Ladakh is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beloved places in India. From the time you enter college and have your kids, I bet you would have heard the Ladakhi stories. I and Priya have always wanted to visit this arid place. A couple of times we ended up making the bookings. But could not make it to this rugged place until recently. This time everything seemed to be perfect and my brother Abhijeet, and my brother in law Gopi too were eager to join us. Although flying is one of the most preferred and popular choices we wanted to take a very long drive and Gopi wanted to ride an Enfield solo. Everything was set, the bike was rented, the car was geared up and we were all very excited to start the trip. Google maps are handy and very helpful for navigation and we followed this route from Gurgaon.Continue reading
Kashmir has been a conflict zone for decades, India, Pakistan and China have been fighting for this paradise since their existence. Kashmir is home to beautiful valleys and high altitude lakes. The summers are colourful when the flowers blossom and the weather take a long rest. It is freezing in the winters and astonishingly beautiful during this time. The weather varies greatly owing to its rugged topography.
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Hiking in Kashmir in bad winter weather
Lidderwat in the valley of Kashmir is amazingly colourful and beautiful in the summers but becomes a different terrain in the winters. I am continuing this story from my previous story: Winter whiteout in Lidderwat, Kashmir. When I, Riyaz, Safeen and others got here after 10 hours of hike in 6-7 ft of snow, we were dehydrated and exhausted. The weather had already got worse from bad and it had started to rain. Continue reading
Photos of Lidderwat, Kashmir in summers and winters
Weather varies through out the topography of Kashmir. These photos prove how captivating the valleys of Kashmir are. The Mughals have rightly called this region as the “paradise on Earth”.
Trek to Lidderwat, Kashmir in the winters
Kashmir is no less than a wonderland in India. I have been on hikes and treks in Kashmir with my wife Priya and friend Riyaz a lot of times. But all of them were either in the spring or in the summers, when the grass is green, the flowers blossom and the weather seem to take a long rest. Continue reading