An unplanned trip to J&K after 5 months of major accident in same state (Nubra Valley). We had a plan of visiting Bhaderwah during long weekend from 29th March 18 - 2nd April 18 but plan got changed on the way. Day 1 – Delhi to Pahalgam, 16 hours. We 4 guys (Arvind, Gaurav, Shireesh and I) started from office @ Gurgaon on 28/03 at 20:00 with a plan of reaching Bhaderwah by noon but while exiting Delhi at 22:00 I got to know that road from Jammu to Srinagar is open for both side traffic next day. This news triggered a change in plan with the caveat of traffic conditions after/around Chenani Tunnel. A quick 30 mins break taken at 23:45 before Ambala to have our home packed dinner. Our changed plan was - if we reach Anantnag by 14:00 on 29/03, will go directly to Pahalgam and roam around and if we are running late then will move straight towards Srinagar to finish our day. We covered a good distance overnight and took a breakfast stop after crossing Udhampur at 7:30 where Vaayu was Fuelled up too. This was my first visit to Chenani Tunnel and I was excited to enter this 9.2 Kms tunnel - Amazing experience. A quick de-fuelling break taken around Ramban at 09:25 and continued as per our plan, there was no traffic with average roads hence we were moving without any obstacle. Reached Banihal railway station at 10:55, I am fond of railway stations so how could I miss to take some clicks at station J. Another de-fuelling break was clubbed with Banihal station and after that we crossed Jawahar Tunnel (2.5 Kms long) at 11:55. We reached the valley view point (photo break) where board says “Welcome to District Anantnag – The Land of Springs” that means we were going to Pahalgam as per our plan J. Roads were fantastic after Jawahar Tunnel and route was so scenic with a lot of green and yellow on both sides of the road throughout till Pahalgam. Finally saw the board at 13:36 says – “Welcome to Pahalgam” and we continued towards Punjabi Rasoi (Near Pahalgam Bus stand) to have our lunch. A must visit place for yummy vegetarian food and on top of it owned by our group member - Sunny Paaji (Jagjit Singh). As we did not have any plan so decided to stay in Pahalgam near Punjabi Rasoi, did some local sightseeing by pony ride around Kashmiri valley, Baisaran and few more places. Drive log – 22:00 – 14:00 Mukarba to Murthal - AP Murthal to Ambala - GT Ambala to Pathankot - AP Pathankot to Pahalgam - GT This is how long day 1 was ended….