Happiness is about being together with family and having a good time with them. I love to travel and visit different tourist spots across the country but one of the best memorable and perfect ideal trips this year has been the vacation with my family to Jammu and Kashmir. Our plan for this trip to heaven was made instantly much without any planning. It was my wish to visit the shrine in Jammu as god had blessed my child a good job in multinational company. His joining date was next month and it was perfect time to visit before his start of his career. Another reason to visit was to unwind from boring life and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Kashmir.
We booked our flights from Delhi to Kashmir by Domestic Airlines for four days trip after going through Flight Schedule of various flights to our destination. Our bags were packed and we were all set to board the flight through the Delhi airport domestic terminal. I took my digital camera and started to record our video of the whole journey before the plane was about to take off. It was my birthday on our travel date and so I got a big surprise when suddenly airhostess brought a cake for me and wished me a very happy birthday in-flight. There was big cheer in the cabin from co-passengers as my family gave me the big surprise gift almost thirty thousand feet above the earth surface. I really felt lucky to have such a sweet family.
We reached the destination Kashmir in another two hours and weather was so cool and really pleasant. The first sight of Kashmir made me fell in love with it and suddenly the snow fall was like icing on the cake. Next we had a driver waiting for us who took us to our hotel as per the booking. We received a warm welcome with welcome kahwa tea which is famous in Kashmir and then got the keys to the room. In the evening we went to the local market and bought some gifts for our relatives from traditional artisans.
Next morning we went to Dal Lake where we got the thrilling and live experience of buying vegetables from floating market. It was good to have a boat ride for few hours and see the greenery and birds around the lake. We boarded a houseboat and spend their eating lunch and enjoy the whole experience of hotel inside the houseboat. In order to add some adventure I took my son to Asthan Marg where we had life time experience of paragliding with my husband.
We headed to Gulmarg which is famous place among tourists and took the Gondola ride. It was clear weather with snow around the hills. We could see tourists playing with snow and enjoying in Gulmarg.
Last leg of the trip was directed to Katra in Jammu. We all went to the shrine by boarding the helicopter as it took less time and also it was something we had not tried before. We spent good time near the temple and thanked God for this family trip and all the happiness. Our return flight via Indigo Airlines to Delhi was direct flight and we landed back on time. It was good to be backing home and get back to routine life.