The sweltering heat of Delhi was getting to me again and I yearned for cooler climes. It was sapping my energy and the house re decoration is still on and I was getting agitated. I had to head for the hill’s to escape the heat. I made up my mind in a few minutes and booked a ticket to Srinagar through my Jet Airway’s Loyalty Point Program again! A return ticket cost me 20000 Points and this was all Business Class. I was flying Jet Business Class for the first time. Jet Business Class was a good trip. I used the Priority Lounge while waiting for the flight and enjoyed a full Breakfast and Beverages all at no extra cost.
I enjoyed the wide seat’s and leg rest , their was especial Business Class Menu also which i devoured with relish. I booked two night’s at the Al Zahoor Inn through OYO ROOMS at Rs 3800 for two nights . The service of the portal is fantastic and payment is online. I got a text message from OYO as I landed into Srinagar giving me contact detail’s of the staff and directions too. All paid and clear transaction . Rs 500 to the cabbie who dropped me to the Hotel. At Al Zahoor they were waiting for me and ushered me to the Premium Room. It was nice tidy and well lit up with all the facilities that OYO had listed. I was impressed.
The valley was chilly and I bumped into a few fan’s of mine who had seen me in Mumbai. I drove around the city across the Dal Lake, sipping coffee and enjoying the nip in the air. At light it was off to my favourite restaurant AHDOOS in Lal Chowk .
I finished a whole Thali of Kashmiri Wazwan all with Tabak Maas, Gushtaba, Mirchi Mass and saag with a large portion of rice all for Rs 700. It was delicious thumb’s up to Ahdoos , the restaurant was drowned in the flood.
But it has re opened after some renovation. I salute the spirit of the Kashmiri People . Strolling down the lanes of Lal Chowk , i ventured back to the warm cozy comfort of my room