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.
Discover why a jeep ride to Kollukumalai, claimed to be the highest organic tea estate in the world and only a short distance away from Munnar, felt like zorbing, but within the confines of a 4 wheel drive.
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, …
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 …
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.
Prologue The early hours of a Sunday in June. Delhi Airport. The 37 degree heat outside doesn’t seem capable of penetrating Terminal 1D though. Pretty soon a considerable queue builds up for a domestic flight. It consists of a motley group of Irish and Australian teenagers, Indians of all age groups …