Hotel Akbar

Dalgate, Gate no 1, Srinagar, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, 190001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Srinagar

Day 14: Kargill to Srinigar

A travel blog entry by davefrow on Jul 31, 2014

1 photo

... to insist, he asks his sidekick for the book to write me a ticket, I decide the best remedy is to open the throttle and get out of there! We finally arrive at the car park where we leave the bikes as we are going over to stay two nights in three large houseboats on Lake Dal. Kevin has managed to find us, a miracle, so we board some shikaras (gondola type boats) to ferry us to the houseboats as night falls. The houseboats are a legacy of the British ...

The Kaftan and Tennille

A travel blog entry by steve_julie on Dec 04, 2013

4 comments, 24 photos

... Gladys Knight lead vocals broadcast on loadspeakers. The span of the lake is wide and the sound moves interstitially from one spot to another as if a conductor were directing it. Tears well up again. These are sounds we have been conditioned to fear. Every film or TV show that needs a proper villain that will be protest-proof turns to the Muslims. Every story we read about Mullahs and Imams and Islam is slanted to infuse us with at the very least, suspicion. But ...

Houseboat in Kashmir

A travel blog entry by lahra on Sep 23, 2013

1 comment, 14 photos

... meal of roast chicken, fish, potatoes and vegetables. Everyone loved it. We re all reading and relaxing after dinner when a random man walked onto the boat and started showing me jewellery. It was crazy! Home shopping on a whole 'nother level! He had some lovely things but I really couldn't entertain the idea of bargaining or buying another thing today. So it's an early night tonight after a relaxed and soothing day. And an early start tomorrow to see the floating ...

Srinagar, Kashmir

A travel blog entry by dianap on May 19, 2013

7 comments, 7 photos

... evening we were invited to join an Indian family, the Police Commissioner his wife, another couple and some others for dinner. They came to the houseboat, sitting on the floor and again eating with the right hand we had a feast of around 12 dishes of every Kashmiri spice imaginable followed by delicious rice and almond pudding and washed down with tea made from cardamon and cinnamon. The 2 women dressed in incredibly beautiful saris, blue and ...

Distinct lack of cycling

A travel blog entry by 2bikesnpenguin on Oct 17, 2012

5 comments, 28 photos

... through a windscreen it had to be. We ground up and slithered down Zoja La, our final Himalayan pass, peering out of the windows at the truly terrifying vertical drop to our left and the green vale of Kashmir ahead. The military presence steadily increased as the kilometres to Srinagar passed by until, on entering the town we were confronted with sandbag machine gun posts and groups of wary armed soldiers at each intersection. The atmosphere was certainly different to the ...

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This hotel, located on Dalgate, Gate no 1, Srinagar, is near Nagin Lake, Mughal Gardens, Manasbal Lake, and Tso Moriri.
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