Kashmir: No spotlights for the Martanda Sun Temple in Matan

The Martanda (Sun) Temple near Matan is another of the many hidden wonders of Kashmir. The first thought to cross my mind when I...

Kunzum Travel List #12: Zanskar – Remote but not regressive

The road from Kargil to Zanskar is one of the most trying you will drive on. It is either pot-holed, or just a rocky...

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...

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...

Kunzum Route K11: Jammu & Kashmir

If there is one thing to be envied in earlier generations, it is their good fortune to have seen Kashmir at its bountiful best....

Kunzum Travel List #16: Pahalgam – Leaving you breathless

If you have ever been to Pahalgam, the vivid imagery of driving the winding roads along the Lidder river with towering peaks in the...

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...

Kunzum Travel List #09: Ladakh – The Buddhist Circuit

You have to hand it over to the Buddhists. For centuries they have gone about practicing and preserving their religion, not diluting its essence...

Kunzum Travel List #14: Kunzum Route K12 – Don’t die before...

My job is to recommend great travel ideas but not necessarily insist you experience these. But I will make an exception here: you must...

Travelling in 2018: 12 Months, 12 Destinations to Fly to in...

The new year is here and time to come up with a wish list. As usual, travel is tops of everyone’s minds (Ok, most...