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Kashmir in last week May

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Kashmir in last week May

hi AshisRoy

I am booked for last week may for Kashmir.. We are 3 and my 2 yr old daughter..

I will first visit Vaishnodevi and then from Patnitop to Pahalgam - stay here for a day and then to Srinagar..

How will be the climate in May and will we get to experience snow?

Also, do u really suggest we stay in Gulmarg or Sonmarg? I was planning to station in Srinagar and then take day excursions to Gulmarg and Sonmarg.

Any recos on houseboats? Any dos or donts?

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To add to this - I heard this its the Tulip season.. wow.. Where can i get to see them?

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2. Re: Kashmir in last week May

bhavnam4

I have already replied to your 1st post. However, The Tulip Garden is in Srinagar. It will be closed by April end.

AshisRoy

Edited: 20 April 2012, 15:48
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Thanks ashish.. How is the road from srinagar to jammu? Are these winding roads? And how much time will it take?

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Thanks ashish.. How is the road from srinagar to jammu? Are these winding roads? And how much time will it take?

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5. Re: Kashmir in last week May

Hi,

I been kashmir in apr . 2010 .

As u traveling with 2year kid so its best to stay at shrinagar,make sure you have warm cloth for kid ,as it gone be so cold . You do day trips for gulmurg or sonmurg , we did ptnitop on way beck to catch train .

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6. Re: Kashmir in last week May

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Jammu - Srinagar highway is althrough hilly terrain. The road is wider than any other hill roads in India. There are bends all over. You may take a break at Patnitop/Kud/Batot. The journey will take 11 hrs by bus and 9-10 hrs by car.

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Edited: 21 April 2012, 07:16
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Hi Ashish,

Based on your recommendation, i am now staying at Pahalgam (1nght) and Gulmarg (1nt) and rest in Srinagar.

Wanted to know if Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Srinagar is doable or do i have to go Pahalgam - Srinagar - Gulmarg?

Also the hotels in Gulmarg are quoting 6K per night on the websites.. Is that the real cost?

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8. Re: Kashmir in last week May

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From Pahalgam to Gulmarg, you have to go via Srinagar. It would be better Pahalgam - Srinagar - Gulmarg.

Most of the hotels of Gulmarg and Pahalgam are sold out for May, that is why they are asking for higher rates. For which hotel you are talking ?

Edited: 27 April 2012, 13:25
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9. Re: Kashmir in last week May

This **WAS** Hotel Pahalgam.. Now they quote 10K!! :(

Any other good options would you know of? Any cottages or Dak Bungalows or homestays? Would you recommend JKTDC?

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10. Re: Kashmir in last week May

May try Brown Palace, Pine Villa Guest House, Alpine Inn, Pine Spring, Pine Cliff Resorts, Baisaran, Heena. Location of JKTDC is good but you may have to compromise with the service.

Edited: 30 April 2012, 11:13