Kunzum Travel List #12: Zanskar – Remote but not regressive

The road from Kargil to Zanskar is one of the most trying you will drive on. It is either pot-holed, or just a rocky...

Kunzum Travel List #11: Tso Moriri and Tso Kar – The...

Here’s a tale so incredible you actually want it to be true! Eons ago, they say, a devil drank up all of the overflowing Tso...

Kunzum Travel List #16: Pahalgam – Leaving you breathless

If you have ever been to Pahalgam, the vivid imagery of driving the winding roads along the Lidder river with towering peaks in the...

Kunzum Travel List #17: Srinagar – A city fit for royals

There is something royal about Srinagar. You can feel it in the air. And why not? If the Mughal emperors could make the...

Kunzum Travel List #04: Sangla: The Gods may have lived here...

Pluck a red, crispy apple from the orchards. Walk down and ruminate while you eat it by the Baspa river. Listen to the musical...

Kunzum Travel List #7: Jispa – The oasis across the ridge

This is it. The edge of heaven. As far as oases go, Jispa’s tough to beat. Those driving to Ladakh usually take a night...

Kunzum Travel List #18: The Nilgiri Mountain Railway: A toy train...

Wheeeee! I am on a toy train ride. Starting from Ooty or Ootacamund, now officially renamed Udagamandalam, going downhill all the way to Mettuppalayam...

Kunzum Travel List #19: The Matheran Light Railway – Go for...

Once you get hooked to the idea of journeys on India’s mountain railways, you want to do them all.  Passengers are packed tight in...

Kunzum Travel List #23: Bera, Rajasthan – Welcome to leopard country,...

Believe it or not: There is a village in Rajasthan called Bera, surrounded by forests where leopards roam free. Along it flows the river...

Kunzum Travel List #3: Tabo, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh – The Village...

Don’t honk when driving into Tabo. You might disturb people sleeping in caves. Tabo is a small Buddhist village of a few hundred, located 3050...