Rafting on River Zanskar!

“Do you want to jump inside the water again?” asked my rafting instructor come guide come lead. My eyes lit up. I was excited. “What is the name of this river? The one we are rafting on?” I asked. “Zanskar”, he replied. “Let’s jump in Indus!” I screamed. He grinned and noded his head. We…

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Prayers at Thiksey monastery

One of the best opportunities that I got in Ladakh was to visit the Thiksey monastery during the morning prayers. The chanting and the sounds of drums and horns by the lamas was a different kind of an experience that I had never witnessed. The youngest lama was 3 years old and it was a…

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Doors of Ladakh

I am obsessed with doors <Period>. I have always had a habit of getting my pictures clicked with the colorful doors. In India, I feel the decor of the doors are a way of people showing their decorative aspects of their houses. They are just so beautiful and creative. Be it the design or the…

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Picture perfect Ladakh!

I love everything about Ladakh! And its a no surprise as everyone loves Ladakh. The people, the culture and the breathtaking landscapes – everything about the place is magical. Ladakh provides an ample opportunity for photographs and any picture taken from any camera is picture perfect. These 32 photographs definitely proves that there is no…

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Postcard from Ladakh!

  As I watch the people of Ladakh I wonder! I wonder as to how life can be this simple? With such harsh climatic conditions And such minimum facilities! How can people be happy and contented? I then realize one needs to learn to be happy, the expectations or the facilities or the external surroundings…

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The Surahi Dance

On our first day in Leh, there was a cultural dance and music show performed by the Ladakhi localities. One of the dances, the dancers performed was the Surahi dance. The Surahi dance is also known as the Chang Rches. In this dance the dancers place the pots of Chang on their heads and dance.…

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Tadiyanmol trek

Tadiyanmol is one of most beautiful and lesser known hikes in the Western Ghats of southern part of India. It is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodugu district and sixth highest peak in the state Karnataka at an elevation of 5760 feet (1748 meters). Logistics: Hike to the peak: about 14 kilometres from the…

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Budgeted stay in Australia & New Zealand

Why I love hostels? For a regular traveller like me, I prefer staying at hostels because: They are cheap (sometimes I get a bed for as cheap as AUD 27). You meet some amazing and interesting people. I am still friends with some of them I met during my travels. It is safe for a…

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Photo Diary: Hampi

Hampi, also known as Hampe, is an ancient town in the northern part of Karnataka, in India. It is the former capital of Vijayanagara Empire. The town is a home for numerous ruined temples and buildings. It plays a very important role in the history of India and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Photo Diary: Satyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary

Satyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is a tiger reserve in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is a protected area along the Western Ghats of South India. A well protected untouched dense forest is what the wildlife sanctuary offers. It has abundant flora and fauna and is a home to indigenous tribal people belonging to…

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