Road trip

Verinag, Anantnag and Baktoot at the end of second day, heaven on earth Kashmir part 3

Verinag spring flows through the Verinag garden, Kashmir

After the sacred temples of Verinag and Anantnag, enjoying the views of corn fields, paddy fields, apple trees and walnut trees on both sides of the smooth road and the houses having typical red terraces, we reached Baktoot at about 4 pm. Baktoot used to be the starting point for Amarnath pilgrimage once upon a time...

Leaving Lachung towards Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim Part 1

Snow covered mountain top Lachung, on way to Yumthang

I had visited this region about forty years ago. Then a bunch of college students, 6 of us walked up from Mangan to Yumthang in the month of October. Entry to North Sikkim was restricted and we had to obtain permit at Gangtok. The beauty of the place had mesmerized us...

Jammu to Dalhousie, the jewel of a hillstation, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 13

First day sunset at Dalhousie

In Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas, Kashmir is one famous tourist place, but Himachal is all dotted over with many popularly known and not so well known tourist spots of great natural beauty. Overall on the basis of variety, Himachal was favored. And which place should be the first? It was easy to decide—Dalhousie was still considered a prime hill station in India...

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