LADAKH – the beauty of India
Pristine blue waters and white sand in the backdrop of elegant brown mountains, that’s how we, like many other were introduced to the fascinating land of mountains called “LADAKH” by the movie 3 Idiots. Bollywood movies have always been larger than life and the irresistible locations as shown in the movies are often disappointing when visited in reality. Having said that, it looked so fascinating that we were tempted to take a tour to Ladakh and I must admit, we were pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong. The place turned out to be much more engrossing and breathtaking than what was shown on the big screen and we so delighted to have planned this trip which till date remains to be one of the best holidays we have had till date.
There are various modes of travel to Leh, the capital of Ladakh region, including the road travel from Srinagar or the more scenic road travel from Manali and taking a more adventurous bike travel, but considering the weather conditions and lack of oxygen at the high altitude we decided to take a safer mode of travelling by air to Leh directly. We also decided to join the fixed package available with Make my trip (MMT) as they always had an emergency medical unit moving along with the fleet of vehicles.
Our itinerary was as follows:
Day 1: Mumbai – Delhi
We reached Delhi via flight and had a night stay at Delhi. Our stay was in Taurus Hotel near airport.
Day 2: Delhi – Leh