The Six Foot Track – Complete guide!

Last weekend, my friend and I completed the Six Foot Track (#6fttrack) and I am still hungover by the excitement. The Six Foot Track is a 3 days challenging hike in the Blue mountains between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. It is a total of 44.8 kilometres. And we did the hike in 29 hours 20…

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Guide to the GBR gateway – Cairns!

Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR). It is a laid back city in Queensland. And is best enjoyed outdoors. It is on the East Coast of Australia. It¬†experiences a tropical climate. The city plays a huge role in Australia’s tourism economy and is one of the most popular destinations for all…

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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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Postcard from Hunder!

People have always told me I live in my fantasy world and that it does not exist. I ask them ‘Have you looked up at the sky during the night?’ If we did not live in a fantasy World, how can everything around us look so whimseiial and magical? ~Solopassport  

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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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Thiksey monastery

Thiksey monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. It is situated about 20 kilometers from Leh. The monastery is also referred to as ‘Mini Potala’ as it is a replica of the Potala Palace in Tibet. The 12 storey monastery is situated on top of a hill and is famous for its 2…

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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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