Kashmir

The campsite at Sheshnag, teh first night halt of the Amarnath yatra with several tents spread out as seen at the break of dawn with fresh snow from the previous night in the backdrop.

Amarnath yatra: Trek on a pilgrimage

(Jump to the Amarnath yatra story) [ इसे हिंदी में पढ़ें ] Amarnath yatra 2020 updates Dates:Amarnath yatra 2020 has been cancelled in the wake of the current pandemic situation. is expected to start from 23rd July and go on till 3rd August 2020. The final decision regarding the yatra […]

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Pilgrimage at LOC: A privilege and a paradox

Chicken, rice and the traditional saag were packed in our picnic baskets. It was a day-long trip – food wouldn’t be available on the way. We left our guesthouse in Reshwari and walked to the assembly point, 10 minutes away. Ours was the last pick-up. We had registered for this […]

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Guide for offbeat travel to Kashmir

Or a guide to alternative travel to Kashmir. Where can you go other than Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam when you travel to Kashmir? We spent almost 6 weeks travelling in the Kashmir valley, using the local Tata Sumo jeeps to places totally-off-the-tourist-trail. Travelling in public transport helped us connect […]

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Clouds descend on the pine forest surrounded by the sun-lit golden Himalayas with a stream flowing by in the lush greenery.

Chatpal, an offbeat gem hidden in Kashmir

“Feel free to stay as long as you can manage without electricity” was the memo. Chatpal was slated to be touted as mini-Pahalgam. A fully furnished tourist bungalow built by the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department would be all ours. A caretaker would be sent with us. The catch – no electricity. We […]

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Four kids of the nomadic shepherd tribe called Gujjar from Kashmir doing an Indian dance called bhangra and singing with broad smiles on their faces in the beautiful landscape of Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg.

The kids of the hills…

The people you meet on the road are the most impactful part of any travel. Especially the kids. Times spent with the kids are some of our fondest memories. These pictures and their stories are our attempt to introduce everyone with some of them. …Are talented and eager to stage […]

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