HOW I GOT LEH’D – PART 6

Do you know how it feels to have that rhythmic hum in your head? That was something I usually experienced when I did my breathing exercises during yoga class, especially when I repeated the words ‘Om,’ known for its positive vibrations all across a person’s body. I felt the same rhythmic hum in my whole body as I sat at the Diskit monastery the next morning, about three hours before we were to leave for Tso Moriri. The previous afternoon, this same monastery shone white in the near-afternoon sun, but the morning sun, gave the monastery a muted white, with …

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HOW I GOT LEH’D – PART 5

And so we continue… When I first heard the name Diskit, I was a bit confused until I realized it was the name of a village and not a tongue-twister biscuit. Then I wondered what Diskit meant. This village, located in the periphery of the desert in the Shok Valley, shares its name with that of the 350-year-old monastery within the village. This was our day to explore some parts of the Nubra valley, especially Diskit and look around this magnificent monastery and more. Diskit Village is an administrative center of the Nubra Valley, comprising of various government offices in …

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HOW I GOT LEH’D – PART 4

And so we continue……. This was my fourth Parle G with tea. The biscuit was the fourth but my tea was the second. I usually don’t keep track, but the view that I was looking at would undoubtedly compel me to stay a bit longer which would eventually mean more tea and biscuit. But that’s just part of what I wanted to say – what was truly capturing my attention was the spectacular view of the ‘valley of flowers’ also known as the ‘orchard of ladakh’ also known as the nubra valley. We were at the monastery, which was up …

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HOW I GOT LEH’D – PART 3

And so we continue……. In Leh, the early mornings remind me of this amazing brown doughnut topped with blue and white icing. I used to wonder if I could just bite into it, so that I could savour the succulent brown mountains and landscape topped with the bluest of blue skies and specks of cloud. This was my view from my beautiful room at Grand Dragon, on our first day at Leh. Having decided to start our day a little late, we all gathered for a late breakfast that comprised of a complete indian & international spread.  We had two …

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HOW I GOT LEH’D – PART2

And so we continue…….             When we say ‘a cold morning’ in the mountains, it is actually a term that can be used for almost every single morning. But the coldness, with a stray ray of sunshine maneuvering its way through the crevices in the cloud, is a feeling and a sight to behold. I knew I was quite tired after a long Day 1, but there was something in the air that woke me up and I guess this serendipitous encounter with the morning sun was the exact ammunition I needed to get started. …

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HOW I GOT LEH’D

Gateways to heaven are said to be adorned by beauty, incomparable with even the best of jewels or materials that anyone can buy. But what does one say to the roadways that lead you to some of the picturesque locales in the north of India? Are they indeed our gateways to heaven? Because I, for one, have seen so many that I wonder whether heaven resides right here in India. Ladakh, is one such place which gets me thinking – How am I to absorb such wonder in so little a time? Welcome to the arms of a small town, …

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#HighwayToHeaven – The Road Less Travelled Photo Contest

If you also believe that the gods live in the mountains, you should head directly to Ladakh, the land of high passes. Guarded by the astounding Himalayas cosseted by pearly white snow and inhibited by the warmest people in the world, it is the place that can make you forget the rest of the world. And if you also wish to experience the incredible Leh-Ladakh in a luxurious way, The Road Less Travelled is here to make it happen!!! Now you may be thinking how??? The answer is simple, just be a part of our funtastic photolicious contest. Show up …

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HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

#HighwayToHeaven Presented by THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED Road Trip Season – March to October 2018 7 Nights & 8 Days The term Highway to Heaven’ conjures up visions of a fantastic journey on beautiful roads with plenty to explore & experience. Add to this the majestic Tibetan plateau – the highest in the world set amidst the beautiful Himalayan mountain peaks. The end result is an experience not to be missed. The journey begins from the beautiful vales of Kashmir & takes us to up the imposing Zoji La – the gate keeper to the imposing Tibetan plateau. This pass …

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