Kashmir

Often called heaven on earth, Kashmir is a place you will fall in love again and again

Nov 052017
 
Stunning Ladakh Time Lapse Captured by Somabrata Pramanik

Watch Ladakh Time Lapse Captured by Somabrata Pramanik In these Ladakh Time Lapse videos, Somabrata Pramanik takes us on a beautiful journey over the moonscape of Ladakh. Time passes in slow motion in Ladakh, more so when you are on a leisurely journey to capture the beauty of the rugged region on your camera. IT professional and photographer went one step further and he captured the movement of time in slow motion using Time  Lapse technique the result is to be seen to be believed.  Over to Somabrata : The City of Leh in Time Lapse -From Leh Palace [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 312017
 
June 2017 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper Double Humped Bactrian Camels

Double Humped Bactrian Camels of Nubra Valley on June 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper Before we talk about the June 2017 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar let me ask you if you have heard or read the joke about the baby camel and his mom? The little baby camel has a hundred questions to ask his mom. “Why do we have thick eyelashes?” “Why are our feet padded? “Why do we Camels have 2 humps on our back? You know the kind of questions baby camels asks their mom? But before we move forward did you notice we are talking about “ [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 232016
 
Celebrating Naropa Festival Leh

My Experience of Naropa Festival Leh Celebrations For more than 2000, years Leh was the final frontier, a few people knew it even existed, even less wanted to visit Leh. Then after the movie 3 Idiots, getting Lehed became something to be proud of. Thankfully for thousands of years, Ladakh was not on anybody’s agenda except for Buddhist monks and an odd invading army from Central Asia on his journey to more lucrative places to plunder. Isolation due to harsh terrain to travel with heavy snow in winters leading to the closure of passes every winter meant that very [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 112016
 
India that is Bharat & a River called Indus

Confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers Indian constitution, Article 1(1) says, “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.” This is the only provision in the Constitution on how this country be called for official and unofficial purposes. Unofficially, both in India as well as outside in India in many geographies like the Middle East, Central Asia etc. India is also referred as “Hindustan”. Many people consider it to be mentioning Hindu as a religion but the truth is both India and Hindustan are derived from one of the mightiest river in the world – Indus or Sindhu as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 112016
 
Naropa Festival Leh 2016 – ‘The Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas’

Naropa Festival Leh the right reason to visit Ladakh in 2016 First thing first- Irrespective of  the label you restrict yourself to – Traveler, Tourist, Pilgrim, Solo, Group, Family, Gali-Mohalla or Panchayati traveler please do yourself a favor and stop saying, shouting  and /or wishing “ I want to get Lehed” “ Finally I got Lehed after dreaming about it ever since I saw 3 Idiots ” And then there are those who visit a slightly so called off beat destination where only locals normally go and then beat their chest like King Kong on Empire States Building – “ I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 082013
 
Pictures of Dal Lake Srinagar Kashmir & Other memories of a Photographer

  Dal Lake, Shikaras, Houseboats & other memories from Srinagar Kashmir Today on desi Traveler we go to Kashmir. No, I have not been fortunate enough to visit Kashmir ever, though it is very high on my wish list, but w e go with somebody who was born in Kashmir.  After all it is not from today but from the days of Amir Khusro that Kashmir is considered as Jannat or heaven when he said “Gar Firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.”  meaning “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here,” Most of us [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]