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 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....

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...

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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 57: Time for snow in Gulmarg in...

Need to touch and feel snow – not just see. After all I am in the Himalayas. So off to Gulmarg it was. An...

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 #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...

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...