21 Stunning Pictures of the Bike Journey to North-West Kashmir #adventureactivity #ontheroad

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1st Jun 2018
Photo of 21 Stunning Pictures of the Bike Journey to North-West Kashmir #adventureactivity #ontheroad by Mayuri Singh

In Summer 2018, I ticked off one item from my bucket list - riding a bullet across unexplored and challenging parts of North-West Kashmir; it was an #adventureactivity in itself.

In order to show you the unexplored beauty of this offbeat part of Kashmir, I am sharing 21 stunning photographs (taken on iphone) while riding from Srinagar to Tangdhar. Tangdhar is a small village near the North-Western LOC in Karnah Tehsil of Kupwara District. In order to break my journey, I stayed overnight at Kupwara.

My final route was: Srinagar – Sopore – Kupwara – Kralpora – Warsun – Teepee – Chowkibal – Sadhna Top – Naichian – Tangdhar (Karnah)

To read in detail about my journey, please check Kashmir Series on my blog - Life Beyond Usual - where I share my travel experience, tips and insights. Also, follow on Facebook and Instagram for more travel updates and stories.

Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures!

A blissful sunset and shikara ride at Dal Lake, Srinagar

Photo of Dal Lake, Srinagar by Mayuri Singh

Although highway between Srinagar and Kupwara is quite busy, the landscape is a respite

Photo of Sopore by Mayuri Singh

Another mesmerising sunset from the banks of Talri river at Kupwara

Photo of Kupwara by Mayuri Singh

A view point after crossing Kupwara town, but before Kralpora

Photo of Kralpora by Mayuri Singh

The entire route is marked by the intermittent streams

Photo of Kralpora by Mayuri Singh

Riding on these roads with such scenery is a complete bliss

Photo of Kralpora by Mayuri Singh

I took a wrong turn and got inside a hauntingly beautiful pine forest

Photo of Warsun by Mayuri Singh

Because of the unplanned detour, reached a perfect picnic spot

Photo of Warsun by Mayuri Singh

Start of the Bungus Valley

Photo of Bungus Valley, Bangus by Mayuri Singh

The entire stretch of riding up to Sadhna Top and beyond that is quite challenging with sharp hairpin bends and dangerous dropoffs

Photo of Chowkibal by Mayuri Singh

Mountains covered with pine trees and snow are always hypnotic to me

Photo of Chowkibal by Mayuri Singh

Taking a break and appreciating the landscape at one of the many hairpin bends before reaching Sadhna Top (aka Sadhna Pass)

Photo of Chowkibal by Mayuri Singh

With that view all the time, it is impossible to not fall in love with this route

Photo of Chowkibal by Mayuri Singh

At Sadhna Top, just before the Army Check Post

Photo of Sadhna Top by Mayuri Singh

Army Check Post at Sadhna Top

Photo of Sadhna Top by Mayuri Singh

Panoramic view of Tangdhar Valley from Sadhna Top

Photo of Sadhna Top by Mayuri Singh

Bad roads after Sadhna Top

Photo of Sadhna Top by Mayuri Singh

A lunch break after reaching downhill from Sadhna Top

Photo of Sadhna Top by Mayuri Singh

Route after Sadhna Top crosses many tiny villages before reaching Tangdhar

Photo of Naichian by Mayuri Singh

Daak Bangalow at Tangdhar

Photo of Tangdhar by Mayuri Singh

Enjoying the golden light of sunset getting reflected on the snow-capped mountains

Photo of Tangdhar by Mayuri Singh
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