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planned a stay at srinagar during may26 to 29 2012

by itspramod4u Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

we(myself and my wife) have planned a stay at srinagar during may26 to may29 and I dont have any idea where to stay and how to hire a guide. whether hiring a guide is a good idea or not??? During the stay we are also planning to visit gulmarg,pahalgam and stay at houseboats. Whether I have to book a hotel in advance???

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    Re: planned a stay at srinagar during may26 to 29 2012

    by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    1. May will be ideal weather in Srinagar but will be crowded as many tourists will try to escape the heat of the plains of India. Historical weather forecast is here:

    tutiempo.net/en/Climate/SRIN...

    2. Stringent regulations regarding hand baggage at Delhi as well as Srinagar airports owing to security concerns. Wiser not to carry any. Everything in check-in luggage, if possible.

    3. In Srinagar, Dal Lake, shikara (house boat), Mughal Gardens, shopping.

    4. Don't miss out Gulmarg - a day trip (c. 55 kms; 2/3 hours). Gondola ride.

    5. You won't need a guide. Plenty of material here on VT itself.

    6. Good idea to book your hotels in advance as well as your houseboat.

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