To Ladakh by air

It was mid-May when we visited Ladakh and the road from Manali to Leh was not yet open. It is considered one of the best road trips ever, and I hope to do it some day. But for then, we had to fly in to Leh from Delhi. Bleary-eyed, I sat looking out of the window for the promised glimpses of the mountains below. Dry brown slowly gave way to dark mountains with peaks capped by snow and clouds and then suddenly there was only pure white – and the sight took my breath away.

A view from the top

On the way in, the sunlight was harsh and direct, making photography difficult – and luckily, on the other side when we flew out. And so, we were blessed with the best possible views.

From the skies

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the 2nd picture! And yes, Ladakh is a great place to visit in all seasons.

    1. Anu says:

      These are just too beautiful!!!! they make me wish I was there right now!

      1. charukesi says:

        thanks, Anu! makes me wish too 🙂

    2. charukesi says:

      Sankara, thanks! though I wonder what Ladakh is like in winter – I dare not find out myself 🙂

  2. philramble says:

    Holy mother, these pictures are just epic.

  3. mugdha says:

    how did you get such a clear picture thriugh flight window? mine isnt so great!

  4. mugdha says:

    BTW i came here accidentally through sirince page….i am visiting turkey 20th july onwards and in dilemma whether to incude a additional day for sirince! any tips for turkey?

  5. Ranjan Padhi says:

    Ladakh is very beautiful and the pic you clicked is illustrating the beauty more clearly. Can you tell me on which season did you visited???

    1. charukesi says:

      Thanks, Ranjan. I went in May.

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