur and second flight was to Srinagar.

We booked our complete journey from Srinagar air port to rest of Kaskmir with Discovery Travel.
First stop was to House Boat where we planned to stay for 3 days, then go to 2 days in Pahelgam, Gulmurg stay 2 day, and then 2 day in Jammu.

First stop at House Boat - Dal lak. It was said that British used to stay here during summer. We were
happy because of freshly cooked food and nice place to stay. Although I felt that water was little dirty in dal lake. Must be because of so many boats parked in small lake.

Next day we went to Sonmarg to play on snow. On the way we saw beautiful valley because of Sindh River. Road to Sonmarg was same road which leads to Ladak. Adwait and Asmi enjoyed snow but at the same time they felt very cold.

Next day in Srinagar visited old city, lal market, Hajarat Bal Shrine and Mogul garden.

Next section of trip was to Pahlgam. Where we trekked to Pahlgam Valley and later went to Betab valley. This valley become popular because of hindi movie Betab.
On the way back to Srinagar, visited Martand - Sun temple. Although in ruins, I felt very happy to see it. At Avantipur, we saw apple farms.

Gulmarg visit was coldest and hotel was also not good. Especially it was very smelly. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak.

Last leg of trip was to Jammu- for Vaishnav Devi. By this time we were tired but wanted to finish walking 28 km journey to top.

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