Friday, May 27, 2011

Pahalgam, Kashmir

It takes about 2 hours to reach Pahalgam but we enjoyed the journey as the scenery was beautiful all along. Pahalgam is situated at an altitude of 2,133 metres and there are a few hill resorts nearby,  surrounded with pine forest and clear water stream from the snowy mountains nearby.  You can either do the horseback riding or just walking and treking the green mountain, but most tourist choose horse riding. There are a few routes to choose for horse riding, from the simple and relaxing route to tough and adventure route. We chose the later simply for the sake of fun and experience. But it's more dangerous as we have no experience at horse riding, and riding along the very side and steep mountains which is about 90 degrees up and down the terrain and muddy soil. Compare to our horse riding in Sonamarg the day before, this one seems more risky and dangerous because we are riding at the very edge of the mountains. Just imagine what if the horse makes the wrong step or skid. And going up and down the very steep terrain is like taking the roller coaster without having any safety protection. The ride took us about 2 hours. Pahalgam is famous among Indian tourist and of course it is more crowded than any other tourist spot in Srinagar. Anyhow, there are sufficient horses to cater for all. So you can imagine the number of horses available there.

2 comments:

Thomas C B Chua said...

This is awesome. And the horse ride makes it more delightful. You are blessed to have seen such picturesque creation of God.

sripekan said...

beautiful mountain scenery...wish i was there....