Tag Archives: Kashmir

Kashmir Treks Usually Begin in Pahalgam, India

This was the itinerary for the “boilerplate” and moderate 5 day/4 night trek in Kashmir: Day 1 – Drive to Pahalgam and trek to Aru, altitude 9,270′ and camp. Day 2 – Trek to Lidderwat, at 10,000′ through Alpine forest

Floating and Sightseeing on Dal Lake in Kashmir – Srinagar, India

Other than sightseeing on land, we had an early morning shikara ride around Dal Lake, comprised of series of lakes, all leading into each other. The houseboat and local communities have lived for centuries on Dal Lake and some have

Visit the Kashmiri Moghul Gardens in Srinagar, India

I would think that every tourist visits at least one of the three Mughal Gardens located in the vicinity of Srinagar center. Your choices are: Nishat Bagh (Garden of Gladness) a long ride away; Cheshma Shahi, 9 km/6 miles from

Staying on The Manora Houseboat, Lake Dal – Srinagar, Kashmir

It is only a short 75-minute flight from Delhi to Srinagar. Now: Three very nice airlines, Spicejet, Kingfisher Air and Jet Airways fly here. Then: We had to fly junky Indian Airlines with a terrible safety record. Picked up at

Have You Considered Houseboats, Hiking and Trekking in Kashmir, India?

Before the violent troubles began in Kashmir in 1989, more than 500,000 tourists visited each year to float on picturesque Dal Lake and trek the alpine mountain trails that resemble Switzerland. ex-Marine (husband, Steve) and I were two of those