Himalayas

Kunzum Route 501: Soulitude in the Himalayas – Uttarakhand

Have you every jumped into a water pool in the hills created by Nature? Have you checked into a lodge where a stream flows alongside – and in some ways also flows through your room?[Read More…]

A Night of Fear in Hayuliang, Arunachal Pradesh | #IndiaisCalling

Fear comes in many forms. Eviction from the only room in town at midnight, after a harrowing two day drive dodging falling stones and landslides, can rank amongst the worst kind. In my earlier posts,[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Dodging Falling Rocks and Landslides | #IndiaisCalling

Mountain drives are exhilarating. But they can get a little too adventurous, and tricky, at times. Imagine it is raining and clouds at road level are limiting visibility. And then a falling stone misses your[Read More…]

Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: Take a U-Turn or Drive Into Chinese Army | #IndiaisCalling

Kibithu is India’s easternmost motorable point, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. When you get there, your only option is to turn back – if you carry on, you will earn the ire of[Read More…]

Driving Into Nepal – And Beyond to the North-East | #IndiaisCalling

Let me share a secret with you. If you like the idea of travel, the best journeys on the planet are road trips in the Indian subcontinent. I have driven over 100,000 kms in this[Read More…]

Travel Dharamsala, Kangra & Mcleodganj: May 27-30, 2016

The Dalai Lama did not choose Dharamsala as his home without reason. The region uplifts the body and the soul, no matter how often you visit. More so when your hosts are the royal family[Read More…]

Travel to Magical and Mystical Bhutan: March 2016

If there is one destination that should be on everyone’s travel wish list, it is Bhutan. A few lucky ones will be travelling to the country in March with Kunzum & ‘Wander Globe’, and will[Read More…]

by December 6, 2015 Bhutan, Himalayas

Ladakh: Buddhist Festivals Calendar for 2011 – 2013

Ladakh is great to visit any time of the year, and more so when any of its Buddhist festivals are taking place. Each of them are worth attending – from the big ones at Hemis[Read More…]

by May 26, 2011 Himalayas, Ladakh

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 tricky affair for the most experienced of drivers. But when someone[Read More…]

by July 24, 2010 Himalayas, Kashmir, Ladakh

Hotel Review: Almond Villa by Mahindra Homestays, Srinagar, Kashmir

The Almond Villa in Srinagar in Kashmir is literally a jewel in the crown. Or the crown itself for Mahindra Homestays.