Kashmir, a picturesque valley nestled in the Himalayas, is also referred to as “heaven on earth”. The stunning landscapes, snow-capped mountains, serene lakes and lush green valleys have attracted tourists for centuries. As an avid traveller, I had always been intrigued by the beauty of this place, and so I decided to embark on a trip to Kashmir to experience its magic first-hand. Little did I know that my journey would turn out to be an experience of a lifetime, full of adventure and life lessons.
My trip to Kashmir started with a flight to Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. As the plane descended, I caught my first glimpse of the snow-capped mountains. The view was awe-inspiring, with snow-capped mountains standing tall against a backdrop of blue skies. I felt a sense of calm and tranquillity that I had never experienced before.
As I stepped out of the airport, I was greeted by the fresh mountain air and the warm hospitality of the locals. I had a local guide pick me up from the airport; he introduced me to the local culture and traditions, and I got a taste of the famous Kashmiri cuisine.
The next few days were spent exploring the city and its surroundings. I visited the iconic Dal Lake, which is surrounded by the beautiful Mughal Gardens and houseboats.
Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.