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Kashmir Trip Help

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Kashmir Trip Help

I am planning my June I week trip to Srinagar. I am seeking some information:

1. Any idea/review about the houseboat New Gulistan Palace or about Shama Houseboat / Ambassador houseboat ?

2. Any unmissable site at Srinagar or in surrounding areas ?

3. Veg food options in Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulamarg and Sonmarg ?

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1. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

1) No first hand experience of the mentioned house boats.

2) Sights of Srinagar - Nishat Bagh, Chasmesahi (dont forget to take water from the spring there), Shalimar Bagh. Hazratbal, Sankaracharya Temple (400 + steps), Char Chinar within shikara ride,

3) The following restaurants serve veg food.

Srinagar- Hotel Sadaf near Regal Chowk, Pahalgam - Dana Pani opp. Hotel Mountview, Gulmarg - Restaurant inside Highland Park, Sonmarg - Kangan (inside Hotel Sonmarg Glacier).

Edited: 21 May 2011, 09:21
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2. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

Thank you for the info.

Any other houseboat recommendation ?

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3. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

anyone has experience with the travel agency named Bharatonline.Intend to spend july in Kashmir mainly golfing.

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4. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

I stayed in Shehnaz (deluxe houseboat) in October 2010, which is behind the floating market of Dal Lake. The houseboat was good enough as well as the food.

Edited: 21 May 2011, 16:54
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5. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

Thanks ! How was the location of houseboat and how were the views ? Was it Boulevard facing or was it deep inside the lake ?

Can you share contact details here ? Or should I send you a PM ?

Any Taxi contacts in Jammu for Jammu-Pahalgam journey ?

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6. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

The houseboat is not Bouleverd facing, its inside the lake facing lotus garden. For taxi you may contact Email:hamid@karnaitravels.com

info@karnaitravels.com

Edited: 22 May 2011, 06:13
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7. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

Thanks Again !

Any website or contact details of this Shehnaz houseboat ?

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8. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

Hi Yogi, & Thanks Ashis 4 d Info, I find it extremely absurd & frustrating that hardly any local Kashmiri ever come on TA to answer queries!!

& this inspite of informing the head honcho himself of these missed opportunities!!

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9. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

Al of them who come here, come for promoting their own businesses. There is no independent local guy.

It's good that TA now has a DE for Kashmir, who may not be local but has travelled himself and provides neutral travel advice.

With the tourism boomin in valley, I am sure very soon he will have his hands full.

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10. Re: Kashmir Trip Help

I will try to find the contact nos for Shehnaz, as soon as I get that, it will send to you.

Edited: 22 May 2011, 12:44