Srinagar……Patnitop

DAY 17
Srinagar-Patnitop
Total Distance covered-180km

The trio….Me,Amish and Dev……..

Now it was time for Dev to leave as he had a flight from Srinagar to Delhi.Manish was riding back to Leh the same day.We got up a late in the morning and saw that Manish had already left with a bye bye note.Me and Amish were supposed to drop Dev at airport which was almost on way for us.
It was a very depressing feeling after having spent the most memorable time of with some strangers.It was not more than 3 days that we had met Dev and Manish and not more than a week I had met Amish,but we were like the best friends then…And yeah we still are and we will…..

I got my bags on my back and we were gonna kick when I saw something in the garden of the houseboat entrance and I stopped,opened my bag,grabbed the camera and clicked some jarberas….

Now Dev had a flight from Srinagar and me, Amish went to drop him at airport.The Houseboat man had warned us not to halt anywhere in the city as it was friday,and in Srinagar,there is a curfew and the city is shut down on fridays usually.Also it was real uncomfortable to see the military all around,more than civilians actually.at every 10 feet.I felt unsecured because,this was the 1st city I was seeing in such a condition.
So we moved as quickly as and dropped Dev at airport at about 11am,waved him bye bye and took the highway.The road seemed good,but the traffic was worse.The tourist vehicles going for Amarnath crowded a lot at every lunger at the roadsides which lead to traffic jams every few km.Still,somehow we reached Patnitop at 4.30 and got a room in GreenTop hotel which is real nice place to mention here.There were all apple trees around with small green apples on them…..

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And yeah,if you go to Patnitop ever,dont get a horse ride ever…because it sucks
Whatever……It was a nice feeling having huge trees around after a long time,since there are few anywhere in Ladakh,nowhere actually

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That’s me in front of the cottage room that we had,with apple trees around.
At night the weather was so nice with a cool breeze flowing across and again,the hotel atmosphere was just magnificent.Thanks to Amish who searched that place.

That was the last day I was with somebody because Amish had booked ticket by train from Jammu where we would be the next day.In the evening I was in real bad mood as the feeling of the trip ending was eating my mind.Not ending actually,but the best was over,and the next part included just driving and driving ruthlessly without any photogenic spot around

I just had a walk while Amish went to take a nap till dinner time.At dine,it was me and Amish recollecting every incident from last few days,which were indeed some of the best days I’ll ever have in my life…..

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