As a child, I grew up listening to breathtaking stories of the magnificent land of Kashmir- 'The Heaven on Earth' as they say. Ever since I became a traveller, I always wanted to visit Kashmir. I have made planned, day dreamed and waited for long to visit Kashmir in the winters specifically. After all its in the winter only that Kashmir with its snow capped mountain and snow covered roads looks like a picturesque beauty.
I was travelling from Delhi via flight. Upon reaching Srinagar airport, I directly headed out for Gulmarg. From the bustling city of Delhi to the snow covered Gulmarg, what an amazing feeling travel brings. I took a stroll along the vast stretches of flower-clad meadows and amidst the alpine mountains covered in snow.
After exploring Gulmarg to my heart's content, I finally checked in to my hotel. Here I tried Kehwa, a traditional green tea native to Kashmir for the first time. I wish I could express the feeling in words as I stood at balcony of my hotel room, with hot cup of Kehwa and looked at the vast stretches of snow capped mountains. My trip indeed began on a high note.