Month: July 2018

Mesmerizing Beauty of Leh-Ladakh accentuated with ubiquitous Monasteries

From Srinagar to Pahalgam to Sonmarg to Leh to Nubra Valley to Pangong and back to Leh for final two days stay marks the end of this captivating tour of Kashmir & Ladakh. The sublime serenity of Leh-Ladakh is surreal and almost indescribable. A place where you can sense serenity among striking Monasteries. After a memorable short stay in Pangong, Jimmy drives me back in his Innova passing through treacherous terrain and steep strenuous climbs over lose mud and slush, at least in the initial 125 Kms drive. (Total distance between Pangong and Leh is 240 Kms.) By 10.30...

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Travel blog on San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods

As the near month long tour to the Unites States and the French Polynesian Islands reaches culmination at San Francisco, so does the crescendo of this incredibly transformative trip. Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods are the two fabled places to look forward for when in San Francisco. Like a world renowned travel writer Pico Iyer once said and I quote: “We travel, initially to lose Ourselves; and we travel next to find Ourselves”. How true!! From Las Vegas to Los Angeles in a self-driven Car and from LA to Tahiti-French Polynesia by flight; and post eleven day exciting cruise...

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