KASHMIR- Exploration of another world
From my childhood, whenever I used to hear the name Kashmir... only 2 things came to my mind - heaven and war. But still I always wanted to see heaven on earth (as described by many people and depicted in movies too)
I visited multiple places satisfying my wanderlust but never got the chance/courage to plan for Kashmir. Recently I saw an Fb post shared by my friend and I will say that I couldn't resist the idea after seeing the pics. I wanted to feel the same and witness it through my eyes, not just as any cover photo or a laptop wallpaper. So, I made the plan and decided to gift myself a short vacation to heaven on women's day :)
And the journey begins...We took a morning flight from Delhi to Srinagar. I wanted a window seat this time as I didn't want to miss the aerial view of Himalayas that I have only seen in pics. After around 40 mins, I could see some cotton candies far away from our sight. The closer we approached, those sharp edges become more prominent shining with the little rays during sunrise... I screamed ‘Himalayas’ like a kid. That excitement got added by just visualizing the upcoming views on our trip. I wanted to open the window shield and take out my head and see those snow-covered peaks but ahh...it was not a car. I had to wait till I got down...
We headed to Gulmarg, straight from the airport by our pre-booked cab. The journey to the place was so beautiful that I couldn't take away my eyes off the road. And then there was someone standing strong, wearing a white shawl, wearing a golden band at the top...still humble, welcoming us by spreading his open arms all over...The Himalayas. I was all the way visualizing myself to reach the top and say hello!!!