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Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

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Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Hi Experts,

Need your guidance on Kashmir travel. I will be travelling in mid september this year. Due to health conditions few of our family members can not take Gandola rides and Pony rides.. In this scenario is it still advisable to go to Gulmarg and sonmarg.. what else one can enjoy at these places in September?

If I dont got to gulmarg/sonmarg, planning to do 2 nights in Srinagar and 3 in Pahalgam. Is this time enough to cover the places?

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1. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Hi,

In Sonmarg,you can avail doli to go up the snow mountains.Else,you can enjoy the foothills & also the serene river.

In Gulmarg,without Gondola,there is nothing much.

Srinagar & Pahalgam can be covered as planned.

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2. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

NomadicSpirit_1

Considering the month of travel, Gulmarg, specially gondola ride can be skipped off. Rather Pahalgam and Srinagar would be perfect choice. May add Sinthan Pass from Pahalgam and Doodhpathri from Srinagar.

Edited: 21 July 2014, 16:38
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3. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Hi Ashish da

We are going to Kashmir n the second half of last week of September till first week of October.

What is most worth seeing parts , please advise

regards,

S. Jain

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4. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Ashish da, need advice!

i am visiting srinagar from 7th to 11th sept. Planned route is as:

Day 1- reaching to gulmarg around 0400 pm , 2 days stay

Day 3- gulmarg to Pahalgam in morning, overnite stay

Day 4- pahalgam to Srinagar in morning, stay in houseboat shikara ride

Day 5- departure

iternary is fine or do i have to change it? we are 2 with a infant (7 mnths).

how is the Gondola ride for infant upto phase 1?

i will be reaching at airport at 0130pm on day1, is it better to go to gulmarg/ srinagar?

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5. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Deepak_km001

Stay 2 days in Pahalgam and 1 day in Gulmarg. Because, there are more places to see in Pahalgam. Its better to avoid gondola with 7 m/o. You can go to Gulmarg from Srinagar airport, it takes roughly 2 hrs. There will be daylight till 7pm.

Edited: 22 July 2014, 10:58
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6. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

shashijain

In September end, you will get to see apples in the orchards, partially blooming gardens, changing colour of Chinar leaves. May also visit Sinthan Top.

Edited: 22 July 2014, 11:29
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7. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Ashish da,

thanks for prompt reply!

need some more clarification:

1) as you suggested to avoid Gondola ride, then is it prefer to go Sonmarg in place of Gulmarg?

2) please advice for the car hire- a) journey end to end

b) as when needed

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8. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Deepak_km001

Sonmarg would be better option. may contact the following vendors for cab

Mr Farooq : 9906508649, 9906521650 farooq@cometourandtravels.com

Uzair 09796102343

Abdul Hamid Karnai, Phone : +91-9906565116. hamid@karnaitravels.com

Srinagar Tourist Taxi Stand, Near TRC, Phone 019424525227.

In view of the itinerary booking a cab for entire trip would be convenient.

Edited: 22 July 2014, 16:21
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9. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Ashish da,

my family of 6 (including 2 seniors) are wondering whether to go to Gulmarg or Sonmarg in late July. Which do you recommend, as we are already going to Pahalgam and can choose between Gulmarg or Sonmarg.

Thanks

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10. Re: Kashmir in September - Need advice on Gulmarg & sonmarg

Ashish sir,

thanks for sharing contact details! this will certainly help.

plz suggest the itenary considering Sonmarg, Phalagam & srinagar for 5D/ 4N trip.

Thanks a lot!