I decided to share my travel experience over others that brought me closer to nature. I traveled to Ladakh (in the state of Jammu and Kashmir) and here are some of my green favorites. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.
Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It has been strongly influenced by tibetan buddhist culture. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh. Its considered an high altitude desert as the Himalayan mountain range that surrounds itde creates a rain shadow, refusing entry to monsoon clouds. The main source of water is the winter snowfall on the mountains.
Vegetation is extremely sparse in Ladakh so I've made an attempt to capture the patches of green and bring it to you.
The first photograph below is that of Lamayuru Moonland. It looks like the dusty surface of moon with its hills and craters. It is one of the most spectacular views with barley fields in a green contrast to the yellow and brown mountainscape.
This is another monastery around Leh. Check out the green.
The picture below was taken on our way to Khardungla, highest motorable pass in the world in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range. Trust me, it's a treat to watch.
This is a view from the top of a monastery in Leh. Isn't it beautiful?The photograph below is the one at Alchi monastery situated on the banks of the Indus river and has countless pomegranate and apricot trees.
Here you see Ladakhi women selecting and deseeding apricots for processing.
As we descend, this is on our way to Manali (a popular town in another state, Himachal Pradesh)
I don't know the name of the flower. The hotel garden was full of them like a snow cover of sorts.
Hope you all enjoyed this post!