Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 7 (Magnetic Hill)

Magnetic hill on our way to Leh

Next day, we started from Kargil in a shared Xylo taxi at 8:00 am and reached Leh at 4pm. Charges – Rs. 800 per person. For around 5 hours we were the only couple during the journey. Had a great time during the journey, singing songs, stopping for sightseeing, etc. Our driver, Nurboo was excellent. […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 6 (Srinagar to Kargil via Zojila)

View from Jojila Pass 1

Since we had completed our visits to the locations at Kashmir, we decided to move to Leh. The route to Leh can be covered in two days, the first day – one reaches Kargil via Drass and then from Kargil one can move to Leh the next day after a night stay at Kargil. Drass […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 5 (Thajiwas Glacier, Sonmarg)

Sonmarg - Our trek, Thajiwas Glacier 2

The last place remaining to visit at Kashmir was Sonmarg, which is famous for its Thajiwas glacier. Sonmarg is 87 km Northeast of Srinagar and can be reached within 3 hours. Sonmarg, which means ‘ meadow of gold ‘ has snowy mountains as a backdrop. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 4 (Betaab Valley, Pahalgam)

Pahalgam - Betaab Valley 1

Our today’s plan was to visit Pahalgam which is located 104 km from Srinagar and can be reached in 2 hrs. It is mainly associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of Sawan (July to August). […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 3 (Gandola, Gulmarg)

Sheeps grazing the Gulmarg meadows

Everyone wants to visit Kashmir for three very famous and beautiful places, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam. The plan today was to visit Gulmarg meaning the Meadow of Flowers is the heartland of Winter Sports in India. Gulmarg is located 52 km from Srinagar and can be reached in 2 hours. Unlike many tourists who book […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 2 (Dal Lake & Mughal Gardens)

Srinagar Shalimar Garden 2

In the morning, we had our breakfast at the houseboat and decided to shift to a nearby guesthouse which we had visited the previous day. We then shifted our belongings from the houseboat to Stars Queen guesthouse near Dal Lake Gate no 1, a nice and homely place to stay (Rs. 400 per night). We […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 1 (Srinagar)

Houseboat view from Shikara

We were thrilled and excited when we boarded the 11:00 a.m. flight to Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. We landed at 1:40 p.m. at Srinagar Military Airport and it was really hot at 37 Degree C. We took JKSRTC (Jammu Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation-01942455107, 01942475360) bus from Airport ( Rs. 50/- per […]