Leh Logs: Days Four & Five

We had left Leh behind us now. The road traversed towards the Khardung-La. We were proceeding to the Nubra valley which is about 100 kms away from the Siachen glacier. This trip necessitated a night’s stay at Nubra. One reason for this is that it’s a long drive away from Leh and second, cars which […]

Thursday Funnies

Before I start with Day 4, sample these roadside warnings about speeding on various highways in Ladakh, all courtesy the BRO. Some are funny, while some are plain howlarious!! I admire the humour and the attempt at rhyming to get the message across. 🙂 “Darling I want you but not so fast” “The journey of […]

Alchi Gompa (monastery)

Alchi Gompa “Thanka” on the walls of the monastery

Leh Logs Day 3 Photo Diary

The Sindhu…note how the road goes along. Greenery in the desert…..a Leh village The Sangam – Zanskar and Indus   Bazgo Lamayuru ~ Moonland

Leh Logs: Day Three

We started day three hovering over Leh in a helicopter. Father had made this arrangement so that we would have the best sights. We traversed the Indus through the sky and I got some great shots at extreme angles. The pilot indulged all my requests to hover the craft at different angles so that I […]

Leh Logs: Day Two – II

A fulfilling meal later, we were back on the circuit. The Stok Palace was the first location we drove towards. It is a bit further from Leh and on the way we encountered a dilapidated bridge. Mr. Jolly Driver, in his inimitable style and heavy accent described how the original bridge was washed away in […]

Leh Logs: Day Two – I

Ah beautiful morning! Overhanging mist, sunrays filtering through clouds….it was perfect! Our first real morning in Leh. Transport for the day was coming over at 9.30 am. We were taking it easy today. Sites and places around Leh had been chosen for the excursion. Nothing strenuous. So far, none of us had felt light headed […]

Leh Logs: Day One

The flight to Leh lifted off into the dry New Delhi sky precisely at 5.40 am. The previous night had been harrowing and therefore tiring. They had not let us enter the airport departure area because the day of the flight had ‘technically’ not dawned.(?) it was a question of security, they told us. Yeah […]

Up above the clouds so high…..where eagles dare!

The Leh travelogues are dedicated to the gallant heroes and heroines of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Their efforts often unsung, braving extreme weather, high altitude and ever changing landscape, they toil on so that we can go places. Through Project Himank, they have given us unparalled accessibility in the Eastern Himalayan region. These are […]

A blustery day in Chicago

There was an intermittent whomping of the bushes outside my window through out the night. The wind was biting cold and furious, never letting up. It was so comforting to be sitting in the cozy room, and under the blankets, watching the wind play havoc outside. I casually glanced at the clock. It was 6.30 […]