JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil: A Review

Twin bed room in JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil

JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil promises a good night’s sleep but does not ensure comfort of an attached bathroom. The guests cannot expect a lavish meal but they can enjoy the unpolluted Suru River and nude ranges of the Himalayas. Some of these ranges wear snow caps that…

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JK Tourist Bungalow II: A Cheap Safe Hotel in Kargil

JK Tourist Bungalow II: Review of Cheap Safe Hotel in Kargil

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A cheap safe hotel in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir (JK) Tourist Bungalow II, located opposite Hussani Park, is an old traditional wooden structure facing the Suru River. The structure within easy walking distance of the bus stands, taxi stands, and Lal Chowk is in reasonably good condition. The unmanicured garden…

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Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) has been hosting trekking camps in the Himalayas for several years. I have attended a number of these camps. Today, I share my experiences and observations about these camps because many people ask me, “How good are these camps?” Here is the lowdown: 1.…

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GMVN Rahi Motel (Haridwar) Room in Disrepair

Room No 101 in GMVN Rahi Motel, Haridwar

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On September 8, 2014, when I checked in previously booked economy room (INR 660 per person, per night) in Rahi Motel by GMVN in Haridwar, I was disappointed. So I upgraded to the next level of room by paying INR 521 more. Room…

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Hotel Welcome & a Dhaba in Chamba: Okay Budget Options

Hotel Welcome, Chamba

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On August 16, 2014, I spent a night in Hotel Welcome (Chamba), located on Mussoorie-Dhanolty-Chamba road, and ate meals at a nearby dhaba. Although both were busy, quality standards were non-existent. Here are more details: Hotel Welcome I walked in Hotel Welcome around…

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Accommodation along Nanda Raj Jat Route

Sleep options along the Nanda Raj Jat route in Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents The Nanda Raj Jat route does not offer many accommodation options. This limitation actually has a positive side. The route has not become a touristy destination. Serenity of the trail is therefore still preserved. Do not worry. A loyal thrill-seeker can still find…

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