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An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri


Chapter 26 Chapter 26: Visiting Pahalgam
Visiting Pahalgam
Visiting Pahalgam
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This concerns a conversation on visiting , a tourist site about sixty miles from Srinagar. There is also a brief discussion of its surroundings and the facilities available at .

Ashok: Greetings, Mohanji. How are you?

Mohan: Greetings, I am fine.

Ashok: I came to ask what arrangements I have to make for going to Pahalgam.

Mohan: First, you return from Gulmarg to Srinagar. Afterwards, you should go to Pahalgam.

Ashok: Which way do we (take to) go to Pahalgam?

Mohan: One goes to Pahalgam by an entirely different route.

Ashok: Is Pahalgam prettier than Gulmarg?

Mohan: That is a difficult question (to answer). Pahalgam has one kind of scenery, and Gulmarg has another.

Ashok: What is the difference?

Mohan: Pahalgam is at the foot of a mountain. There you have the beautiful Lidder and other streams, as well as forests.

Ashok: Are there (any) hotels there?

Mohan: Oh yes, many. Also, there is a tourist house there as well as a dak bungalow.

Ashok: Is it possible to go sight-seeing by a boat at Pahalgam?

Mohan: No, boating is not possible because the Lidder is a very fast moving and dangerous stream. It is difficult to row boats in it.

Ashok: All right, what places are worth seeing near Pahalgam?

Mohan: On your way to Pahalgam, you will visit Anantnag, Achabal, Kokarnag, and Mattan.

Ashok: Are three or four days enough (for the trip)?

Mohan: Yes, of course.

Ashok: All right, p.mp3it me to leave. Goodbye.

Mohan: Goodbye.

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