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Old 25th February 2011, 21:00   #46
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The tea estates of Darjeeling, the snow on the way to Tsomgo Lake/Nathu La and the beautiful Teesta River. Nothing short of paradise. I hope I guessed the places right !!

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Old 25th February 2011, 21:04   #47
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Should be Sikkim ?
Yes I would say the same! Its the road to Gangtok, The Teesta valley, Is it not Rohan?
The snowy road is to the Tsomgo Lake on the way to Nathula.

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Yes guys, you all guessed it right. Full marks to you and JK steel radials.

We went to Gangtok (capital of Sikkim) and visited the nearby spots.

The photos are Temi tea gardens, route to Tsomgo lake/Nathu la pass and Teesta river respectively.

It snowed so much (even in the month of Feb) that the road to Tsomgo/Nathu la pass was blocked. Hence, we could not visit these 2 spots.

Gangtok is like a paradise on earth. I would definitely visit this place again in the future. Highly recommended.

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Guys, hijacking this thread to plan for a honeymoon destination.

I am getting married and planning my honeymoon in the week of 22nd dec to 28th dec. Need to finalize on a destination by this week and book the tickets. We are getting married at Kerala and I am planning my trip from Bangalore. I had almost finalized on a package to Kashmir (Srinagar-Gulmarg-Pahalgham 5 nights) but just talked to a friend who did the same trip and he is advising against it, due to the political situation and the security issues there (Apparently when he went there was a curfew), is it worth taking the risk? Any other suggestions?

We are looking at a place to relax and have some fun, not so keen on spending everyday roaming around sightseeing.

If nothing works out, my default fallback option is Goa
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I went to J&k for my honeymoon 2years back... (30 dec - 4jan) it was all safe and i found kashmiri people very nice and helpfull.1 advice don't stay on houseboats for all 5 nights... it gets tooo damm cold.
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Thanks sinner, that sounds assuring. Aren't the shikaras centrally heated?

The package I have is for 5 nights, 2 night stay in shikara, one night srinagar. I have an option of staying in Gulmarg and Pahalgham or visiting there and coming back to Srinagar for the night stay.

How was the weather during that time? Will there be road blocks due to snowfall?

I am also open to other options, don't mind beaches or mountains, but not Goa, since that is any day doable from Bangalore. We are looking to visit an exotic place. I am looking at Auli, will have to ring up the clifftop resort to check the availability and rates.

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Thanks sinner, that sounds assuring. Aren't the shikaras centrally heated?

The package I have is for 5 nights, 2 night stay in shikara, one night srinagar. I have an option of staying in Gulmarg and Pahalgham or visiting there and coming back to Srinagar for the night stay.

How was the weather during that time? Will there be road blocks due to snowfall?

I am also open to other options, don't mind beaches or mountains, but not Goa, since that is any day doable from Bangalore. We are looking to visit an exotic place. I am looking at Auli, will have to ring up the clifftop resort to check the availability and rates.
I would suggest Himachal Pradesh since you are getting married in December. A lot safer than J&K and would be covered with snow. But to be honest, if I had to choose between J&K and Himachal, I would take J&K. It is indeed a heaven on earth.

PS: I have spent 8 years there.
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Hi,

I would suggest you to try Vythiri resorts wayanad for the honeymoon.

I spent my honeymoon there, and am sure it is one place that would surely make your honeymoon a worth one. But don't forget to ask for the tree house which is one of its kind and a real experience.
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I would suggest you to try Vythiri resorts wayanad for the honeymoon.

I spent my honeymoon there, and am sure it is one place that would surely make your honeymoon a worth one. But don't forget to ask for the tree house which is one of its kind and a real experience.
Thats a brilliant option. I always wanted to go to vythiri for my Honeymoon.
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...but just talked to a friend who did the same trip and he is advising against it, due to the political situation and the security issues there (Apparently when he went there was a curfew), is it worth taking the risk? Any other suggestions?
I have visited J&K for seven times so far (during Amarnath yatra period - June- July) - when terrorist activities get heightened and so does security.

The media always portrays a grim situation of Kashmir- not sure why. Things are blown out of proportion in most cases. If I were you, I would ignore that and go ahead. However, houseboats are in filthy waters. The water that comes in inside the bathrooms have a bad odor and yellow colour. I would never use that option to stay.


The valley is indeed beautiful - though I am not sure how it would be during winters (never been there).

Remove your fear.
J&K is not less safer than your home town.
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S_U_N, thanks for the reassuring words. In fact I spoke to a couple of blokes online who have visited the valley recently and they are also of the same opinion.

I have decided to go ahead and have booked my tickets from 22nd dec to 26th dec. Planning to stay one night in a houseboat, one night at pahalgham and 2 nights at Srinagar.

One thing I noticed after checking with a lot of travel agents (makemytrip, travelmasti etc) are that they all have a pre-defined set of hotels and routes which they can provide accomodation. Going by the tripadvisor reviews, none of them are even remotely good. So I am now thinking of making the hotel and car rental bookings myself, and surprisingly it is working out a bit cheaper as well.

Any suggestions about the hotels to stay and places to visit are most welcome.

I have the below hotels in consideration.
1) At Srinagar: bloomingdale, dar-e-salam and some others
2) Pahalgham: hotel pahalgham, pine n peak, pine springs and JKTDC guest house
3) Houseboat: newluckystar, mandalay.
4) Car rental: Planning to either take a day rental or asking for a package for my itinerary.
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One could try the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Beautiful, serene, peaceful and completely secluded from bustling city-life. If you're adventurous, you could try driving to Leh-Ladakh and spend a week in the mountains.
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Hi all

First of all congratulations to all fellow bhpians who got married or who those who are going to get married.
Fortunately i am also getting married and I need your help in my after marriage travel plans.
Planning to go to Ooty and Wayanad. I can go from my native kanyakumari to ooty. But I am not sure how to go from ooty to wayanad.Th problem is that I have only 4 days of leave for my trip and I cannot waste much time on travelling.

Can you guys please help me out?
Thanks in advanvce
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Hi all,

I am getting married on 10th December 2012 in Gujarat. I am planning for a honeymoon during the last week of December for a period of 6-7 days. I have already checked this thread on



honeymoon suggestions, however I am starting this new thread to know more about the best hotels and packages I can opt for based on your suggestions and experience. We would love to visit hill stations instead of beaches.

We have shortlisted Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Wayanad in south India.

Now the question in my mind is how to visit these places. I am really confused whether to travel by private taxi (per KM basis) or book a package from yatra/makemytrip.com/travel guru or travel by train and book a honeymoon package with the hotel.

1. I have come across some very good travel packages offered by make my trip and travel guru. However I am not sure of the services included in the package like the hotel and sight seeing will be good and up to the mark. Please help me on this if anyone of you have booked a travel/honeymoon package from make my trip which includes food, sight seeing.

Makemytrip is offering 2 nights in munnar, ooty and kodaikanal for a price of 17k.

2. Going by private taxi: Will this be a good option to travel by a private taxi (Innova)at 12/- per Km. Driver knows all the routes and the starting point of the journey will be Chennai. On the way we would like to cover, Ooty, Munnar, Wayanad and back to chennai. Please advise.

3. Travelling on our own: Book the train tickets, book the hotel in Munnar. Please advise if this is good option but Guess I have to spend money on sight seeing, food and travelling.

We will be restricting the stay at one point and spend couple of days instead of visiting too many places. So please let me know good budget hotels in Munnar and wayanad that includes good stay with quality vegetarian food.
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Some snaps from our Honeymoon.. (April 2012) :-)

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