fyzy i was dead tired and had to cancel other sites, also we had time constaints. we headed back to our room only by 10 pm. we had planned to reach srinagar the previous night. but could reach only till Banihal. my wife was apprehensive regarding my health and asked weather we have to cancel our onward journey. no way i told her......... i had been planning this journey for ages and it was my dream. but when i got up the next day i was really tired. we decided to stay in srinagar for one more day and regain my health. we stayed in the room till afternoon. decided to have a sumptuous lunch from some where. we got into our storm and went looking for some good hotel. we spotted the hotel called mughal durbar on the road to lal chowk. well the hotel is beautifuly decorated with mughal paintings. i had read good reviews about the hotel. the waiter who attend us suggested that we order a dish which would contain a mix of mutton and chicken preparations. we asked him how much it would cost ? guess what .......... INR 2000/
it would suffice for 5 of us. well the dude was trying to fleece us. we ordered some mutton and chicken dishes. well i didn't like it. well the surprise came at the end. the bill was INR 600+ service tax INR 100. when we asked how come the service tax is so high it was explained that it was INR 75, which they have rounded of to 100/
so mates if ever you go to sringar don't go to this hotel , you will be fleeced. we went back to our hotel and slept till evening. then we again went shopping. also we were on the look out for the guy from whom we had bought some sarees, which we found out to be damaged. well we found that guy again but to our surprise he was ready to replace all the damaged sarees
. we expected him to be rude and refuse to replace the sarees, after the bad experience from the hotel.we retired to room by 9 pm and called it a day by 10 pm.
got up by 5 am 7/6/2913. we hit the road by 6.50 am. we had break fast enroute from a dhaba. i was really feeling energised by the rest at srinagar. the diarrhoea had been cured for me and my daughter. the road was beautiful. we passed through Ganderbal, Kangan & Kund to reach Sonamarg.we passed through beautiful vistas on after the other. well it was like jumping from on page in a beautiful calendar to the next. see for yourself.......