Jammu and Kashmir Tour

View of Dal Lake and Srinagar city at sunset
  Kashmir is unparalleled in terms of scenic beauty. There’s no place as beautiful and vibrant as Kashmir. In summer the snow melts, the hills become green, and flower blossoms fill the parks, gardens and hillsides. In winter the snow adds a new charm. In summer, the great plains of …Continue Reading →
A herd of goats at a valley in Ladakh
Road from Leh to Manali is perhaps the most popular route for bikers in India. For many reasons it is perfect for an adventurous ride, but it is not an easy road to travel. Leh to Manali is a 474 km ride through one of the most unique landscapes across …Continue Reading →
Donkey Sanctuary in Leh is the only such sanctuary in Asia
I had neither imagined nor had heard of an exclusive sanctuary for donkeys till I landed at the Donkey Sanctuary on my visit to Leh. It is around 3 km from the main city. I took a cab to the sanctuary and had a hard time locating it. Since it …Continue Reading →
A house on the outskirts of Kargil
Kargil is 204 km from Srinagar and located on the Srinagar to Leh Highway. It is also a junction where roads to Skardu and Zanskar converge. Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh and was once a flourishing and an important town lying on the ancient trade routes between …Continue Reading →
A road towards the snow covered Khardungla Pass
Khardungla Pass is the highest motorable road in the world. Really? Well, factually the answer is ‘No’ but it is still believed to be the one. I don’t really want to get drawn into this controversy or debate as I don’t understand on what basis it was earlier proclaimed to …Continue Reading →
Hunder sand dunes is known for the bactrian camels
Hunder is popular as the ‘Land of Sand dunes’ and these sand dunes are spread between Diskit and Hunder, around 2-3 km from the village. I was tired and dehydrated by then, so I made a stop at the only restaurant, just at the starting point of these famous sand …Continue Reading →
Hunder is part of the beautiful Nubra Valley
Hunder is located in the Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir and is 7 km from Diskit which is popular for it Buddhist monastery. Hunder was the farthest accessible points for the tourists in India before Turtuk was opened in 2010. It is a very quiet village serenaded by the soft …Continue Reading →
View of Diskit Town and Nubra Valley from Diskit Monastery
Nubra Valley is one of the greenest places in Ladakh and Diskit is its capital. Diskit is around 150 km from the Ladakh’s summer capital, Leh. Located on the banks of Shyok River, the valley is fertile and well fed by streams and rivers. The greenery is confined along the …Continue Reading →
Ngamgyal Tsemo Gompa and the Fort seen from Shanti Stupa
I climbed the hill to Namgyal Tsemo Gompa in the scorching heat. The fort is perched on a hilltop overlooking Leh city. There were no shades between the fort and the foothills; it was just me, the sun and the heated narrow road. The Gompa and the Fort looked desolated …Continue Reading →
Leh Palace lit perfectly on a full moon night
Leh Palace was sculpted in the mold of Potala Palace of Lhasa and is located on the Namgyal Hill in Leh. It overlooks Leh and has many cultural influences, dating back to centuries. As a religious and cultural hub of the Buddhist, Leh Palace is much revered and very much …Continue Reading →