Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
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Land;India. Provincie;Kashmir. Dorp;Gulmarg. De hoogste gondola ter wereld en sneeuw, heeeeeel veel sneeuw.
Het weekend voor ons vertrek naar Gulmarg, een klein skidorp gelegen in de Himalaya in de meest noordelijke provincie van India, Kashmir, begon het daar weer te sneeuwen. En niet zomaar hier en daar een vlokje maar met bakken …
... 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 ...
... a new life. We left the family to themselves at this point, simply glad that they had welcomed us so graciously to be a part of the ceremony – it was truly special.
From Srinagar we started a two-day journey to Dharamsala, home of the Tibetan Government-in-exile. A nice mountain escape where we hoped to get a glimpse of His Holiness the Dalai Lama!
Pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/1042989283 85861281834/Srinagar?authkey=Gv1sRgCO-q ...