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Zanskar Valley
North India

How to get to Padum in Zanskar Valley

A detailed guide on how to get to Zanskar Valley in North India, including how to travel from Leh to Padum by public transport.

Nubra Valley
India North India

Travel Guide for exploring Ladakh and Spiti

North India is home to perhaps some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring landscapes known to man. It is something straight out of a traveller’s fairytale with high altitude barren deserts, snow capped mountain ranges, fluorescent blue lakes, ancient Buddhist monasteries, epic road trips, remote villages and friendly people. There’s nothing more you could possibly want for an adventure. Here’s my experience and guide to exploring the regions of Ladakh and Spiti.

View from Stongde
India North India

Zanskar Valley: one of the last frontier’s for true adventure

It seemed that every stunning photograph I happened to see in Leh in the windows of travel agencies or on the screen inside the Tourist Information Office belonged to a place called Zanskar Valley. So it was a place that became etched into my brain, and I knew I needed to get there myself somehow. …

Dal lake sunrise
India North India

Srinagar: the contested jewel in Kashmir’s crown

The city had been exactly what I had imagined it to be and more; it was completely different to anything else I had seen on the subcontinent, the people were full of colourful and passionate conversation and the lake was truly beautiful with the background of the Himalayas faded under haze. Yet, I’d felt much safer than I perhaps thought I would, the media always driving a particular fear of certain places, and in fact, after I left I found myself telling people, “Go to Srinagar and spend time there,” because only then can you truly understand it… Read about my time in Srinagar, Kashmir.

India North India

Exploring the chaotic beauty of Varanasi

Varanasi was the place that I imagined I would find India’s intriguing spirituality and most interesting of characters and I was not wrong. The city, with its holy people, it’s rituals, it’s maddening traffic, it’s delicious street food, it’s suffocating alleyways and it’s annoyingly frustrating boat touts and rickshaw drivers, was my favourite place yet.