Travel Blogs from Gulmarg
... is rallying the troops with heightened fervor as today we are embarking for the mountains with his family in tow. The usual gang of idiots will be joined by Akbar's lovely wife and his three kids, niece and nephew. Packed and sorted, we will ride in the very nice SUV with a driver and Akbar's wife and the kids. The smokers will take the jeep and their lungs will take the beating. The ride out is about four hours and the road is rail straight, though it does climb a mild incline ...
... there there was a crowd if mainly Indian tourist jostling and pushing. We were lucky that Ashraf hired a guide to get us tickets and lead us through the crowds. It took a while, but we were finally on the gondola and enjoyed a ride to the top of the first stage. By then dark rain clouds gathered and the weather closed in. No views to be seen. Still, we wanted to get to the too of the second ...
... a couple guys I met further south in Amritzar. Dave was a sixty-something guy from Manchester, England who had tramped his way across about as much of the world (excluding Africa) as anyone I've met. And Alex, from Leeds, if half of what he said was to be believed had probably laid more tramps around the world than anyone I've met (and he had plenty of detailed photographic evidence). I don't think either of them actually planned to go to Kashmir until I ...
... back at 8 am.
Sri****r is famous for its housebouts on the apparently magnificent lake Dal.
Tired, fed up and painfully aware of my limited time left in India I instead decided to soldier on and got a rickshaw straight to the bus station.
Getting the last seat on the two day bus ride to Leh in the mountains of Ladakh, off I went.
We overnighted in a town called Kargi, which is still in Kashmir. The road from Sri****r to Kargil was ...
... presence everywhere. At the massive Delhi airport we could not even think of having a cappuchino – no time. Then there was a bugger up with Joy’s and my ticket to Cochin and we ended up sitting in style in First Class – were the rest of the crowd jealous????? We got to our beautiful Cherai Beach Resort at 10.30 last nite! And are we knocked out! Once again, Joy’s planning and knowledge of all of India has come to the ...
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