Clicked while travelling on the famed Manali-Leh highway , one of the most awe inspiring highways that exist on the Indian subcontinent
This click showcases the famed Tsarap Chu river that flows alongside the traveller as he travels towards the capital city of Leh , in the background the river then turns northwards and moves towards the Zanskar region of the Himalaya
highway or runway !!!
This famous stretch of tar on the Highway to Leh built at an average height of 4000 mts tempts the traveler to let go all and push the accelerator to the max. Speeds of 120 Kmph have been recorded
The turquoise waters of the high altitude rivers in the kingdom of Ladakh beckon the weary traveler as he finds himself in a region of utter beauty and desolateness
This click signifies the relationship between the light and the dark , two sides of a same coin ,one cannot exist without the other .Clicked on the dry river bed of a high altitude river system
The lake of the Sun
welcome to the Lake of the Sun , one of the highest lakes in the Indian Subcontinent.
The prayer flags signify positive aura to the lonely traveler as he travels on lonely mountain roads crossing high Himalayan mountain passes towards his goal.
Spirituality in the Himalayas
Ladakh is also the land of the Gompas which from time immemorial have been the guiding beacons for the people who stay out here .
The largest gompa in central Ladakh built in the 15TH century
beautifully carved patterns on wood at the entrance to the main prayer hall at Hemis Gompa , Leh
view of the 11 century old Hemis Gompa.
Spiritualism in Leh
The largest Gompa in central Ladakh , Thikse Gompa , houses a 15 mt high idol of the Maitreya Buddha