As i hear from my childhood that kashmir is heaven on the earth,i have great desire to go there & see the paradise on earth. by god's bless a day was come when i went to jannat with my family.I want to say to everybody that if you really want to see heaven then go to kashmir.
i choosed july for my trip because in july there are little off-season & the other cost also reduse to some extand.there was little rush in vally because ambernath yatra was running in that period but still it was very comfertable.the climate was superb,weather was excellent in july month, not much cold not much hot.in jummu there was little hot.temp. approximately 35 C. but it was fine because we did not much stay there.here i show you my trip to kashmir-
i buy ticket for 10 july from mumbai to jammu tawi.jammu tawi is last stop for kashmir,no train goes beyond this station.train was on 7.55 am from bandra,mumbai & reach in jammu tawi at about 4.00 pm on 11 july,it took about 31 hours to reach from mumbai to jammu. there i hired a tata sumo for next 7 days.he took about 13000 rs. for 7 days. we went from jammu tawi to katra same day.time was aproximately 7 to reach in katra.we stayed in hotel indraprastha,jammu road,katra.when i asked him room rate he told me 1000 rs of double bad for one day but i bargain & he gave me two doublebed rooms in 1000 rs.
we desided to climb on the vaisno devi mountain at night. i went to yatra parchi window where i have to take parchi for go to shrine,but unfortunately there was waiting list & i have to come again on 4 am morning for parchi. morning we awake on 3 am & after refreshing myself went to parchi window & finally i got it. reaching at ban ganga by threewheeler i hire 3 pony. there are also parchi system they take 320 rs. of each pony to go to trikut parwat on vaisno devi srine. it was one way fare.it takes about 3 hours to reach at shrine.there was rain at night so it made the track very muddy. the pony was slipping on track. finally we reached at shrine.there was tight security.
next day we went from katra to srinagar,it is about 300 km.takes approx. 10 hours but the road was blocked due to mountain Landslide & it took about 30 hours to reach in srinagar. we stayed there in houseboat,i done hard bargaining there & he agree on only rs.7500 for 4 days.i occupied whole houseboat,its name was dabloo houseboat,pleasant stay there,i go to sonamarg Thajiwas glacier,what a scene there,i can't explain you because there are no word for that beautiful place. next day we went to gulmarg where we went top on mountain in gondola(cable car). i enjoyed playing in gulmarg golf course. in srinagar i took shikara for watch the whole dal lake,it was very beautiful. i drived speed boat & did water skii.we roam in patnitop too.