But for me, the day I visited the place, it brought me a little closer to my imagination of Kashmir. It almost felt like I was transported to a bridge and was looking at Dal Lake. The mist in the forest, Lotuses waiting to bloom, people in boats cutting through the thick lotus stems, reeling in their nets, it all made me more excited for Kashmir.
SO let me take you to the start. I was looking for a place for my next travel vlog. One of my friend suggested me this place and I looked it up. It was a pretty good place and could have made a good location for my vlog. To be completely honest, I was not that excited about the place. It was majorly famous for weddings and I am not that much of a wedding guy. But I thought lets give it a try, so I went anyway. But if you have read my previous blogs, you know my relation with bad luck. I left with the bluest skies possible and halfway through I had to return coz it started raining cats and dogs and I didn't want to risk my gear. Bad Day !
I stalled the plan for the time and started looking at other places. But then I thought about giving it another try after a couple of days. This time checked the weather app four times ! It was looking like a good day. I left early in the morning on my solo trips partner, my beloved Activa. As I drove through the city into the village area, the weather Gods started playing games again. There was a bit of a cloud cover gathering, a bit of mist started coming over and all I prayed was no rain. But thankfully , there was no rain till I reached the spot. But because of the mist and the overcast weather, the Gulawat Valley and the lake had taken a different form. A form which was very different from the images I saw in Google and man it was amazing ! The freak change in weather at Gulawat brought me closer to a place which I have been wanting to visit for a very long time. The lakes stretching till the horizon, patches of green cutting through the water and one single boat cruising through the mist, only one word came to my head, Beautiful !