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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 ...
... 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 ...
... enough for us, and the package included fantastic meals which were pretty much what we wanted whenever we wanted it, served on beautiful crockery in our very posh dining room, real napkins and everything! We’d have toast, omelettes, fruit and coffee for breakfast, salad, chapati and Kashmiri tea for lunch, and our evening meal was usually a selection of Indian dishes followed by a delicious desert of custard and nuts - talk about living like a king! And if there was ...
... 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 ...