Ladakh

Travel to Ladakh in Magical Winters Over New Year: December 2015

Winters in Leh are about peace and serenity. A blanket of white covers the place, giving it a magical feel. The Indus and Zanskar rivers are close to freezing point, and temperatures drop significantly below[Read More…]

by December 6, 2015 Destinations: India, Ladakh

Travel to Ladakh in Magical Winters Over New Year: December 2015

Winters in Leh are about peace and serenity. A blanket of white covers the place, giving it a magical feel. The Indus and Zanskar rivers are close to freezing point, and temperatures drop significantly below[Read More…]

by December 6, 2015 Club Kunzum, Destinations: India, Ladakh, Travel

7 Places in India to Write Your Next Book

Every author works best in a setting of his or her choosing. Stephen King may prefer a windowless basement where he can transport himself to his own make-believe world – but many an author would[Read More…]

Kunzum Travel List #14: Kunzum Route K12 – Don’t die before you do this drive

My job is to recommend great travel ideas but not necessarily insist you experience these. But I will make an exception here: you must visit Ladakh, by road. And ideally, drive yourself. Take four wheels[Read More…]

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 level. That sure is some altitude. [The Kunzum Travel List is[Read More…]

by November 28, 2011 Destinations: India, Kashmir, Ladakh

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 track. When I heard of the soreness inducing drive, I almost[Read More…]

Kunzum Travel List #11: Tso Moriri and Tso Kar – The Devil created these lakes

Here’s a tale so incredible you actually want it to be true! Eons ago, they say, a devil drank up all of the overflowing Tso Kar. A gurgle in the stomach suggested he had consumed[Read More…]

Kunzum Travel List #10: Pangong Tso – Countless Hues of blue

As you descend the 5360 m (17,586 feet) high Chang La (Pass) to get to Pangong Tso (Lake), you see a sign at Durbuk: ‘Welcome to the land of beautiful mountains and blue water lake.’[Read More…]

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 over generations, and continuing to command the respect and veneration of[Read More…]

Kunzum Travel List #08: Leh – At the top of the world

Give me half an opportunity and I will be back in Leh. By road, even if it takes at least three days from Delhi to get there. What will I do there? Walk along the[Read More…]