As you travel from one Indian state to another, you often feel like you have arrived in another country. Stepping off the plane in Kashmir was no exception. We said goodbye to Steve and Sarah in Guwahati and made our way to Delhi so that we could catch a flight to Srinagar.
Arriving in Srinagar was particularly dream-like, as we had to catch our flight from Delhi at 5am, meaning we needed to be up and out of the door by 3.30am.
The first thing to hit us was how clean it was everywhere. The second was the extent of military presence. This of course was to be expected in an area which has essentially been a conflict zone for six decades.