After 5 hours, we reached Patanitop. We had breakfast at Patanitop, topped up the fuel tank and kept moving. Patanitop was a beautiful place but we wanted to get out of J&K as soon as possible.
we start our journey form udhampur to srinagar highway... Engineering Marvel "Chenani-Nashri Tunnel" - The longest Road Tunnel of Asia - 9.2 Kms we crossed & enter in Kashmir Valley. one more breakdown (Puncher in Himalayan of Mahedra Patel) so we decided to stay @Ramban.
Finally, the journey started and the rains too. It was raining so heavily that we were not able to see beyond the distance of 500m. We got stuck in the rain, while the bus stopped at one place for two hours at night. It moved at 3 a.m. and again stopped at 5:30 a.m., but this time it was not raining, there was a landslide. But luckily we were not stuck in the middle of the road like before; however, we were at a place called Ramban, which is a district in Jammu & Kashmir.We stayed at Ramban for ten and a half hours—I will narrate this story of Ramban in my next part of ‘In love with Cashmere.’Stay tuned to know what we did for ten and half hours at Ramban till we reached Srinagar.
After a suggestion from army personnel and a shopkeeper, we decided to stop at Ramban. Ramban however seemed quite far away and it took 3 hours to reach from the time we enquired with the shopkeeper. We checked in by 9pm and were completely exhausted after the long ride. By reaching Ramban, we made things easy for ourselves by reducing the distance to be covered for the next day. Good roads meant we could cover distance quickly and we reached Amritsar rather easily. There was a drastic change in weather conditions though as we entered Punjab. It was about 5-10 degrees in the evenings at Pangong/Pang and it was about 45 degrees in Punjab!