This day was a day of uncertainty about when would we be able to depart for Srinagar. It could be at 0600 in the morning to use general lethargy of morning time, time of breakfast and prayers after which the Bandh Enforcers would become active or some time later in the day (When?). This situation forced few of us to get up well in time (by 0545) to keep in touch with our Drivers while rest maintained their sleep till they were to be told to get up.
As soon as some of us got up and spoke to drivers, it became evident that the move in the morning is unlikely till situation enroute becomes clear. We did not know (as the drivers too were clue less) when the move would take place. Only one thing was clear, whenever that happens, it would be at a very short notice.
We therefore had lot of time in hand but we had to remain in baggage fully packed condition either in the hotel or in the vicinity.
With this paradigm set for us, we woke up other at a comfortable time. Had a family tea time (where on the earth one gets such opportunity in the busy life these days) at leisure and then had unhurried morning in the hand to get ready at each ones own pace (yet another luxury).
AT about 1000 we decided to head for our breakfast to Dana Pani. The place was full. Then we decided to stroll in Pahalgam market for a short distance. We saw Cafe Log Inn right next to Dana Pani. This cafe belonged to Pahalgam Hotel, a neighbor of Hotel Mount View. Initial thought was not very conducive. After a small stroll in the market the youngistan of the group got curious and pulled the senior lot also to Log Inn.
|Decore of Log Inn|
|The Counter full of goodies|
|Messages from Travellers Around the World|
|Kashmir through Lens|
|Famous Dani Pani - Would not disappoint you|
|Trout with Lemon Sauce|