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“sinthan top visit on 30th of may”
Review of Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top
Ranked #24 of 78 things to do in Srinagar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2013

me and my family visited sinthan top on 30th of may,2013 and it was pure bliss as we reached there.
we started from pahalgam around 8am in the morning and reached sinthan top at 11.30am.
it is around 115 kms from pahalgam.liked this place very much as there is snow all around.
the road is in good condition and easily assessible.would recommend this place instead of gulmarg .closes in monsoon due to landslides.road is a bit patchy at places but definitely approachable.

6  Thank singhdelhi30
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

After reading the reviews in the Trip advisor, I have been simply raring to go to Sinthan top. We wanted to stay in Pahalgam for two nights. On the first day, we planned to go to Sinthan top, covering Kokernag and Achabal en route and return to Pahalgam. But nobody was encouraging us. The cab driver was totally against going there. All of them including the driver said there was only a kacha road and even that was blocked and not in the least bit motorable. I assured them that a pucca road had been constructed last year and it is NH 1B. I also assured the driver that at any point if we feel it is not safe, we would just come back. Anyhow there is a huge difference in the rate too. The hiring charge for the cab was Rs.4500. If we were to return from Ducksum, it would have been 2200.
The driver decided to go straight away to Sinthan top. Beyond Ducksum, there was almost no vehicle, excepting a snow-mover coming in the opposite direction. As we climbed up, the road was really serpentine with sharp curves. Our driver was really skillful and composed. It must have snowed heavily a few days back. At places, the snow had been cleared only from half the width of the road, thus making it narrower. At some points we could see 7-8 feet high snow on the left side and on the right, a steep slope of sparkling white sheet! The pristine white beauty! Absolute silence! At other places we were driving through snow. Lower down, we could see the towering pine trees. As we went up, we saw only very short tops of the trees peeping through the snow, reminding me of some of those sparkling x-mas greeting cards!
We took a sharp turn and suddenly saw another tourist taxi pulled up on the side of the road. Yes, the road ahead was blocked with snow! And the milestone read ‘Sinthan 7kms.’ I don’t know if I would ever cross those 7 kms in my life! But absolutely no regrets making this trip. It was simply superb! Indeed some of us liked it even better than the Apharwat – this is totally unpolluted; uncommercialised; almost untouched by humanity! An overwhelming sense! We got down from the cab, walked a little further, felt the snow and went on shooting the scene to our heart’s content.
This was our driver’s first trip to Sinthan top and he too liked it very much. I am sure in future he wouldn’t hesitate to bring the other tourists to this place. This has been our experience in almost every trip. There would be one place in our itinerary which even the driver would be visiting for the first time!

9  Thank saradabhagavathy
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was a long 113 kms away from Pahalgam. We started at 9:30am, took 3 hours to reach there without stopping anywhere else. We crossed Achabal, Kokernag & Daksum on the way; and while returning had lunch at JKTDC restaurant at Kokernag Mughal Garden. Few patches of road are bad, but work is going on.

You start seeing snow covered peaks enroute & lo and behold, you are IN snow at Sinthan Pass/Top! The pass had opened just 3 days before we visited in mid-May! So you can imagine how much snow it was covered in!

There were 5 ft. of snow wall both sides of the road! Snow, snow & snow all around; mind you, no other facilities. We enjoyed making snowman with the kids & has snow ball fights! It was without a single tourist, with only very few local taxis passing by. We had the entire snow to ourselves, unlike Gulmarg where all you see is croud!

Its at 12000 ft. and accessible by car & if given a chance to visit Kashmir again, I would surely drop Gulmarg & instead spend more time at Sinthan Top. Pure beauty!

4  Thank KG1977KG
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

seeing is believing. this is a marvelous place to visit in spring and summer and never in winter. You can club Kokernag, Daksum and Sinthan top in one day.

6  Thank mirnisarahmad
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The drive to Sinthan top via Daksun and Sinthan pass is a nature lover's delight. It has picturesque Kashmiri villages, snow covered mountains, green meadows, the scene filled with wild and native flowers and a pure, pristine aroma of wilderness.
Get lost in the many miracles of God!

3  Thank talk2pooja
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