Lying under the sky at night was like looking up at the vast canvas painted with luminous, stardust.
I loved this opportunity to watch the night sky without the light pollution found in busy cities. Getting to this secluded resort high in the hilly areas of Kashmir was quite nerve-racking as the road was narrow and rough in places but well worth the effort.
It was very quiet and the absence of traffic noise was like a balm on the soul. We all sat in the cooling mountain air looking up and trying to identify the different stars and constellations.
Oh, and did I mention that there was no phone or internet signal there so it was a good thing that my son had brought his beloved astronomy book.