I had to pack my bags and run towards #Himalayas in order to deal with the heat this summer. Since I already checked out the Himalayan mountain range from Sikkim and Uttarakhand, I decided, it’s now time to view to closer from Kashmir.
I can’t explain the joy I experienced looking out the window from the plane at the #snowcappedmountains. I had to resist my urge to take pictures since it’s not allowed to take the pictures in Srinagar airport because of the whole security thing.
However, as soon as I landed in Srinagar, my phone didn’t work. I had to buy a new sim card to make and receive calls. And from there, I took a cab to HMT from where I am supposed to take another taxi to go to my dream destination, Gulmarg.
The entire journey to Gulmarg was scenic will multiple hair-pin bends and huge pine trees on either sides of the road. After reaching Gulmarg, I was stunned to see that the paths are still covered with snow and the hotel where I stayed, #HotelPoshwan had a heap of snow on its front porch. I felt like a kid who was visited by Santa Claus. The room in the hotel was cozy and warm. After refreshing, I walked down the path to visit #Ranitemple which was just a 5 min walk from the hotel. It stood high with the sun setting in the backdrop. Oh, what a view! After a simple dinner, I called it a day.