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Kashmir: Travels In Paradise On Earth

Release date: 5 February 2024
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When we think of Kashmir today, we think of militancy and conflict, but it was once an unspoilt land, lush and beautiful-heaven on earth. Kashmir takes us back to this paradise, to a time when militancy had not yet struck and rendered most parts of it inaccessible.

Romesh Bhattacharji first began trekking in Kashmir in the 1960s-it was the start of a love affair that endured for decades. Having travelled to even the most remote parts of the region, where inner-line permits are now required, he gained a reputation for possessing encyclopaedic knowledge of the Himalaya. In this book, he describes, in meticulous detail and with the help of hand-drawn maps, the topography and geography of the region, and the charm of Kashmir's nooks and crannies, the splendour of its lakes and meadows, and the beauty of its valleys and peaks.

Eloquent and absorbing, Kashmir will put you under its spell and have you longing to set off on your own adventure through this breathtaking land.


Product Details

Title: Kashmir: Travels In Paradise On Earth
Author: Romesh Bhattacharji
Publisher: Harper Collins India
SKU: BK0485877
EAN: 9789356996946
Number Of Pages: 264
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Romesh Bhattacharji has been trekking in Kashmir since his yearsin Delhi's St Stephen's College in the 1960s. His last trek was in 2012,forty-eight years after the first one. He continued his trysts with this fabledbut tormented land even after he became a bureaucrat. His last posting as Chief Commissioner Customs, Amritsar, included Kashmir in his beat. Bhattacharji is well known as a high-altitude trekker who has discovered trekking routes for mountaineers, and is said to be a phenomenal, ‘walking-talking encyclopaedia' on the Himalayas. He is also an avid photographer and has over the decades amassed a vast cache of photographs. He has previously authored books on Ladakh and India's Northeast.

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