The Pine Palace Resort
Travel Blogs from Gulmarg
... more than we have for their Kashmiri adventure, so Akbar, being the most connected man in the region, has had the place opened specifically for them. This is a private party! The kids eat and head back up to the hotel leaving Julie, Akbar, Michael and me. Smoking and drinking are permitted and Michael has patched his Ipod into the place's big on volume short on tone sound system, giving the place a certain Dutch vibe. We actually have some ...
... the lake and the floating gardens, but is also used by the locals, for transporting as well as selling fruits, vegetables, flowers etc.,
We encountered lot of Shikhara's selling fresh fruits, vegetables, steamed corn, cool drinks and snacks, in the midst of the smooth waters of Dal Lake.
The water was cold, and when we drove our hands in the current passing us, we could see that we were literally, moving on top of an underwater world ...
... thinks "Kashmir" has a certain ring to it. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page were originally inspired to write the song that they consider the quintessential embodiment of the Led Zepellin aesthetic after a trip through the mountains and deserts of Morocco. Apparently, "Ouzzazate" did fit the rhyme so they swapped names and chose "Kashmir" because the name itself conjures visions of strange cultures and far off lands. Well, that, or really soft sweaters. I suppose ...
... typical Indian-city problems of air pollution and litter. Considering that Dal Lake with its houseboats is not far away from the main part of the city, it is surprising that Rasul's houseboats, although further out from shore than many of the houseboats, are as tranquil as they are. Yes you can just hear the honking of traffic, but there is a surprising abundance of water birds - ducks, herons, ...
... our very own houseboat for a couple of days, walking left through the low lying wood panelled door frames is the dining room, complete with old English doilies and stained teak dining table. Through the back door, a little patio with soft linen curtains drawn, pale yellow hand rails and linoleum fake wood flooring. These boats were all constructed by the English back in the day as there were prohibited from owning land in Kashmir, which is obviously why all ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking