Tag Archives: Jammu and Kashmir

10 Must Do’s on a Trip to Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir defined by its large lakes and flowery gardens. The first stop during any trip to Kashmir valley is Srinagar. While the Mughal gardens bloom ushering in spring with all its colors; Dal Lake and … Continue reading

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Many Moods of Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake is the toast of Srinagar often referred to as the jewel in the crown of Kashmir!! Be it a Shikara Ride, or a lazy cup of Kahwa in a Houseboat, walk along the boulevard or brisk business in … Continue reading

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Beside the 2 Heavenly Lakes at the feet of the Mystic Mountain !!

The first glimpse of the 2 heaven lakes at the feet of the mystic mountain had knocked me senseless for a while. (Read – Rocky Paths lead to heaven). We were reaching the end of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek … Continue reading

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With my shadow by my side !!

Shadows are deceptive and are always beyond reach but instead of chasing them, what if we had them by our side. We were crossing a stream connecting to Nundkol Lake in Kashmir when the moss beneath the crystal clear water … Continue reading

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One Lazy Afternoon in Leh

I remember rejoicing as the flight touched down in Kushok Bakula Airport in Leh !! 72 hours, overnight stays in the airport, uncertain weather, flight cancellations and moments of despair later we finally arrived in Leh on a rather cold … Continue reading

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In search of elusive waterfalls on Chadar; Ladakh, India

The intense hot summer kept me away from writing for the last few days. While, I am looking for an opportunity to cool down under a gurgling waterfall, I took a journey through memory lane in search of elusive waterfalls.  … Continue reading

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Planning for Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a wonderful way to explore paradise. As you trek from one lake to another through green meadows, birches and pine and sometimes scaling up steep mountain sides, you will surely count your blessings for being … Continue reading

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A sumptuous evening with Kashmiri Wazwan

Visit to Kashmir is incomplete without digging into the flavours of Wazwan. Ever since I had planned my trip to Kashmir, Wazwan was high on my agenda. It is not one dish nor is it a drink but the name … Continue reading

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Springtime in Mughal Gardens, Kashmir, India

Spring is in the air, am waking up to singing birds, cool breeze and warm sunshine. I sat in the park bench in the morning watching the flower buds all set to bloom and started humming under my breath “Rind … Continue reading

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Angels in Snow White Land; Ladakh, India

I was blissfully walking on ice between Tilat Sumdo and Shingra Koma, admiring the high mountains and the contrast of the white snow. Suddenly, there was a catch on my back and a stabbing pain. The familiar pain was a … Continue reading

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