Solo Cycling To Kashmir In Winter.

Tripoto
23rd Dec 2018
Photo of Solo Cycling To Kashmir In Winter. by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 1

Kashmir has always fascinated me though I never been there before. It’s a wonderful land of natural beauty and cultural richness. I have nurtured this dream to visit Kashmir since I heard this famous saying that, "agar dharti pe kahin jannat hai to wo Kashmir hai." Fortunately, I got three weeks winter vacation and it didn't take much time to decide that I should pack my bag, pick my bicycle and leave. And I finally did. 23-12-2018 was also the first anniversary of my bicycle and I celebrated it this way. I left from my hostel in PU and by the evening I reached Una where I spent the night in a gurudwara. Though Kashmir was my destination for this trip but there were some places I had wanted to visit and explore, so I had planned this trip in such a way that I could see those places also. Those places were McLeodganj and camping at the Triund top for a night, Chamba, Khajjiar and Dalhousie. And I did all this on the way, visited and explored all these places. I finally reached Srinagar on 3rd January, the 12th day of my journey, and it felt like a long long way since I had started from Chandigarh. It was 12 days, 860 kms full of wonderful and adventurous memories and I was so excited to be in the 'paradise.' The very next morning I took my bicycle and left to explore Srinagar and a part of Kashmir also, the weather was cold and cloudy as it was about to snow soon. After having breakfast and tea at the Dal gate I started pedaling towards University of Kashmir through the streets where there were stall and shops of almost everything, people were going on work, some were on their way to University . After roaming in and around the University I went to Dal lake , the wonderful weather around the calm Dal lake and the soothing sound of Azaan resounding in the atmosphere, I felt glad to be there and I was excited, I started cycling around the Dal and soon I reached at the Mughal Gardens and thats where I spent the rest of my day as it started snowing at around 1 pm and it didnt stop till late in the night but I was enjoying everything. I took a ticket to enter the Gardens and when it started snowing I came out and outside it were 4-5 stalls of tea, chat, etc and I just sat with them around the small bonfire under a canopy and we started talking about many things and the day passed in a blink and it was around five in the evening when because of snowfall it was already getting dark that one of them suggested me to leave as I was around 15 kms from my guesthouse so they suggested me a shorter way which was to complete the circle around the lake and I started at around six after waiting for the snow to stop but it didnt, so in the midst of snowfall I cycled around the Dal and reached my place after 7 pm. The next morning the entire Srinagar was covered under the fresh white snow like a beautiful bride in her wedding dress. I fell in love with Kashmir, then and there. So when I returned after a 4-5 days stay, a part of me had stayed in Kashmir and I brought Kashmir with me in my heart. I would love to and definitely visit this paradise again and again in my life. Thank you and love you Kashmir.

Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Una, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 2
Photo of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 3
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Triund, Himachal Pradesh by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 4
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 5
Photo of Sihunta, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Sihunta, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 6
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 7
Photo of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 8
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ranjit Sagar Dam, Thara Uparla, Punjab, India by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 9
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Udhampur by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 10
Photo of Ramban by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ramban by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ramban by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Ramban by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 11
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Banihal by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 12
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Day 13
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
Photo of Srinagar by Ravinder Bishnoi
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