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Lamayuru is a small village 100 km before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh highway. Its claim to fame is the moonlike landscape surrounding Lamayuru. So much so, that Lamayuru and moonland have become synonymous. They even have guest houses named Moonland in Lamayuru! The best view of this "moonland"; is from the top of the meditation hill in Lamayuru. As you get to the top and proceed to the edge, a surreal landscape awaits you!

Lamayuru, the moonland of Ladakh

“Where can we find moonland?” “It’s right behind this hillock.” That’s a normal conversation in Lamayuru! Lamayuru is a small village in Ladakh, midway between Kargil and Leh on NH1-D, the Srinagar-Leh highway. Moonlike landscapes carved into the Greater Himalayas are its claim to fame. Mountain pass of Fotu la […]

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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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