Butt's Clermont Houseboats
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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After breakfast we catch the shikaras to shore and then taxi to the Botanic Gardens. Lovely with lots of fountains, huge maple like trees, called Chinar, and Magnolia Grandifloras as a backdrop for lawns and flower gardens. Spoiled only by debris from the previous day's masses. Then we visit a large Kashmir rug showroom for a very interesting demo on how they are made and then shown a ...
... Again, I have no idea what was going on as there was a religious-festival feel to it all but, hey, the music was good entertainment.
Despite being told that the buses to our next destination, Srinagar, left every hour, when we tried to actually get one it looked as if that day the only bus wasn't leaving for another 12 hours. We were quite confused though as people were already sitting on the bus. Nobody seemed able to explain what was going on apart from one guy ...
... orange beards became the fashion. I went to go hiking for several days in the famed Vale of Kashmir. And being India, it was a long start. After getting up for my "7 am" departure, I was brought to the "cousins" (everyone is related, FYI) houseboat to meet the other two girls for the trek, Noga and Ravi from Israel. We were then given breakfast, further pushing back our departure. After finally getting our guy to get going, we were finally on the road...to make several ...
All but the four of us who just got back from Ladakh, left early before the curfew to go to Sonmarg for an overnight stay. The four of us simply couldn't face batting back into a car and do part of the journey we did just yesterday. I tried to check my emails, but the modem was switched off. I assumed because as Ashraf said that access to the Internet was blocked. The same five uniforms, 2 police and 3 soldiers turned up about 7am and took their positions ...
... more if our guide did not kept hurrying us to move on. Back to the boat for lunch and we sat outside again . As usual we were like targets to those shakira touts coz they made a beeline towards us. This time we did buy some bags from one of them but that just attracted a whole lot more of them to our boat . :( Even though we went on our shakira ride they followed us along and rowed right next to us and kept pestering until we firmly told ...