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: 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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 51: The hidden temples of Kiramchi near...

If I ‘discovered’ the ancient temples at Kiramchi, it was only because I was told they exist. Not that anyone – including the Archaeological...

Itinerary: 10 days in Ladakh by road

Are you headed to Ladakh this summer? And have about ten days with you? Here is a suggested itinerary for you assuming you are...

Hotel Review: Banjara Camps and Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

I stayed at Banjara Camps’ Sangla property two years ago and visited the same recently. Did anything change during this period? Yes, they have...

Losing yourself in Shoja in Himachal Pradesh

Few places would lay out the red carpet as Shoja would, as you drive on a 38 kilometer long path lined with apple orchards...

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 52: A walk in the tulip gardens...

Want to see tulips? Here are two possible options: 1. Keukenhof Flower Gardens near Amsterdam in Holland: Over 7 million bulbs planted, best viewed for...

The re-discovery of Nepal: Driving across the country

Ever since Nepal made front page news for its political troubles, it has been struck off as a holiday destination by most Indians. But...

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...