Travel Blogs from Srinagar
... India's cricket bat industry. Had a good lunch just before going through the Jawahar Lal Tunnel, which was 2.5km long. Needed to stop before the tunnel to take my dark glasses off as the Enfield's lights aren't much good. In the afternoon we climbed up through forests to Patnitop, a hilltop settlement where the Brits used to escape when it got too hot in Delhi. Our hotel was called the Hotel Subhash Palace. It was ...
... where we will stay - but this time with an electric blanket instead of a hot water bottle - and other rooms that we will never see. We're not sure where Fire and the chef live, but our best count for population is eleven people. There is one bathroom, mercifully with the sink outside in the hall. The walls and floors are covered but little thought went into it. Shoes are not allowed in the house, nor in the boats, but the respect is not returned; ...
... heading off on our Trek, we stayed on Nageen Lake at the Majestic Group of houseboats. This was an elegant and gorgeous group of boats, with wifi and delicious food options. Nageen's bird life is incredible and we enjoyed sitting on our boat porch and watching the water birds running over the lillies or hover over the water as they tried to catch their dinner. A few things concerned us about this particular boat. Although nothing actually happened, Max and I got a very uneasy ...
... neutral. Many tourists had gathered by the site, and were sacrificing their vehicles to the magnetic phenomenon. But it is just an optical illusion, caused by the landscape, where there is a descent, which indeed looks like an ascent.
30 mins from Magnetic Hill is Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, a shrine dedicated to the sikh prophet, Shri Guru Nanak, who is believed to have been medidating in the region, while a demon, who was terrorizing the locals, threw ...
... who were thin and lean, leather skinned, bearded, hessian clad and definitely in need of dental care up into the mountains. We rode up over streams, rocks and grass for a couple of hours until we reached the gypsy huts made of wood that could be dismantled in the winter when they move on and Marcus was given a welcome cup of milky, sweet Marsala tea. The views across green meadows, trees just coming into bright green leaf over to the snow covered glacier and beyond up ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet