The Silver Star

Lasjan, Byepass Road, Srinagar, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, 191101, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Srinagar

Day Sixteen – Low altitude at last!!!

A travel blog entry by meckley on Jul 10, 2014

34 photos

... that the driver was worried about. We had a few stoppages as several cars and trucks were coming the other way. There was a lot of construction going on and there was barely one lane. The drop-off on the side of the road seemed to be the longest of any of the roads we had been on!!!! I had planned on stopping, but there was no place to stop and we would have had to wait on oncoming traffic if we had stopped!!!

The village close to the pass was Dras. It has a reputation of being ...

The Kaftan and Tennille

A travel blog entry by steve_julie on Dec 04, 2013

4 comments, 24 photos

... is the Kashmiri Comme Ca, which means acceptable. Lunch is local fare prepared properly. Steve goes off his vegetarian diet to taste two kinds of mutton because, When in Kashmir... He finds it's tasty to be sure but hardly worth the moral compromise. After lunch Yvette and Julie are dropped at a local Pashmina/carpet store (a friend of Akbar's, of course) to shop as Fire keeps an eye on them while Michael, Akbar and I head off to the mountains to discuss a property ...

Mountain Thunderbirds

A travel blog entry by dont_pannik on Aug 29, 2013

... political battleground between India, China and Pakistan - something nowhere more evident than our next destination, Srinagar.
...Just another quick jaunt down the road.

This one took twelve hours. Doing these journeys at night is a shame as, without daylight to offer the visible terrors of advancing precipices these beautiful, dramatic journeys are reduced to irritating, uncomfortable crashes in the darkness. It's no fun being cold and bruised if you ...

Adventures from the Land of Saffron

A travel blog entry by dreamchasers on Mar 31, 2013

23 photos

... or home stay, and we left feeling a little sad because we were leaving friends, not just hosts.

I need to take a moment here to elaborate on the Kashmiri shopping experience, particularly if one is living on a houseboat. First of all, vendors regularly stop by your houseboat to sell anything and everything, including exquisite jewelry and leather products. You don't even have to leave your house, because the stores come to you.This even ...

Twinkling Dal Lake in Srinagar

A travel blog entry by aborder on Jun 05, 2012

29 photos

... looked inedible, old wooden styled architecture and many mosques. The fort crowns a prominent hill and can be seen from anywhere in Srinagar. Sadly, it is closed for military use, but many Muslims pay homage at the large nearby Makhdoom Sahib Shrine which is reached by climbing beggar-lined steps. We leave our shoes at the top of the stone steps, with a 'shoe ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Lasjan, Byepass Road, Srinagar, is near Nagin Lake, Mughal Gardens, Manasbal Lake, and Tso Moriri.
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