Pangong Tso, is probably just another lake. The 5-hour trip from Leh is hardly justified. So why hundreds of us, endure the rough ride and high altitudes just to see it? For the love of travel. For the satisfaction to tick it off our list. For the contentment that we have been to as further as we can get to the India-China border. For the … Continue reading Lake? Oh, Pangong Tso!
I knew I couldn’t hack a 14-hour road trip and considering past experience with higher altitudes, it made sense to break the journey with a recommended night stopover in Kargil. However I realized the next day was Eid and it was possible that the dominantly Muslim town would be closed down and I wouldn’t get a jeep driving to Leh and might get stuck there … Continue reading Kashmir to Ladakh: On The Old Central Asia Trade Route
If there is one thing I would recommend to a fellow traveler to do in Srinagar, is to wake up at 4.00am and go see the vegetable markets on Dal Lake. Farmers from the surrounding areas come down through the boat channels on the lake early morning with their produce to sell and buy. It’s a mad chaotic experience and all done on the water! … Continue reading Marketing on Dal Lake
The next thing on the ‘list’ was to do upper India. Sringar; capital of Kashmir happens to be one of the few entry ports to start into that territory hence I flew out to Srinagar from Delhi on a cheap Spicejet flight. Three things come to mind when Kashmir is mentioned 1. Apparently it’s Heaven on earth 2. Both India and Pakistan want a piece … Continue reading Floating in Kashmir
It’s been almost 10 years since I was here last. And we both have changed. As I got out of the plane, I braced myself for that all familiar smell of paan and urine, one of the first things that hits you in India. But there was none! If the signs didn’t say ‘Welcome to Delhi’ one would think they were at the Singapore or … Continue reading Namaste Delhi