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Old 13th December 2009, 00:06   #1
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we are planning to go to kashmir this december and the plan is as follows#

\dec 27 flight from delhi to srinagar
dec 28 - srinagar local sightseeing
dec 29 - gulmarg skiing
dec 30 - sonamgarh sigh seeing
dec 31 - return flight to delhi

\so we have the following questions

a) although we have planned the travel,we have a nagging doubt that it would be very cold.\what is suggestion here

a) we are planning to stay in srinagar for four days.\so what are the suggestions for any reasonable hotel(within \rs 1000 per month)

b) \what is the possiblity of skiing in gulmarg?

c) will the dal lake be frozen or can we take the boat rides in srinagar?

d) any contacts for local taxi drivers and the cost ?

plz help.we need this info urgently.
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Sonmarg is closed for the winters.
Gulmarg(around 2 hours from Srinagar) is however the hotbed of winter sports.

Skiing is pretty big in Gulmarg, and its one of the most popular skiing destinations in India
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Srinagar remains in the zero+ range normally in Dec. Rarely snows there.
The JKTDC's Heemal on Dal Lake Boulevard is a good place to stay. May be over 1000 though. You can bargain heavily with houseboat guys, you may get cheaper houseboat rooms.
You will be able to boat in Dal Lake.
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Sonmarg is closed for the winters.
Gulmarg(around 2 hours from Srinagar) is however the hotbed of winter sports.

Skiing is pretty big in Gulmarg, and its one of the most popular skiing destinations in India

Hi tsk1979,

We were planning to stay in Srinagar for all the four days.However I want to see if its possible(within by budget ) to stay in gulmarg for a day or two.Is is worth staying in gulmarg.

I also know that "kashmir Snow festival" is going to be held in Gulmargh from Dec 24-Dec29.So will it be crowded ?

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Srinagar remains in the zero+ range normally in Dec. Rarely snows there.
The JKTDC's Heemal on Dal Lake Boulevard is a good place to stay. May be over 1000 though. You can bargain heavily with houseboat guys, you may get cheaper houseboat rooms.
You will be able to boat in Dal Lake.
Hi hvkumar,

Thanks for the reply.

I read in some of the forums that ,it will be very cold in houseboats.That was why we decided that we will stay in the land and just go to the boat rides.

Anyways I will contact JKTDC Heemal to see what are the rates.

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i am staying in tangmarg starting 23rd dec until 26th
I booked online via www.jktdc.com pretty reasonable.
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So what did it cost you fellows?

Any reviews?
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