Day 6: 05/07/2017 Turtuk, Diksit

After a good night sleep at Hunder camps, we started our journey for Turtuk early morning at 5 AM.  This was a bit disappointing as I would have preferred to wake up to a lazy morning and enjoy a bed tea amidst the lap of nature. However, we had strict instructions from our driver and…

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…

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….

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…

Day 2: 01/07/2017 Leh

A new month , a new day and new friends. At breakfast table , we met our travel mates – YD and DB.  This was a group tour organized by Junglelore and YD was our tour guide. DB is a Dr from Mumbai and though he doesn’t look like one, he is a sweet gentleman in…

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…

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…

Food For Thoughts!!

Patience pays… why – here it goes..today morning my cabbie was very firm when he mentioned he cannot deviate from the route as the fare is calculated based on same. Pissed off, I asked him to drive soon. All throughout my roller coaster ride, was wondering if I could somehow tell Uber as to which…

Hampi Across the river

After bearing the brunt of scorching heat for a day in Hampi, we were dead tired and decided not to venture out the next day. However, after a relaxing sleep  and a wish to visit the Durga temple, we left our hotel at 11 A.M and headed straight to Kishkinda –  the birth place of…

Baburam in Hampi

Who is Baburam..You need to wait for the answer..What is Hampi ? Gosh!! you never heard about it ? That’s sad. Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site in Karnataka, India. A city in ruins, yet so beautiful that you cannot stop yourself falling in love with it every time you visit this place. My…

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I was pretty excited about my 50th blog post. Had been wondering since past couple of months, as to what topic should I choose to mark the golden anniversary. Will it be a travelogue, a kid’s birthday party,  a random thought or an on the way experience?. Well, thanks to TOI and Mrs FunnyBones, the…

Miniature Inventions!!

The world we live in today, witnesses numerous innovations every day, in varied fields be it IoT, automobiles, medicine or media. They always leave you in awe. However, these might not be very useful in our day-to-day grind. How often will I ask Echo to book a cab for me or say drive to work…