Kashmir-Ladakh-Himachal Tour (Chapter-I : Jammu-Srinagar-Dras)

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18th May 2018
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রাঙিয়ে দিয়ে যাও গো এবার যাবার আগে, তোমার তরুণ হাসির অরুণ রাগে

Chenab River

Photo of Ramban by Amit

Yummy Strawberries and Cherries

Photo of Anantnag by Amit
Day 1

Shikara at Chota Dal

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Tranquil Dal Lake

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Crepscular Rays from Northern Himalaya

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Sochon Ke Jhilon Ka Shahar Ho, Lehron Pe Apna Ek Ghar Ho

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Florist Shikarist :) :)

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Khilte Hain Gul Yahan

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

That's Me,in the morning at Bara Dal Lake.

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Sunrise

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Bautiful Kashmir

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Hajrat Bal

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Gul Wale Marg

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On the Way to Sonmarg

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Beautiful Route to Sonmarg

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit
Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Me at Sonmarg

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Amit

Kashmir! Jannat as they say!!

It was a dream come true expedition as I got an offer to join a friends group of my colleague, that was heading to Jammu & Kashmir in the summer of 2018. When he asked me, it was like a "surely yes" nod. We planned it for many months and finally on the initiation day, we took a flight to New Delhi and on the next day took the Shatabdi to Jammu from Delhi-Rohila station. The train delayed a little so that from Jammu after breakfast, we started around 11am for Srinagar with a pre-booked tempo-traveller.

It was a great trip, as by the side of Chenab river, we headed towards Kashmir. There were many small tunnels as well the Patnitop tunnel, after which we saw first the snow-capped Himalaya at the setting sun backdrop. At Anantnag, we took a halt and by the night, we reached our hotel. The very next day, I went for a morning sunrise walk by the side of Dal Lake. Serenity of the lake has no words to describe. There were many Shikaras looking for a ride which I deliberately skipped. Interestingly, there were florist who were sailing flower and seeds which is part of a flower market on water! Alas, I had no bag-space to fill at the beginning of my Ladakh journey, so bare handed, we started for our trip towards Sonamarg.

We saw many school going kids at Srinagar which I liked a lot. The road to Sonamarg is extremely pleasing and Sonamarg is absolutely heavenly. We hiked a little up at Sonamarg and finally started to climb the mighty Zoji-La (pass). It was very nerve-tiring ride for almost 3-4 hours which finally ended at the bosom of snow-clad Himalaya. We had some fun-related activity and after some time, headed towards Dras.

The road has started to go up (towards Zoji La)

Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit

Stranded — at Zoji La.

Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit

A normal day (even patton tanks cross Zoji La)

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Gear up!!

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Snowfall is happening

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That's a road, if you please

Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit
Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit
Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit
Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Amit

Himalayan Sunset

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Dras at dusk (by Mosque)

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Wooo Hooo .... it's so Hottt :D

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School kids — in Dras.

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Innocence

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