Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pahalgam Arrival

Less than 3 hours on a state–run bus, I arrived in the mountain town of Pahalgam.  Meaning Valley of the Shepherds, this picturesque area is now a popular mountain resort.  The owner of the B&B I was staying at met me at the bus station, driving us past touristy shops, hotels and signs advertising horseback riding, trekking, and white water rafting.   I breathed a sigh of relief as we entered the small village of Laripora  in which the B&B was located, as this looked more authentic and a whole lot quieter.  After the 1st of many cups of tea I’d have  during my 3 day stay here, I was escorted up  the wooden stairs to my room. The young workers made sure I was comfortable - even in this dreary, cold weather. A small electric heater was provided, and an electric blanket was already on the bed. My “deluxe” room included a viewing room area, complete with a daybed/couch, cane table & chairs, a TV with cable, and a large window.

1 comment:

dimpy roy said...

Nice one. I liked your post. This gorgeous hill station also houses a number of hotels that fall in your budget. Explore best Pahalgam sightseeings in Jammu & Kashmir also.