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…

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…

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…

Lamayuru 

Lamayuru is not about old Monastery, simple village life and peaceful trekking destination. Its also known for its Moon like landscape similar to Lunar Terrain.  That way, Lamayuru is unique on Earth and easily accessible being located just 100 kms away from Leh on the Leh-Kargil Highway.

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. 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…

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…

Ladakh Diaries

Some of the memories I collected during my recent trip to Ladakh  in June 2017