Monthly Archives: January 2010

Biking @ Ladakh – Part III (Journey Back To Delhi)

This is the last of the 3 part series of my Ladakh trip Aug 09. The second part can be found here.

Day 11: (To Srinagar, J&K)

Travelog:

  • After spending the night in Kargil at shady motel, we were itching to start off to Srinagar.
  • The roads were very good unlike our previous journey. We raced around till we reached Drass, the famous point where Kargil war was fought. Tiger Hills is very close to Drass.
  • Sharyathi interviewed a villager who lived in that area during the Kargil war. As he was explaining the horrors of war, we were busy photographing the Warning boards in that area.

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Biking @ Ladakh – Part II (In & Around Leh)

This is the second part of the 3 part series of my recent Ladakh experience. Click here for the first part. This post is about the experiences in and around Leh!

Day 6: (Leh,  Ladakh)

Travelog:

  • It was decided that the day would be spent in Leh. We had to get our bikes serviced.
  • Was ready by 10:00 am and got a mechanic to service the bikes. TASHI was the name of the mechanic and we found him to be very good.
  • We ran into couple of Australians who had come for a India trip. After starting a conversation with them we figured out one of them had been coming to India every year since 1998. We were impressed with his knowledge of India. It turned out that he was an editor who comes to India to work on his books.
  • We applied and got the permit for Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake
  • The work at Tashi’s took half a day. In the evening we went around the town.
  • The first place we visited was the Leh Palace. We were entertained with local dance and singing.
  • Shanti Stupa was the next place we visited and we had the rare opportunity to meet the Rock n Roll Monk. I got to admit he simply rocked.

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