Himachal – Dhauladhar Circuit

Some of the photos I took during my June 2018 trip to Dalhouse and beyond :

Flickr – Dhauladhar album


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Wayanad ; God’s Own Country

Wayanad District came into existence on 1st November, 1980 as the 12th District of Kerala consisting of Mananthavady, Sulthanbathery and Vythiri Taluks. The name Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields. ( Source –  wayanad NIC site )

Wayanad is well connected – be it from Karnataka side (Kabini/Nagarhole National Park) or, Tamil Nadu side (Ooty/Coonoor)

Visit Flickr Folder for the whole South India Trip done in October 2017.  A collage of wayanad captures is here for you all :

Photography Tips- Good composition

For Good composition,  stay inspired.

If you dont find anything new after a tiring day, browse through Flickr Explore and I am sure you will get some inspiration out of it. If the top 20 photos do not inspire you then find a cosy corner and get a Travel Magazine like Lonely planet or NGC Traveler

flip through the pages and you will see some good inspiration

be it color contrast, or use of rule of thirds or, some unique landscape


Stay inspired!!

Here are few  shots from the recent trip to Hyderabad

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Qutb Shahi Tombs - hyderabad- 7503971





Shyok Valley

Shyok valley is beautiful. Not so touristy like Nubra may be. But Its vibrant since the good old Silk Route days. Name of the river Shyok comes from the word (death ) signifies the underlined history behind this valley. 

Breathtakingly beautiful, this valley connects Nubra with Pangong Lake directly with a not so bad road and this route is very popular among tourists to cut short a day on their itinerary, otherwise, tourist has to go back to Leh via Changla/Khardungla Pass twice while covering Pangong/Nubra. One can complete the triangle Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Leh easily. better to avoid this route during Monsoon/Flood during July end/Mid August.

Lamayuru as seen from Resort

Lamayuru , a sleepy village famous for its old monastery is located at a distance of about 130 Km from Leh city at a height of 3,510 meters.

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Travel Note :

Altitude wise, this place is 500-600 ft below Leh, the main city and hence good for much needed acclimatization. This place is endowed with Moonland and Monasteries (one at Alchi another at Lamayuru itself). Shadow and light play hide and seek here throughout the day. If you stay overnight , you can appreciate the beauty in a better way. Don’t miss the moonland. See the picture of moonland below:

On the way, while you reach Lamayuru you will cross

beautiful confluence point of rivers Indus and Zanskar near Nimmu Valley (ignore the watermark) as seen above
– Travelled on 4 June, 2017

Postcards from Ladakh

Day Three of our Ladakh Trip – We went to Lamayuru, a small village located on the Leh Kargil Highway. Stayed there overnight. While returning from this oldest and largest existing gompa of Ladakh, we bumped into Alchi Choskor Monastery. 

As we were busy shopping around the place dotted with gift and souvenir shops, I found this little, innocent girl probably looking at her mother, who was busy running her souvenir shop. I loved the way she was looking at her elders – original and candid.