Great Himalayan Drive Day 51: The hidden temples of Kiramchi near...

If I ‘discovered’ the ancient temples at Kiramchi, it was only because I was told they exist. Not that anyone – including the Archaeological...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 52: A walk in the tulip gardens...

Want to see tulips? Here are two possible options: 1. Keukenhof Flower Gardens near Amsterdam in Holland: Over 7 million bulbs planted, best viewed for...

Kunzum Route K11: Driving from Delhi to Srinagar, Kashmir including Jammu,...

I drove to Jammu and Kashmir in April 2010 (yes, that’s right – I drove; don’t know any other way to travel) from Delhi....

Great Himalayan Drive Day 56: Shopping for vegetables in the Dal...

Aaarrrrrghh! Its 4:30 am and the alarm is not giving up. If only I had not booked a Shikara for 5:00 am! But get...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 55: An evening Shikara ride on the...

Click on any picture for a larger view The best time to go boating in the Dal Lake is in the evening. Start about half...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 53: Visiting Pari Mahal and Mughal Gardens...

Click on any image for a larger view The day was dedicated to exploring historical Srinagar – or at least as much as I could...

Delhi to Ladakh and back – in a Nano!!

Driving to Ladakh in any kind of a vehicle (especially when the roads still have snow / black ice on them) can be a...

Gallery : Blind woman rowing a Shikara in Dal Lake, Srinagar,...

Limited edition prints of this image are for sale. Ordering info is given at the end of the post. Click on the image for...

Hotel Review: Almond Villa – A Royal Homestay in Srinagar, Kashmir

The Almond Villa in Srinagar in Kashmir is literally a jewel in the crown. On paper, it is a bed and breakfast or a homestay....

Hotels in and around Leh, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir

Planning a trip to Leh, Ladakh? Here is a handy list of hotels for you. Please note that this compilation is based on random...