Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir ’

Leh (Ladakh) – Snapshot from my Travels # Part 6

Leh (Ladakh) is one of the most spectacular places one can visit, the place with its wonderful scenic beauty and beautiful monasteries, at an altitude of 3524 metres. If you are adventure lover and love to travel in the hills then it cannot get better anywhere other than this place on earth. It’s a cold desert, you will see less of green, but this is atoned by the beautiful valleys, mountains, different landscape and the hue, color of the place changes with the weather and time of the day; from Kashmir to Leh you get to see all different colors of nature and it’s just beyond expressing in words.

Here’s some more snapshots from my recent travels, images captured in Leh (Ladakh):


Leh – One of the most amazingly beautiful place I’ve seen, the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir


Leh – The view from the top – 1


Leh – The view from the top – 2


The Shanti Stupa – It’s a Buddhist monument, situated on a hilltop and gives a spectacular view of the city, visit this at evening to have a look at the most beautiful sunset you’d have ever seen.


Leh Palace – It is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century.


The view of Leh Town from the Leh Palace


Meditation Hall and The Buddha Temple near Shanti Stupa


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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.



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:


Location: Few miles ahead Zoji La, starting of Ladakh


Location: Somewhere around Zoji La


Location: Somewhere around Zoji La


Location: Somewhere around Zoji La


Location: Somewhere around Zoji La


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.


Location: Few miles from Sonamarg Image Credit: Vikas Sharma


Location: Sonamarg


Location: Sonamarg


Location: Sonamarg


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:


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


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


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


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