Behind the tourist area of Dal Lake with its many holiday house boats is a network of canals that is the lifeblood of the local community. There is an early morning vegetable market where people in canoes gather to sell their produce and throughout the day people such as this can be seen going about their daily business.
My partner Carol and I set off on a 400 day long trip around the Indian Subcontinent. Travelling mainly by local bus it proved to be an extraordinary adventure as we rubbed shoulders with many interesting people and visited fascinating places. We travelled through Sri Lanka, much off India and into Nepal and wrote the book Cardamom Days upon which my blog is based. We wanted the trip to be extraordinary and extraordinary is what it proved to be.
Dharmendra ChaharJul 23, 2019