Imazine Hoidays deal was with AC car from Jamu to Srinagar and from Srinagar to Jammu; but they did not booked the car in that fashion and when we were charged (after boarding the car) they simply ( Mr. Rajendra of Imazine Holidays) said sorry they have missed out and they have asked us to pay extra for the AC.
We felt very bad and also felt that we have taken for a ride and we did not had any option as we were at the mercy of the car. As we have already started the journey and did not had any time or energy to re-plan the journey; we felt cheated in this case and we have to undergo a gruelling journey of heat and tremendous amount of dust for 10 hours and what could be a beautiful journey became a treacherous and horrible journey. Very bad start of the tour.
Also the driver, Mr. Rakesh ( hired by Imazine through local agent) used is a very rough driving attitude and uses slang and abusive languages while driving; Off-course his driving is good but very risky. Though we did not face any mishap but we did had some mere near miss! Which could have been fatal and it was a constant worry part in our mind and we did not have peace of mind while travelling.
Also the car was with us for six days in Kashmir; and we have travelled in Srinagar and also to Sonemarg , Gulmarg, Pahelgaon and back to Jammu. Throughout the journey the cab driver has taken us for a ride by deceiving and as he has got the arrangement with the locals at every places. He has literally cheated us by taking to the locals of his choice and thus compelled us to pay huge extra amount for the rides, guide charges etc. This we have realised late by that time we have coughed of very hard earned money and Mr. Rakesh has made his fortune by cheating us. We have believed him and he has cheated us.
I shall advise any traveller to Kashmir to be very much aware of the cab drivers and be rest assured that you are doing a very hard and good bargain ; please do not believe the cab drivers or at least do not take them on the face value; they are all connected with the locals and together they are going to rob you as there is no government control and one of the reasons the locals do not want a government control so that they can rob and cheat the hard earned money of the travellers. If government can put control on the locals resort to Huliganism and that is the simple reason of terrorism being generated in Jammu and Kashmir. The new central government should handle this with very high hand as the same had been done in Punjab , Assam , West Bengal etc.