The Apricot Man of Ladakh

If you drive through Ladakh in the summers, or at least in the month of July, you will see trees all over laden with...

Winning hearts with a bunch of peas in Ladakh

When you drive from Leh to Kargil in the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir, there is a distinct...

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...

Driving from Delhi to Leh, Ladakh

This post has been updated and you may read the new one by clicking here. There are many ways to reach Leh from Delhi, but...

Review: Whispering Willows Hotel at Shey, Leh, Ladakh

When my travel consultant booked me at Hotel Whispering Willows for my stay in Leh (located in Ladakh in the Indian Himalayan state of...

Young Lamas at Karsha Monastery, Zanskar, Ladakh

Boys will be boys, even when they are being groomed to be Buddhist Lamas. When I started taking pictures of some young Lamas at...

My trip to Ladakh in July 2008

I have just come back from Ladakh (in the Indian Himalayas) which I would describe as the trip of a lifetime. I was on...

Review: Abbott Mount Cottage, Uttarakhand

If the idea of a surprise visitor in the form of a giant spider under the quilt covers does not bother you, plan a...

Review: Wayfarer Mountain Resort, Munsiyari, Uttrakhand

As far as first impressions go, the Wayfarer Resort in Munsiyari in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand (Uttranchal) flatters – but it does end...

Drugs Tourism in Himalayas: Are visas being restricted to Israelis?

Is the Indian Government getting more stingy about the duration of visas it issues to backpackers who supposedly come to stay in the...