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Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

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Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Hi,

I am planning to visit Srinagar in January 1st week as thats the time when Schools are closed in Delhi. I will be accompanied by my husband and kids 6 and 13 years of age. We all want to enjoy Snowfall, please advise if we will find snowfall in Srinagar and which place will be preferred to stay Houseboat or hotels. Also if you can advise itinerary from Jan 1 - 7.

Thank you,

Aarti Malhotra

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1. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Hi Aarti,

January is peak winter in Kashmir & it'll be covered with a blanket of snow all around.Many places would be closed for tourists,including Sonmarg.

You can visit Srinagar,Pahalgam & Gulmarg.

You can plan skiing & other snow sports too.

Experience atleast a night in a delux houseboat(Either Dal lake or Nigeen lake) & then shift to a hotel.

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2. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Aarti M

Avoid staying in houseboat in winter. Because they don't have central heating system, which is essential to combat sub zero temperature of January (6-7 °C / minus 2-3 °C). Stay in those hotels which are centrally heated.

Itinerary :

D1 Arr Srinagar Airport and transfer to Pahalgam (3 hrs)

D2 Pahalgam - local s/s

D3 To Gulmarg (4 hrs)

D4 Gulmarg - Gondola ride etc

D5 To Srinagar - Shikara ride & shopping

D6 Srinagar - local s/s

D7 Fly out.

Edited: 18 June 2013, 12:38
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3. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Whole kashmir is covered with snow during your stay , i would suggest you to stay only in houseboats because of family or Home stay in srinagar

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4. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Hi,

Thank you for the itinerary. Can you suggest some good hotels in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar not too expensive but which have central heating and other basic necessities.

Thank you,

Aarti Malhotra

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5. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Sringar : Walison, Broadway, Comrade Inn. Gulmarg : Pine Spring, Royal Park. Pahalgam : Heevan, Mount View.

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6. Re: Srinagar in January 1st week in 2013

Thanks Ashish... will certainly make bookings in these hotels only.

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