A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF OUR TRIP TO KASHMIR Dr.K T Madhavan Gururaja Layout , Doddanekkundi Marathahahalli, Bangalore 560037
First of all I would like to express my appreciation for the service provided by Trip Factory to us. I must say that the trip was thoroughly enjoyable. We started from Kochi International Airport. The airlines, GoIndigo, gave us warm welcome. The officials were courteous and helpful. We also had pleasant experience with Jet Airways New Delhi airport. Jet Airway terminal is really good; we could enjoy the food served in the flight. After reaching Sringar, we were received by the designated driver, Mr.Mushtaq Ahmed. He is good-natured man. Though out our stay in Kashmir, he offered us all possible help. We never faced any problem during our stay in Kashmir. (To be honest, we were initially a little apprehensive; but later we found that our worries were unfounded). We had rides on horse back to mountain tops at Pahalgam where we could see Kashmir valley with river flowing from mountain top. Gulmarg beckoned us : the snow-capped mountains, cable cars, sledges…It was also a great escape from the oppressive heat of down south. Sringar next day: Trip in the panoramic Dal lake by Shikara – thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing. Boat house stay was also good. And, the next day was spent in world-famous gardens of Kashmir : Shalimar, Moghul gardens and Chesma Shahi. We also made a visit to Shankaracharya temple. Tributes to the great Acharya of India. Our stay in the hotels and boat house was comfortable; no problems faced. All good things have to come to an end. We left Srinagar with mixed feelings…Children were saying that they would have loved to stay back. I will recommend this package to my friends. Thanks again, Trip Factory, especially Ms.Yasmin Taj and Mr.Zaid for all help.