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Arrival in Jammu

I decided to stop by in Jammu on my way to Srinagar from Delhi to call on my friend from the Royal Family of Jammu and Kashmir to talk about my upcoming group trip to Kashmir valley. He opened up his private residence overlooking the Tawi river for Tamara and I to freshen up...

Navigating through Srinagar airport is never an easy task

Navigating through Srinagar airport is never an easy task, but with the new tourism police standing by and ensuring your taxi ride is legit made things a lot easier than than just a few months ago. It was nice to see construction complete and businesses thriving again after the...

The Chinar tree and Kashmir Valley

Mughals patronised the chinar tree in Kashmir and spread it in every nook and cranny. Hundreds of trees were planted in the famous Mughal gardens, along the well-known roads and in the premises of grand mosques and shrines. When Akbar took over the reins of Kashmir in 1586, he...

About Shankaracharya Temple

We hiked to the famous temple a 3.5 km steep trail with panoramic views of Srinagar city. Thickly forested Shankaracharya Hills is topped by a small Shiva temple built from hefty blocks of visibly ancient great stone. Previously known as Takht-I-Sulaiman( Throne of Solomon) its...

Coffee at the Historic Karan Mahal

My friend from the Jammu and Kashmir Royal Family was kind enough to let me go and experience a beautiful sunset and high tea at the historic Karan Mahal that has been frequented by the likes of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and many other royal and international dignitaries...

Good Morning Kashmir!

Planning to have a lovely breakfast on the deck of the houseboat and then head to Hazratbal Mosque, The Tulip Gardens a bit of shopping and then on the flight. Will you keep you all updated with photos. Have a wonderful morning
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