On the Pangong Tso .. Though the country is so barren, the lake has its beauties in the varied tints of surrounding hills and mountains, and the rich deep blue of its waters, becoming quite of an emerald green colour as they shallow near the shore.* Once in a while during your travels, you come […]
Famous western explorer Marco Pallis, while on an exploratory tour of the region way back in 1936, had this to say about the peasants of Ladakh, although it can be taken as a description of the Ladakhis in general too. The inhabitants of these villages must surely be some of the happiest on the face […]
Sights and experiences of the Chang Thang, one of the most hostile yet endearing regions that make up Ladakh.
A photologue of the sights en route the Chang Thang plateau.
Continued from Part I here. Past Khalsar and the Karakoram wildlife sanctuary, is a stretch of road that is straight as an arrow and appears to point straight at the Nubra valley. “This road is called the camel road“, remarks Tashi, our driver, in his usual mischievous tone. Upon being questioned, he bounces in his driver’s […]
Nub-ra: the western district As we cross the Khardung La and leave the high altitude behind, the landscape changes and we are well and truly on the road to Nubra. The snow from the glaciated mountains feeds little streams that irrigates the land, leaving patches of white and green. Set against the deep blue skies, the […]
Why do people talk about the Khardung La with trepidation and excitement in equal measures ? My experience made it amply clear. Read on to find out why..
A walk through Leh’s main market is like taking a walk back in time, when Leh served as an important meeting point for traders on the ancient Silk Road and those from the Indian sub continent.
A glance at some of the tourist attractions in and around Leh town.
A brief introduction to Ladakh – the land of mighty mountain passes, barren terrain, inhospitable climate, hospitable people and spellbinding beauty.