Disputed paradise on earth- Kashmir day 1

imageKashmir is the crown of India, a beauty beyond words, so enriched , still many corners remain unexplored because of the unwanted activities making travelers apprehensive to widen their horizon.

Today I landed in Srinagar by jetkonnect 1hr flight from  Delhi.  We already had our cab booked for the 5 day trip. The car was not allowed beyond a checkpost  which was 1km away from the exit gate at the Srinagar airport. So we decided to walk as the drop off cabs were asking INR 300 for a minimal distance. However after  walking 100 steps
, we were lucky enough to get a lift by a free shuttle  service to the checkpoint.  We were greatfull to the driver.

We were headed to pahalgam where we had our accommodation booked with the ‘Baisran hotel’.

Taking the national highway we crossed various terrains and site.

One of them was anantnag namely Islamabad,  the most heard place on radio and news channel for unlawful acts.

Then we took a detour of 1 km towards ‘mattan’ known for its Surya devta temple. They have  a huge pond full of catfishes, water Icy cold with Lord shiva’s idol in the center of this pond.

On the way we picked up some fresh green coloured walnuts directly from the trees.

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The drive along with the small tributary towards pahalgam will  make anybody mesmerized

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View from my room.

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It took us exact 2 hrs to reach the destination.  Tomorrow would  be a new day with new findings. .. stay  connected.