Late September last year, I ventured out to the highlands of Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. I made a journey from Delhi to Leh and back. The goal of the trip was to traverse some of the high Himalayan Mountains of India in the Ladakh region.
I sat there the whole time reflecting back on the time spent at this tiny Himalayan hamlet. It was probably the best break to the relentless travel I did over the few days
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”
That trip will remain the single best thing that changed my life forever. I came to know why Adidas believed in “Impossible is nothing” and why Nike tells you to “Just do it”
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When you think of Thailand, you see white sand beaches and islands and luxurious resorts. Places like Phuket and Krabi are well-known with travelers and tourists. But Thailand has another side too. Adorned with hills and countless temples, exceedingly distinct from the south is Chiang Mai.
Homestays are the preferred choice of stay for backpackers in India. Homestays and small guest houses are a huge way of life for the locals in the Ladakh region. Anyone who has traveled this region would recommend a homestay to a hotel. This is where you can get close to the culture, warmth, and life of the land and socialize with the locals.
Sri Lanka, the island nation in South Asia so close to India, is a little less than an hour away from Cochin. I was on my way back to India from the Middle East and so I decided I will make a short fly by to Sri Lanka.
Ladakh has now become one of the most sought after tourist destinations both by Indians and the international community. Access to this land of high passes is restricted for the most part of the year not by humans but by natural forces at work during the harsh winter months.
A tad bit late for a year in review post but I’ve been really lucky to end the year 2016 and begin the new year on the road and away from home.
I am a photographer, an inspired traveler, an aspiring mountaineer, a positive thinker and a minimalist. Escaping Life was started to inspire everyone to go out explore and experience a little bit of the world around us.
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