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naveensingal Aug 28th, 2012 09:07 PM

Kashmir or Nepal
Hi Folks!

Need a small advice on my trip. Want to visit either Nepal or Kashmir for a week with my spouse. Just want a decent holiday. Please suggest me better choice .


Kathie May 2nd, 2013 05:39 AM

Kashmir has been torn by political conflicts. Limited areas are open to visitors, but safety is still an issue. As aamir is a travel agent for Kashmir, his opinion can hardly be considered objective.

Other lovely Himalayan areas to consider in addition to Nepal: Bhutan and Sikkim.

I have trip reports on both Nepal and Sikkim. Click on my name to find them.

thursdaysd May 2nd, 2013 06:16 AM

aamir appears to have joined Fodors simply to advertise his business. Please ignore him.

I would love to visit Kashmir, but not until the security situation is much better. (Preferably after the long-standing division with Pakistan is resolved, which is unlikely to be in my lifetime.)

Nepal is a great choice. The old sections of the cities in the Kathmandu valley are endlessly fasinating and the Himalayas are just magnificent. For blog posts on Nepal start here:

jacketwatch May 2nd, 2013 09:42 AM

Aamir got busted. :D

Seriously his advice is rather poor as security and safety is a huge concern. We are going to India in Oct. and Kashmir is not one of the places I would go to whle there.

Have you considered other places in India? If not them the choice is cleary Nepal.

travelerfriend May 2nd, 2013 10:19 AM

I have been to both these places. Moreover I went Kashmir and Pahalgaon last year in June. Seriously I suggest you Kashmir. Very relaxing, peaceful. Though the hotels accomodation is not that good, but one have option of House boats as well. You can negotiate the price.

thursdaysd May 2nd, 2013 10:21 AM

Another new poster...

travelerfriend May 3rd, 2013 04:18 AM

So what's bad in that?

Kathie May 3rd, 2013 05:49 AM

There are lots of new posters who are here to advertise their business. We have had several lately advertising Kashmir. Perhaps you are as well.

travelerfriend May 3rd, 2013 10:16 AM

Really? And what about you? I doubt u.
Better concentrate what your are doing. If you find any one doing this thing, then only you point that person out.

thursdaysd May 3rd, 2013 11:03 AM

With friends like this....

Grassshopper May 3rd, 2013 11:43 AM

I would like to add that I have a colleague from Kashmir. He has repeatedly asked me to go visit with him and I hope I can do so soon. Three of my other colleagues went last year and loved it. The only thing was it was COLD. I think it is fairly easy to take a safe journey there. (I'm not selling anything!)

That said, I also hope to go to Nepal on a recruiting trip later this year.

thursdaysd May 21st, 2013 04:46 AM

Sure Kashmir is beautiful. I loved Pakistani Kashmir aka the Northern Areas, but I won't go back until it's a lot safer than it is now. It is irresponsible to urge people to visit a dangerous area.

I trust the travel advisories from the UK Foreign Office - much less alarmist than the US. It says:

"The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, and the region of Ladakh. "

Makes a lot more sense to follow that advice than some unknown person on the internet who likely has some personal interest. And the world is full of beautiful places.

jacketwatch May 24th, 2013 03:42 AM

aamir: Again???

thursdaysd May 24th, 2013 06:07 AM

A quick look at aamir's profile reveals he's just pushing his (smart!!!) Kashmir website. Anyone following such self-interested advice deserves what they get.

whrhotel May 27th, 2013 12:36 AM

They both are good places. But I recommend you to visit Kashmir. Its an awesome place. Its a heaven on earth. You will definitely enjoy this place.

crellston May 27th, 2013 04:02 AM

Have I stumble onto an Indian travel agents website by mistake??? I really wish these thinly disguised, advertisers would realise that their attempt at advertising here is pointless, as their self promotion serves only to antagonis and dissuade people from using them.

thursdaysd May 27th, 2013 04:27 AM

crellston - yes, unfortunately the new policy is working out as predicted. Advertisers posting nonsense just to draw attention to themselves. As you say, at least it lets us know who to avoid, but it clutters the place up.

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