The Kunzum Travel List is out. Travellers rejoice. You will now never be short of ideas when planning your next holiday.
What is the Kunzum Travel List? It is a compilation of great holiday ideas for you in India and neighbouring countries. Each of these are a complete experience in themselves and include cities, train rides, driving circuits, wildlife safaris, individual attractions and more. Each entry is extensively illustrated with images and peppered with anecdotes. With useful information for travellers. And these are being put together as a series of books (electronic initially, and on paper soon).
The first volume of 25 is out as an E-book: For starters, the list of 1 – 25 is ready. And available as a PDF, and soon in formats for the iPad (.pub) and Amazon’s Kindle. Available for only US$ 2.95. Does it get any better? Click here to order. We expect a version printed on paper to be available soon. Click here to read a preview of select pages.
What is included in this list? The following are the headers of what you will read about in the first volume. The numbering does not denote a rank – but is for reference only. We do not believe it is fair or possible to have a ranking – if it makes for a great experience, we include it. Else we do not.
#1 – Kunzum Route K13 – Lahaul Spiti: It all started here
#2 – Kaza: The land of the highest villages
#3 – Tabo: The village of cavemen and lamas
#4 – Sangla: The Gods may have lived here once
#5 – Thanedar: The birthplace of apples in India
#6 – Shoja: Go, lose yourself
#7 – Jispa: The oasis across the ridge
#8 – Leh: At the top of the world
#9 – Ladakh: The Buddhist circuit
#10 – Pangong Tso: Countless hues of blue
#11 – Tso Moriri and Tso Kar: The Devil created these lakes
#12 – Zanskar: Remote but not regressive
#13 – Nubra: Over the highest motorable road
#14 – Kunzum Route K12: Don’t die before you do this drive
#15 – Kunzum Route K11: Jammu & Kashmir
#16 – Pahalgam: Leaving you breathless
#17 – Srinagar: A city fit for royals
#18 – The Nilgiri Mountain Railway: A Toy Train you must ride
#19 – The Matheran Light Railway: Go for a joyride
#20 – Bikaner: An enchanting camel fair and lots more
#21 – Jaisalmer: The city in the fort, and beyond
#22 – Jodhpur: Food, Bazaars, History – it all happens here
#23 – Bera, Rajasthan: Welcome to leopard country – it is wild and free
#24 – Ranthambhore: Looking the tiger in the eye
#25 – Mount Abu: A quiet oasis in a desert state
For more about the Kunzum Travel List, visit http://kunzum.com/travellist.
From the Preface to the Books
The time to travel is often preceded with an agonizing period – of figuring out where to go and what to do. There is information galore out there, but only if someone could plan it out and offer options on a platter.
And thus the Kunzum Travel List. Full of great ideas to choose from. From all across India, Nepal and the rest of the subcontinent. Holidays you will cherish, and remember for a lifetime. Something you will share with others and evoke envy – prompting friends to ask you more so they too can head out on the same path.
What you will read and see in this book is the effort of a lot of hard work. Ajay Jain has personally experienced all this for himself before recommending it further. And the presentation is not in a typical travel guide or brochure format – but in a first person travelogue style, peppered with anecdotes and photographs. He wants to inspire you, not just inform. Leaving you restless till you pack your bags.
Unlike many others in the market, we are not a list running into hundreds and thousands. These may make for fancy numbers but lose out on detail. What you have here is more imagery, more detail. The book wants to transport you on a holiday twice – once, when you read it, and again when you live it for yourself.
The list does not claim to represent the best out there – it is just about great experiences. The numbering is for reference only. There is too much for travellers to admire in this world and no one can cover it all; and it is not fair to rank them as each is as deserving.
Just go, and have a great time travelling.
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