|View from our hotel in Katra...silk cotton tree and snow-capped ranges|
|The road to Vaishno Devi|
|Front garden of the hotel where we stayed|
|Srinagar was under a blanket of snow|
|A cold & rainy evening at Dal lake|
Life on the Lake. Clockwise: two ladies on a boat, a flower seller came selling seeds and narcissus blooms, the houseboat where we stayed &some of the many houseboats on the lake.
The food was incredibly delicious but too many mutton dishes for one meal is a little too much for us. Teaming some of the dishes with dal and plain rice works out well particularly if you aren't used to all that meat in one sitting. You might be interested in checking out details about Kashmiri food here.
From Srinagar we went to Gulmarg. It was picture perfect with views that we had only seen on Christmas cards!!:)
There was nothing we could do in Pahalgam because of the snowfall but it was good to see landscapes that our eyes are not used to. The mountains were so beautiful. Truly the state of Jammu and Kashmir is endowed with such natural beauty.
|Spring bulbs bloom on the wayside|
|From right...kangri, roadside view and the bare branches of the chinar tree|