Icy blues!

John Muir said “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” Even though I have spent most of my life in plains, mountains have a special hold on me…My heart and my soul both belong to them! When I am in the mountains ‘I come to life’…this is the best way I … More Icy blues!

Embracing Simplicity!

Nature weighs heavily over Man’s intentions in Ladakh! Because of man’s inability to infiltrate with his greed that these mountains, rivers and the skies have managed to preserve their virgin beauty. No wonder Ladakh attracts so many tourists from all over the world, some who come simply for the beauty it has to offer and … More Embracing Simplicity!

A trek that left a mark!!

Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park in eastern Ladakh, India. Globally famous for its snow leopards, it is believed to have the highest density of them in any protected area in the world. The park is home to a viable breeding population of about 200 snow leopards, especially in the Rumbak catchment area. Before I go any further let … More A trek that left a mark!!

Alchi

Alchi village, nestled among the golden trees,  set amidst the barren gorges of the Indus River and desolate mountains.. Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, 70 km downstream from the capital. The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its … More Alchi

Eye contact!

A few months back I visited Thailand. Out of many places I spent a couple of hours at Bangkok Safari world. Meandering through the park, clicking photos ( I generally don’t click wildlife or animals at all) I came across this section of monkeys. Standing for few minutes and observing, I was about to leave … More Eye contact!

The Lama Land…

It is hard not to be entranced by the austere beauty of the terrain of Ladakh , its immensity and emptiness. For those unaware, Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, … More The Lama Land…