This couple took a break from the lockdown with a snowy, adventure-filled holiday in Jammu and Kashmir
Sheltered by a clear blue sky against which the snow-laden landscape struck a delightful contrast, Devanshi and Navshil Parekh’s holiday in Jammu and Kashmir looked straight out of a fairytale. Planned and curated by WeddingSutra Favorite – TripKraft, who left no stone unturned in their quest to orchestrate a perfect holiday for the couple, this outing amongst the pristine snow-capped peaks of Kashmir left the duo rejuvenated after a year filled with uncertainty.
When it comes to experiencing snow and unfiltered natural beauty in India, it just doesn’t get better than Jammu and Kashmir. Acknowledging this fact, Devanshi decided to ring in her birthday at this gorgeous destination. Aided by Sia Mutreja, Founder of TripKraft, Devanshi and Navshil started planning their holiday. Describing the process Devanshi shares, “As we started planning, we were sure that we wanted to visit Khyber and not roam around the entire length of the state. Sia from TripKraft understood our needs and got us the best rates possible. In fact, we couldn’t even find those deals online! Since my birthday falls on a blackout date, that is, 31st December, I think it must’ve taken quite an effort to secure the deal that TripKraft got us.
As for the activities during the holiday, both of us wanted to do something special and indulge our adventurous side with thrilling snow sports like skiing and sledding amongst other things. Overall, Jammu and Kashmir was the perfect choice as we managed to stay local during the pandemic while all the same, experiencing the rare phenomenon of snow in India.”
Gushing about her experience with team TripKraft, Devanshi shares, “TripKraft has been really close to our hearts as they also planned our honeymoon from start to finish. Even for this trip, they were extremely hands-on as they planned out everything for us from the tickets, hotels, pick-ups and drops to the activities. They looked into the smallest of details with a fine-tooth comb to make the experience even more special. Since we were on this trip to celebrate my birthday, they sent a letter to my room with a small cake! Thanks to them, everything was perfect! They’re very receptive to feedback, TripKraft has always accepted it positively and they duly come back to you with something better. Nobody in my opinion can get you deals better than them!”
“We stayed at The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa as we wanted to experience the luxuries of the property and stay at the highest gondola where one gets a stunning bird’s eye view of the surrounding beauty. However, we didn’t just enjoy the picturesque landscape but we also tried our hands at sports like skiing, snow riding, and sledding. We also skied on phase two which is a lot tougher than regular skiing.
Since we’d gone with a group of family members, we planned many group activities with the help of TripKraft. One of the most memorable of all those activities was a private outdoor bonfire night where we had the opportunity to witness a stunning moonrise which was truly rare. Even though it was -15 degrees outside, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly as we sat close to the fire, devoured warm parathas and maggi while reveling in the magic of the moment.”
“In my opinion, Jammu and Kashmir, especially Gulmarg is a must-visit destination in India, especially for couples. Instead of spending precious time and money in pursuing international destinations, I feel it’s always better to explore one’s own country first. The hospitality at the hotel we stayed in was impeccable and extremely premium. Moreover, nothing can beat the views that you witness there”, shares Devanshi.
Hotels We Stayed At
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa