Day 4 : The Unexpected Change in Itinerary There is an old saying that goes like "Be careful what you wish for"; only that in my case it literally came true. This was going to be our last day in Gulmarg; and we were supposed to travel back to Srinagar today as per the plan. We had already spent last 2 and a half days in Gulmarg and there was nothing new to be seen really. We had already enjoyed most of the winter sports like skiing, snow scooter etc; and with Gondola ride shut down due to bad weather, there was nothing left to be done as well. Still for some reason, I had this strange feeling last night wishing if we could just stay in Gulmarg for a day more. Little did I know that I will wake up the next day only to find it coming true. I woke up to a phone call from our driver Gulzar. He was supposed to come pick us up from Tangmarg today; and then drop us in Srinagar. He was from a village near Kupwara and with the weather being bad for last 2 days, it has been snowing pretty much everywhere in Kashmir. He told me that the road out of his village was completely snowed out and there was no way he was going to be able to make it to Gulmarg today. Thing with places like Gulmarg is that they are tourist magnets so authorities keep the road to here clear all the time. But that is not the case with the local villages. Sometimes in remote areas, locals get stuck for days before someone arrives to clear snow off the roads. So if Gulzar was unable to come today, I knew that he would not be able to make it tomorrow as well; because the weather was still quite bad and it was snowing quite fiercely now actually. I couldn't really blame Gulzar as well for not coming but then it also threw a hitch in my plans.