I have been longing to pen down about our travel to Leh. As most of us will describe that traveling to Leh and Ladhak is not a vacation... it’s an experience... an experience for a lifetime. An experience, which one must go and revive every year. It was our first year anniversary that we wanted to make extremely special and unique. We had been planning or I should say only thinking to decide on a place, which will give us the experience that we were hoping for. Suddenly just 10 or maybe 12 days before the D-day and while speaking to a couple of colleagues at work, “travel to Leh’ struck my mind and I immediately booked the flight tickets for a 4-days trip to Leh and Ladhak. Please note 4-days are very short to visit Leh, one must have at least 15 days in hands to just lose themselves in the beauty of Leh and Ladhak but nothing is impossible. Even on a show-string budget and time shortage, one can go back with memorable moments from this city.
No matter wherever you see in this cold dessert, every sight is mesmerizing. you won’t even realize when you will be lost in the beauty of these landscapes and dangerous mountains. Anyways, I made the flight bookings and the hotel bookings and began counting down the days left to leave for our travel not knowing where we are headed but we just packed.
Luckily, May is the beginning of travel season to Leh – Ladakh, so we found some pretty good deals on accommodation, air tickets and even local transportation.
Finally, the day came and we boarded our morning Vistara flight to Leh. Honestly, Leh airport has a very long and difficult name, so I can’t remember it and in addition to this, it is nowhere close to Delhi airport in terms of looks, facilities, and security. And yes it is a very short flight of just an hour and a few minutes but the flying over those treacherous mountains are formidable. You cannot stop looking out of the window because the view is breathtakingly beautiful. The time just stops there, and we cannot stop thanking God for making this world so beautiful and beyond our imagination. The most frightening part about flying to Leh is that the weather can be very unpredictable and the landing is very tedious. It is only carried out by the most experienced pilots. Moving on from the dangerous but smooth landing that we made was an experience in itself.