Day 8 — Srinagar to Udhampur

19th Aug
Srinagar always excites me ! Its a militancy prone area, probably that’s why !
We get up and pack our bags. The room service man calls us Jai and Veeru, when he gets to know that both of us have been riding for some days now, from Mohali to Manali and then to Leh.
I park my bike near the Dal lake to take a pic. We ate our breakfast !
We moved southwards now(on the map).
Passing through the Chinar trees, I felt a deep gratitude towards all the people who played their roles in making this ride of my life, a success.
The trees were beautiful. That song from ‘Kashmir ki kali’..remember ? :p

We cross Anantnag, and then we move out of this beautiful valley.
It starts to rain after the Banihal tunnel and it keeps raining till we reach Udhampur.
We reached our room and met my brother’s friend Rout.
He asks me, “you are clean shaven. Why?” And then he tells me that bikers are supposed to have beards.

It was a tough ride, but we knew now that just a day more and we will reach the comforts of home.
But it was also a sad feeling, because the road had become a friend now !
Though we were still on the road and hence, excited !

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