Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
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... Will definitely go again to complete Gulmarg. It was just after fullmoon (Purnima) that I arrived in Gulmarg in mid May 2014. So, I got beautiful and amazing view of Moonlight over snowy mountains at night and Moon itself in the morning. This was the most memorable moment in my Kashmir ...
... 3 hours, but time was immaterial, as we were immersed in the un-paralleled beauty of the passing by rivers, valleys and snow capped mountains. Kashmir is truly blessed with nature's picturesque moments.
We had a couple of stops in between to snack, but one final stop before Gulmarg, was to get snow boots (a misnomer, as these were just gum boots in disguise).
We reached Gulmarg (about 2730 mts above sea level), the Meadow of Flowers, when ...
... jam around the ticket station - human jam !!!! Worst
Alas tickets were sold out and we went for our picnic lunch instead. Picnic among the pony dungs !!! It was so cold brrrr.....my 2nd time picnicking in the cold. Lucky the sun was out.
Then it was toilet break ... Went to the park and trekked up a slope for the WC... Turn out it was
2 small brown hut and one of them could not even be opened. This was our first encounter with the public ...
... feel too risky. As it was it was easily the most breathtaking and incredible journey I had ever done. We realised after the first hour that the driver's window would be open the whole trip, to enable him to chain smoke, so at the first stop, Sonmarg (an incredibly beautiful place that has a glacier you can walk to), I popped out and bought a huge blanket, probably the wisest thing I've ever done as it wasn't the warmest or most easy day! Our first obstacle was a landslide on ...
... that spoke English well enough and were educated enough to know that what they were saying wasn't going to be received well by us. I felt like asking them what their boy, Osama, would have thought of the booze they were guzzling but there wasn't any point. It may have been a case where a drunk man says what a sober man thinks and its certainly possible that there is a widespread respect for Bin Laden among Kashmiris that they keep to themselves when ...