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  • 01Nature Photography, Sirsi

    Nature Photography, Sirsi
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSirsi
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • Ritual Holidays
      Supplier
      Ritual Holidays

    On the 2-day nature photography event, you’re taken to one of the most untouched areas of Malanadu, Sirsi. It’s purely a photography journey through the Western Ghats range with the thrills of being in the outdoors for company.

    On day 1 you’ll head from Sirsi around 8:30am after breakfast to Vannalli (15km).  The region is characteristic of the Western Ghats with lush green thickets and natural life making it ideal for great pictures. From here lunch will be at Jajigudde (10km). Receive briefing on the next photo op destination, Sivaganga Falls. Endorse the charming view of the falls plummeting from 74m height and disappearing into a deep valley. Dabble with sunset photography and capture some magic hour frames. Head to Sirsi for the night. Discuss the day and frames captured with the team before lights go off.

    Day 2 starts around 5am with a drive to Yana (60km) for sunrise images. Capture the unusual rock formations against the first rays of the sun. Head to Vibhuti Waterfalls for yet another landscape. After lunch proceed to Kudle Beach (50km), near Gokarna for a seaside photography experience. Stay on till sunset to click some more images. Your tour comes to an end at this destination.

    Duration: The activity would be spread over 2 days

  • 02One Day Wildlife Photography Tour at Calangute

    One Day Wildlife Photography Tour at Calangute
    • h5 Hours
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Rahul Alvares
      Supplier
      Rahul Alvares

    About the Activity:

    • Give your photography aspirations a nudge and go behind the lens to capture precious subjects such as wildlife, exotic flora and fauna hidden in the forests of Goa. 
    • This course in wildlife photography is completely customized to suit your tastes. From shooting snakes to birds, you can have your pick.
    • You’ll start around 6:45 AM and spend around 4-5 hours being in the wild. With the great outdoors as your classroom and a professional guide.
    • Learn techniques of capturing a shot of a perched Malabar Trogon. Freeze the flight of a diving Kingfisher.
    • Get that camouflaged rock python flicking its tongue at your camera which will be quite a good memory for you.
    • End this exciting day at around 10:15 and head back home with lots of memories.



  • 03Photowalks, Bangalore

    Photowalks, Bangalore
    • h4 Hours
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Walk and click
      Supplier
      Walk and click

    Discover the city of Bangalore through the eyes of your camera lenses. With this photowalk, you will be guided by professional photographers who introduce you to the art of taking stunning images. 

    The engaging experience of 4 hours can be taken according to your time preference. After about 30 minutes of briefing, you will set off to unravel the Garden City with your camera. Get guidance and insightful tips from the photography maestros themselves. You can choose the places you wish to cover in advance. Most requested ones are Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, Commercial Street, KR Market and MG Road/Brigade Road. You can even customise around a theme such as 'Shopping' and 'Flower sellers of KR Market'. 

     

    Duration: 4 to 4.5 hours

     

  • 04Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore

    Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore
    • h2 Hours
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • tigereserve
      Supplier
      tigereserve

    Date: All days of the week

    About the destination:

    The bustling city of Bangalore offers ample opportunities to discover and photograph the vibrancy of the IT Capital even in its daily life. Jayanagar is a multi-cultural neighbourhood in the southern part of the city. Laid out in 1948, this is the first planned neighbourhood of post-independence Bangalore. A beautiful tapestry of residential and bazaar areas that house numerous temples, Jain derasars and mosques will treat you to some special sights. Jayanagar embodies the spirit of the city by offering elements of old and new Bangalore giving it a pluralistic outlook.

    Activities: Walking tour, Walk and click, Photography


    Description:

    On this photography tour, you will be accompanied by a photo-journalist as she takes you through the Jayanagar 4th Block area. Beginning at 10.00 am at Jayanagar Post Offie, 4th Block, this walk is planned to introduce you to the people of Bangalore by telling you about  the city, the people, their lifestyle and their beliefs. The tour makes for some excellent photo opportunities as you stroll through the noisy and rich in colour flower, vegetable and fruit markets. The cackling of the hawkers and the wafting smells from the food stalls will fill the air as you enjoy this slow paced walk. You can also see the many religious monuments of Jayanagar that offer an understanding of faith and the diverse ways of life. This walk ends at around 12noon at the Post office. 


    Duration: 2 hours
    Difficulty Level: Easy

     

  • 05Jeep Safari In Ladakh With Photography Tour

    Jeep Safari In Ladakh With Photography Tour
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8475354

    About the Destination:

    Situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ has always been regarded as an exotic tourist destination! Filled with breathtaking natural beauty and mystery, majestic mountain passes, tranquil monasteries and magical lakes; Ladakh is sure to take your breath away!

    During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colours, but come winter time it is transformed into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world. But no matter whenever you visit this celestial place, you will always be amazed with its enchanting beauty for sure!

    About the Departure with Details:

    Start Ladakh jeep safari adventure from the charming town of Leh with a visit the beautiful and ancient Shey and the awe inspiring Thiksey Gompa. Be enchanted by the magical beauty of Pangong Lake along with experiencing a classic Ladakhi style homestay.

    Explore the mystical Hemis Monastery, the famed Druk White Lotus School and also visit the beautiful Nubra Valley and the beautiful Hunder Desert. Passing the enthralling Khardungla Pass and river rafting adventure will add a stroke of thrill and adventure to this amazing jeep safari in Ladakh!

    Also, the departure is divided into two different phases: I and II. Phase-I ends on the 7th day of this Ladakh photography tour with an airport drop and Phase-II will continue till the 8th day and will end or arrival in Srinagar.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian

    Activities: Jeep Safari, Sightseeing

    Duration: 9D/8N

    Highest Altitude: Leh (11,562ft)

    Temperature Range: Summer: 3 to 35 °C; Winter: -20 to -35°C

  • 06Ladakh Jeep Safari & Photography Tour

    Ladakh Jeep Safari & Photography Tour
    • d13 Daysn12 Nights
    • lLadakh
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8475354
    • 49,000
    • Book Now

    About the Destination:

    Ladakh, or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. Famed as one of the exotic tourist destinations in the country, it is jotted with breath-taking natural beauty and mystery! From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh is sure to cast an enchanting spell on its visitors.

    While during the summers, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colours, winters transform it into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world. If you have an affinity towards the towering peaks, exhilarating terrains and scenic natural beauty, Ladakh should be the first destination in your list!


    About the Activity:

    This delightful journey begins with your arrival in Manali and a trek to the Jogini Falls and Glamlang Pass. You can go paragliding if you wish for some thrilling activity and kick start your Manali to Leh jeep safari tour. Embark on thrilling jeep safaris and enjoy the majestic mountain views, scenic passes and stunning high altitude lakes. Visit the famed Shey and Thiksey and the beautiful Pangong Lake and enjoy a Ladakhi style home stay.

    Well, this is not it! A river rafting experience within the package will offer you the much required adrenaline rush and end your journey in Srinagar.

    Highest Altitude: Leh, 3524m (11,562ft)

    Temperature Range: Summer: 3 to 35 °C; Winters: -20 to -35 °C

  • 07Coorg Wildlife Photography Tour

    Coorg Wildlife Photography Tour
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4214946
    • 14,500
    • Book Now

    About the Activity with Details:

    Coorg, nestled safely amidst hills in the Western Ghats, serves as a flawless spot for weekend escapades.  Also known as KodavuNaadu or Kodagu, it is an administrative district in Karnataka that spans across 4,102sq.km. The beauty of Coorg lies in its untamed wildlife and forests, where nature enthusiasts find their true calling!

    There are over thousands of bird and wildlife species here that have not made their way to textbooks due to the fact that they are really rare! Also famous for scenic coffee plantations that stretch for miles, Coorg proves to be one of the most amazing destinations where one can find peace and tranquillity amidst the rolling hills! 

    The adventure outing is not for those who seek a siesta time for the weekend!  You will be on your toes, cameras perched at the ready for three days capturing the phenomenal bio-differences of the manor that you are going to stay as you explore the different colours of green in the Western Ghats, the woodland will keep you occupied with its mixture of frogs, snakes, caecilians and bioluminescent species!

    During your three day stay here, brave photographers can go wildlife exploring for the royal slithering snakes like the Malabar Pit Viper and be on the lookout for Green Vine Snakes. Watch out for the splendid rains and make sure your cameras are fully charge to capture the best of Coorgs wildlife, including the display of exotic and beautiful bird species like the Southern Birdwing- India’s largest butterfly! The best way to be in the midst of jungle splendour is to be in Coorg! 


  • 08Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary Photography Tour

    Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary Photography Tour
    • d1 Day
    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6808335

    About the Activity:

    An ideal way to step into and explore the fascinating world of the blackbucks, this Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary Photography Tour will give you an insight about this endangered species. Located around 140km from the bustling city of Pune; off the Sholapur Highway, this 2.17sq.km protected reserve also serves as a home to an array of avifauna species and a wide range of flora and fauna.

    While on this near to 14 hours tour, you will be offered with ample of opportunities to witness the lively dwellers of Rehekuri Sanctuary. In addition to the charismatic Blackbucks, you can also spot other species like Chinkara, Wolf and Indian Fox along with a wide range of bird species, and satiate all your wildlife photography desires!






  • 09Romantic Outdoor Couple Photography Session

    Romantic Outdoor Couple Photography Session
    • h3 Hours
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8044527
    • 22,750
    • Book Now

    About the Activity:

    • Capture memories in a fun and novel way with a outdoor couple photography session,Bangalore with your beloved and an experienced photographer. 
    • The theme of couple photoshoot will be outdoors as well as some underwater shots will be taken. 
    • The outdoor couple photography session,Bangalore will have a unique story line that the photographer will sit down and discuss with you two. There will also be a session of candid photography, where the photographer will try to capture you both is most natural poses.
    • Location of the shoot will be chosen by you, which will incur an additional cost of transport that will be worth every penny. You will have access to the raw footage of the shoot in addition to 50-75 of processed pictures.
    • You will be allowed 10-15 photos.
  • 10Couple Photography Session

    Couple Photography Session
    • h8 Hours
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7534549

    Weave your beautiful memories and capture the special moments with session of couple photography in Bangalore under the guidance of a professional photographer. The photos can be clicked as per your choice, where you can decide the props, scenery as well as the location of the photoshoot. Go crazy with ideas and storylines, all of which will be captured by the photographer according to your needs. The number of pictures and the storyline can be decided by you on this exclusive couple photography in Bangalore.

    The photographer will also have an initial talk with the couple where the story of the couple, their best moods, looks, props and location will be decided. Add a unique touch to the relationship, with this photography session. The couple can also choose a resort as the location of the shoot, which will not be a part of the cost incurred.

    Transportation Types: Cab according to location



Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Haridwar

Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

Distance from Delhi: 208km

Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Nag Tibba

One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route.

What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead:
Dehradun Railway Station

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Har Ki Doon

A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Kedarkantha Trek

Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. 

Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri-armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except for the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the centre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

To see the pure, rugged face of nature, One must visit Ladakh once in their lifetime.

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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