My Northern Road India Trips (Winter retreat)
DAY 7 – 9th Dec 2007
8.00 am – Going to Gulmarg by Jeep
Gulmarg (or “Flower Meadow”) is a town and a notified area committee in Baramula district in Jammu and Kashmir.
The rich verdure with the snow-capped tips provide an ideal ambience for the skiing and winter sports.
The surrounding areas were politically restive during the 1990s uprising in Kashmir, but after a ceasefire between India and Pakistan in 2003, the town is now enjoying a period of relative peace and quiet.
On the way to Gulmarg
Gulmarg is nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks, and lies within miles of the Line of Control.
Play ground for tobogganing
I take a gondola ride high above the meadows and snow covered slopes of Apherwat and Khilanmarg Mountain.
10th Dec 2007
8.00 am — Sightseeing around houseboat (Dal Lake) by shikara
See how they do business
11.30 am – Transfer to Srinagar Airport
On the whole, the security check of airport is very strict. First check point take place during the way to the departure hall; all the luggages have to be scan as well as body checking. Second and third check point, remain same procedure as above. After the third check point, we have to identify our check-in luggage or else our luggage’s will not sent to Delhi. Last check point handle by the Air India official (this one is not so stringy).
After dinner (9.30 pm), transfer to the International Airport Delhi. In overall, the airport is quite disorganized (renovation). In the mean times, the Air India counter closed and only open at 10.00 pm. Not so long, after getting our boarding pass, we have to go through a strict check-point.
Transit at Bangkok Airport at 5.30 am and reach Singapore at 7.50 am (Singapore time 10.20)
DAY 9 – 11th Dec 2007
10.30 am – Home