Travel Blogs from Katra
We stopped for Tea and biscuits and then as we drove off the car would not go into gear. The driver thought he had first gear but he was trying to take off in 3rd and car kept stalling.He tried this for quite a while and in the end we were basically stranded on the side of the road. After a long wait while he insisted he was going to call someone and get it fixed. He finally let Peter jack the car up and have a look. What he found was that an 8mm nut that held the gear linkage to ...
... but the bed was made, it was 700, then the top floor, the room was
even smaller, it was almost clean and it was 900 rupees.
In the end we found some pretty nice villas and after a lot of negotiation (almost an hour) we stayed there for 500 rupees (down from 5500!!!).
It was a good sleep and very cold as it was in the mountains.
We left early and continued on our journey towards Srinegar.
We passed through Jammu and stopped at the old palace and had a look at the view, we were now entering the Jammu kashmir region and we could see the landscape change very noticeably after the outskirts of the city, there was lush forests filled with monkeys and ...
... the delay. What does it matter? We snoozed and listened to our MP3 players.
10:30 PM ARRIVAL
Tired when we arrived and not in the mood to be pestered by touts, auto rickshaw & pedicab drivers. It was late and we were bushed. We got into an auto rickshaw not realizing just how close we were to the hotel we had picked out of LP.
Our first choice ...
... re-shaken and thanks re-given, we were on our way again. Total cost to remove a wheel, repair a tube, seal a vacuum hose, replace a footpeg and straighten engine guards and a shift lever? IR 100 (about $2).
Crossing the Ravi River on the Madhopur bridge, we left Punjab behind and entered India’s northernmost state, the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, at the congested and very muddy border check in Lakhanpur. As it was our ...