Great Himalayan Drive Day 57: Time for snow in Gulmarg in...

Need to touch and feel snow – not just see. After all I am in the Himalayas. So off to Gulmarg it was. An...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 55: An evening Shikara ride on the...

Click on any picture for a larger view The best time to go boating in the Dal Lake is in the evening. Start about half...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 54: Visiting Hazratbal and Jama Masjid in...

Click on any image for a larger view The day turned out to be one marked for visiting some holy spots – and what a...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 53: Visiting Pari Mahal and Mughal Gardens...

Click on any image for a larger view The day was dedicated to exploring historical Srinagar – or at least as much as I could...

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...

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...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 50: It’s Kashmir, the Crown of India

“If there is a heaven on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here,” uttered Mughal Emperor Jahangir when he first set...

The Great Himalayan Drive, Kashmir to Arunachal starts January 29

Is it possible to cover the entire span of the Himalayas from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh as one unbroken journey by road? Yes, it...

Photo of the Day: Maha Kumbh Mela (Fair) in Haridwar, Uttarkhand

This set of photos were taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela (fair) at Haridwar, a once-in-12-year event. The 2010 edition started on January 14...