A Photo Essay from Ladakh

A solo trip to Ladakh years ago defined for me what I wanted to do with my life. It is now for you to realise too, ‘Time you enjoyed wasting, wasn’t wasted!’

Make this sojourn when the roads open and get enthralled by these experiences.

Read : Romance of the Manali – Leh Road

Blues, other than the Monday Morning ones, EXIST : Gaze at the azure blue skies, pristine lakes and surreal landscapes to live life as it was meant to be – carefree.

There’s no harm in being an idiot at Pangong Tso.

A nomadic existence : Cellphones wont work here and you will be glad they don’t! Forget about mundane stuff, what is life if not an adventure.

Shhh. The lesser known Kiagar Tso in the photograph, enroute Tso Moriri.

Unlock hidden talents : Surprise yourself by clicking stupendous pictures, this incredible land won’t disappoint you. The riot of colours can only make you insanely happy.

A masterpiece created by the BRO (Border Roads Organisation).

Love thyself : In the humdrum of city life, the basic inner connect has disappeared. Make friends from around the world and maybe you will meet a dopey eyed Israeli hottie. (Best of luck!)

Read : 7 roadtrips for adventure junkies in India

Catch your breath at Korzok (4575m) with Tso Moriri in the background; Changthang is the real Ladakh.

Buddhism is cool : Get enchanted by the colourful monasteries, buy a thangka and a prayer wheel and learn some meditation too. The maroon robes could be a fashion statement!

Thiksey Gompa, modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa.

Traffic, what traffic : Majestic mountains, wild surroundings and roads bereft of other cars. And yes, you aint dreamin’, the road will become your best friend in Ladakh.

Dramatic scenery in Ladakh will leave you speechless.

Huff, puff & get in shape : The high altitude walks are an amazing way to become really fit, while gorging on freshly made organic food. Ask the friendly locals for those yummy, otherworldly apricots.

Read : Reminiscences from a two day snowfall

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, anyone?!

Solidarity with Nepal in the times of the earthquake disaster.

Read : Practical Tips for Winter Travel in Ladakh

These pictures are all from the Ladakhi summers. I would love your opinion on this photo essay, for me to do more of the same.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Madhura says:

    When CAN I join you? Your photos are quite tempting, making me wish to drop everything here n go back to the Himalayas… they beckon… ❤

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    1. They beckon all the time. It is only us who don’t listen. Well, I’m gonna be in Kumaon Uttarakhand very soon. Connect on twitter/instagram?

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      1. Madhura says:

        I’m missing out trekking this season… no worries, I’ll be there soon! 🙂
        And yes of course…


    1. Thank you Divyakshi 🙂


  2. We liked it! Specially those pics! We hope you keep posting such good travel ideas and spots!

    We would love to have you at Santa Teresa! It would be great to see a post about it.

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  3. nupurpradhan says:

    Stunning pictures. Always loved your photography.

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  4. Nachikethas says:

    Amazing pictures!!


    1. Many thanks for the appreciation. Glad you liked them 🙂


  5. Yes and yes awesome canvas. “Like i thot il cover main 5-6 areas” is it possible ;-). The mountains are enchanting, they beckon me all the time. There is unsaid, unexplained magic in them. Keep traveling, god bless you.

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    1. I see that you connected this one to the funny post on Ladakh! Haha. Exactly my thoughts too, the mountains are so loving and feel like magic.

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