Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... keen to expose us to as much of this as possible. He was very patient in showing us the many chalets, the golf course (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.
As part of our itinerary, we were to visit Gulmarg, 60 Kms drive from Srinagar.
Our entire group breathes punctuality, and hence, we were up and ready for a light breakfast at our hotel at 7AM sharp, and ready to leave by 8AM.
But before leaving on the drive, we got a sneek peek of the lovely bungalow, the hotel owner had just behind the hotel. We were really jealous of the relaxing environment, he had built for himself.
The drive, ...
... at the foot hill to rent some boots. We were told it ost should be 50 Rps but the guy insists on a hundred. We were asked to sit take out our shoes. Put on the boots and go....
Back to the car and then drove up the mountain to Gulmarg . The road were winding with some hair pin turns. Reached Gulmarg and was met with lots of pony vendor and tourist. Drive Up to the gondola station and waited for our guide to get the tickets .It took quiet a while as there were ...
... must be safe for the jeeps and lorries to go past and they started moving. As we approached we could worryingly still see the occasional rock falling (only small ones thankfully!) so as we got the signal and gunned it past the danger spot we were all holding our breath. We then gradually winded our way up to 12,000 feet, at snow level, past incredible mountain ranges and ice blue streams. Someone in the jeep pointed out the area where Pakistani soldiers had attacked a few years ...
... men start telling us (two Brits and an American) how their hero is Osama Bin Laden. Fine, I understand why a Kashmiri would be fond of Bin Laden since he was a staunch supporter of Kashmiri independence. And I wouldn't expect them to be all overcome with sympathy for the US and UK after 9-11 and the Tube bombings in London when they had seen far worse at the hands of the Indian Army to whom our governments have always turned a blind eye. But these were upper ...