In Gulmarg, we did the Gondola ride. Since it had snowed heavily in the mountains in the preceding days, we could only go upto level one, but it was like a fairy tale - complete powder white snow greeted us all around as we stepped out of the cable cars. It was cold like hell, and our hands froze in our gloves as we made and threw snowballs at each other. I was running away as my friends kept attacking me with snowballs. I wonder if I still have some snow in my hair ;)
I can undoubtedly say that those 7 days were the most memorable days of my life and the credit definitely goes to On His Own Trip and Neeraj Narayanan . And of course all the trippers, who were always up for any adventure or fun and would stay up till dawn and talk every night. Neeraj himself was so enthusiastic through out the trip and made sure everyone one the trip was having fun. He has an extraordinary creativity which inspires everyone around him, and a mysterious charisma which gets enhanced more as he shares his passion with everyone around him.
The day we left, all of us were very sad. I felt sick with sadness and just did not feel like leaving. Kashmir new year 2018 was the best time of my life. I hope more and more people visit the place, and there is peace. I hope the stories that come out of Kashmir can become about nice people being helpful and friendly and warm to each other, and not just what we regularly hear. God bless!