Just Returned From a Trip to Kashmir

by Vargis.Khan

I just returned from an amazing 10 day road trip to Kashmir. It was a group of 3 of us and we covered some major tourist destinations; as well as some really remote and interior areas of Kashmir. It was an amazing trip through some really mesmerizing valleys. Uttarakhand and Himachal are beautiful in their own ways; but one trip to Kashmir and you realize why Mughals called it the paradise on earth. The kind of meadows and valleys you will see here are hard to find elsewhere. The highlight of our trip was the trip where we reached the last check post on Indian side of the border. The soldier posted there pointed his finger towards a nearby hill and said, “You see that? That is Pakistan”.

I will post more details of the trip soon. If you have however asked me a question in last 10 day and I haven’t replied to your comment then I do apologize. I did not have access to a computer at this time. However please feel free to comment and ask again and I will respond at earliest.

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shatabdi c March 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Hi Vargis,
I am planning a solo trip, from himachal to spiti and then kashmir. Can you please let me know if there is anyway buses ply on Kaza-Kashmir route? I haven’t been able to get any details on google about that route.

Vargis.Khan March 26, 2019 - 3:46 pm

There is no direct Kaza to Kashmir bus. You will have to go to Manali, then Chandigarh or Amritsar and then to Jammu and finally Kashmir.

Jack September 10, 2018 - 10:52 am

Hi Vargis Sirjee.. if any time you get any info on how to reach doodhpathri or if you had been there before. let me know
i have read that its like Switzerland in India

Vargis.Khan September 10, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Jack Bhai yes I was there at Doodhpathri as well, indeed very beautiful. I will post a write up on how to visit there, working on it as of now.

balaganapath sambandan August 28, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Vargis bhai i need your help..
1) Is kashmir port travels reliable.. because i have booked nd paid my advance for leh srinagar trip for 9 days . i will be reaching leh on 15th sept morni still i havent got any details from them on hotel bookings and confirmation from them.
2) The havent got any details from us regarding permit when asked about that they told that they will get it on 15th Sept when we reach… i am afraid nd in dilemma please advice whether we can get it done on sat thats 15th sept
3) Is nimoo to alchi rafting in leh is good. .need to know whether its grade 4 rafting

Vargis.Khan August 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Bala Bhai,

1. Not sure about Kashmir Port. Never dealt with them
2. If you have sent them your IDs then yes, they can arrange for the permits in advance and give it to you on arrival
2. September will be a bit too cold for rafting

Raj Kumar August 27, 2018 - 7:19 am

Sir we a group of 8 members are planning to go leh on a 7 days short trip in a fortuner. Pl advise which route will be best. We will be going from Ludhiana on September 17, 2018

Vargis.Khan August 27, 2018 - 1:34 pm

Hi Raj Kumar – Ludhina to Ladakh and back in 7 days is a bit too short. I would suggest that you either 3-4 days more or reach Ladakh by air.

Mahfuza August 27, 2018 - 3:58 am

Waiting for your detail write up. I am making a plan for 7days Dhaka – Kolkata – Srinagar by air.

Vargis.Khan August 27, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Hi Mahfuza – Working on it now. When are you planning to go?

Mahfuza September 13, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Brother, I want to visit Kashmir in March 2019. I want to cover Srinagar, Pahelgum, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Zojila pass. I want to enjoy the beautiful Pahelgum and Sonmarg full two days. Which way will be better for me to start. I have to back Bangladesh from Delhi.

Vargis.Khan September 13, 2018 - 3:26 pm

Hello Mahfuza – Going via Jammu and Srinagar is the only way to cover all these places.

rajkumar. r August 27, 2018 - 3:37 am

vargis bhai , We have planned for kashmir trip in september end. So waiting for your detailed report as soon as possible. Also need some tips on hotels there and transportation. Thank you.

Vargis.Khan August 27, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Rajkumar Bhai – Working on a write up .. should have it posted soon.

Mahfuza September 13, 2018 - 2:24 pm

It will help me also


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