Gulmarg Trip and Dal Lake Flower Market ( Video)



Hi Everyone, 🙂

Our Kashmir trip may be over but the hangover is still there. We may have tried to capture the essence of Kashmir through our photos but there is a certain magic that you’d experience only when you go there. 🙂

I am sharing a long day adventure with you guys.

It started with a 6 am flower market shikara ride on Dal Lake. The view of misty mountains, the sound of the water from rowing the boat, cap of kahwa cupped in our hands, and clear cool air – it was beyond perfect. The trip on the mystical Dal Lake had started. We were on a morning shopping trip – shopping flowers, picking up saffron and checking out jewels.

The Shikara guy kept rowing and dropped us to the Lalit Hotel. We had gone there for the breakfast. Lalit is surrounded by the endless green lawns and of corse a mountain range. Quick brekky and kahwa break and we started on a one hour drive to Gulmarg.

Our driver mentioned that if we didn’t go to Gulmarg* or Pahelgam, our trip to Kashmir would be incomplete. Well! his words were true as soon as we started getting closer to Gulmarg. We did a cable car ‘adventure’ there and it was damn least for me. 😛 We had a great lunch at the Khyber Hotel, where we plan to go in winters. Let’s see. Fingers crossed. 🙂

Sharing some stunning pics Sanjeev took during the trip. Also , there is a little video we made during our trip. Still learning but hope you like it. 🙂

Thank you so much for being on this Kashmir trip with us. I think you guys make it truly special with all your lovely comments. Mwaaah!!

*If you are going to Gulmarg, do book the gondola rides in advance. And leave early morning. 


orange coat winter fashion

Gucci black bag

Gucci Bag- lady bucke

orange overcoat street style

winter overcoat fashion

winter whites fashion

khyber hotel


dal lake kashmir
the first view of the dal lake
dal lake view
Let’s Go!
'Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya' was shot on this shikara!
‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ was shot on this shikara!
That look!
flower market dal lake
We sell the prettiest flowers on the lake!
Posing for Sanjeev : P
morning market dal lake
The Dal Lake welcome!
flower sellers dal lake
Rowing with pride!
saffron kashmir
Saffron shopping! : D
men on shikara
Mystery basket!
house boat kashmir
Ting ting tidink! : D
kashmirir men
My clothes reflect my mood!
women kashmir
house boat srinagar
Let’s teach you how to row the boat!
the lalit hotel kashmir
Buggy ride at the Lalit
the lalit kashmir
Color Co-ordinated
gulmarg kashmir
Gulmarg Starts!
This guy had surely been reading IMBB. loll!!
The happiest one!
gorkha kashmir
Street fashion!
gulmarg beauty
Thousands of feet somewhere up above!
Best trip ever!
Best trip ever!
gulmarg travel
it looked like someone’s pretty home in Gulmarg
khyber hotel gulmarg
Went for lunch at Khyber. It was a wonder in itself!

And here’s the video for our Kashmir trip. Enjoy!

Jeans : Mango
Shoes, Sweatshirt : Zara
Coat : Promod
Bag : Gucci

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33 Responses to Gulmarg Trip and Dal Lake Flower Market ( Video)

  1. Tara says:

    Lovely pics Rati, and nice LOTD. The stark contrast of red, white and black looks good against the misty backdrop. I have the exactly same red coat which i love! U both look great…happy and rejuvenated! Thats the kashmir effect….recalling mine now 🙂 We went on shikara ride early morn as well as night! And both were amazing and totally different exp….romantic too <3 Have a good day and safe return, cya!

  2. saee says:

    Beautiful photos! Love your shoes. And the video was cute! When I was in Gulmarg? I saw a double rainbow over the snow covered mountains! Kashmir is truly stunning!

  3. Jomol says:

    Awesome you and Awesome pics :*…….Red looks so beautiful on you :*…….the beauty of Kashmir well captured……hats off Sanjeevji…and the video is too cute….I like the graphics you have done in the video…….sileema ishtyle 😛

  4. Surbhi says:

    U have looked extremely beautiful n elegant in all ur kashmir outfits rati di. I loved this outfit alot. As jomol di said, red suits u alot 🙂 video il see in the night, net issues 🙁

  5. Krithi says:

    Lovely pics and I definitely liked your sweatshirt

  6. rachna says:

    Lovely post and I loved the video as it has Mindy’s song…love her!

  7. pinky says:

    i loveeeeeeeee u r trenchcoat 🙂 and the bonnyyy shirt is superrr awesome 🙂 i am in love with kashmir after seeing u r piccyyys 🙂 it seems superrr serene and peacefull 🙂 i loveee the villas in last pic they look they are in swiss 🙂 glad u had an awesome trip 🙂 and thanks a ton for the virtual tour.if anybody needs help touring in india i would def suggest this site cuz they are all awesome places u visited and they are gonna thank me for that for sure 🙂

  8. Sabrina (Sandra) says:

    Really lovely pics, you look terrific, Rati, and I loved the video too. Thank you for these great insights into your Kashmir trip. Hugs.

  9. Neha Padhi says:

    wow…just wow Rati,your look and kashmir…just loved your coat,it reminded me of the girl in the red frock in the movie,”schindler’s list”.adding colour to the otherwise dreary surroundings 🙂

  10. amrita sharma says:

    hi rati..beautiful capture..its nt called heaven on earth 4 no reason..ur both attires r g8..feel lyk travelling aftr seeing d piccs…bt homebound due to viral 🙁 …

  11. Ramya says:

    I have been following ur entire trip Rati but was unable to comment! Sorry 🙁
    The place is breathtaking! I just loved loved the pics.. I could literally smell the air. I love ur travel diaries sooo much! Its like u take us with u there.. And OMG, u look so stylish n chic. I always felt that winter dressing takes more skill than summer dressing bcoz its so easy to get bundled up n look not-stylish.. But u, are, simply the best! 🙂 I love ur summer dressing a LOT but I seriously admire the way u put clothes together for winters! *respect*
    The happiness of ur trip comes across in the pics… And its contagious, I have a blissful smile on my face now 🙂

    • Rati says:

      aww it’s okay ramya. I have been so busy myself oflate. 🙂 Thank you so much. :)) I had so much dressing up fro winters. It was such a nice change from the never ending delhi summers. 😛

  12. sweta says:

    I loved each and every post of yours from this trip Rati 🙂
    And the final video is like cherry on cake 😀

    enjoyed it alot, Kashmir is there on my list for sure now 😀

  13. Esha says:

    Rati..that promod coat is sooooo hot on you!!!! 🙂 🙂 I loved all the pics and the video was just too cute.. 😀 😀 I have to go to Kashmir now!!

  14. Deepa Soni says:

    Hey Rati,
    We had gone to kashmir 2 years back on a family vacation, kashmir is truly a heaven on earth, of all the place’s i have been soo far kashmir has been the prettiest of all of them, the experience have been amazing n the beauty of kashmir has left a life long memory behind… we started our trip from Sonmarg n thn went to Srinagar (stayed on shikara at Dal Lake) from ther to Pahelgam (the most romantic place ever, the ppl ther call it mini switzerland) and the finale distination was Gulmarg, i totally enjoyed the Gondola ride ther, it was truly a amazing experience.. 🙂

  15. soundarya says:

    the one place mom wants to visit is Kashmir..I remember her telling this even wen i was a kid..Hoping to take her soon there 🙂
    Awesome pics Rati..n d video is jus too good 🙂 btw,saffron sales ?? they sell it a lil cheaper or asusual ha

    • Rati says:

      ummm am not sure of the cheaper part but you do get the best saffron in kashmir. plsu buing saffron on shikara was an experience in itself. :)) wish you all the best! 🙂

  16. Abhilasha says:

    I remember frolicking around in Rajori and Jammu and Srinagar as a kid…took it for granted then..never thought the heaven on Earth could become so inaccessible someday!!
    Wish we all had the freedom to pack bags and take a boat in Srinagar without a thought or care in the world…ahhh
    I hope it happens someday soon…I hope my kids get to see the place and travel safe..

    • Rati says:

      awww I think it is pretty safe to travel to srinagar. i think that if something has to happen it’d happen anywhere in the world. Kashmir is a beautiful place, I think you should totally make a visit soon! 🙂

  17. nidhi says:

    lovely place.. u lookin Red Hot :*

  18. Naomi says:

    Oh! you have captured the beauty of kashmir so well. me being a kashmiri myself just had a flash back of my own vacay in the valley. thank you so much for the video <3

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