A daycation to Key Monastery, Spiti Valley !!!

‘ Is this your first visit? ‘ A deep yet soothing voice distracted us. A middle aged Monk clad in typical maroon colored attire was standing right besides us. His smiling eyes continued the conversation. We were at the largest and one of the oldest monastery of Spiti region – ‘Key Monastery’, more commonly referredContinue reading “A daycation to Key Monastery, Spiti Valley !!!”

Dhankar, Spiti – the Heights that will make your heart go boom!!!

Tickling the travel bug with an offbeat treasure between Tabo and Kaza, Spiti Valley Also featured in “Tangy Picks” on Blogadda Our visit to Tabo village had left us excited and yearning for more. After visiting the Tabo Gompa and taking a short walk in Tabo village we were ready to continue our 11 daysContinue reading “Dhankar, Spiti – the Heights that will make your heart go boom!!!”

Dhankar Heights!! (I)

At an elevation of 12,774 feet (3894m); Dhankar is a scenic village that lies between Tabo and Kaza. The entry to the village is hard to miss!! The meaning of the word ‘Dhankar’ is fort on a cliff. Dhankar was the traditional capital of Spiti Valley ruled by the Nonos in 17th century. The fortContinue reading “Dhankar Heights!! (I)”

The New Monastery at Tabo

Tabo Monastery was built in 996 AD (more than a millennium back!!) covering about 6,300 sq. m , it’s one of the oldest surviving monasteries in the world. We covered Tabo as part of our 10 days road trip from New Delhi – Spiti – New Delhi. The premises are covered by mud structures craftedContinue reading “The New Monastery at Tabo”

Beautiful Companion

This shot was captured at the Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan. The innocent dog was just strolling through the premises spreading smiles to all strangers 🙂 Sarahan, could be the answer to your search for the offbeat and scenic hill station in Himachal!!! Know more about Sarahan.

The road that leads to Spiti Valley (III)

This article is part of the series ‘The road that leads to Spiti Valley‘. Finally! Spiti it is !! I’m as much excited to write this post and share the captivating pictures with fellow travelers and readers. The best part about the ‘Road Trip to Spiti Valley‘ is that the surrounding views change in everyContinue reading “The road that leads to Spiti Valley (III)”

Doorway to Heaven (II)

What a beautiful place for a temple door to be located!!! Perched on top, seems to transpose you directly into the lap of gorgeous Himalayas 🙂 This shot was captured at Kalpa, Kinnaur en route to ‘Road Trip to Spiti Valley‘. You can check out more heavenly pictures here – ‘Himalayan range at Kalpa‘ HappyContinue reading “Doorway to Heaven (II)”

Glorious Mountains

We captured this incredible image on the way to Tabo – The Ajanta of Himalayas on our recent road trip to Spiti Valley We have never seen something like this, the combination of colors adorned by this place naturally is incredible!!! If you are planning to visit Spiti Valley this summer this surely will helpContinue reading “Glorious Mountains”

The road that leads to Spiti Valley (II)

Delhi – Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti Valley in April 2016 This post is part of the series – The road that leads to Spiti Valley Earlier I had shared stunning images of the roads via Shimla – Kinnaur (NH-22)  leading to Spiti Valley. Continuing from Tapri, the virtual tour is here, enjoy the rideContinue reading “The road that leads to Spiti Valley (II)”

An epic road trip to Spiti Valley, the Land of Lamas in India

The Trans Himalayan voyage through Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti Valley We have done road trips before but the one we were planning this time was totally different. We were bracing ourselves for the drive on one of the most treacherous and deadliest roads of the world. This time it was the thrill of NH-22Continue reading “An epic road trip to Spiti Valley, the Land of Lamas in India”