Nothing happened, We crossed Srinagar like breeze. We were relaxed and stopped at Pampore. We thanked that local rider for help. He advised us not to stop anywhere. He said just keep driving and cross Zawahar Tunnel. Point taken...!!This was my first time in Srinagar. Beautiful Dal lake & it's Shikara rides, houseboats, well known Mughal garden, Shalimar Garden, Char Chinar and Kashmiri Wazvan dishes( most important Mutton Rohang Gosh). We missed it all. We crossed Srinagar like maniacs."Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.” “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here,". Srinagar was beautiful, Yes I can say that, even after we crossed it in a hurry.
In Pampore valley ,we collected some dry fruits from zimindar's shop.I would suggest to not buy dry fruits from any other place. Make sure you buy it from a zimindar beacuse he's the one who deals with pure products and and is a wholesaler.We brought almonds ( mamra variety),black berries, pistas, kesar, a powdered dry fruit mixture and walnuts.
I stopped at Pampore (the main saffron farming hub of Kashmir), to sip freshly brewed Kashmiri Kahwa made from original Kesar for as cheap as 25 rupees!