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Kargil District(Ladakh) – Snapshot from my Travels # Part 5

Here’s some more snapshots from my recent travels, images captured after crossing Zoji La(Kashmir) at the starting point of the District Kargil(Ladakh) from Zoli La side, few miles ahead is a place called Drass which is said to be the coldest inhabited place in India. In Drass, winters are cold with average lows around −22 °C (−10 °F), and as low as −45 °C at the height of winter, which lasts from mid-October to mid-May.

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Ladakh (Near Drass) – Snapshot from my Travels # Part 4

Here’s some more snapshots from my recent travels, images captured after crossing Zoji La Pass, near about Drass (Ladakh):Ladakh_2

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Zoji La and Entrance to Ladakh – Snapshot from my Travels #Part 3

24 Kms(around 15 miles) from Sonamarg and you would be on the world’s most treacherous mountain pass ‘Zoji La’ which is located on the Srinagar-Leh Indian National Highway 1D in the western section of the Himalayas mountain range. The Zoji La connects Kashmir with the district of Ladakh of Indian State – Jammu & Kashmir, the place is such a unique combination of nature’s beauty and its destructive strength, the place has breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and one has to experience it to know how it feels to be there, and for me it is such an awesome experience to be there. The snow all over the huge mountains, the frozen river, the carved out snow to make roads, everything about this place is just beautiful and beyond words. The taxi in which I was traveling was going in between ice walls on two sides of a narrow road. For me, it indeed has been one of the most amazing trips till date.

Sharing some snapshots from my travels to this amazingly beautiful place:

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Location: Few miles ahead Zoji La, starting of Ladakh

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Location: Somewhere around Zoji La

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Location: Somewhere around Zoji La

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Location: Somewhere around Zoji La

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Location: Somewhere around Zoji La

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Location: Zoji La (Kashmir)

PS: I’m not a photographer and just used my phone to capture the beauty of this place.

Sonamarg (Kashmir) – Snapshot from my Travels #Part 2

Sonamarg which means ‘meadow of gold’ is a hill station situated at an altitude of 2800m in Ganderbal district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and from here Zoji La Pass is around 24 Km ahead which is one of the highest passes for road transport. It’s a beautiful place where you find yourself amidst snow clad mountains, enchanting natural beauty, greenery and glaciers, the beauty is just ethereal. The moment I reached Sonamarg, I was swept away by the view, though I had no time to stroll around the place but still tried to capture few snapshots of this beautiful place.

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Location: Few miles from Sonamarg Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Sonamarg

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Location: Sonamarg

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Location: Sonamarg

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Location: Sonamarg

For all those adventure loving people who wish to enjoy camping at a hill station, it’s one of the ideal destinations. Situated at a distance of 80 KM from Srinagar, on the Srinagar-Ladakh road, the drive to this place is through the Sindh Valley which presents spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir.

Near Zoji La (Kashmir) – Snapshot from my Travels #Part 1

Recently, I’ve been to this beautiful part of the world known as Kashmir and Ladakh, with this and few  more upcoming posts I’ll be sharing some snapshots from my travels to this beautiful part of the earth. So here, with this post, I start with Zoji La Pass(below pictures are clicked near Zoji La Pass),  it is located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range.  It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres, and offers some spectacular breathtaking views.

Sharing snapshots from my travels to this amazingly beautiful place, the images are captured somewhere in between Sonamarg and Zoji La:

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

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Location: Near Zoji La Pass, Kashmir Image Credit: Vikas Sharma

Perfect Day, It Was!

It has been drizzling here in Chandigarh since yesterday, and for me it’s a relief from the scorching heat. Temperature has dropped down to 26 degree Celsius, and today in the morning while I was standing on my balcony looking at the falling rain drops, I felt like to get into the hills just for enjoying the weather and the day, it was just a random urge. So I called up a friend to accompany me, picked up the key of my vehicle, and started to drive through the drizzle up to the hills with the music full on and the windscreen wipers in action, haha! I went up to Kasauli, a small beautiful hill station around 40 miles from my place, spent few hours there, gazed through the rain and mist to the beauty of nature, got drenched little and of course that fresh cool breeze on the face was rejuvenating, two hours of perfect nature therapy it was and then I came back to home.

Now while I’m writing this post sitting on my balcony relishing the weather, it is still drizzling here, I’m listening to music and sipping green tea, and thinking about few things. Here’s something I would like to write about what is running inside my mind :

Somewhere, I read that ‘traveling is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness’. I just do not agree with this statement, I mean, then how about “those” rich people who travels all around the world and are full of prejudice and are still with narrow-minds. This statement doesn’t make sense to me, you can learn a lot from traveling only when you are open to exploring things, open to growth, understanding, experiencing and learning new things, and know how to appreciate or relish even little things too and yes of course, willing to put your ideas, thoughts and yourself out for judgment, and not getting negatively affected by wrong judgments despite learning lesson from it if there is any to learn else leaving it behind.

Now ending up this post, and leaving you with this beautiful piece of music by Pearl Jam, I had a great day, you too enjoy and have a wonderful time ~ Vikas Sharma

Rivers, Mountains and Snow

Today I returned back to home, and here’s few pictures I’m sharing with you all from my recent travel, I mean the official visit as of some official work. I didn’t get any free time to stroll around the places but managed to capture few pictures. All the pictures are clicked in or somewhere nearby Manali and Kullu.

PS: I don’t know much about photography simply just sharing few pictures

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Have a good day/night friends ~ Vikas Sharma

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