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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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 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 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 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...