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Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Bhilai, India
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Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Planning to tour J&K in Dec 2012. My itinerary is given below. Please suggest other better options. We are 4 adults (1Gent + 3 Ladies).

(1) 20.12.2012 reaching Srinagar at 11.00 Hrs by flight. Stay at Pahalgam.

(2)21.12.2012 - Stay at Pahalgam.

(3)22.12.2012 - Stay at Aru.

(4)23.12.2012 - Stay at Gulmarg.

(5)24.12.2012 - Stay at Gulmarg.

(6)25.12.2012 - Stay at Sonmarg.

(7)26.12.2012 - Stay at Srinagar.

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1. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Also please provide me the telephone numbers of JKTDC hotels at Pahalgam and Gulmarg.

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2. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

(1) 20.12.2012 reaching Srinagar at 11.00 Hrs by flight. Stay at Pahalgam.

(2)21.12.2012 - Arrive at srinagar t/f to Pahalagam o/n

(3)22.12.2012 - Visit chandanwari , eeetab valley and Aru and Back to pahalagam

(4)23.12.2012 - Phalagam - Srinagar - Gulmarg o/n

(5)24.12.2012 - Tour of sonamarg

(6) 25.13.2012 Back to Airport

(6)25.12.2012 - Gulmarg - Srinagar and Tour of Mughal garden

(7)26.12.2012 - Day trip to Sonamarg

Edited: 10 June 2012, 11:30
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3. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

KAKOLI_12

The itinerary needs some essential changes.

Chandanwadi and Aru will be under snow in December. Betaab valley might be possible from Pahalgam. Staying at Aru is not at all possible in December, neither it is recommended. Because, the only accommodation in Aru is JKTDC hotel, which has no electricity. Sonmarg will be closed in December, hence that part also to be deleted.

AshisRoy

Edited: 10 June 2012, 17:32
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4. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Respected Sir,

We 4 friends with family (8 audult & 4 childres) Planning to tour J&K in 23 Dec 2012 to 30 Dec 2012. Our itinerary is given below. Please suggest other better options and Precautions :

23/12/12 - reaching Jammu & Mata Vaishnu Devi Darshan

24/12/12 - Katra to Srinagar via Patnitop by a rented car

25/12/12 - Srinagar to Sonamarg day trip with all local sightseeing

26/12/12 & 27/12/12 - Srinagar to Pahalgam with all local sightseeing including Beetab valley and Aru

28/12/12 - Pahalgam to Gulmarg With all local sightseeing

29/12/12 - In Gulmarg with all local sightseeing

30/12/12 - Gulmarg to Jammu – to catch the Hingiri Express at 11.00 pm.

Please guid us. Is there any another route to go Srinagar from Jammu like Air? Our Train Ticket up & dn are confirmed. Please advice us about our tour schedule.

-Subir Kundu, Kolkata

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5. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Sonmarg is not possible in December end. There are flights between Srinagar and Jammu.

Edited: 11 September 2012, 20:04
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6. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

You may Also consider Patnitop. It is a beautiful hill-station at 6300 ft abv sea level. the distance is 110 kms from Jammu. Nearest Rly Station is Udhampur. Just 02 Hours Drive from Udhampur. More information is as under :

Distance : PatniTop is 85 kms from Katra . It takes 150 Minutes to reach patnitop by a cab. The stopovers in between are Udhampur, Chenani and Kud.

Kud is quite famous for its Local Sweet called PATISA.... You must try that. Prem Sweet Shop is the Oldest and the Best one.

Patnitop has Two Entry Points, I would suggest You to Ask for KASSAL MORH. From there Naag Temple is Just 01 Kms and all hotels are near to that Only.

The Other route is from JKTDC Reception . It takes around 06-07 kms to reach Padora Enclave from there. Avoid this route.

S.Seeing Spot in and Around Patnitop are :

1. Sanasar- Nathatop Circuit : 19 Kms One Way from Patnitop.

2. GouriKund, Sudhmahadev and Manatalai Circuit : Approx. 60 Kms One Way

3. Chanderlok Lake Site / Peerah : Approx. 35 Kms from Patnitop. Famous for Local RAJMA/CHAWAL and further ahead You can see the Artifical Lake from a far off Location. Gives You Photo Opportunity.

4. A Class Hotels in Patnitop are Vardaan Resort Patnitop, Samson and Green Top.

Have a Safe Trip ! ! !

PS: Please take due care with small children and aged companion while visiting the Tourist Resort. One has to climb and walk in ad around the Place.

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7. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Hi All,

I am planing my first visit to Jammu & Kashmir with my wife, below is the itinerary.

Please suggest if from climate etc perspective if it will be fine or anything to be taken into account before travelling.

16.12.12 - Veshnodevi darshan

17.12.12 - Katra to Pahalgam by Taxi

18.12.12 - Pahalgam stay

19.12.12 - Pahalgam to Gulmarg by Taxi & Stay in Gulmarg

20.12.12 - Gulmarg to Srinagar by Taxi & Stay in Srinagar

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8. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Hi All,

I am planing my first visit to Jammu & Kashmir with my wife, below is the itinerary.

Please suggest if from climate etc perspective if it will be fine or anything to be taken into account before travelling.

16.12.12 - Veshnodevi darshan

17.12.12 - Katra to Pahalgam by Taxi

18.12.12 - Pahalgam stay

19.12.12 - Pahalgam to Gulmarg by Taxi & Stay in Gulmarg

20.12.12 - Gulmarg to Srinagar by Taxi & Stay in Srinagar

Edited: 28 November 2012, 00:50
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9. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

The itinerary seems okay.

Edited: 28 November 2012, 06:56
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10. Re: Visiting Kashmir in Dec 2012 - please advise

Hi,

We have booked our train tickets 2 months before from 26th dec 2012 to 6th Jan 2013.we are all five families in 40 age group with kids.we are from maharashtra.we are very much worried about the weather in kashmir and planning to cancel the trip.Our itenery is

3 days in srinagar

1 day in sonmarg

1 day in gulmarg

1 day katra via patnitop.

2 days vaishnavdevi

please recommend us shall we cancel or stay as above programme.

all suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Edited: 16 December 2012, 20:17