Our Top 10 Indian Experiences

  Our Top 10 Experiences in India   10. Floating on a small canoe past the burning bodies at the crowded ghats of the mighty Ganges River.   Every fire is a different cremation… 9. Taking our first steps onto the luxurious houseboat, floating on beautiful Dal Lake surrounded by mountains & silence.   Gazing out onto gorgeous Dal Lake 8. Jungle Johnnie’s slice of paradise, indulging in western comforts,visiting the... Read More

Kashmir: Spoiled or Unspoiled?

  It would be easy to describe Kashmir as an unspoiled natural beauty. Huge peaceful lakes reflecting the striking summits of the Himalayas & an abundance of greenery & wildlife. Kashmir provides a picturesque panorama from every angle, each seemingly more beautiful than the last. Unspoiled.   Dal Lake reflecting the Himalayas   However, the words to describe the political strife of the region are far from similar to those... Read More

Life on a Dal Lake Houseboat

Life on a Dal Lake Houseboat …is BEAUTIFUL. /* PausePlayPlayPrev|Next   But, life on a Dal Lake Houseboat …is SLOW.   9:00am: Rise & Shine. Awe at the morning dew on the mountains and lake. Laugh at the mamma duck running away from her ducklings. Read for 20 minutes. 9:30am: Eat eggs & toast. Your choice of jam, butter, or honey. Drink tea and read more. 10:00am: Shower &... Read More

Photo Friday: Craftwork in Kashmir

  Skilled Hands & Kashmiri Silk   Kashmir is world-renowned for its handicraft. One afternoon on Dal Lake we got the opportunity to watch a young girl weaving a Kashmiri carpet. The carpet in the picture will take at least 9 months to complete, working relentless 7-8 hour days. Each knot is strategically strung to create the popular patterns sought after by so many.    Read More

Photo Friday: Divine Dal Lake

  Paddling peacefully across the divine Dal Lake   Dal Lake is situated in the northwestern tip of India, the head of the country in the heart of Kashmir. Charming houseboats bob quietly on the calm waters of the lake, enclosed by the awe-striking Himalayas. An absolutely stunning scenery.    Read More

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