Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book review - Kunzum Travel List 1-25

Just finished going through ‘Kunzum Travel List 1-25’ authored by Ajay Jain who is a full time writer, journalist and photographer based in New Delhi. Had received this book for a review and found it well worth the time and a veritable treasure trove of information on destinations in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Kashmir. In addition there are also two chapters devoted to the toy trains of Nilgiris and Matheran. And of course no travel book can be complete without the fascinating history and culture laden destinations in Rajasthan that include Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bera, Ranthambore and Mount Abu!
A total of twenty five great holiday ideas!

This book does not have travelogues per se. They are more like travel logs and meant for the traveller not the tourist. The tourist will appraoch a travel agent and get his tours planned out and arranged. This book will be the greatest resource for the traveller who likes to explore the fascinating facets of Incrredible India.
Each destination is defined by the routes to get there and the road conditions therein which is a surefire assist to any roadie. It also lists out places enroute where one can stop for a chai or a meal and also the best places to sleepover.

The blurb on the back cover says ‘All travelogues are based on personal exxperiences of the author. Peppered with anecdotes and photographs, the author wants to inspire, not just inform. The book wants to transport you on a holday twice, once when you read it, and again when you live it for yourself’. I agree!

So guys if you are into travelling go pick up this book available for a mere Rs.395/- and you will not be sorry.

It will be companion for my foray into riding into Himachal early next year! Thank you Ajay for such a lovely resource!

You can connect with the author Ajay Jain at
Email:        ajay@ajayjain.com
Mobile:      +91991044476
Twitter:      http://twitter.com/ajayjain


  1. If you have recommended it has to be good. seems to be quite informative and helpful for some one like me who is hopelessly bitten by a travel bug.

    1. You will find it very useful for sure!

  2. this one sounds unique!! you usually don't get information about roadside chai or meal which is a must for people like us when we explore new places. excellent review!!

  3. Nice review...makes the book tempting:)

  4. This seems like an interesting book...

  5. I am reading travel books now. So maybe I will pick up this one too. :)

  6. Looks like a good one. I'll keep the name in mind.
    Thank you. :)
    You have a great trip.

  7. Thank you for the wonderful review. As an author, such feedback is encouraging and provides insights on what I should be writing in the future. Look forward to having you over for coffee sometime at the Kunzum Travel Cafe.

    Cheers... Ajay