As high as you can: Ladakh

Tripoto
17th Dec 2014

Garden near room

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Snow covered hill top- Ladakh

Photo of As high as you can: Ladakh by T

Bird eye view of Ladakh city

Photo of As high as you can: Ladakh by T

Ladakh hills

Photo of As high as you can: Ladakh by T

If you dream high & wanna live your dream... Ladakh is for you. A dream destination & destination of dreams

Day1:

The plan was to have a road trip from Srinagar (Kashmir) to Ladakh but unfortunately because of flood disaster  in Kashmir airport was not functional.

As I boarded early morning flight to Ladakh, I could feel the butterfly in stomach.  When the aircraft approached to the hills of Ladakh, my excitement was on top.  We were flying just above the hills. It looked like a race between clouds & mountains that who can touch the sky &  surprisingly the mountains were winning.

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Ladakh hills


Well cloud could take the benefit of doubt because the snow covered mountain cap was resembling clouds.
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Snow covered hill top- Ladakh 

Now it was the time for a bird eye view of Ladakh city. The ragged mountains, blue water, soil with different colour shades... yes I was in Ladakh.

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Bird eye view of Ladakh city  

Ohh the city is blessed with nature & is a true eye delight.

That day was not a welcome day for me as it was strike of all transports.  I have to struggle a lot to find some vehicle which could drop me to city. Finally one gentleman helped me with his cab to the city.

To enhance the adventure I had not booked any hotels. After interacting with couple of local people in streets (which was also rare that day) I found one home stay.
The home lady greeted me with smile & was looking very friendly.

My room had a small garden with variety of flowers. My eyes pooped out seeing the apple tree, jam packed with red apples.
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Garden near room

I couldn't control myself to pluck that fresh apple. As I was relishing yummy red apple that lady knocked my door to offer tea. She smiled at me seeing that apple in my hand. As I didn't seek her permission for apple so I had no words but to smile back.
She asked did I like apple, I told her that was the testiest apple I ever had.  :)
She said ok you can have more if you like. I was really glad to hear that.

The streets were empty & all shops were closed that day. A silence all around... I could feel my breath & make out the way oxygen travels through nostrils to lungs. I sat on rooftop to glance the nature at its best.

I ended my day with tasty home made dinner & making plans for next day adventure.

Stay with traveller T for travel tale of day - 2.... the journey continues...

This trip was first published on http://thetravellert.blogspot.in/.

It looked like a race between clouds & mountains that who can touch the sky & surprisingly the mountains were winning.
Photo of Ladakh by T
Photo of Ladakh by T
Photo of Ladakh by T
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