A trip to snowy paradise

Tripoto
25th Aug 2018
Day 1

We left for gulmarg at 10 am from Srinagar. Its around 40 kms from Srinagar. The road is smooth but as its uphill, so it gets really slippery and tricky. So we had to put chains on our car tyres( advisable only to go in SUV's in winters). If you have a 4*4, then you don't need to apply chains. Initially I was just wearing a sweatshirt over my tshirt. But as soo as the destination got closer, the wind and cold started to get heavier. So I took a big and warm sweater from my bag and wrapped myself inside it. There is this place called Tangmarg, they maje really good tea and coffee there. So we stopped there and had tea with delicious Pakodas. You get thr real taste and value of pakodas in winters😂. So I was having everything. Chai-Sutta-yaari. And cold was treating us well 😂. After all this we continued our journey and reached Gulmarg at 1:30. As soon as we entered through the gate, we saw everything covered with snow. There wa at least 2-3 ft snow. The snow covered trees were looking magical. It was looking like a dream. It was hard to believe that beauty like this even exists. Each one of us stopped talking for almost 5 minutes and were deeply connected with nature. And after 5 minutes, every one started admiring the view here. We decided to take a gondola(cable car) ride. We parked our car and as soon we stepped out, our whole body started to shiver. It was hell cold. The temperature was just 3 degrees. We got thr tickets for gondola. You have 2 phases for gondola. Phase 1 and Phase 2. We got tickets for phase 2. So its a very good to experience the gondola ride. The phase 2 lands us at a mountain. It was all covered with snow. Not a single trace without snow. It was colder there. The temperature was in minus. We took some pictures there and left that place. After reaching down, we decided to have lunch. So we went to a local restaurant and had lunch there. After lunch we were roaming and exploring places. At 4 pm we left for srinagar and reached srinagar at 6pm

Photo of Gulmarg by Amir Farooq
Photo of Gulmarg by Amir Farooq
Photo of Gulmarg by Amir Farooq
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