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Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La – Things to Do

The road to Nubra Valley passes through world’s highest motorable road at Khardung La pass. After spending 3 days in Leh, I was acclimatized to the high altitude. On the 4th day, I was scheduled to travel from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La pass. The terrain is rough but beautiful in its own way. Our driver told a day before that we will leave early because 29 Km stretch of road near Khardung La was not in good…

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20 Most Beautiful Places in India

20 Most Beautiful Places in India

India is the land of diversity. We have great diversity in wildlife and vegetation, from hot desert to cold deserts, the Indian Ocean to a Himalayan range of mountains or great biodiversity of western ghats, the list is endless. There is something for everyone’s interest. These most beautiful places in India are scattered all around India from North to South, and from East to West. It is difficult to compile a list of best places because there are plenty of…

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Women Empowerment & Toilets in Public Places

Women Empowerment & Toilets in Public Places

I am not someone, who celebrates and get happy on “Women’s Day”. I feel it is more like an event and hardly play any significant role in women empowerment. Most of the women feel empowered because of the family or friends. I am one of those who always got equal if not more support in life in comparison to my brother. But at the same time, when I travel or go out after sunset then I have to keep my…

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Wordlessly Wednesday

Wordlessly Wednesday

Last year I was in Varanasi and while roaming around in market, I spotted this gentleman. There were 2-3 band people and relatives also accompanying him. He was wearing his wedding attire and going on cycle rickshaw, which is unusual because in India I had always seen groom sitting on horse back or car. It was kind of strange or I can even say funny to spot someone like this. This picture I felt like sharing in these days of…

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Shabari

Shabari

We were exploring the other side of Tungabhadra river in Hampi. We were visiting some historical places on that side and I had spotted this lady sitting in front ofย  Pampa Sarovar/pond (Which is practically in the middle of nowhere) selling fruits. There were only 4-5 people in the temple & Sarovar area. When I crossed her she asked me to buy some fruits from her, so as a curtsy I bought something from her. When I asked her name,…

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Leh – My first day of Ladakh Tour

Leh – My first day of Ladakh Tour

Ladakh is one of my favorite destination ๐Ÿ™‚ There are two ways to go to Ladakh, one by road through Srinagar or Manali and other by air. I decided to go by air because I planned to travel alone and upon calculation, I realized that solo Ladakh tour is too expensive. Because public transport is limited and cost of a taxi to go from one place/town to other is high in Ladakh so, I thought why not try a package…

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Kedarkantha Trek in Winters

Kedarkantha Trek in Winters

I have never done any real trek in my life and was very enthusiastic do one. I explored for easy treks and came across “Kedarkantha trek” in winters, it is organized by many groups. I selected one group for which people had given good feedback. They mentioned it “Easy” on the website. I liked the details and booked online. I prepared for the trek for approx 45 days by walking 4 Km every day till the trek date. (In general,…

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