The Kargil War Memorial at Drass

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Before I visited the Kargil War Memorial at Drass, Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill were mere names for me associated with the 1999 Kargil War. Only when I stood in the shadow of Tololing Hill I realized how close it is to the road. Hell, it is right across the Srinagar Leh Highway NH 1D! The … Read more

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Sightseeing at Kargil

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Even though this was my first fourth visit to Ladakh, it was my first trip to Kargil. I was traveling with the Axis Dil Se team. Axis Bank along with 17 Thousand ft Foundation provided playground and library to more than 100 government schools in the Ladakh. The region has two districts Leh and Kargil. … Read more

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Traveling to Kargil with Axis Dil Se

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I have a personal bond with Ladakh, this blog came into being because of our trip to Ladakh, way back in 2005. Little did I know that one day I would quit my full time job as a professor and do full time blogging. I traveled for the fourth time to Ladakh for the Axis … Read more

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Highest Blogger Meet at Khardungla, Ladakh

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This was my first third trip to Ladakh but my first to Khardungla. I have a special connection with Ladakh. The first blog post ever I wrote was about my forthcoming trip to Ladakh, in 2005. Twelve years later, I was invited to be a part of the Highest Blogger Meet at Khardungla organized by … Read more

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The Winter Flight to Leh with GoAir

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My blogging journey started in 2005 with a trip to Leh. Leh thus has an immense sentimental value for me! I re-visited Leh in January 2016! The winter flight to Leh was operated by GoAir. The trip in 2005 was a road trip. So this was my first chance to click the glorious mountains while … Read more

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The Stunning Monasteries of Ladakh

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I try to finish all my posts from a particular trip before I head on to another one. But try as I might, one or two posts manage to slip through, like the Monasteries of Ladakh! Every village in Ladakh and Spiti have their own monastery and more than religion it is their location that … Read more

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Ladakh in Winter: A Video

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Ladakh in January was the first trip of 2016 and was really special to me. I went on a FAM trip with the Grand Dragon Ladakh. I have been on a few trips since. And it is usually the most recent trip that dominates the mind space! So I am going down the memory lane … Read more

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Gustor Festival at the Spituk Monastery in Ladakh

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One of the highlights of my winter trip to Ladakh was the opportunity to attend the Gustor Festival at the Spituk Monastery in Ladakh. This year it was held on 7th and 8th January. As it falls in winter it is attended by the locals in large numbers, tourists were in minority! It is said … Read more

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Visiting Ladakh in Winter FAQs

Before I visited Ladakh in January 2016, I had a million questions about going there in winter. Now that I have been to Ladakh in winter it is time to write about my experiences. So here are the visiting Ladakh in winter FAQs answered. If I have missed out on something do ask in the … Read more

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Staying at the Grand Dragon Ladakh in Winter

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When the Go Air flight started to taxi at the¬†Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport at Leh, they announced that the outside temperature was -3 degree Celsius. I am no stranger to temperatures in minus but I never get used to them. I was happy that I was staying at the Grand Dragon Ladakh in winter because … Read more

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