Now, M going to tell about my journey. I was done this unforgettable journey with my family. First, I've booked our train tickets in tatkal in Jammu Rajdhani and board the train on 29th June 2014 and deboard at jammu Tawi. My brother-in-law previously told his friend for recieving us at the station, so he is available there when we de-board the train. He took us at their home and provide space for some rest and later he offered breakfast. After took the breakfast we're leaving for taking taxi to Amarnath Yatra. He was a very nice person & help us alot. He was took the pain for us. He found a good tour operator for providing a taxi and it was fixed at INR 18,000/- for overall tour(i.e. Jammu-Srinagar-Sonmarg-Baltal-Amarnath-Jammu). After taking the taxi he told to the driver for on the way stops like Kud(famous for Patisha-sweet) and other but i don't remember.After crossing the Jawahar tunnel we're entered in Kashmir valley and what I'd saw a view point name Titanic View Point-first view of Kashmir valley. We're took some photos and leave for Srinagar.
Perplexed by the title? The Southern North means the southern part of Jammu and Kashmir which includes its winter capital Jammu, Udhampur, Samba and many more places. The south Kashmir is beautiful, bright, fresh and full of life. Curvy, splashing and happily hooping over rocks river, the city skyline life of the valley, spirit lifting scenes of the meadow, the cocktail blue sky wont let your eyes blink for a second. It plays an integral role in connecting Jammu from rest of India. You wont find vampire white mountains or freezing temperature drops but that is what makes it so remarkable. Majority of people in Kashmir try to settle in this part of the state due to its bearable weather condition, easy living and good connectivity.So lets have a look what this part of the state has for you!JAMMU: THE WINTER CAPITAL
A few months back I got an awesome opportunity to visit Kashmir for work and I tried to find as much time as possible to sneak out and explore this magical place. Since I was there for a mere three days I could only visit Srinagar and Sonmarg, but promised the beautiful valley that i would return back someday.
Things to do: Nothing spells romance like Kashmir, one of the best honeymoon destination in India. Enjoy romantic Shikara ride on Dal Lake; Take a walk around the world's highest golf course in Gulmarg; Spend a day away from the town on a hilltop at Patnitop; Visit the Shankaracharya Temple and the beautiful Mughal Gardens.Perfect for: Couples who wish for a quiet getaway amidst the snow-covered peaks and floating shikaras in the magical north India.Ideal Honeymoon Duration: 4 nights/5 daysBest Time to Visit: December to February, if you want to enjoy snowfall, otherwise April to October.How To Reach:By Air: You can fly to Srinagar Airport, located 14km away from the city. There are daily flights to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu.By Rail: Jammu railway station is the nearest railhead to Kashmir, which is well connected to all the main cities of the country.By Road: National Highway 1-A connects Srinagar with Jammu.
I have been to Kashmir several times before but this one was special as we wanted to experience its beauty in peak winters. The whole idea was to plan a leisure trip with family where all of us could go for the best adventure in the form of Skiing.Also last few times we were in Gulmarg there weren't any resorts or hotels where we could experience the ultimate luxury, but with the KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORTS AND SPA coming in to picture it was obvious to plan a trip especially for this.If we were planning a leisure trip it was obvious to opt for VIVANTA BY TAJ for our stay in Srinagar.It was a 4 days trip where we spent two days in Gulmarg (Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa) and two days in Srinagar (Vivanta By Taj).Itinerary Day Wise:Gulmarg-KhyberGulmarg which means "Meadow of Flowers" is the most beautiful hillstation in India.For Gulmarg we flew from Delhi to Srinagar and from there we drove to Gulmarg . This ride was very adventurous and very different as we were in normal Innova but their tyres had chains rolled all over them so that it does not skit along the 3 feet snow covered roads.
The captivating beauty of Kashmir valley could not be described in words, yet the valley is known to us as heaven on earth and so goes the famous quote “agar firdaus ba ruay zami ast, ami asto, ami asto, ami ast” (If there is a paradise on earth, It is this, it is this, it is this ) Every year, travelers from across the world visit Kashmir to be part of the concept of Kashmir. Being born and brought-up in the hills of Jammu and Himachal, I've always had affection for Kashmir.