I had never heard of Tangdhar until I met Faisal in Srinagar.
When I went to Kashmir Travelogue to collect my rental bike, Faisal Nazir, the owner, casually asked about my trip plan.
"North-West Kashmir," I said.
"Well, tourists hardly go there; mostly Kashmiris who have home there, go to those areas," he replied with a bit of surprise.
"That's the whole point."
"Okay, so where exactly in North-West Kashmir do you plan to go?"
"Hmm...I don't know!"
Hearing my reply, Faisal quickly made a small list and handed it over to me. He recommended some really cool places to explore depending upon the amount of time I have. Tangdhar was the first name in that list.
Tangdhar is a small village in Karnah Tehsil of Kupwara District in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The moment I saw the location of Tangdhar on Google Map (extreme North-Western corner of Kashmir), I was sold to the idea of driving to such remote corner of the State.