Ladakh is known for it's mountains, hostels, bike-packing routes, but little did I know, I would find the most peaceful and relaxing place I have ever stayed, in Ladakh.
Our lives are full of distractions, we are doing different things every second, information, both useful and useless is thrown at us in tremendous quantities. We are expected to process it all and still keep our sanity.
I, like most of the people today, was oblivious to this truth, because I had never known what peace and serenity actually feels like, the only examples of peace we get in today's time is through movies, which inspire us, and gives us a trailer of that peace, but we feel like that's enough. I realized, peace is useful only when experienced first hand, otherwise it's always a cloudy dream, and nothing else.
So here comes the entry of Uley Eco Resort, hidden in Uley city of Ladakh, a few 100 kilometres away from the Capital city Leh. This place has it's natural charm of being surrounded by mountains, Indus river flowing on one side, and beautiful white flower trees all over it. Lots of resorts match the description, but the thing that made this resort peaceful was the no connectivity, since this place is outside of main cities, it has zero connection to the outside world, sometimes BSNL calling works, but that's it, no internet, nothing.
Now, for a city boy like me, I've never been without internet my whole adult life apart from when i'm in the sky in an airplane, so this was a deal breaker at first, but since I had already paid, I had no choice but to accept it. Little did I know, this would introduce me to a new person, myself. We hardly ever get to get deep into our thoughts now-a-days, because before it starts, a notification rings on our devices and we are distracted again.
As there was no connectivity, I got to talk to everyone at the resort, hear their stories, make plans for myself, had to courage to jump in the freezing water of Indus river, found my passion in a Camera and got my thoughts in line. Deep conversations with anyone is a rare occurrence in today's times, maybe some awareness about distractions can make it a little common.