The holiday doubled up as a lesson in fishing with Chitrangda indulging in fly fishing, an angling method using an artificial fly. “We also went trout-fishing, which is a cold-water fish and requires a lot of patience. I wanted to learn this for a long time and got a chance to do so on this trip,” she adds.
The group also trekked from Pahalgam towards Sheshnag Lake and took a short trek around Gulmarg. “We had local friends guiding us but we couldn’t camp overnight anywhere. That’s something I would’ve loved to do,” she says, quick to add that she visited Dachigam National Park instead, a 141 km landscape located 22 km from Srinagar. “It’s really huge and beautiful. We rented cycles for easy travel.