query about Pahalgam to Sonamarg road and Kashmir itinerary

#1 Feb 3rd, 2009, 15:16
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I am planning to visit Kashmir in April 2009. Please reply to my following querries.

1. Is the road between Pahalgam to Sonamarg is ok in april. Can I travel on this road by car, jeep?
Are taxi, Sumo, Bus available between these 2 destinations in 1st week of April?

2. In 1st week of April where Can I experience snow ? Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam?

3. I am planning to stay in Pahalgam for 2 days and return to Srinagar via Sonamarg. Is it possible? Have anyone done similar travel?

4. I am planning my itinerary as follows

Day 1 : Mumbai to Srinagar by morning flight. Reach Srinagar in the noon and check in hotel. Visit Srinagar in the evening

Day 2 : Visit Srinagar completely.

Dat 3 : Go to Gulmarg and visit places. Stay in Gulmarg.

Day 4: Go to Sonamarg visit places and for stay go to Pahalgam by short cut road.

Day 5: Complete day in Pahalgam & stay at Pahalgam.

Day 6: Return to Srinagar.

Dat 7: Complete day in Srinagar.

Day 8: Return to Mumbai by afternoon flight.

Please advice me on this itinerary and suggest changes if required.
#2 Feb 3rd, 2009, 15:59
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hi
dear its 160 kms from gulmarg to sonamarg so wud be tiring and you have 2 pass thru srinagar. There is no short road from sonamarg to pahalgam, you have 2 come back 2 srinagar first which is 85 kms from sonamarg and from srinagar to pahalgam is 96 kms, so please plan ur itienary accordingly
#3 Feb 3rd, 2009, 16:32
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Hi ,

pls check below answers for ur questionaire -

1) doubt if u can make it direct form Pahalgam to Sonamarg.
u have to come via Srinagar. u can get a lot of buses for the same. try taking a halt in Srinagar before proceding to Sonamarg.

2) u will get snow at Sonamarg and Gulmarg ( specific points )

3) sorri , u cant do tat . suggest u stay Pahalgam for 3 days / 2nights . its a wonderful place. then u stay at srinagar.
For Sonamarg leave early morning and do sightseeing , come back by evening . tats how its done. no great hotels there.

4) would sugggest :

day 1 - to srinagar by flight - and move to Pahalgam
( so u wont waste this day )

day 2 - this day do pahalgam sightseeing
day 3 - you could go to gulmarg and stay
day 4 - gulmarg stay and sightseeing
day 5 - onward journey to srinagar
day 6 - visit Sonamarg
day 7 - today do srinagar sightseeing
day 8 - as mentioned ur flight from srinagar

check this out !!! u will not go haywire ,,
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Thanks

Thanks to sunnykashmir and Indian Traveller both of you for your valuable imformation. I will change my itinerary accordingly.
#5 Feb 7th, 2009, 16:19
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My new itinerary

Now I revised my itinerary as follows

day 1 - to srinagar by flight - Srinagar sightseeing

day 2 - Srinagar sightseeing
day 3 - gulmarg sightseeing and back to Srinaagr for stay
day 4 - go to pahalgam & stay at pahalgam
day 5 - Pahalgam sightseeing & stay at pahalgam
day 6 - Return to Srinagar
day 7 - sonmarg sightseeing and back to Srinaagr
day 8 - return flight from srinagar to Mumbai

Please give your comments on this. Is it enough time in each place? Also please suggest me which places I must visit in Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg & Pahalgam within this period. (April 1st Week)

R.V.VEER
#6 Feb 8th, 2009, 19:50
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According to me you should allocate 1st day to Srinagar then 2 days each to Gulmarg,Pahalgam and Sonamarg.This will make you to feel the Completeness of Kashmir Trip .Also betetr to follow the sequence I have mentioend as it will leverage the days you ahve for the trip.
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I want to visit Kashmir in May. I had planned on going to Sonamarg from Srinagar and then straight to Pahalgam for night stay. But I am confused because some sites tell me that one has to visit Sonmarg and Pahalgam separately from Srinagar and that there is no short cut directly between Sonmarg and Pahalgam but some sites tell me that there is a direct road between these two places and the distance is only 42 km. Kindly advise me the shortest route as it will save me a day.
#8 Oct 13th, 2011, 14:35
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Pls share ur experience

Hey
How was ur trip in April

I am also planning in april next year. Please share ur experiences and snaps.

Cheers

Mahi


Quote:
Originally Posted by rvveer View Post Now I revised my itinerary as follows

day 1 - to srinagar by flight - Srinagar sightseeing

day 2 - Srinagar sightseeing
day 3 - gulmarg sightseeing and back to Srinaagr for stay
day 4 - go to pahalgam & stay at pahalgam
day 5 - Pahalgam sightseeing & stay at pahalgam
day 6 - Return to Srinagar
day 7 - sonmarg sightseeing and back to Srinaagr
day 8 - return flight from srinagar to Mumbai

Please give your comments on this. Is it enough time in each place? Also please suggest me which places I must visit in Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg & Pahalgam within this period. (April 1st Week)

R.V.VEER

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