I am not a big fan of rainy weather. I absolutely detest it if I have to commute through rains. If you live in Gurgaon you know what it means generally. Before traveling to Gulmarg, I checked out the weather forecast and I was not thrilled at all. It predicted rain and then some more for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
True to the form when I reached Gulmarg, it was raining. I was staying at The Khyber (on invitation) and the property can be a destination in itself. I didn’t mind the rains on Friday as I was anyway tired. I have stayed there in March 2013 as well. I knew if the mist cleared up, there were tall mountains hiding behind it. But the mist just refused to budge!
Day two brought more of the same. It kept raining throughout. Gondola rides were canceled. We eventually went out in the rain around Gulmarg. I have trekked in rains but this was different. When you trek, you have to reach the other place, and only then you get to rest. However, in Gulmarg we had two vehicles at our disposal and we were just a short distance away from the resort. I could get out of the rain whenever I wanted.
I have to say there is something about the rains if you have to take it in short doses. Since I have usually faced it on a trek, I never became a fan. This time when I just started enjoying the rains a little bit, I almost got caught in the Kashmir Floods. I had seen a lot of flood pictures but I never saw it with my eyes. What I saw this time has left me shaken. Nothing comes close to the fury of nature.
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28 thoughts on “Mist at Gulmarg”
Breathtaking views and amazingly captured.. Superb!
Thank you so much Gowtham.
Lovely misty fog shots!
Thank you Freda.
It’s wonderful… some lines instantly come to my mind seeing the pictures…
Do write Maniparna, you can use the photos if you wish.
Good that you are safe. Floods are so dangerous. Lovely, moody shots.
Thank you so much Joyful. I saw the floods closely for the first time and it was indeed scary.
Love the foggy shots …
Thank you Karen.
Great pics, but really glad you came out unharmed.
Thank you so much Indrani. I never realized how bad it could get.
Mridula…u were at the Khyber….. It’s amazing I have heard…
Have u ever taken the gondola stage 2? I couldn’t do it when I was there.
The captures are good but what’s better is u came back safe!
Neha yes I was at Khyber, was invited to visit. When I went in March 2013 I could go to level 2. And yes I was extremely lucky that I got out before phone lines went down or my family would have freaked out.
Pure magic! These shots are gorgeous.
Thank you so much Lady Fi.
Mysterious mist so wonderfully captured, Mridula!
I loved your pictures:)
Thank you so much Amit.
so pretty and mysterious.
Thank you Felicia.
Love mist laden trees. They make great subjects for photographers.
Yes indeed Niranjan.
Fantastic views! Great capture Mridula! The photos still remind the floods there. Hope all are fine there!
I know Sinhu every time I wish to write about Gulmarg, I think of floods and don’t do it.
Beautiful clicks. Hope you are well.
Thank you Kiran.
Short n Sweet post !
Thank you Mahesh.