If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here, now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.

Previous day we covered the distance of 153 KMs (Leh to Pangong Tso) and reached Pangong Tso @ 6:00 p.m.. We witnessed both sunset and sunrise at Pangong Tso with the kindness of weather gods. Before reaching Pangong Tso, we passed through beautiful Ladakh countryside, tough terrains, over Chang La, the third highest motorable mountain pass in the world with traces of snow along the road & frozen Tsoltar Lake. At Pangong Tso, the mountains in the backdrop appeared to be painted in the colors of green, brown and violet.

Auli – A paradise nestled in the lap of Himalaya Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan Mountains of Uttarakhand, India. It is also known as ‘Auli Bugyal’ in regional language which means meadow. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali but is considered as the best ski destination in India covering an elevation from 2,519 meters to 3050 meters.

After a fabulous stay at Kadmat Island, we left for Bangaram Island our last destination of the Lakshadweep itinerary. The entire resort staff bid adieu to the tourists and we got settled in the speed boat. Slowly and steadily the boat made it way from the shallow lagoon to deep blue sea for a wonderful two hour ride to reach Bangaram. We spent most of our time on the deck enjoying the fresh environment and sea. We were transferred to a small boat near Bangaram as the rest of the tourists were heading towards Agatti. We entered the shallow lagoon while moving towards Bangaram Island and were greeted by the beautiful marine life clearly visible from boat. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the marine life and saw corals, colourful fishes, turtle, eels, and stingray fish roaming fearlessly in their habitat. A perfect setting for an expansive day at Bangaram Island with crystal clear water and equally complimenting sky. A tiny Island (Bangaram) seen from a distance from speed boatContinue reading »