Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures

Tripoto
19th Jun 2014

It is undoubtedly the most scenic road I have seen in India. It’s been almost a year since I took that journey and I can’t wait to go back. The beautiful silence and calmness that surrounds you all the way makes you think if you are in a dreamland.

If you have been there and came back the same person, you did it wrong!

I will let the pictures talk now:

Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 1/15 by Swati Saxena
The Journey begins.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 2/15 by Swati Saxena
We are all in this together!
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 3/15 by Swati Saxena
The first tea break.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 4/15 by Swati Saxena
Sonmarg, a beautiful town in Kashmir. I could just sit there for hours.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 5/15 by Swati Saxena
The state of J&K is further divided into two regions – Kashmir and Ladakh. Here we enter the latter.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 6/15 by Swati Saxena
Just another road on the way!
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 7/15 by Swati Saxena
Kargil War Memorial – It will surely give you Goosebumps no matter how non-patriotic you may be.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 8/15 by Swati Saxena
Not just another Milestone.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 9/15 by Swati Saxena
As we get closer to Leh, we start to see more inhabited villages.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 10/15 by Swati Saxena
For some time, I simply stood there and touched these rocks. Just to feel the texture!
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 11/15 by Swati Saxena
From mountains to desert. This road has it all.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 12/15 by Swati Saxena
The famous Zanskar River. This is where the tributaries of Indus in Pakistan meet the tributaries of Indus in India.
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 13/15 by Swati Saxena
It is said that this hill is an exception to Newton’s law of Gravity, for the metals. It surely attracts many people too. ;)
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 14/15 by Swati Saxena
This was just a random shot from my Phone camera when we were reaching the city. It ended up as one of the favorites. :)
Photo of Srinagar to Leh (NH 1D) in 15 Pictures 15/15 by Swati Saxena
Here we are. At Leh. Completed a journey to start many more.

Have you been to Kashmir/Ladakh? What is your favorite road trip until now? Share your experiences in comments below.

Join me on my journeys at FacebookTwitterInstagram.

I blog at LostInMaps.com

3 Comment(s)
Sort by:
Photo of Harsh Sharma
Harsh Sharma
no words to describe this pics..getting more tempted to visit this place..
Thu 07 02 15, 22:44 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
Photo of Priti Kumar
Priti Kumar
Beautiful pics of a beautiful journey.Yes I have been to kashmir it is absolutely stunning.Hoping to visit it again and continue further till leh
Tue 05 12 15, 03:01 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
Photo of Ankit Sinha
Ankit Sinha
have seen this myself...its really awesome
Mon 05 11 15, 22:32 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·