Siachen Glacier in Ladakh: The shrine of OP Baba

When you are in a war or a potentially conflict zone, your best friend had better be God. That is why one sees a...

A Sanctuary for Donkeys in Leh, Ladakh

Donkeys (and their cousins asses and mules) are almost as ubiquitous in India as are cows and dogs. And subjects of hard labour and...

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...

Photo of the day: Girl in Pink with Child near Kargil...

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Nature calling in Ladakh? What a job it can be!!

When in Ladakh, finding and using a toilet can be quite an exercise. And if you are mentally and physically not ready when the...

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...

The Migratory Entrepreneurs of the Himalayas

A true entrepreneur will go anywhere to service his customers. This includes Hozer who runs a food shack at Deepak Tal (Lake), about 23...

Review: A refreshing coffee experience at Desert Rain in Leh

How many coffee bars do you know of where you are invited to sit around, read books kept on the shelves, even sleep off...

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...

Tso Moriri in Ladakh: A sacred gift for a living planet

Ladakh’s lakes should figure among the world’s must-see natural wonders. They stun you out of your senses. Tso Moriri is an unending expanse of...