Unusual fun stuff to do at Kashmir
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM Last Post By: ksmaa
Mar 26, 2012 8:37 AM
Unusual fun stuff to do at KashmirHi Everyone,
I am visiting Kashmir - Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg in April this year for a week and am really keen to know about the fun stuff to do there. I am not a conventional traveler and while I like to have my share of 'touristy' fun..I'd like tips about the unique stuff you could do here that may not necessarily be famous.
Thanks in advance!
Mar 26, 2012 11:52 AM
1My buddy snowboarded at Gulmarg and said it was a trip. He met a guy who was in the process of starting a down hill biking tour as well. That could be fun.
Mar 26, 2012 6:45 PM
2You could always visit the tomb of Jesus Christ! :)
I don't know much about it, whether it's touristy or not, but it sounds like something that'd be fun to check off the ole bucket list...
Mar 26, 2012 8:40 PM
Mar 27, 2012 5:35 AM
4To make it even more funny, stand next to Indian soldiers in Srinagar and scream Azaaaad Kashmiiiir!!
Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM
5flanigan, that's hilarious.
In Pahalgam, I highly, highly recommend the Beach Resort guest house (it's about 1km north of the town center). It's clean, comfortable, and in a beautiful location right on the river. They have a kitchen they might let you use.
The guys that run the guest house, both named Ishmail Khan (that's an inside joke that will definitely make them laugh) can take you to the tomb of Jesus (there are at least two, one in Srinagar, and the one I speak of). It involves a fantastic day hike into the mountains, past a couple of really small villages that rarely see a foreign face.
The father of these same young men, can take you on an epic trek from Pahalgam to Zanskar. I'm still bummed I couldn't do it last year. He knows many other trails as well.
If you time it right, the Amarnath Cave pilgrimage is possible/worthwhile.
If you're interested, PM me and I can give you the contact details.
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