Today we traveled down south through Kashmir – from Srinagar to Jammu past gorgeous vistas of mustard fields, and snow capped peaks of the Himalayas on the horizon.
Coming down the Himalayas we encountered a nomadic Gujjar group and their families with a herd of animals. We spotted a strange board that says â€śShelter Shed for Nomadic Graziersâ€ť.
Security absolutely tight on this stretch of the trip, and even stopping the car on the road invites a question from the security forces.
We were also surprised to come acrossÂ a small temple run by the Sankaracharya Mutt ofÂ Tamil Nadu. The temple was also guarded by the Indian army, whichÂ alsoÂ had a small post in the premises!
Distance Covered:Â 295 kms
States Covered:Â Jammu & Kashmir