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Old 13th January 2022, 23:58   #16
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I am sure this is one to be remembered for many years to come.

I started reading the thread just to look at the pictures of Linea (yes, I am a bit crazy that way - one of my favorite cars, if only Fiat dealership had continued in India! But, I manage with Fiat engine now), but I was hooked to the pictures of the landscape! It is gorgeous.

There is so much to see in India. Thanks for sharing all the pics.
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A very well written travelogue with excellent pictures.
Two things struck a chord with me; one is the love you and madam have for stray dogs, and the second was your observation on the Army.
The Lines is a great car with a fantastic GC. I am sure that the car must have enjoyed the road as much as you both did...
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Excellent Photologue. Some noob queries. What are the payment methods in the various parks? Is it digital or hard cash? How was the mobile signal? Do Google Maps work in these roads? Thanks in Advance.
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Your trip, Linea and the pictures are all majestic to say the least.
The pics from pari mahal show how much the Dal lake has been encroached upon over time. Where it used to be lake are golf courses and what not now.

Altos are indeed the fastest there. Locals prefer an Alto over anything else even if they have to go to Ladakh.

Personally, your post is quite envious to me. Cheers!
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Thanks everyone for the nice words.

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What are the payment methods in the various parks? Is it digital or hard cash? How was the mobile signal? Do Google Maps work in these roads?
I paid for entrances in cash. Mobile signal was great for our Airtel postpaid connection. Some places such as Baltal, Mughal road had some patchy network but good overall. Google maps work nicely. However, follow your instinct and check with locals if found some roads not good enough to proceed.

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I am sure that the car must have enjoyed the road as much as you both did...
As my wife generally says, the trips we do in Linea is more for the car to be able to stretch its legs than for us.

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Before driving to Kashmir several BHPians told me to avoid Mughal road for safety issues. I think your problem was road congestion, but probably worth because of the Peer Ki Gali pass views. Would you think it's worth taking up in near future?
Mughal road should definitely be on the agenda if visiting Kashmir. I checked with J&K traffic police before leaving for the same. There are no security issues with army patrolling the roads. We also need to make an entry after crossing Pir ki gali with army. We need to get out of the car, share car details, Aadhar details, address and get our pics clicked. Ladies, however, are excluded from this routine.

Due to bad roads after Bafliaz bridge, one can do a day trip and take a u turn from Bafliaz or proceed till Surankot and then take left towards Jammu to join Poonch Highway. I don’t have any idea of road conditions between Surankot and Rajouri. I hope it will be better than what I chose.
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