Leh-Ladakh

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
Warshi, Hidden Star of Nubra Valley

Warshi, Hidden Star of Nubra Valley

There are places we are meant to visit, places which call to us repeatedly, yet we are unable to visit them, until the time is just right. Something similar happened with me, when I tried to visit Warshi Village. First time I tried my luck was in October 20014, 30th […]

October 18, 2015

A special trip to Ladakh for immortality…

It takes certain level of insanity to follow your dreams to the end; to push yourself, your body, your mind and your soul to the brink in order to do what your heart told you to do. No matter what others think, no matter how difficult the path and no […]

October 1, 2015

Time to light the boats on fire…

A friend asked me last evening, if my preparations for Ladakh trip are in full swing or have they been completed? When I thought about it, I came to an interesting conclusion. While I had bought a new pair of Forclaz 500, which I am desperately trying to break in […]

September 28, 2015
Travelogue of my 6th trip to Ladakh

Travelogue of my 6th trip to Ladakh

Today I finished writing my travelogue of Ladakh and you can read it here, Ladakh and Hemis Festival + AMG G55, a treat to die for. This was an extremely special trip for me and even though quite a few things happened which dampened my spirits, however significance of this […]

September 23, 2015