Now that was our itinerary for a day!!!
Pahalgam is an enchanting place approx 96 kms away from Srinagar. This was our one day bike tour, one of the most exciting and romantic bike trips we have ever had. We prefer bike trips because it makes the journey more thrilling, exciting and sometimes light on our wallet too 🙂
Gigantic and lush green valley, flowing streams along the road, colorful houses located at a small distance from the stream, beautiful flowers and plants, as we kept moving towards Pahalgam, bountiful nature made us more envious!!
Mysterious mountains just don’t let go of me @Pahalgam, Srinagar 🙂
Hills and Valleys in India enjoy the status of being quite popular vacation destinations throughout the year barring few months. Especially during the months of May and June, you will find people traveling to one or another hill station. Sure the hills provide the needed respite from heat and soothing break. Without a doubt you look forward to the most wonderful time with loved ones and friends and do not wish to ruin your happy mood because of trivial issues. So go on reading….
We have been to Shimla, Manali, Rishikesh, Dalhousie, Kashmir (covering all the places around them) and would like to share our experience highlighting what not to do!!!
You might really want to consider these –
- Stay away from the Horse rides: Most of the places in and around these hill stations are full of bhaiyas offering horse rides claiming to take you to some Switzerland point for bizarre amount. These points are very well approachable on foot as well, infact you can enjoy the nature more while walking comfortably rather than sitting precariously on these horses. On few patches it is supremely risky to travel by horses. And you don’t want to spend without getting value.
- Do not travel empty stomach: The route to most of the hill stations goes in circles with lot of twists and turns resulting in motion sickness or some uneasiness (may be not for all) and increased duration of travel (because your vehicle will not be able to cross particular speed). Most people develop some sickness and by the time you reach you are totally exhausted. It is advisable to eat healthy, carry mint chewing gum or medicine to help you out in extreme situations. Take a break every 1.30 to 2 hours, treat yourself with pure oxygen, take deep breaths, and stretch your muscles.
Categories: Dainkund Peak, Dalhousie, Kashmir, Kufri, Manali, Marhi, Naldehra, Pahalgam, Shimla
Tags: Hill Stations in India, Must haves, Plan your trip to mountains, What not to do while visiting Hill Stations.