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!
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!
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!!
I just moved to a new city a month back and I am currently staying in a temporary accommodation. It’s a cute little place and pretty comfortable. There’s a huge open space behind the home and to my surprise I also have beautiful and majestic peacocks to add to the scene. Tell me how often … More Love thy feathery neighbor!!
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
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!
Yes that’s exactly how it is for me! For the past three years I have looked at these beautiful mountain peaks and never once have I ever gotten bored with them. In fact, it’s been a morning ritual of sorts…while I am preparing a nice hot cup of coffee for myself in the kitchen, I … More “Home is where the heart is!!”
Do you like waterfalls? Even if not so much but you have got to admit, there is a certain amount of serenity in the way the water falls, like milky white curtains…Ok may be I’m getting a bit imaginative but they do look pretty. Any way, sharing some photographs I clicked on my recent exploration! … More Dhuandhar Falls = Smokey Falls???
Sometimes nature can be your best companion! I can spend hours in a place like this. Can you?The photograph above is from a little Gompa in Stok Village in Ladakh, India. It is the perfect place if you are looking for peace and quiet while losing yourself in the lap of nature…or if you are … More A village called STOK!
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…