Leh Ladakh

Leh Logs: Days Four & Five

October 4, 2006

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 […]

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Thursday Funnies

September 30, 2006

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 […]

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Alchi Gompa (monastery)

September 22, 2006

Alchi Gompa “Thanka” on the walls of the monastery

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Leh Logs Day 3 Photo Diary

September 20, 2006

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

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Leh Logs: Day Three

September 19, 2006

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 […]

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Leh Logs: Day Two – Noon

September 17, 2006

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 […]

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Leh Logs: Day Two – I

September 6, 2006

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 […]

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Leh Logs: Day One

August 31, 2006

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 […]

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

August 29, 2006

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 […]

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