Tuesday, January 11

Signposts

                                                           In Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Tropic of Cancer is PASSING from here :P






Around 100 Kms from Ahmedabad, towards Jaipur

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                                                                        Ladakh                               And we went to or through most of  these places. Including ZING ZING BAR !

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One of the coldest parts of the journey to Ladakh. Just two three dhabas/ road-side restaurants here.
Momos, tea, biscuits and omlettes..... and food, if ordered an hour in advance. Adventurous  bikes stop here for night halts on their way to or from Leh. All non-veg food is Mutton based. Poultry doesn't survive at this altitude !



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                               The Baralacha La. Pass at 16500 Ft above sea level. Freezing  cold !

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                                          Kashmir begins here.. from the Manali- Leh Road side.

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These loops used to be notorious for their danger. Steep climb and continous twists and turns made it difficult for drivers and passengers . When we went up these loops, we did not experience much discomfort , though the sudden ascent in altitude takes you by surprise !

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                               Army stationed at one of the most difficult terrain in the country .
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Pumpernicle German Bakery .ITALIAN, CHINESE and CONTINENTAL
INDIAN and TANDOORI
Specialize in Tofu Foods
KOREAN AND JAPENESE FOODS.
                                                       ((In  LEH BAZAAR !! ))

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Almost Home.......

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                                                                      Go Slow !
                                                                    In  Maharashtra.
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                                            Attari post, Wagah Border, Near Amritsar.

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                                                    Sardar Ji ka FAMOUS Murge ka Achaar !!!!
                                                     On way to Nainital. Photo by Himangshu .

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                                                          Driving through Spiti Valley .

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                      A well preserved Mummy of a Lama lies in a little village in Spiti. Village named Giu . The Mummy was unearthed..literally..after some tremors shook loose the earth around very old Stupas.
The Mummy is still in perfect condition, without the help of any chemicals or other techniques.

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                                                                          KA village :)
                                                                          Spiti Valley

2 comments:

Judi J. said...

Burrrrr, it looks cold as you said. And, very high up. Very interesting, especially about the mummy. Looks like it was an interesting trip for you all. How wonderful. :) Love and Light, Judi

Minakshi and Himangshu Watts said...

Sure it was, Judi ! Thank you so much for your comments :)
The colder regions in the photographs are from Ladakh and Spiti. That region happens to be the most barren and yet one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen in all our travels through the country.

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