Kashmir in Autumn, 2 to 13 Nov 2017

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    Off course I have flow over Kashmir Valley many times in a fighter.
    but going by road is the way to do it.
    so this year I decided, Kashmir only road trip.

    The other reason was that wife was pestering me for Kashmir,
    and she said NO WHITE... hahaha... So i thought Autumn would be a good time, lot of colour everywhere,
    I only hope I am not too late to see the beauty of Autumn in Kashmir.

    So I worked out a plan, definitely a lazy drive, to really enjoy each day.

    so there it is. I first took the time that Google calculates, and then added some more for the breaks etc.

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    We are two couples, both Veterans from Air Force.
    So we share the fuel and stay and food from start to finish.
    actually if you are two couples, you land up sharing only the fuel.

    My rough cost calculation is this

    Diesel, 13,000
    Food 29,000
    Room 29,000
    Total 71,000 which is about 35,000 per couple,
    my estimate is it will come to 40,000 per couple or 20,000 per head.

    For food i have taken 200 per meal per head.

    Stay is 1200 per day per room. it could be 1500 also.

    So then i decided to check temp at location so that i know exactly what to take along,

    Till Udhampur things are not so bad,

    So lets see the temp starting SRINAGAR. 2 Nov to 4 Nov

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    GULMARG 5 Nov to 8 Nov

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    SONMARG 8 Nov to 10 Nov

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    PAHALGAM 10 Nov to 12 Nov

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    So it became clear, better be ready as the lowest temp we would encounter is -8,
    so Down Feather Jackets are a must.

    as far as routes are concerned, not really a problem, pretty straight.
    except that we must do Samba Udhampur and also Jammu Udhampur,
    both have their own charm,

    My BRO friend who used to be in Manali, and cause of whom we always had a great time,
    even going to Rohtang when other could not go,
    is now at Banihal, his office is located just close to the entrance, so a cup of tea with him
     
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    So the Fortuner is loaded,
    as always my toys go in first hahaha...
    the camera bag will do in only in the morning

    Once the other 4 bags of clothes are ready they will go in.

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    Sir, I am in Kashmir right now (came day before yestersay and going back day after tomorrow). The weather is perfect right now, cold during morning and evening and very pleasant during the day.

    Sky remains completely clear day and night. As for autumn colors, this is the perfect time.
     
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    My dear friends from Chitkul, Manmeet and Manali his wife, they run Sanaa Resorts.
    gave us a surprise visit, the drove in and had tea with us. Also brought us a bag full of fresh apples.
    so we gonna eat these apples on way to Srinagar.

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    7D is ready in the camera bag with all lenses,
    5D Mk3 will sit next to me on the journey, so the GPS unit is hooked up.

    I am ready to shoot guys.

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