Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Reaching Leh...

Tranquil Leh
 We started at around 9 in the morning and took hardly 1.5 hours to reach Leh. In between, there was military base at Karu. Army has developed this road beautifully. It was a pleasure moving along Sindhu river. I have seen more rivers as compared to whole my life on this trip!

We enjoyed this part of our journey the most. And then we reach Leh.... the land of souls...

We stayed there in Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers quaters with Mohit's brother. 

 Staying there was a wonderful experience which a hotel could never offer. We had been traveling since 4 days but still faced problem in breathing in Leh. Even a short walk of 100m was enough to tire us. We took rest for few hours and then moved out for lunch.

We were roaming around on bikes but whenever we had to walk, it seemed difficult to breathe.  We went to army museum and wanted to go to King's palace after that but Leh is not a place to plan hectic schedule. It is a slow town and it will bring you down to its own pace. Also, the museum leaves you so tired that you can not think of more sight seeing.

We reached Leh on 26 July. And this is something special. Army celebrates this day as "VIJAY DIWAS". And I feel lucky to visit Leh on this date. We became a part of special screening of a documentary made on Kargil war. The whole environment made us feel so proud. Here are a few pics:

Army museum

Army tents at Siachen


Here is some action in the museum: 


This saying is enough for an adrenaline rush of pride and honour

 With all this action we winded up our day at the museum and headed for a nice coffee at a cafe outside the museum.

Then we went for some food and finally back to hostel for a good sleep. Just to make sure we wake up next morning acclimatized. Good night...

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