The Pine Palace Resort
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Travel Blogs from Gulmarg
The road from Srinagar to Gulmarg twisted and turned through the most spectacular scenery of pine forests with the mountain slopes all covered in grass. We passed shepherds tending their sheep like something out of Biblical times and all the way the majestic Himalayas was covered in snow. Too beautiful! Well, we got to our hotel, The Pine Palace, …
... 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 ...
... sininen ja järvi oli kauniin syvän sininen. Hyppäsimme pienen veneen kyytiin joka vei meidät Alin kotiin. Alin perhe otti meidät erittäin lämpimästi vastaan ja tunsimme olomme tervetulleiksi. Heidän laivansa oli kauniisti koristeltu ja me saimme ison huoneen jossa oli oma wc ja suihku. Ensimmäisenä päivänä emme jaksaneet juurikaan liikkua mihinkään, istuskelimme laivan terassilla, joimme chai teetä ja nautimme hiljaisuudesta. Paikka todella tuntui kuin paratiisilta kuten Javeed ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking