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Ladakh Monastic Festival Calendar 2017

Ladakh Monastic Festival Calendar 2017

Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places in India and is sure to blow you away, irrespective of when you travel to this beautiful abode. However, in order to truly experience the ancient culture of Ladakh and its bond with Buddhism, it is best to attend a monastic festival […]

January 17, 2017
8th Ladakh travelogue completed

8th Ladakh travelogue completed

Today I finished travelogue of my 8th trip to Ladakh, which coincidentally was also my 8th trip of this year. In case you’re wondering, I have done a couple of more trips since then (travelogues coming soon), taking this year’s trip count to 10. Even though this was my 4th […]

November 30, 2016
Srinagar-Leh Highway to remain open till 20th Dec

Srinagar-Leh Highway to remain open till 20th Dec

In what could have been termed as a good news for travelers and locals alike, BRO officials today said, Srinagar – Leh Highway is likely to remain open until 20th of December 2016, thanks to favorable weather conditions. “In view of the good weather conditions we have decided and will […]

October 31, 2016

Manali – Leh Highway closed for 2016

BRO has announced today the official closure of Manali – Leh Highway for 2016, due to the amount of frost forming at this high altitude road, making travel risky. While officially the road has been closed, vehicles will continue to ply between Manali and Leh, at their own risk. Heavy […]

October 15, 2016
Warshi opened for foreign tourists

Warshi opened for foreign tourists

In 2015, J&K and Centre Government had opened Warshi Village for Indian tourists and now, Warshi Village along with Yarma-Gompa and Yarma-Gonboo Monastery are open for foreign tourists as well. While Indian tourists just need to submit self-declaration form at Panamik check post, in order to proceed to Warshi Village. […]

October 4, 2016

8 on 8, a return to Ladakh

It’s been almost a year since my last visit to the heaven on earth, Ladakh. And it is time to fly back to the place I adore so much, for my 8th trip to Ladakh and also for my 8th trip this year. There are many who wonder, why I […]

September 21, 2016
Ladakh in October, a bad idea?

Ladakh in October, a bad idea?

Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places in the world and yet; it’s harsh, cold and unforgiving landscape ensures that it remains land locked for several months each year due to the road getting buried under several feet of snow during winter. Little wonder then, people and vehicles line […]

September 20, 2016
Ladakh and self-drive cars, a no go?

Ladakh and self-drive cars, a no go?

There was much uproar last year regarding Leh Taxi Union’s decision to ban self-drive vehicles from visiting Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso. Protests were held, vehicles were broken, people injured (on both sides) and Ladakh supposedly boycotted by those who were most offended. When the uproar and season had effectively […]

May 1, 2016

Srinagar – Leh Highway Reopens for 2016

Srinagar – Leh Highway has finally reopened for vehicular traffic in 2016, several days after the initial opening date BRO had set for the highway, owing to snowfall in the region. While the highway is technically open, it is in terrible state and it is highly likely that in the […]

May 1, 2016
Love in Ladakh, the novel

Love in Ladakh, the novel

On Saturday I finally published my first novel, Love in Ladakh. It will be available exclusively on Amazon Kindle stores globally till mid-January. Love in Ladakh is the first novel I have written and is set in the high altitude wonderland of Ladakh, a place with which I had a […]

October 26, 2015