Comes summer and we head towards some or the other corner of our ‘Incredible India’
Often my friends tease me saying that I should leave my parents alone to enjoy themselves and travel with them rather than my parents. But this has always been a mutual thing. My parents never want to travel alone and I being a single child find it a duty or may be an obligation to travel with them. No, it’s not that I don’t like it. I quite enjoy their company.
A week or two prior to our travel date I was really nervous and apprehensive about travelling to Ladakh with my parents as some of my colleagues had warned me that it’s not an easy place to be at for people above 50. But I can’t be more thankful to the agents from Yatra.com who gained my confidence and convinced me to book a 6 nights 7 days package for me and my parents without any hesitation.
Soon the day arrived when we had to board the plane for Leh. The mesmerising view of the snow capped mountains and its different peaks looked like some kind of a different world altogether. We couldn’t keep our glance away from the plane window even for a bit. Just didn’t want to miss a single moment.
The one hour and fifteen minutes journey soon came to an end and there we were, setting our feet on the cold desert of India. The mesmerising landscape surrounded by the snow capped mountains definitely took us aback. After leaving the airport we reached our hotel. The escorts and the people had a grin on their faces as they welcomed us. The escort explained us some of the important rules that we needed to follow in the next days during our stay in Leh and the surrounding places.
We quickly checked into our rooms. The beautiful mountains were overlooking us as we removed the curtains of the window. The first day we were asked not to take a bath which was very important in order to get acclimatised to the climate of Ladakh. After breakfast we went out for a stroll outside. It was sunny but windy, so we came back soon as we were supposed to take ample rest in order to stay fit for the upcoming days full of adventure.
In the evening we left for the Shanti Stupa. The beautiful white Stupa is a symbol of peace according Buddhism. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist and is a part of the mission - "Peace Pagoda". Then we visited the local market and came back to our hotel.