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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 50: It’s Kashmir, the Crown of India

“If there is a heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here,” uttered Mughal Emperor Jahangir when he first set...

Kunzum Travel List #15: Kunzum Route K11 – Jammu & Kashmir

A drive is Kashmir is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Get going on Kunzum Route K11 for what will...

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 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....

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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 54: Visiting Hazratbal and Jama Masjid in...

Click on any image for a larger view The day turned out to be one marked for visiting some holy spots – and what a...

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...

Kunzum Travel List #13: Nubra – Over the highest motorable road

Get ready to drive over the world’s highest motorable road at the Khardung La (pass) - it is 5,602 m (18,380 feet) above sea...