When you drive in Kashmir and Ladakh, you are invariably greeted with lovely vistas. We always feel that when you are in Ladakh, it is the journey that is captivating than the destination itself. Though the destinations themselves are fabulous – like Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri – the curiosity of expecting changing landscape is what makes the trip to Ladakh always a thrilling experience.
It happened with us too during our trip to the region in August this year. This time, we drove from Srinagar. The valley was uncharacteristically hot. The rains had not arrived. The peaks were naked bereft of any snow. When we left Sonmarg and started driving, we were looking for the first opportunity to see the snow. After few hours of drive, we saw this valley and we felt our prayers were answered.
Why not? Here was a lovely valley. Green in the foreground with snow covered peaks in the horizon. While we would have loved a clear sky, the clouds bring their own charm. The shadow play was excellent. One part of the valley lit by morning sun and the other under the shadow. The brown was perfect contrast to the black.
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