Exploring Gujarat with Chetan Bhagat: Ford India – National Geographic Episode...

Exploring Gujarat with Chetan Bhagat: Ford India - National Geographic Episode Round-Up from kunzum Chetan Bhagat’s writings always have...

Gallery : Goat Grazing near the Taj Mahal, Agra

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Naropa Palace in Ladakh: Where nuns run the show

Click on any images for a larger view It’s rare to see nuns conduct prayers at a Buddhist set-up. At Shey’s Naropa Palace, you’ll find...

Is Lakshmi, the leopard cub, ready for the wild?

Remember I wrote about Lakshmi, the injured leopard cub, in the forests of Ranthambhore in the Indian state of Rajasthan who has been under...

Hemis Festival in Ladakh: The Eight Forms of Guru Padmasambhava

The longest and most interesting dance at the Hemis Festival depicts the eight forms of Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, who is credited with establishing...

Kunzum Travel List #3: Tabo, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh – The Village...

Don’t honk when driving into Tabo. You might disturb people sleeping in caves. Tabo is a small Buddhist village of a few hundred, located 3050...

Goodbye Gujarat, onto the western coast: The Great Arabian Sea Drive...

Left Velavadar for a two day journey to Ratnagiri in south Maharashtra. Got a flavour of Gujarat, will be back for lots more. Stopped for...

Ten Reasons why Rajasthan is the place to holiday

A recent visit to Rajasthan had me become a fan of the state. It has zoomed to my second preferred travel destination – nothing...

What’s a Road Roller doing on a truck?

Stuck in a minor traffic jam on the way from Jispa to Sarchu en-route to Ladakh, I found the sight of a road roller...

Can lamas (Buddhist Monks) really fly?

If you walk up the mountains from Hemis monastery, you’ll reach Gotsang cave, about 2 km away. Buddhist monk Gyalwa Gotsangpa meditated there in...