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Within the Khasmir region, is Gulmarg. An alpine region about 90 minutes drive from Srinagar. Yes, it may be hard to imagine, but there are rather extensive snow-bound areas. These representing one of the legacies of the imposing Himalayan presence.
We enjoyed our day in the snow (some 9000 feet above sea level). Our guide (Bilal) was keen to expose us to as much of this as possible. He was very patient in showing us the many chalets, the ...
... was doing its duty with all rigour. We had to walk about 2 kms to reach the base of the Gondola ride, that would take us to the peak. We did have the alternative of taking a horse ride, but we felt safe in our feet on the ground, and walked slowly, with horses crossing us occassionally.
By the time we reached the base, we were stunned by almost a km long queue, in the blistering heat, waiting for the Gondola ride.
Our guide, hooked us with one ...
... India and it was not a good experience at all :(
Back to the ticket station and the queue is stills bad . Then our guide came and asked one of us qto join the ladies queue ....I jump out of the car and followed him. There was no queue there at all where else the other queue was packed. My first time buying tickets here. There were men at our queue but our guide push him away telling him it is a ladies queue . Even so they were crowded in front of me ...
... in small, cramped rooms - the average room we were used to could’ve fit in to the space at least 20 times - to be honest it was probably bigger than our house in Edinburgh! But along with that, every detail was so well thought-out and put together, all such good quality from the incredible wood-work, fabric and furnishings, to the fabulous book collection and heated blankets!
But it wasn’t only the boat itself - the staff were wonderful, and really ...
Alex and I got a day of skiing in and then he and Dave left and went south again while I stayed on at Gulmarg After two nights in that shithole above the restaurant I went looking for something a little better and stumbled across what is one of the most memorable, interesting, and enjoyable guesthouse I've stayed at anywhere in the world. It's called Raja's Hotel and its hardly more than a tumble down shack in the middle of the higher ...