Ladakh Travel Guide – All About Inner Line Permits

ILP’s are important, without ILP’s you get to see only one third of the Ladakh Valley. The rest of the Ladakh is possible only when you have Inner Line Permits with you, which simply means a written permission from the District Authorities (Leh Deputy Commissioner). ILP’s are important from security point of view and it is one of the ways … Continue reading “Ladakh Travel Guide – All About Inner Line Permits”

Ladakh Travel Guide – Spare Parts and Tools, the Lifeline in Ladakh

Everybody knows about lifelines, courtesy KBC(Who Wants to be a Millionaire!). You can call a friend, ask someone around, or simply ignore the question. However, Ladakh is different and so are the lifelines. You have to rely heavily on your self to make it through. Spare Parts are the next best thing that come close … Continue reading “Ladakh Travel Guide – Spare Parts and Tools, the Lifeline in Ladakh”

The adventure thrills of Manali

Talking about tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh brings up the name Manali probably most frequently after Shimla.  It is perhaps one of the most popular honeymoon destinations of India.  It is a small town set in the northern end of Kullu Valley.  In fact the name Kullu – Manali is taken together as they are … Continue reading “The adventure thrills of Manali”

Spiti valley’s timeless Tabo Monastery

There are some very special locations on the planet whose uniqueness and richness can never be replicated. The Tabo monastery in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh is one such place. With a history stretching to over a millennium, Tabo is often referred to as Ajanta of the Himalayas. It was founded in the year 996 … Continue reading “Spiti valley’s timeless Tabo Monastery”

5 Must visit Monasteries in the Indian Himalayas

In the Himalayas, sickness home to the Dalai Lama, this land has many monasteries either perched on cliffs or resting in quiet valleys. Most of them were built centuries ago. They have survived wars, invasions, harsh weather, and other forms of human apathy. And even after all these years, they stand magnificently against the backdrop … Continue reading “5 Must visit Monasteries in the Indian Himalayas”