Leh is a beautiful place filled with breathtaking scenes wherever your eyes wander. Peaceful monasteries, enthusiastic travelers and hospitable people are what welcome you to the land of Lamas.
This blog is about my trip to Leh in 2017 with my family.
Army Dog Unit, Leh
Much to my good fortune, the first place I got to visit was the Army Dog Unit. My uncle is a Colonel in the army and was posted in Leh, who arranged it for us.
It was the perfect welcome. 20 dogs, all labradors, calm and hyperactive at the same time. The level of training they demonstrated was unbelievable!
I could have visited them everyday and not do anything else, with almost no regrets.
Hall Of Fame, Leh
So, the next stop was the Hall Of Fame. It's a museum constructed and maintained by the Indian Army in memory of the martyrs of the Indo-Pak wars.
But not only that, it covers a great deal about the culture of Leh, and also has a gift shop to hoard on awesome Souvenirs.
It is an incredible experience, where one gets to actually see the weapons seized during the wars, letters intercepted, personal belongings and such.
Although I was unable to go around much because it was our first day and I hadn't exactly acclimatized till then, I got unwell.
But I did get to see the Flag-Down ceremony, which is held there every day at Sundown. This in itself is a great experience.
After that, there's a movie which shows how many odds our soldiers have to brave, which makes one realize, again, how fortunate one is to have them protecting us.
Druk White Lotus School, Leh
Day 2 started with a visit to the 'Druk White Lotus School', the shoot location for the movie '3 Idiots'. It is also famous in the area and among tourists as 'The Rancho School'. Now, the whole school isn't open to visitors (for obvious reasons), but everyone's allowed to see 'The Idiotic Wall'. This is the same wall where the famous scene in which "Chatur" got electrocuted was shot.