Day 7: 06/05/2017 Changla, Pangong

It was Dalai Lama’s birthday and we decided to celebrate this day, by visiting the most enchanting beauty of Ladakh – Pangong Tso. But not before crossing the 3rd highest motorable road – Changla Pass. Ascending an altitude always throws in some beautiful shots.  These are captures from a moving object. Wonder how still , thoughtful captures would be.. As we were nearing Pangong, it … Continue reading Day 7: 06/05/2017 Changla, Pangong

Day 5: 04/07/2017 Khardungla, Nubra, Hunder Sand Dunes

I was tired, travelling and clicking had started taking its toll. Today we were supposed to leave early and head to Nubra via Khardungla pass, which is the highest motor able road in the world.  Supposedly its the second highest, since the highest is not open for general public. I took my tool once we were about to reach Khardungla. The snow was in sight … Continue reading Day 5: 04/07/2017 Khardungla, Nubra, Hunder Sand Dunes

Day 4: 03/07/2017 Hemis, Thikse, Sindhu Ghaat, Shanti Stupa

The D Day finally arrived. We were to leave early to attend Hemis Festival, the reason we went to Ladakh with Junglelore.  To me, its like a bonus if I get to attend a local festival while I visit any state or place in India. Yes its crowded, noisy but the atmosphere is always electrifying. It makes me feel closer to my country as I … Continue reading Day 4: 03/07/2017 Hemis, Thikse, Sindhu Ghaat, Shanti Stupa

Day 3: 02/07/2017 Lamayuru, Alchi, Leh

YD has chalked out the plan for the day and after a sumptuous breakfast at Ladakh continental, we started our first journey together as a Junglelore group. It was also the first intro to our cab driver : a sweet old chap, very caring and well versed with the mountain curves.  He ensured we always reached our destination on time and in one piece. With … Continue reading Day 3: 02/07/2017 Lamayuru, Alchi, Leh

Day 1: 30/6/2017 Leh

Landed at Leh exactly at 6:30 AM and from then on it was all about Acclimatize, Acclimatize, Acclimatize! To climate, culture, people and place. Leh airport looks like a pop up from the book of Gulliver’s Travels. I wonder why do they even announce the belt number for luggage pick-up. This is it of the Arrivals. Leh airport should be one of the most picturesque ones in … Continue reading Day 1: 30/6/2017 Leh

Day 0: 29/6/2017: Bangalore As Is

4:17 A.M – iPhone rang.  Yes I never keep it in vibration mode while sleeping. On the other end : Mam megacabs, and my fear turned true again. Post my cab booking the previous night , I had a strong hunch that the booking has been misunderstood for AM . As per norms I didn’t listen to myself and brushed aside this notion too, only … Continue reading Day 0: 29/6/2017: Bangalore As Is