The Pine Palace Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Gulmarg
... leave the airport. Our new guide welcomes us with a warm hug, and is eager to get us settled into our new home for five nights - two houseboats side by side on Lake Dal. One has four bedrooms with private baths, and the other has three, so that each of us can have private accommodations. The houseboats are a romantic notion, and in their heyday I am sure they were splendid accommodations, but the tourism business in Kashmir has fallen away since 2001 and it ...
... little hike in the fields around the hotel with Akbar's wife and the kids. We have worked it out with the kids; Steve's "rubber pencil" lessons still have all the wallop they packed at the orphanage in Cambodia and Julie is simply fascinating to the girls. She WILL tickle a strange child. Know that. The walk is fun and we gambol through the lightly wooded hillside. Julie, as is her wont, picks up a walking stick from the path. Then Steve picks one up ...
... to the next in line, as part of the gradual ascent towards the peak.
We reached Stage 1, the Kongdori Valley, nestled between the mountain peaks on either sides, a perfect representation of Kashmir and what was in store for us.
We relaxed there for quite some time, enjoying the views around us, while Kala, Shaila and Vijaya, grabbed their husbands (Ravi, Rajiv and Prakash respectively) to get transformed and merge with the locals by ...
... hold on to them. Down the slope we went . It was fun !! Even my mom joined in the fun. Next we were told we have to slide down on our own.... Wwweeeeee........ That was real fun! Wish we could do it a few more times .
We snow ball fight too . Our sledge pullers joined in too and I was bombarded the most . Maybe I was
After all that excitement we had Kashmiri tea at the local tea shop. The tea was a great welcome and it taste so good too with cardomon ...
... partners to leverage his prime piece of real estate into a real deal hotel, his nine person shack provides him with all he needs financially while being small enough that he doesn't have the headaches of a larger operation. He doesn't fuss over the money and the guests are largely left to the honor system when it comes to settling their bills.
The TV set in the common room is always tuned to either animal shows or professional wrestling and Raja, when ...