I am too inspired by movies ;p snow clad mountains, heroines dancing wearing a saree, bornfire and so on, so we decided to visit this beautiful place during winters, when the temperatures are low, snow everywhere.
So Feb was the right time.
To get to Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kahmir we boarded a flight from Mumbai to Srinagar a direct flight of 2.30 hrs
|At the Mumbai airport Good Times Bar|
. We finally reached Srinagar and it snowed just 2hrs before our flight landed. The temperatures were already freezing.
|Snow at the Srinagar Airport|
We spent our first night on a 100-foot houseboat with carved cedar interiors on Nagin Lake., named as Gurkha Houseboats, a property of Welcome Heritage Group.
Superb display of hospitality was seen at the houseboat.
|Inside view of the Houseboat|
|Speciality of Kashmir Paper Mache Handicraft|
|Dinner Laid out.|
Just before the sunset we took a shikara ride on d dal lake, the captain of the shikara showed us various places on the lake like the floating garden, kabootar khana. These r the places where many bollywood movies were shot. we saw mughal gardens, which had no flowers but yes snow was all around.
|Shikara Ride @ Dal Lake|
|An awesome view|
|Dal Lake in the evening|
|Shopping on the Dal Lake|
|Floating Restuarants @ Dal lake|
After a fantastic stay at the Gurkha Houseboats we shifted to enjoy the hospitatlity of the Taj Group of Hotels. A beautiful property on the hills.
|Front View of Taj|
|Coffee Shop @ Taj|