I have planned my visit to Srinagar on September intentionally to avoid the on season rush. But the place it is very much a bustling city with the crowd and traffic choking us right from the first day we set foot on that place. Honestly there is nothing peaceful about the city. Being from Chennai which is typically a bustling city, going for a trip to get out of this hustle and bustle and this comes as a biggest disappointment. There were moments where I wished I shouldn't have visited this place at all. But despite the disappointments I planned to explore the important places for which Srinagar is quite famous far.
First Stop : Dal Lake
Well to set sight on this majestic lake was a dream after seeing all the pictures across the Internet. I started from my room and got an auto to reach Dal lake, all along I was thinking nothing but how beautiful the lake will be and how to capture some beautiful photos of this beautiful lake. I set my foot down from Auto, the reality hits hard, pretty hard. There must be hundreds of boat houses and about thousands of "Shikaras" - a tiny boat where you will be taken for a ride on the lake. This was really shocking for someone who expected calm and peaceful lake.