Aug 252019
 
10 Tips For Your First Ladakh Trip

10 Tips For A Memorable First Ladakh Trip   So your wanderlust is at the peak, you can feel the adrenaline rush, the mountains are calling you ( even though most of us can’t get any signals even in Metro cities 🙂 ) and you have decided to get Leh-ed? Good for you are about to experience one of the most rugged and beautiful places on earth. But let me also add that besides being rugged and beautiful Ladakh is also sacred and ecologically fragile, and it is not your everyday hill station so you need to prepare well [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 252019
 
A Visit To Shey Monastery Ladakh

A Quick Guide To Visiting Shey Monastery Ladakh   For some strange reason, Shey Monastery in Ladakh is not very popular among tourists visiting Ladakh. Most of the visitors in the Leh area also prefer to go to Hemis Monastery, where the mystical Naropa Festival is celebrated. Many others like to visit Thiksey Monastery on the banks to Indus, which is a magnificent 12 Story structure. In my earlier visits, I have been to Hemis a few times but missed visiting Shey & Thiksey. This time I visited Hemis again and also entered Thiksey Monastery but then it started [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 192019
 
5 Reasons That Will Make You Fall In Love With Ladakh In Winters

Winter Photographs Of Ladakh In Winters That Will Leave You Mesmerised  Ladakh is the dream destination of every traveler from pristine lakes to rugged mountains to fast flowing rivers to blue skies it has everything that you have imagined in Shangri La. I have had my little share of visiting Ladakh a few years ago and I have been longing to go back to Ladakh ever since.  But I have not been that lucky and never got a chance to visit Ladakh again. Recently Iw as talking to Arun Bhat, who has been going to Ladakh before it became [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 012018
 
July 2018 Calendar Wallpaper - Cycling In Ladakh

July 2018 Calendar Wallpaper – Cycling In Ladakh This blog post is about the July 2018 Calendar Wallpaper, that is yours free to download from desi Traveler blog. But first a bit about the story behind the image.   Panting after walking 10 steps I settled on gravel to catch my breath and tried to focus my camera on the peak beyond the morning mist rising from the valley below. As I struggled to focus, a bouquet of colors punctured the monotonous dusty landscape around me, the clouds parted to let the blue skies also have a peek at [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 072017
 
October 2017 Travel Digest Crowd Sourced from Instagram

Guess what we have for the October 2017 desi Traveler digest?   The October 2017 desi Travel digest is here and once again we have some beautiful images from around the world. Good to see many international travelers also sharing their images and many of the veteran desi Travelers have also continued to share their images for desi Travel digest. I have tried to keep a healthy balance of new as well as repeat travelers as both are welcome to participate in the monthly travel digest. As I am currently running a series on Ladakh on my own Instagram [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

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…]