Heevan Resort Srinagar
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... to go if it will cause offence etc. He really wanted to take us, another mosque is in our guide book and we had stupidly mentioned it. He said it wouldn't cause offence and was fine as long as we wear the headdress and really wanted to take us. It was not a good idea, firstly we felt horrendously uncomfortable, it was not a architectural masterpiece you would expect tourists to visit so what the hell was I doing in a mosque. Secondly it did cause offence. People outside were arguing ...
... or have the rats run over your feet. You're not allowed shoes in the temple so they would literally be running over your feet! It turns out I'm not going to have much luck this year as didn't eat any half-eaten-rat-food or have any of the rats run over my toes! It was the final day of a festival there so the temple was crowded with people, all shouting at each other, banging drums and ringing bells. There is (or course) no order to it and so the temple is filled with a cacophony ...
... below fits together. This was where I first appreciated the sheer size of the water bodies feeding this city life.
And finally we were off, saying our goodbyes to John and the family we hopped into a rickshaw and made our way to the airport. It is run like a military base and I really battled to comprehend and allow for all the number of security checks. There were a number of these: on the road before entering the complex, on the ground before entering the building, 4 ...
... their summer residence. Now a public park, with the mountains in the back drop, a variety of flowers blooming with beauty, it was perfect for the group to relax, taking in the natural aroma of the Kashmiri valleys.
We then moved on to Nishat Bagh (Abode of Pleasure), a persian garden, built in the form of a cascade of terraces, necessitated by the topography and water source conditions in the valley. The garden commands a magnificent view of the Dal ...
... actually are. For the first two/three hours we had to stop every 10m!!! Breathless, exhausted, huffing and puffing, suffering the altitude!! 4 hours of mountain climbing, through beautiful forest like landscape, sharing the trek with goats, horses, donkeys and local people. Most of the locals were impressed by the fact we were hiking carrying our bags and without a guide. That's when we found out most people do hire horses to carry all the equipment and a guide to lead ...