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Kashmir Trip in May 2013

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Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Dear Fellow Members,

We are 2 couples (no kids) travelling to Kashmir in May 2013 for 9 days. I'm arranging everything on my own and a lot in advance considering it will be peak season.

Appreciate if you can help me with a few questions below.

1. Is one day enough to cover sightseeing in Pahalgam - namely Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Baisaran, Chandanwadi. Any other places to see/visit?

2. Cost for white water rafting in Pahalgam.

3. Local taxi hire cost for sight seeing in Pahalgam (as outside cars are not allowed)

4. Taxi hire for a day - local sight seeing tour in Srinagar

5. Taxi hire for a day trip to Gulmarg / Sonmarg / Yusmarg

6. Advice for houseboat stay. Any recommendations. Number of days advisable?

Please feel free to give any other suggestions for our tour, suggest restaurants and or any specific things to do.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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1. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Pahalgam s/s (Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Baisaran, Chandanwadi) can be covered in a day.

Local taxi hire cost for sight seeing in Pahalgam - Eco Rs.1400, Sumo Rs.1600 Tavera/Innova Rs.1800 for Aru, Chandanwadi and Betaab Valley.

Taxi for local sight seeing tour in Srinagar- Rs.1500.

Taxi hire for a day trip to Gulmarg / Sonmarg / Yusmarg - Rs.2000 for round trip.

Houseboat - New Golden Gem, +919906565116, +919797712979. hamid@karnaihouseboats.com booking@karnaihouseboats.com

New Buckingham Palace : Himalayanvalley@ymail.com 09419747419.

Stay 1-2 nights in Houseboat.

AshisRoy

Edited: 1:29 am, January 16, 2013
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2. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Dear Ashis,

Thanks for your prompt response and all the detailed information provided. This is going to be very helpful in budgetting the tour cost.

I'll surely speak with the Houseboat contacts you have provided. Any idea of the houseboat rates per night for the ones you suggested?

Thanks again for your help.

Really appreciate it !

Thanks & Regards,

Mustafa

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3. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Houseboats @Rs.3500 -4000 aprx for 2 adults in MAP.

Edited: 2:55 am, January 16, 2013
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4. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Excellent. Thanks Ashis.

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5. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Dear Anish, your info is of great help.

Can you tell me if the taxi cost if inclusive of tolls, entry fees etc. Or they are just the taxi hire rates only.

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6. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Hi Murtuza

The taxi fares are inclusive of all tax and entry components.

Edited: 1:53 am, January 18, 2013
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7. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Hi Ashis,

One more questions :) We learnt there are pre-paid taxis available for Pahalgam from Srinagar airport, as per the govt regulated rates.

Any idea what is this cost of this if the 4 of us take one cab?

Regards,

Mustafa

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8. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Mustafa

You may avail Snow Cab Radio taxi – 01942432432. First 1 km Rs.50, subsequent kms @Rs.25. Waiting charge Rs.2 per min. From 9pm to 5 am Rs.25% extra.

Edited: 3:04 am, January 18, 2013
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9. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

Hi Ashis,

If we need to hire a car at our disposal for 6-7 days what would be the rates charged per day inclusive of everything.

Regards

Murali

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10. Re: Kashmir Trip in May 2013

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Rental charge for Indica @Rs.1800 and Innova 2500 per day (in May).

Edited: 10:28 am, January 18, 2013
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