Backwaters and Wi-Fi internet
One experience thats definately not something to miss is a ride along the backwaters of the Dal lake on a shikara...
The bushes, trees and the narrow lanes thru them are quite delightful and relaxing.
Whats more, the Dal lake is supposed to be `a Wi-Fi enabled lake' now, the first one in the world it seems... and you can browse the net and go about your business, if you want to stay in touch with the world you`ve left behind...
The costs are negotiable- depending on how far and how long you travel... approximately a couple of hundred rupees or less
paradise on earth, when there are no kidnappings
"DON'T THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU GO"
A week before I went to Kashmir the whether in London was FREZING. I relished it reckoning that a few days later I woudl be in the sun. A few days later I was in Srinagar, and it was even colder than london. It's aplace to behold for sure, especially after the 20 hour bus ride from Delhi took 53. The people are kinda lovely kinda weird, and relying so heavily on tourism, as there simply were none other than my dunmb self and a few others, we got ahssled at every turn to buy buy buy. I have to say though, that Kashmiri handicrafts are amongst the most amazing in the world. These are talented and warm people, even though they live in a war zone. But should you be unwise enought to go there now, go in the spring, and HAGGLE like your gannies knickers depended on it. You will find amazing bargains. This is howeve rten year old info, so it's your call.