Shey Monastery & Palace: The summer capital of the Ladakh

Beautiful views from the first level of Shey Gompa

Speeding away on the Leh-Manali road, my curiosity score kept going up. Whitewashed chortens dotted the green fields and lone wooden structures on the mountains made it obvious that this area used to be quite populated. A lone signboard is what doused some of my curiosity. However, it was my visit to Shey Monastery and … Read more

Lost and Found – Alchi Monastery in Ladakh, India

The Chortens at Alchi Gompa

My first visit to Ladakh took me to the Lamayuru monastery – one they say is the oldest monastery in Ladakh. When this fact was shared during this visit, it also, sparked off an intense debate. Was it really the oldest or was Alchi Monastery the oldest? While Google settled Lamayuru as being the oldest, … Read more

Scouting the Ruins of Basgo Monastery in Ladakh

Getting close to Basgo Monastery in Leh

Pretty landscapes cruised past my window Causing my gasps to be caught in my throat. Then came those Basgo monastery ruins Replacing those gasps with a racing pulse – like an antidote. I stared at the pretty landscapes as our van tackled the curves to Alchi Monastery in Ladakh. My gasps at the stunning scenery … Read more

Enlightenment at the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

The main Buddha in the hall

Ladakh had stolen my heart the last time and left me with a feeling of incompleteness as I could not see it all. Placid landscapes, hidden ruins and the chain of Buddhist Monasteries –  there were plenty of quests that awaited me. As fate had it, I returned this year to find my lost heart. Naropa … Read more

A Ladakh Travel Guide: Explore the land of mountain passes

The Land of mountain passes – Ladakh is a mesmerizing destination with its varied and stunning landforms. An ultimate destination for backpackers, bikers and road trippers, this has now become a popular family and honeymoon destination too. However, Ladakh with its unusual terrain requires a fair bit of preparation before you visit it. This is … Read more

Bewitched by the 3 Idiots Lake – A Travel guide to Pangong Lake Ladakh

The famous 3 idiots lake aka Pangong Lake in Ladakh

[lmt-post-modified-info] The deep blue abruptly changed to bright red and then equally quickly became yellow.  The colorful canvas reflected the gorgeous brown and white mountains  Spellbound – I gazed on at the famous 3 idiots lake until finally … My stupor broke as the fluttering white beauties settled onto the perfectly still landscape Such is … Read more

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