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One of our favorite pictures from the Kashmir trip adjudged as the best. This picture was contributed by Ashish at his office for the theme Women Power 🙂 and it won the contest.Ashish I-Sec 7 th issue1

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Color me Fuchsia!!!

Flowers from Srinagar

We spotted this radiant flower at Shalimar Bagh, one of the beautiful Mughal gardens in Srinagar. It was raining that day and all the flowers and trees were exuding beauty. Srinagar is one destination which has so much to offer all the seasons.

A day visit could be planned like this – https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/traveling/srinagar/. We started our day at 5.00 am in the morning and were on exploration and sightseeing spree till evening. Check out the given link for more details and pictures. You will find more interesting stories on Srinagar on Untraveled Routes.

Happy Exploring 🙂 Have a colorful weekend

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Rain adorned ROSE

Pink Flower-for FB upload

Magenta rose is adorned so beautifully by rain droplets. This was captured in one of the Mughal gardens at Srinagar.

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Srinagar-Pahalgam-Betaab Valley-Srinagar

Now that was our itinerary for a day!!!

Pahalgam is an enchanting place approx 96 kms away from Srinagar. This was our one day bike tour, one of the most exciting and romantic bike trips we have ever had. We prefer bike trips because it makes the journey more thrilling, exciting and sometimes light on our wallet too 🙂

Gigantic and lush green valley, flowing streams along the road, colorful houses located at a small distance from the stream, beautiful flowers and plants, as we kept moving towards Pahalgam, bountiful nature made us more envious!!

Pahalgam

Mysterious mountains just don’t let go of me @Pahalgam, Srinagar 🙂

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Traveling to the Hills ? Don’t let these ruin your Happy Time ……

Hills and Valleys in India enjoy the status of being quite popular vacation destinations throughout the year barring few months. Especially during the months of May and June, you will find people traveling to one or another hill station. Sure the hills provide the needed respite from heat and soothing break. Without a doubt you look forward to the most wonderful time with loved ones and friends and do not wish to ruin your happy mood because of trivial issues. So go on reading….

We have been to Shimla, Manali, Rishikesh, Dalhousie, Kashmir (covering all the places around them) and would like to share our experience highlighting what not to do!!!

You might really want to consider these –

  • Stay away from the Horse rides: Most of the places in and around these hill stations are full of bhaiyas offering horse rides claiming to take you to some Switzerland point for bizarre amount. These points are very well approachable on foot as well, infact you can enjoy the nature more while walking comfortably rather than sitting precariously on these horses. On few patches it is supremely risky to travel by horses. And you don’t want to spend without getting value.
  • Do not travel empty stomach: The route to most of the hill stations goes in circles with lot of twists and turns resulting in motion sickness or some uneasiness (may be not for all) and increased duration of travel (because your vehicle will not be able to cross particular speed). Most people develop some sickness and by the time you reach you are totally exhausted. It is advisable to eat healthy, carry mint chewing gum or medicine to help you out in extreme situations. Take a break every 1.30 to 2 hours, treat yourself with pure oxygen, take deep breaths, and stretch your muscles.

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