Veena Palace Group of Houseboats
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... morning and the lake was glassy calm so I enjoyed sitting on the front deck admiring the view and catching up my blog. We left at 9.00, the traffic wasn't nearly as bad as when we arrived. However we're now on busy roads and having to be especially alert. The scenery is not nearly so stunning now so I didn't take many photos. We stop for morning chai opposite a cricket bat factory and go in for a look around. It ...
... Akbar, who booked the ticket, says that because we have multiple carriers, we're switching in Jammu for Delhi, they'll screw us. He says, in perfect Akbar form, "Listen to me, my man will be outside in five minutes. You come to my house. We have a warm bed for you." This isn't a money thing, he's just taking care of us.
By the time security hustles us to the front door of the small airport, Akbar's man is there.
Everything is very hurried ...
... much stress. We remained well in tune with the regions "situation" constantly checking news and with locals. I'm so please to say that the Kashmiri Valley which is scarred by a violent reputation is not what you read about. Srinagrar and its people are incredibly beautiful and I'd urge any traveller to head to the Kashmir Valley if the situation allows.
As you enter this unique city, the first striking thing about it is its amazing water which creates a serene, natural and ...
... after a while, and accompanied by Vijaya, rested in one of the few areas which offered a cool shadow, protecting against the sun bearing down upon us.
Myself and Prakash ventured further up and entered the heart of the monastery, where the monks were reciting prayers and medidating. We walked around silently, taking photographs without flash, amazed by the colours of the idols of Buddha and Kali, and the huge vertical columns of colourful cloth (just ...
... Srinagar is famous for its gardens and I liked Shalimar, full of roses, snapdragons, marigolds, pansies, peonies and of course fountains, it could have been England if it wasnt for the views across the mountains. Our day was slow, lazy and hot and we got used to drinking plenty of water, all my first challenge training was proving useful. We wandered down to the market risking our lives walking on the road. What a feast of sounds, smells and colours. Ducking a flying ...