Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... only playable in the few summer months and reputedly the highest in the world) and the military outposts. Given the close proximity of the Pakistan border, alpine training and outposts are most evident.
Travelling to and from this area, we passed through rather fragmented rice padi and vegetable farms. Given the somewhat alpine climate, a short growing season limits output. Roads (particularly closer to Srinagar) were congested ...
... and I was sure it was about us. People came in crying in distress they have lost their family members and friends and houses, the last thing they want is our white godless faces in where they connect with Allah. He then took us up the road and started to have an argument with a heavily bearded guy in a cooper shop. This was clearly about us as the guy was pointing at god and then at us. He invited us into the shop and the bearded guy asked why we wanted to visit the mosque or whatever ...
... locals, who did the next best thing, squeezing us through the queue at various points of time, ensuring we do not spend hours on the queue. It did save a lot of our time, but still, we were always on the look out for cops who could fish us out, as we did not have the tickets for the ride, not until the last minute.
To set the context and the importance of the ride, the Gulmarg Gondola, is the world's second highest operating cable car. Also, it is ...
... hands in to the small window . Again our guide behind me told them off and push me forward . Goth tickets in Less than 10 mins time. Should have done this much earlier and not wasted half a day away.
Ok we got the ticket and he led us to another queue to the gondola that will bring us up the mountain he adviced us to leave our bags in the car with our driver and only bring our cameras , which we did. The queue here was just as bad. Pushing here and there and ...
... at Gulmarg. A bed in the unheated dorm is $10 a night, there is free tea all day, outstanding communal feasts for dinner for $2, ski in and practically ski out access to the mountain. It's owned by a guy named Raja who is the legend of Gulmarg and one of the more unique characters I've ever come across.
Raj claims to fought with the mujahadeen against the Russians in Afghanistan and later against both the Pakistanis and Indians in Kashmir. I don't know ...